Basic Hand Lettering: Whimsical Print


Hey, friends! It’s time for something new today to add to your hand lettering. Some of you may already be doing this, but I wanted to introduce a second font idea for you to use. So far, we’ve been working with a brush script style of writing {you can find the alphabet here, as well as a basic how-to that’s super simple for anyone to do}. But sometimes, you’re going to want to mix things up by adding another style of writing. Script and print pair quite well together, so today I want to share with you a very easy and fun printing font you can do in no time at all. It uses a similar technique to what you’ve been doing already…take a look.

Step 1: Print your word {I used all caps}.
Make sure your letters aren’t too close together since you’ll be adding extra thickness to some of the lines.


Step 2: Add a double line to the left side of each letter.


Step 3: Fill in the spaces.
Here’s how it looks when you fill them in with black.


For a totally different effect, try filling in the spaces with a color instead! Markers or watercolors work really well for this step.


You can also play around with the look of the letters by making them tall and thin or short and squatty. Here’s an example of elongating them a little more as well as placing them inside a banner. {In case you missed it, this is the how-to for drawing your own simple banners.}


Once you’ve gotten the hang of this lettering style, it’s time to start combining it with the script style you’ve already learned!


For your reference, here is a copy of the alphabet done in this whimsical print style. Feel free to save this to your computer by right clicking the image, then print it out as a guide and/or practice sheet.



What do you think? Are you ready to try it for yourself? I’d love to see what you create! Join us in the One Artsy Mama & Friends Facebook Group to share your lettering progress and encourage others. See you there!

Don’t miss these other helpful hand lettering posts:


Basic Hand Lettering
basic hand lettering

Hand Lettering Alphabet Practice
Curving Vine Embellishments
curving vine

Arrow Embellishments

Drawing a Banner


…and many more! Check out the whole archive of Hand Lettering Posts, complete with various styles, tips, tricks, embellishments, and everything you ever wanted to know about lettering.

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