How to Fake Calligraphy

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    As my mom would have said “this is the oldest trick in the book,” but sometimes old tricks are just simply the best. Today, I’m teaching you how to fake calligraphy or your favorite handwriting. I’ve never loved my handwriting, but always aspired to write beautifully. Remember when projectors were used in the classroom to project a large image on a white piece of paper & the teacher would “trace the image”? It’s the same concept.

    Learn how to fake calligraphy or your favorite handwriting. It's SO easy! www.julieblanner.com

    1} Select your favorite font. Need inspiration? See my favorite fonts on Pinterest.

    2} Type your text in Microsoft Word or the software of your choice. Play with the size of the font & adjust accordingly.

    3} Trace from your computer monitor. Text will show even on thick card stocks {like these gorgeous Minted place cards} if you dim the lights in the room. If it’s still not legible, increase the brightness on your computer monitor. I’m demonstrating it with a piece of  210g luxe stock.

    Learn how to fake calligraphy or your favorite handwriting. It's SO easy! www.julieblanner.com

    Try to keep a flow to make it appear natural. This is not a strength of mine – I always seem to be rushed, however, it presents the most natural appearance. Using a standard felt tip pen, you will not get the look of thick & thin lines, but you can always go back to add to your stroke or use a felt tip calligraphy pen to mimic it.

    Learn how to fake calligraphy or your favorite handwriting. It's SO easy! www.julieblanner.com

    and yes, I know I write awkwardly. Kudos to Chris for the photographs!

    Learn how to fake calligraphy or your favorite handwriting. It's SO easy! www.julieblanner.com

    Learn how to fake calligraphy or your favorite handwriting. It's SO easy! www.julieblanner.com

    For more easy ideas, follow me on BloglovinFacebook & Instagram & pin with me on Pinterest! Want to learn calligraphy? See my new series teaching you step by step! Keep in touch – have more inspiring tutorials delivered to your inbox 3 times a week!

     

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