Creating Faux Calligraphy in 3 easy steps
If you love the art of calligraphy, but don't have time to learn all about nibs ink and not to mention dealing with the mess of it all, then allow me to introduce you to my favorite lettering style of faux calligraphy!
I know you're going to love it as much as me! Faux Calligraphy is a fun, casual, and a SUPER easy way to spiff up party invitations, holiday greeting cards, or just for the heck of it!
I've outlined how to achieve beautiful faux calligraphy in 3 easy steps!
Step 1 -
Write out a word in cursive. Making it wide, with lots of space in between letters.
Step 2 -
The trick to faux calligraphy is making thick down strokes.
Remember in step 1 where we wrote out the word spaced out? This was done to leave room for our second down stoke.
On the inside of each letter, follow your original line of the initial letters.
*CAUTION - letters with curves can be tricky. For example, the top loop of 'b' in believe. Make sure to make the second down stroke gradual. This creates a smoother transition and makes for an overall better lettering piece.
The final step is to simply color in the down stoke.
Fill it in like I did with a solid color, or you can have fun and fill it in with different colors or designs/textures. Get creative and have some fun in filling it in!
Check out the Letter Styles post for interesting lettering ideas
So There you have it!
Write out a word wide in cursive
Create down stokes on the inside of each letter
Fill in the space in between the two down stokes
Hope this little tutorial helps you to create lovely faux calligraphy projects! ♥
Are you on Instagram?
If so, tag me in your faux calligraphy posts @olive.blossom.designs and use the hashtag #creativefreakflag so that I can see what you've posted and cheer you on!