Hand Lettering: In Books

On one of my past blog post Quotes, I talked about how much I love lettering quotes that I find.  I came up with an idea on how to do something a little different with lettering.  When I am reading through a book and I find a quote that I love I start creating Ideas for a lettering piece.  When I figure out the final piece I want to make, I create it on tracing paper because it’s transparent and easy to tape into a book. I know if you are a book lover you probably are cringing right now because I used the word tape and book together.  I used washi tape and it’s not sticky enough to damage the book in anyway, even if the pages are very thin like in my example piece, it still didn’t damage the book.

This is really fun to do because when you go back and re-read the book you have art that you have created that has been inspired by what you read in the book. It also gives you a deeper connection with what you have read.  You could do an art piece without words to change it up a bit too.  I think there are so many fun ways you could take this and it would turn out amazing.

Tip: Make sure to tape as close to the middle as you can so you can still read what is behind your art when its flipped over.

I used this method on my journaling Bible that I just purchased, because I had the issue of the actual area they give you for journaling is quite small.  If I were to do lettering or art in that area, like I wanted to, it wouldn’t be big enough.  So, I will be using those areas for what it was intended for, notes and such, and then using the transparent paper for my art.  Its really nice to use tracing paper because it is so smooth, thin and light it’s not going to damage the book in any way and you can flip through easily without it all falling apart on you.  Also you can take it out later if you don’t like it, and re-make another piece. You could use any type of paper whatever you are comfortable with, just make sure to use tape that will not damage your book. I like how smooth markers go on the tracing paper, and I can use my original sketch underneath to make sure my final piece is exactly how I want it to be. 

Tip: Use markers on the tracing paper to get best results!

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Lettering on Tracing paper

This could be done on any book and if you are a student in school it could be a way of helping you remember the story if you are doing a book report or just studying a textbook.

In school I loved taking notes and making pictures to help me remember.  A lot of people connect through their eyes and creating things, so I think this is another way to eternalize something in our minds.  I wish I would have done this in school I think it would have helped me a lot with staying focused and remembering things and would have kept my notes more organized.

If you are a creative person you should try this out and see how it works for you.  I also think this would be a great project for students or kids.  Let me know what you think about this method and if you try it out please share your experience with it.  Enjoy!

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