How to Flourish Upper Case Letters

 

Are you confused about flourishing letters?

Or maybe you do you the same ones over and over and you’re looking for a fresh approach?  Look no further!

In my newest Skillshare class, I share my 15 point process for flourishing that will help you create unique beautifully flourished letters.

This is the process I developed over the past 8 years as a font designer to create my best selling fonts like Cantoni and Belluccia.

This is an intermediate level class for those who have some lettering experience.

But beginners can learn a lot from it too!

Check out more in the 2 minute video below.

Just sign up for a membership, take all the classes you want for 2 months then cancel before the 2 months is up and you pay nothing!
I ‘d love to help you on your lettering journey!

Brush Lettering Classes on Skillshare

I’ve started offering a Brush Lettering Series of Classes on Skillshare and you can take them all with a FREE 2 month Premium Skillshare Membership.

I love it because I can share my love of the brush with everyone no matter where you live!

 

Take all of my classes for FREE!

It’s true! For anyone who doesn’t know about Skillshare, it’s an online subscription based site offering classes in tons of subjects!

I’ve already taken classes in Ink Illustration, Ornamental Illustration with Procreate, Writing, How to publish a book and Learning the Italian Language!

If you want to check it out, you can get 2 months of a full premium membership for FREE (membership typically costs ~$15/mo or $99/yr).

You can take all of my classes (there are currently 5) and all of my new classes coming in the next 2 months using this link.

Just set up an account, take all the classes you want, cancel before the 2 months is up and you PAY NOTHING! It’s risk free.

Plus take any other classes by the many talented teachers on too many topics to list. 

Below is a little peek of my most recent class : 

Here’s what some of my students have had to say:

“This is a great companion class to the How to Flourish a Word class. In the same style as the other class, the instructions are clear and beautiful. I definitely recommend the brush lettering classes by Debi!”       Rebecca L.

“This class exceeded my expectations!”          Kerstin N.

My classes include: Beginner Brush Lettering, How to Flourish a Word, How to Flourish Lower Case Letters, Hand Drawn Letters on Colored Paper and Easy DIY Halloween Envelope Designs with more to come.

Whether your a beginner or more experienced with lettering, I share lots of tips and tricks. All of my classes include downloadable handouts to help you along. And I’m just a message away if you need help.

It’s like taking private classes with me!

I hope you’ll join me!

Brush Lettering Class Series on Skillshare

I am now teaching Brush Lettering classes on Skillshare! It’s taken some trial and error and I still have lots of improvements to make.

But I’m excited to share my love of the brush with everyone!

So far my classes include: Beginner Brush Lettering, How to Flourish a Word, How to Flourish Lower Case Letters, Easy DIY Halloween Envelope Designs and Hand Drawn Letters on Colored Paper.

Check out the intro video I made for my latest class :

As a teacher, I am able to share a link to a 2 month free Skillshare membership. So, if you’re interested in taking any classes on Skillshare ( even if they’re not mine:) Here’s how it works:

You sign up for a membership. You can take any and all classes you’d like for 2 months. Just cancel before the 2 months is up and you pay nothing.

If you decide to continue the membership, you pay 15. per month ( again, you can cancel anytime) or 99. per year.

I have a membership myself and have taken classes on collage, ink drawing, how to publish a book and Italian  language classes!

Give it a try! Here’s the link to all my classes and the free membership: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/debisementelli

Small Canvas Gifts with Quotes

As you may have read on a recent post, during my trip to New York City

I had the pleasure of meeting the design team at Ceci New York.

I’m a HUGE fan of their beautiful work.

And I’m extremely grateful that they  choose to use my fonts in their designs on a regular basis.

So a gift was in order.  But what?

I knew little about them personally but that the staff was made up of 15 darling young women.

I put the question in the back of my mind, and later while shopping at Michael’s

I saw these 4″ x 4″ white and black canvases.

Next to them were mini easels.

I knew instantly what I could do with them!

(Don’t you love when that happens.)

 

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Back in my studio, I wrote down some of the things that have inspired me over the years.

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Especially as a young women trying to figure life out.

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I also included encouraging statements.

It’s nice to hear it from others, but why not tell yourself good things?

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 As well as things I need to hear when I am in doubt about reaching my goals.

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( It happens to everyone!)

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And notice all the incredible beauty around me.

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And bringing that into my heart.

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But taking action each day to create the life I want.

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And in the end sharing the joy of my heart and my life.

Armed with these bits and pieces of sentiments that have helped shape who I am, I began lettering.

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Most of the signs feature my Cantoni Calligraphy Font  style of lettering.

I enjoyed using different colors and

mixing up script and text lettering to make each sign unique like its recipient.

After all the sentiments were done, each was put in it’s own kraft box nestled on top of fine wood excelsior.

 

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I hand lettered the recipients names in white. And sent them off to New York with fingers crossed.

When I met these lovely girls, they were extremely appreciative of the gifts.

I had suggested in a note that they could exchange canvases with each other, if one was more fitting.

But they assured me that they’d all received the one that was perfect for them.

They have honored me by bringing my fonts to life in so many lovely ways.

( You have to understand my fonts are like children to me.

Seeing them out in the world is like watching your kid in their first kindergarten play.)

I wanted to honor them by sharing the joy in my heart and the lessons that help put it there.

Have a Timeless Tuesday:)

Debi

 As always you can check out any of my fonts by clicking on the graphics below.

Cantoni was selected as one of MyFonts Most Popular Fonts of 2013!

Thanks to all of you, she’s still on the Best Seller’s list as well!

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Dom Loves Mary made it to #4 on Hot New Fonts, was on the Best Sellers list and a Rising Stars winner  in November 2012

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Belluccia was one of MyFonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.

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And the new Belluccia Bold released in January 2014 was a Hot New Fonts lister!

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Pink and White One Year Birthday Party

 My friend Kim, party thrower extraordinaire, recently hosted a first birthday party for her

granddaughter Sophie.

I loved the concept she came up with for the dessert bar and was happy to contribute my brush lettering skills for the sign.

How cute is that pink canopy made by Sophie’s dad!

birthday party sign, hand-brush lettering, Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio, calligraphy, cursive writing,cantoni font styleHere is it on my dining room table.  I needed a large space to work!

I used acrylic paint and a large roll of white paper.

Round and flat brushes were used to create the different lettering styles.

The script lettering is in the style of my new Cantoni font.

CLICK HERE AND USE CODE DEBISBLOG TO GET 40% OFF  MY CANTONI FONT.

birthday party sign, hand-brush lettering, Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio, calligraphy, cursive writing,cantoni font styleLove the matching pink and white table skirt.

 Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio, pink themed birthday partyPink lemonade with pink and white straws – of course!!

 Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio. cookies, pink-themed birthday partyYummy cookies!

 Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio. cake, smash cake, birthday party, pink-themed birthday partyA sweet cake and a smash cake to add to the cupcakes and cookies.  Can you say ‘sugar high’??

1002947_10103273917924110_1988764017_nThere were lovely personal touches like this sign and flower arrangement throughout the house.

 Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio. party favor, animal cracker favor, birthday party, pink-themed birthday partyLove the animal cracker favors in this darling container.

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943215_10103273919336280_1427005057_nProud Mom and Dad, Meredith and Josh.

Happy Birthday Sophie!

Glad I could help you celebrate in style:)

Have a Mix-it-up Monday 🙂

Debi

Thrilled to share that my Cantoni  Font is # 3 in Hot New Fonts and #16 on Best Sellers!

Click on the graphics below to check out all three of my girls 🙂

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