Start with the Creative Lettering Journal.
Why here you ask? The Creative Lettering Journal starts you out with markers instead of fancy brush pens. The best way I can describe this technique is "faux" calligraphy, but the results are fantastic and Instagram-worthy.
YES, you can create beautiful modern calligraphy with a couple markers from your kids' art set, no fancy equipment necessary. I sell a set of really nice markers for a really great price here in the store (I'll so you them if you choose to buy this book) and I also recommend crayola washable supertip markers as an alternative.
So here's a little bit more about the Creative Lettering Journal:
In the Creative Lettering Journal, you will find guides for practicing the entire lowercase and uppercase script alphabet, step-by-step directions for how to make your lettering look like modern calligraphy and finished lettered designs to trace for practice. This is a great resource for learning and practicing your hand lettering and would make a great gift!
There are 14 beautiful coloring pages that you can color in using colored pencils, watercolors, crayons, gelly roll markers, you name it! The backs of the coloring pages are blank so you can pull them out to frame if you’d like to – each one has faint dotted lines around 3 sides to make it easy to cut it down to 8×10 size and frame. If you’re not going to remove it, that blank backside is a great place for more journaling or lettering practice.
The 14 reflective journaling pages include my insights about the quotes shared as well as a prompt for you to journal your own thoughts and feelings. I find that when I’m being creative, I have some of my best thoughts and it’s wonderful to record them right there. Each one is meant to be short and sweet to be able to do in one sitting (and then you feel like you’d accomplished something!).
At the end of the book, there are 2 color-in Thank You Cards that you can cut out, fold in half and send to someone you love which goes along perfectly with the theme of Gratitude present throughout the Creative Lettering Journal.
After that, you’ll see two blank wreaths where you can add your own lettering designs! After you’ve have a chance to practice, this is a great opportunity to add your touch to these pages and create something beautiful!