How to Improve Your Handwriting

Improving your handwriting is just like anything else you want to improve and the old saying holds true…practice makes perfect.  I remember learning cursive in grade school and if we did not pass the test we were not allowed to use a pen in class. For the entire next week we had to use a pencil…I know, the horror! I did fall into this category once or twice and I think that may have been the cause of my wonderful pen addiction…thank you Mrs. Prosser! I was determined to pass each and every test so I could use a pen, so I practiced and practiced till my hand hurt but I got to use a pen and still haven’t put it down.

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Since I started bullet journaling I’ve been practicing my handwriting and trying to do some creative lettering but I was a little rusty so, the first thing I did was search for some practice sheets. I found some really great tutorials and free worksheets online and I wanted to share them with you.

 

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Dawn from Dawn Nicole Designs has a couple of great posts on How To Do Brush Lettering and Calligraphy. I especially love her Cheater Calligraphy tutorial which is an awesome 4-step technique that you can apply to any font. She also runs a Free Art & Lettering Class on Facebook and some fun challenges on Instagram.

 

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Kim from Tiny Ray of Sunshine has an awesome post on How to Improve Your Handwriting including 3 different free worksheets for you to practice with. I personally love the slanted practice sheet!
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Claire from Heart Handmade UK has this great post on How to Improve Your Handwriting plus a great tutorial on “Fake” Calligraphy.
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Melissa from MelissaEsplin.com and IStillLoveCalligraphy.com has a ton of great resources to improve your handwriting including this post with 5 Easy Tips to Improve Your Handwriting and a couple of free practice sheets! Melissa is offering an In-Person Pointed Pen Class if you plan on being in the Salt Lake City area this Saturday (March 12). If not, she offers the same class online here. (not an affiliate)
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Lisa, better known as CreativLEI has this awesome month long series packed with lots of videos and tutorials called 31 Days to Love Your Lettering. I haven’t started yet but it looks like a lot of fun plus it’s free 🙂

Here are a few books from Amazon if you are looking for more information on this topic. **Affiliate Links**

           

How do you practice hand lettering?

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Maria is a full-time blogger, graphic designer, crafter and bullet journalist. She loves spending time with her family and creating printables and projects to share on her blog, the Krafty Owl.
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    • We should be “pen” pals, lol. Thank you so much for your great comment and for stopping by today. Be sure to check back next week I have a bullet journal giveaway planned 🙂
      xoxo
      Maria

  1. This is great! Handwriting is a lost art…. I’m going to share this with my artist daughter. Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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