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!

New Easy Lettering Tutorials with a Pencil!

Want to learn lettering but feel intimidated? Not sure which brush pens and paper to get?

I’m taking fear out of the equation by showing you how to start lettering with just a pencil and paper.

I’ll even send you the lettering exemplars I use in my beginner classes so you can follow along with me or practice on your own.

Or you can just use lined notebook paper to start.

Below is a tutorial showing you how to draw the letter “b”. I show you how to create it in many different ways.

Then I demonstrate step by step how to flourish the word bubble with lots of “b’s”.

If you try it and find yourself liking it, pick up some tracing paper at any craft store and email me to request the lettering exemplars.

My favorite pencils are Dixon Ticonderoga because they have the best eraser. And I’m not afraid to use it:)

You can find them at most stores where pencils are sold. I get them by the pack at Target.

Then keep that pencil sharpened as I take you through the alphabet letter be letter!

I hope you’ll join me!

You can find more of my tutorials on my YouTube Channel.

Want to take my Brush Lettering Classes on Skillshare for FREE? Get 2 months free here.

Set up an account. Take as many classes as you like. Cancel before the 2 months is up and you pay nothing!

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

Ceci New York Magazine Cover

Today I wanted to share with you the making of a magazine cover

in collaboration with the talented Ceci Johnson of Ceci NewYork.

This is one of two finished pieces I created

for the cover of Cecil New York Style Magazine.

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Thisbe Grace Photography along with a list of spring phrases to choose from.

The phrases were listed in order of appeal to the issue’s message, theme and inspiration.

Some of the phrases included the following:  Beauty in bloom,

The best time for new beginnings is now, Live life in bloom.

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and used tracing paper and pen and ink, gouache paint and

brush markers to try out some possible layouts and lettering styles.  

 

Cantoni Calligraphy Font, hand lettering font, hand lettering, calligraphy fonts, lettering art studio, ceci new york, calligraphy, Cantoni hand lettering fontI scanned some choices into the computer and put them together with the photographs

to send to the client.  At this point, no color choices had been made yet for the lettering.

Cantoni Calligraphy Font, hand lettering font, hand lettering, calligraphy fonts, lettering art studio, ceci new york, calligraphy, Cantoni hand lettering fontCeci then chose the final composition she liked for each photograph

and asked for a few edits.

In this case the edits involved adding more flourishes to come off the letters and intersect with her head.

She deferred to me for the color choice.

I chose a cross between the flower stem and her eye for the lettering color.

“Hello Sunshine” was made to match the green stem to allow it to stand out more.

The vertical portrait lettering  (in the pic at the top) was done in all white to better work with the background.

It also allows the “Ceci Style” logo (in green to match the leaves) to stand out.

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It was such a pleasure to work with Ceci and her team on this fun collaboration!

And I appreciate their continued support and use of my fonts in their extraordinary work.

Delight in your day!

Debi

And as always I invite you to check out my hand lettered fonts below!

Check out my newest shop at www.debisementelli.com.

Or click on the graphics below to go directly to that font.

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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Cantoni Total Design used for “Debi” Card Line

I was so honored when the lovely ladies at Ink Well Studio in Cambridgeshire, England

created an extensive line of greeting cards named after me.

I know!  How cool is that!

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 Each of the fabulous cards features my Cantoni Calligraphy Font, Flourishes and Ornaments.

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 The brightly colored cards are printed on high quality softly textured card stock.

The samples they sent are just yummy.

Each card is 6 x 6 inches and is blank on the inside.

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The cards comes with a heavy weight white envelope

and each is individually cello wrapped.

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 A milestone like this deserves a special card.

This one has colorful confetti

and flourishes at the top and bottom that are included in my

Cantoni Total Design Calligraphy Font Package.

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Anniversaries to Babies, Retirement, Thank You and Good Bye.

There are also birthday cards for everyone.

All of them feature some of the flourishes and ornaments available in the Cantoni Package.

These are only sold wholesale for retail shops.

But I’m checking to see if I can purchase sets of cards for myself.

If so, I may offer a set as a give away!

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What a great feeling to see my name on the back of the cards

and know that something I made inspired such creativeness!

Thank you again to the sweet girls at The Inkwell Studio.

Enjoy the day:)

Debi

 Until October 20, I’m offering a 30% discount off all of my Cantoni fonts to celebrate the birth of the BOLD!

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  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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Will you be my bridesmaid, groomsman?

I am always honored when a client asks me to help design something I think is really cool.

 Jill Effrussy of, Stamped Paper Company, and her fab fiance Chad, were looking for a clever way

to ask their wedding party to be in their wedding.

For the guys, they were inspired by a chocolate bowtie

along with the idea to create a graphic with “how to tie a bowtie” instructions.

You love it already, right?

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So I immediately thought of hand lettering the invitation in gold on black card stock

in the shape of a bow tie.  Each gentleman’s name is centered on the bow tie’s knot.

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Included in each invitation box were the hand lettered invite, Jill’s great graphic

and a delectable chocolate bow tie in a cellophane wrapper with a white bow.

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Jill created these modern shipping labels in black and white for the address labels.

Love the black and white stripes coming over the box’s edge to seal it.

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For the bridesmaids, we created these adorable invitations with a glam squad

theme.  The cards, purchased at Paper Source, already had the golf foil dots in the corners.

I  hand lettered the invitation in metallic gold.

A splash of red was added in the shape of lips with the each girl’s name in the middle.

It was sealed with a red “XOXO” next to Jill’s name.

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Included in the ladies boxes were a black make-up bag with gold dots,

a set of black and gold make-up brushes, a black compact mirror with gold dots and

a couple of cute hair bands in coordinating colors.

All of the items are sitting on top of white and gold crinkled paper.

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These darling packages were mailed in white kraft boxes with a black and

white label featuring my Cantoni Calligraphy Font.  Also, on the label in red is

“Please deliver to” which is part of my Cantoni Wedding Words package.

I love the finishing touch of the butterfly stamps scattered on top!

Thanks Jill & Chad. It’s always a pleasure to work with such a creative couple.

Have a This-is-the-thing- Thursday!

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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DIY Valentine Tea for Two

 

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Do you have a sweetie you’d like to celebrate with?

Here’s a little “Tea for Two” set that I created for the

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Here’s the supplies and DIY instructions!

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Supplies: Cup and Saucer from Ikea, FolkArt Enamel acrylic paint for Glass and Ceramics in White, Fire Engine Red and Parisian Pink from craft store, Pink shredded paper from the Dollar Store, Red and White heart wired ribbon, Pink tulle and heart on a stick  (come in a package) from craft store, Valentine Godiva Chocolates in soft package. ( You can find these in a variety of stores.)

Instructions: 1. Wash the saucers before painting.

2. Letter and decorate cups and saucers:

I used a round brush and and lettered the wording around the cups.

3. Let dry for one hour, then bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Be sure to put them in the oven when it’s cool and don’t take them out until the oven has cooled.

If you aren’t comfortable lettering with a brush,

you could opt for an oil based paint marker that requires no baking.

(By the way, if you are a Michael’s shopper, here’s a link to their verified discounts, coupons and promo codes.)

 4. Lay a piece of the red and white wired ribbon at the bottom of the cup with pink tulle on top of it.

5. Place pink shredded paper then five Godiva Chocolates in the ribbon/tulle.

6. Bring the tulle up to the center and tie in a knot. Place the heart on the stick inside the knot. Then tie the wired ribbon around the stick.

You’ll may need to shorten the stick depending on how long it is.

You could also add some tea bags along with the chocolates!

I think this could also be a fun kids craft with adult supervision.

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Here’s some of the many beautiful valentine’s created or donated by Kaligrafos members:

1. Margaret Mall . 2. Victoria Pittman3. Betty Barna 4. Sherry Barber  of Stone Manor Press                            5. Rick Garlington ( 3 pics of outside and inside) 6. Sherry Barber of Stone Manor Press  (Letterpress card and printed “cootie catcher”) 7. Suzanne Levy

Kaligrafos, (The Dallas Calligraphy Society) is a wonderful place to meet like minded letter lovers of all skill levels.

The regular monthly meetings are always informative and often instructional.

There are also wonderful workshops to attend where you can learn from local professionals as well as national lettering artists.

If you live anywhere near the Dallas/Ft. Worth area it’s worth checking out!

My newest release, Belluccia Bold is climbing the Hot New Fonts list!  Thanks for loving it as much as the original!

You can still get 40% off with the code : GO BOLD.

Check out my other fonts by clicking on the graphics below.

Have a Tastey Tuesday!

Debi

 

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My Cantoni Font is featured on the list of MyFonts Most Popular Fonts for 2013.

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Dom Loves Mary was honored as a Rising Stars winner  in November 2012

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‘Be Our Guest’ Container with Cantoni Font

Here’s a really cute idea to make your house guests more comfortable!

Since I had a number of guests over the holiday season and more to come,

I was inspired by this post I found on the

DIY with Grant and Kiley blog where they featured my Cantoni font for the word ‘Guest’.

They used a silhouette machine to cut out  the vinyl letters that were then affixed to the jar.

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 Since I do not have a silhouette machine, I decided to create my own using hand lettering.

I found the jar at Target for 9.99. I brought an old toothbrush to make sure it would be tall enough.

I lettered with a small round brush and acrylic paint.

If you need, you can create the wording using fonts on the computer. Print and tape it inside the jar.

Then use a paint marker and make the letters on the outside surface.

It doesn’t have to be perfect.  The idea is cute enough.

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Just gather up all those small samples (or anything else that might have made its way home with you

from a  hotel stay) and fill the jar.

I got these from Target.

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Now I have a very decorative and useful amenity for my next set of guests.

Easy to make and very useful!

 

Stay Tuned!

I’m thrilled to announce that Belluccia has put some weight on her curves.

She will soon be available for purchase in BOLD!

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Here’s a sneak preview of what she looks like.

I’ll be posting as soon as she is up for sale!

My Cantoni font is one of MyFonts Most Popular Fonts of 2013!

Check out any of my three hand lettered fonts by clicking on their graphics below.

Have a Mild Mannered Monday 🙂

We all need a little calm after the holidays!

Debi

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Custom Hand-lettering For Venice-styled Wedding Shoot

 Invitation designer Susan Asbill asked me to custom letter the envelopes

for a Venice photo shoot that was featured in the

2013 Spring/Summer online issue of Smitten Magazine.

If you haven’t heard of Smitten, you much check it out.

It’s a GORGEOUS  seasonal wedding magazine for only 1.99 per issue!

Worth the price for all the great ideas alone.

I’m a little late in blogging about it.

But with my recent return from Italy in October, the timing couldn’t be better.

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I was inspired by the lovely scroll work on the invitation suite that Susan designed.

 I used a brush and gouache paint  creating several color combinations of envelopes

and paint colors for her to choose from.

These made the final cut.

What a  gorgeous collection !

I love the addition of the cool stamps.

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Here’s some pics from the magazine spread.

My trip included stops in Rome, Florence and Venice.

So seeing these pictures  makes me anxious to return!

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Smitten magazine. Susan Asbill, bridaldesignstudio.com, venice-styled invitations, Venice invitation photoshoot, hand lettering on envelopes, custom hand lettering, calligraphy, brush lettering, brush, lettering, Wedding invitation suite, Venice Photo Shoot, Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio

Smitten magazine. Susan Asbill, bridaldesignstudio.com, venice-styled invitations, Venice invitation photoshoot, hand lettering on envelopes, custom hand lettering, calligraphy, brush lettering, brush, lettering, Wedding invitation suite, Venice Photo Shoot, Debi Sementelli, Lettering Art Studio

Ahhh, Home sweet Italy indeed.

Have a Floating Friday:)

( I was inspired by the water:)

Debi

Check out any of my three “Italian” hand lettered fonts by clicking on their graphics below.

Cantoni made it to #1 on Hot New Fonts, was a Rising Stars list winner for September 2013 and is #9 on the Best Sellers list.

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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 made it to#1on Hot New Fonts, was on the Hot New fonts list, spent 26 months on the Best Sellers list and was a Rising Stars winner in July 2011.

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