Here on Masha Plans you can learn all you need to create a perfect planner for yourself. And if you want to be creative in your journal as well, you’re in the right place because here are all the resources available to help you learn Bullet Journal lettering.

From calligraphy and brush lettering to handwriting, I gathered here tutorials, stationery recommendations, free courses, worksheets, and so much more to make sure your lettering is the best it can be.

Whether you use modern calligraphy to create stunning headers or just have neat handwriting – it can really help you create more aesthetic pages. And with all these tips and ideas, you’ll absolutely rock this new skill.

Whether you’re an experienced hand-letter artist or just starting out, these resources are here to give you all the tips and tricks for creating stunning lettering designs in your Bullet Journal.

Here is what you’ll find on this page.

After we establish what are the different lettering types, you’ll find some guides for beginners, font ideas, best supplies, and, of course, free worksheets to keep on practicing.

So let’s dive in!

Calligraphy VS Lettering VS Handwriting

Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the different types of calligraphy and lettering out there? Don’t worry; you’re not alone!

Modern calligraphy, brush calligraphy, hand lettering, brush lettering, fonts, typography – it’s enough to make your head spin.

But fear not because I’m here to help you make sense of it all.

What Is Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the art of writing letters with the simple strokes of a pen or brush. The unique and distinguishable feature of calligraphy lies in the thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes that bring letters to life.

Unlike cursive writing, calligraphy is broken down into individual strokes. Using specialized tools like brushes or pointed pens.

One question that frequently arises is the difference between brush lettering and brush calligraphy. They can absolutely be used interchangeably!

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What Is Hand Lettering

Hand lettering is a fun way to get creative with drawing letters.

Unlike calligraphy, you don’t need any special tools or training to start hand lettering. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the different styles you can create.

Whether you’re using a basic pen or experimenting with different techniques, hand lettering allows you to express yourself in unique ways. So grab a pen, get creative, and start drawing those letters!

Different Bullet Journal fonts are a type of hand lettering.

What Is Handwriting

At its core, it’s simply any writing that’s done by hand – whether that’s with a good old-fashioned pen, a trusty pencil, or even a digital stylus. The art and manner of handwriting are called penmanship, and it’s made up of various different styles – the two most common being print and cursive.

There isn’t much else to add here; handwriting is pretty straightforward. I’ll just say that beautiful and neat handwriting can be a decoration of your Bullet Journal page itself.

Best Lettering Supplies

Before you sit down to do any type of lettering, you need to have your supplies ready.

I honestly can talk for hours about different types of pens out there you can use for lettering, so instead, I’ll leave you with these posts:

Calligraphy And Brush Lettering

Probably the most popular type of lettering, especially to use in your Bullet Journal, is brush lettering.

So let’s talk about that!

Starting from my blog post Brush Lettering For Beginners: Tools, Tips And Techniques.

But in case you already know the basics, there are quite a few different ways you can enhance your lettering.

Check out these blog posts for ideas:

Hand Lettering And Handwriting

Let’s start with handwriting since you have to write a lot in your Bullet Journal, and in a way; it’s probably the easiest skill to master.

Here are all the posts on handwriting:

As for hand lettering, I’ve created for your several posts with different Bullet Journal font ideas that you can draw to add spark to your pages:

Free Lettering Materials

No matter what kind of lettering you want to learn, I’ve got you covered!

Learning lettering doesn’t have to be expensive; in fact, there are plenty of free resources to help you master the basics and beyond.

Let’s start with free courses:

Next up are the worksheets because lettering is more than anything about practicing and training your hand muscles to do certain movements.

I have a wide collection of different types of lettering worksheets for you:

Free Lettering Resources

If you’re looking for some worksheets and brush stroke practice sheets for all types of lettering? I’ve got you covered with these exclusive freebies.

Simply sign up in the form below, and once you confirm your subscription the freebies will be on the way to your inbox.

Well, that about covers it all. And, of course, I’ll keep creating more posts and updating this page. So if you’re interested in lettering – be sure to bookmark it!

I hope this list was helpful; if you find it so, please share!

And remember: Keep Bullet Journaling, and Don’t Be A Blob.