15 April 2016


BC Paperback

204x260 mm



144 pages

Search Press

Decorated Lettering

by Jan Pickett

The act of writing can be creative, meditative and very enjoyable. Whether you want to personalise your wedding stationary, create unique greetings cards, or add a special touch to display your poetry, decorated lettering transforms even the mundane into something personal and beautiful.

A comprehensive course in all aspects of decorated lettering; this book is suitable for beginners, experienced calligraphers and all those interested in the magical world of lettering. In fact, it is for everyone who loves letters.

  • Expert advice from Jan Pickett, Honoured Fellow of the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) and a Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (SSI)
  • An exciting take on lettering that combines traditional calligraphy with innovative and modern ideas
  • Hand-drawn lettering instructions allows non-calligraphers to produce amazing papercraft results

Book Contents

Introduction 6
Materials 8
The art of lettering 12
Preparation 14
Calligraphic lettering 16
Hand-drawn lettering 42
Decorating your letters 58
Wet and dry colour blending 64
Further into the world of watercolour 74
Shadows and the third dimension 82
Embossing extravaganza 90
Going dotty 98
Playing with pastels 104
Masking fluid and wet colour 112
Colour, pattern and gold 120
Stamping 128
Templates and embellishments 136
Glossary 143
Index 144

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