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How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | Practice Words

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Happy Friday! Can you believe we’re on Day 4? I’ve scheduled some “me” time to practice this weekend. How did you do on the lowercase alphabet? Are you having fun? I’d love to hear! Today, it’s time to connect those letters into words.

Learn calligraphy online - free - with this easy step-by-step tutorial & complimentary printables

Again, we’re going back to basics, practicing words like “if” “it” “cat” & “dog”. As you become more comfortable, you can move into longer words. Thanks to Madi, we have another free printable to get you started – words!

Learn calligraphy online - free - with this easy step-by-step tutorial & complimentary printables via www.julieblanner.com with Oh So Mrs

Here we go!

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

start by working through the alphabet – connect a to b, b to c…

soft on upstrokes, firm on downstrokes

soft in between letters

don’t be scared to lift up your pen!

it’s okay to go back to basics

practice your name

Learn calligraphy online - free - with this easy step-by-step tutorial & complimentary printables via www.julieblanner.com with Oh So Mrs

For more great calligraphy resources, visit my calligraphy board on Pinterest!

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The series, in order:

How to Learn Calligraphy

Getting Started

Back to Basics

The Calligraphy Alphabet

Practice Words

Practice Makes Perfect

Calligraphy Resources & Left Handed Calligraphy

Minuscules & Numerals

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Credits:

Photography: Jenny Wheat, Calligraphy Instruction: Madi Sanders, Flowers: Emmy-Ray

23 comments on “How to Learn Calligraphy in 5 Days | Practice Words”

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  2. Hi there, LOVE the tutorial and thank you for the practice alphabet stencil.. I was wondering if you had one for upper case letters? or if not – where could i find one to practice upper case letters that match these lower case ones?
    Thanks so much!

    • All but one “extra” printable have been released in the posts, so just follow along! The extra was emailed to subscribers last week & will be again in November. Enjoy, Jennica!

  3. These tutorials are so helpful! I just have a quick question about holding the pen. Are there any general rules as to the angle you should hold the pen?

  4. I’m a little late on this post…Found you on Pinterest. But I was looking for the supplies and came across this little gem of a website with SUPER cheap brand name pens and nibs and ink and everything your paper art heart desires. Thought I’d share. http://www.paperinkarts.com/

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  8. I can’t wait to learn calligraphy. It will help me to write the students names no the certificate at the bible institute.

  9. I’m not sure what I am doing wrong. As I am trying to write with my nib (cheap metal one bought at Michael’s) it seems to catch on the page, no matter the type/weight of paper I use. If I try to use a light hand, you can barely read what I write. Basically nothing is coming out looking like calligraphy. Even just practicing my lowercase “L’s”, things are just not working right. Do I need a different nib, or am I just doing everything wrong?

    I appreciate any feedback!

  10. I too am having a bit of difficulty with holding my pen. What I do know about my writing is, I hold my pen & write right handed but with a left slant. So I tried my name with the calligraphy pen in my left hand, the nib works much better! So, I ordered a left handed nib pen, and am excited to see if this will correct my issue. I don’t know if any of your followers have this issue, maybe this will help them. “Write-On”

  11. Hi what type of “graph” paper are you using? I haven’t read thoroughly I apoligize if it’s in front my face. ( i am really enjoying your lessons)

  12. What Caligraphy paper do you recommend? I’m trying to find a good one and I can’t.

  13. I’m so excited to get started.

  14. From where can I get this kind of paper? What type of pen are you using?

  15. really fantastic way of learning calligraphy!

  16. n am looking for the pen, where i can get?

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