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The 10 Things You Need for Your Next Hand-Lettering Project

February 22, 2019

Lost art no longer! Learn how to create pretty faux calligraphy using these essential items.

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The Beginner's Guide

Written for those of us without any lettering experience, this guidebook from Chalkfulloflove covers everything from basic font types to unique flourishes. Follow the directions, complete the letter drills and watch as your faux-calligraphy starts to look pretty and professional.

$20.39 at target

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Bleedproof Paper

Practice makes perfect, so don't be afraid to stock up on your favorite paper. We're partial to this 11-by-14-inch sketchpad from Borden & Riley, which has 40 bright, bleedproof pages at an affordable price.

$25.22 at amazon

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Mechanical Pencil

As you're trying out different techniques, we suggest drafting your image with a mechanical pencil and then defining it with a permanent pen. This sleek number comes from Staedtler, a fine-writing instrument company based in Germany, and features a slim, 2mm-lead tip for more precise movements.

$8.70 at amazon

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Dual-Brush Pens

Take your hand lettering from basic to bold with the help of colorful, dual-brush pens. This pack contains nine different hues, which range from bright red to deep purple, plus a special pen for blending them. Use the brush tip when you want to create thick strokes or switch to the fine tip for clean and consistent lines.

$14.00 (originally $16.99) at amazon

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