In today’s blog post I am exploring ways to embellish your lettering! Over the weekend I created a simple birthday card for a friend with brush lettering and realized that even with flourishing, the card looked a little bare. So I decided to use a metallic pen to add some dots in the lettering and it instantly made the card look so much more finished. Thus, the idea for this post was born. The ideas I show here can be used for hand lettering or brush pen calligraphy.
Embellishments for lettering are really fun to do and the sky is the limit. There are no set rules so I hope that my idea help jumpstart your creativity. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
I create this style by simply using metallic gel pens over black brush pen lettering. I clustered the dots more on top and slowly spread them apart to give it a cool visual effect. Other ways to customize this style would be to have more dots on the bottom and thin out as it gets to the top or change the angle of the dot pattern.
In this style I used a gold gel pen over black brush pen calligraphy and created a different line style for each letter. You can be so creative with this and create words with a single linear pattern or different patterns on each letter.
This was such a fun pattern to create. I used a brown Crayola marker to write the lettering and then added a wood pattern with a brown fine liner. You can create this pattern with any color combination and it will look amazing!
This fun style was created was using a red Crayola marker and a silver gel pen to mimic a brick pattern. I created the pattern by starting with a horizontal line and then alternating between 1 and 2 parallel vertical lines.
This fuzzy style reminds me of stuffed animals! I first used a orange Crayola marker to do the lettering. Then using an orange fine liner I created short, fast lines along the letter. I drew some of the lines past the edge of the letters to give it the fuzz effect.
I hope you enjoyed this fun post. I would love to see what ideas you come up with!