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Fearless Flourishing: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Embellishing Your Hand Lettering with Swirls, Swoops, Swashes and More

Fearless Flourishing: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Embellishing Your Hand Lettering with Swirls, Swoops, Swashes and More

by Alissa Chojnacki


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Take your lettering to the next level with beautiful, stylish flourishes.

You’ve mastered every letter, from capital A to lowercase z. Now you want your hand-drawn projects to have the ornate and extravagant look that is only achieved through flourishing. Whether you go for a delicate, stately, whimsical, bold, funky or elegant look, flourishing is a wonderful way to develop a personal style and make your hand-lettering stand out. From basic theories and helpful practices to beautiful examples and complex compositions, this step-by-step workbook provides all the tools you need to flourish with confidence!

• Elegant Letter Embellishments
• Fanciful Flourishes & Filigree
• Decorative Borders & Frames
• Stylish Artistic Elements

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612438733
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,079,070
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

As the creative behind Feist & Flourish Modern Calligraphy, Alissa Chojnacki is smitten with all things hand-lettering and lives to #makesomethingeveryday. From her scripty, illustrative, and floral-inspired works, which she posts daily on Instagram, to her lively Learn to Letter workshops, which she teaches locally in Vancouver, BC, Alissa’s delight in sharing the craft of lettering is palpable. With over a decade spent in the classroom, she draws on her skills as a professional educator; teaching others to letter is the highlight of her creative biz. As a wife and mother to two feisty littles, Alissa is inspired by family, faith, florals and flourishes, all of which figure prominently in her work.
Find out more at www.feistandflourish.com or follow along at www.instragram.com/feistandflourish

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Flourishing: From Terminology to Tools 5

2 Flourishing Basics: From Drills to Standalone Flourishes 20

3 Flourishing Letters: From lowercase to Uppercase and Everything Else 44

4 Flourishing Words and Phrases 68

5 Beyond Letters: Numbers, Punctuation, and Special Characters 76

6 In the Spirit of Flourishing: From Ornaments to Illustrations and Other Design Elements 80

7 Flourishing Compositions: From Drafts to Final Copies 109

Personal Flourish Gallery 125

Practice Pages 126

Acknowledgments 128

About the Author 128

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