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Looking for a way to improve your lettering? You’re in the right place, here are tons of FREE printable lettering worksheets to help you master this skill.
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Lettering is one of the skills you might want to master for your Bullet Journal pages. I’m always in awe of the beautiful calligraphy people use to decorate their journal pages.
I’ve been really working on my lettering lately, and if you’re a beginner be sure to check out my Beginner’s Guide To Brush Lettering.
What I quickly realized is that the secret to better lettering is of course practice, so I did my research and found tons of free resources and printable worksheets to improve this skill.
Before we dive in though, here are some tips and materials to be sure you’re ready to get going with your lettering.
Starting With Lettering
The basics of lettering are pretty simple – downstroke is thick, upstroke is thin. Just like that, you can create brush calligraphy.
It’s, of course, a bit more difficult when you start, but as you practice you’ll see things getting easier.
Several main tips for brush lettering are:
- Hold your pen at a 45-degree angle. It will make sure that you can get thick and thin strokes without damaging the brush.
- Lift your pen up after each stroke. Lettering isn’t writing so it’s totally ok to lift the brush to help you create better-looking letters.
- Take your time. There is no rush, take your time when you letter and make sure you put a thought to your letters.
Where To Learn Lettering
Well, of course, I advise you to start from my Brush Lettering Guide For Beginners, but here are a few more resources you might consider.
Free Lettering Quickstart Guide by Little Coffee Fox
30 Days To Better Brush Calligraphy video series by Dawn Nicole
31 Days to Love YOUR lettering blog post series by Creativ Lei
Calligraphy for Beginners 3 – The Brush Pen Letters by Jackson Alves
Hand Lettering Techniques: 5 Ways to Better Work by Teela Cunningham
Lettering in Color: Colorful Brush Lettering with Fudenosuke Colors by Kiley Bennett
Modern Brush-Lettering & Calligraphy: From Sketch to Screen by Cat Coquillette
Brush Lettering 2: Alphabet Basics by Peggy Dean
Something you’ll definitely need is, of course, supplies, and boy oh boy is this a rabbit hole to fall into!
First of all, let’s start from the most budget version which you might even have at home – Crayola Super Tips!
Yes, these little devils can create the same brush calligraphy effects as any other brush pens, but for a much much lower cost.
- One 50-ct pack of Crayola Super Tips Washable Markers
- Super Tip Markers make thick or thin lines for a variety of coloring techniques
- Washable marker set easily washes from skin and most washable clothing
If you want to invest in a proper brush pen, don’t go further than Tombow Dual Brush Pens. They are amazing, have tons of colors and most importantly – their brushes are very beginner-friendly
Plus the marker tip will help you fix any small mistakes in your lettering you might make as a beginner.
- Ideal for fine art, brush lettering, faux calligraphy, illustrations, water color illustrations, journaling and more!
- Set of 9 colors and 1 blender pen, with flexible brush tip and fine tip in one marker
- BRUSH TIP: Durable and flexible nylon fiber brush tip, creates medium or bold strokes by changing brush pressure
You also might want to have a smaller brush pen, for more detailed work such as headers for your weekly spreads.
Here is where you have a wonderful option of Tombow Fudenosuke pens. They come in hard and soft tips, so you can control the style of your lettering.
- Contains both the soft and hard tip Fudenosuke Brush Pens
- Features a flexible brush tip for different lettering and drawing techniques
- Create extra fine, fine or medium strokes by a change in brush pressure
When you start practicing your lettering, it’s also very important to have the right paper. Usually, cheap printing paper will cause your pens to frey – just ask my poor very first black Tombow Dual Brush pen.
So, be sure to invest in good printing paper, my recommendation is HP Premium 32.
- MADE IN USA - HP Papers is sourced from renewable forest resources and has achieved production with 0% deforestation in North America. See images.
- OPTIMIZED FOR HP TECHNOLOGY - All HP Papers provide premium performance on HP equipment, as well as on all other printer and copier equipment. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. See images.
- HEAVYWEIGHT PREMIUM PRINTING - HP Premium32 is a heavyweight (32lb), brighter (100 bright) and whiter (163 whiteness) paper with a super-smooth surface for impressive full-color premium printing.
Free Lettering Printables
Finally, there are tons of free resources and worksheets for you to master lettering. Note here that even if it sounds the same in many resources, the style of letters is always different, so be sure to check them all out to find the style you love.
First, let me start with what I can offer you!
In the Resources Vault, you can find empty sheets with the perfect lining to practice your lettering. Moreover, there is a practice sheet with days of the week and months of the year as well.
You can join Planning Mashers in the signup form at the end of the post, and you’ll get access to tons of free printables for your Bullet Journal.
Secondly, I also provide monthly lettering worksheets for my Patreon family. Apart from lettering worksheets, you can also get tons of weekly spreads, stickers and of course complete monthly setups.
So if you want to get tons of high-quality stuff for your BuJo and show your support for Masha Plans – be sure to join my Patreon.
Ok, enough about me – here are several other amazing resources to get your
Nicole has an incredible collection of practice sheets for small and larch brushes, as well as days of the week, quotes and so much more!
Alice offers printable worksheets of all the letters of the alphabet, bounce lettering, quotes, alphabet with flourishes and of course -all the basic strokes.
These worksheets don’t just have basic strokes and some bounce lettering, they also provide you with tons of quotes and different lettering specific to holidays and seasons.
You can find many interesting worksheets here, including such important basic ones as months of the year and days of the week.
Faux calligraphy is a great way to start your lettering journey and this worksheet is perfect to master that skill.
Free Handlettering Practice Sheets by Shawna Clingerman
Days of The Week Brush Lettering practice Sheets By Amanda Kay
Free Uppercase Lettering Practice Sheets By Amanda Kay
Basic Brush Lettering Brush Strokes Worksheet by Moms and Crafters
10 Free Lettering Worksheets for Beginners by Lovely Planner
Hand Lettering 101 – 8 Styles of Alphabet by Ruffles and Rain Boots
Free Lettering Practice Sheets by IAN BARNARD
Dual Brush Tip Lettering Worksheet by Tombow USA
Lowercase Brush Lettering Practice Sheet by Amy Latta Creations
Free Brush Pen Calligraphy Worksheet: Neat Slant Edition by The Postman’s Knock
Free Lettering Practice Sheets by The Pigeon Letters
50 Ways To Letter The Alphabet Lettering Worksheets by Little Coffe Fox
Free Lettering downloads by Pieces Calligraphy
3 Hand Lettering Worksheets For Beginners by Printable Crush
Free Practice Sheets for Different Calligraphic Styles by Julie Bausenhardt
Tutorial and Alphabet Chart by FTD by Design
Brush Lettering Basics – Free Worksheet by Scribbling Grace
Free Flourish Lettering Practice Sheets by Two Easels
I think you’re all set now to go and conquer the world of brush lettering!
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