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!
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:
- The Best Brush Lettering Pens For Calligraphy Beginners
- Best Hand Lettering Pens You’ll Adore
- Best Pens To Improve Handwriting
- 9 Best Brush Pens For Calligraphy
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:
- 7 Easy Ways To Enhance Your Brush Lettering
- 11 Simple Ways To Add Shadow To Your Brush Lettering
- 5 Engaging Lettering Exercises To Spark Creativity
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:
- 9 Easy Tricks To Improve Your Handwriting
- Aesthetic Handwriting Inspirations To Copy Right Away
- How To Make Your Handwriting Look Different
- Cute Handwriting Practice Sheets
- Handwriting Tips And Tricks To Enhance Your Penmanship
- 5 Easy Handwriting Fonts You’ll Love
- How To Get Better Handwriting: Free Online Courses
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:
- 23 Bullet Journal Fonts You Need To Try Today
- Easy Fonts For Bullet Journaling
- Bullet Journal Header Font Ideas To Elevate 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:
- Free Online Brush Lettering Courses
- Free Courses To Learn Hand Lettering
- Free Hand Lettering Classes To Take Today
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:
- 31+ Free Printable Lettering And Calligraphy Worksheets
- Free Printable Calligraphy Worksheets For Beginners
- Free Hand Lettering Worksheets
- 25+ Free Brush Lettering Practice Sheets
- Free Printable Calligraphy Practice Sheets
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.
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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.