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Get Started in Brush Lettering

Brush lettering is the perfect way to start personalising – whether you're crafting homemade decor, unique papercrafts or thoughtful gifts! Create a calligraphic style of lettering, but with a brush pen. By applying more pressure on downstrokes and less pressure on upstrokes, you can produce flowing letters to customise every project.

Lettering Practice Sheets

Download FREE practice sheets below to help you master every pen stroke.

Video Guide

Learn the basics of brush lettering with a handy tutorial from illustrator Becki Clark, with plenty of tips and tricks to get you started. Practice your strokes, work your way through the alphabet and then get personalising!


Calligraphy is the art of using pressure to write words, so in this sense brush lettering is a type of calligraphy. Hand lettering is the art of drawing type to look as if it has been written, often using a pen with a stiff nip to first draw an outline and then fill in the shapes – sometimes this is called ‘faux calligraphy’.

The Kelly Creates Brush Lettering Bundle is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in getting started in brush lettering. Here you will be able to use different sized brush pens within the lettering workbook in order to learn all basic movements and train your muscle memory for each stroke.

It is recommended that a brush pen is held at a 45 degree angle to the paper.

It is best to use smooth paper that does not bleed; for example, the Seawhite Marker Paper Pad.