The year is nearly over, and Christmas is only a few weeks away. Christmas cards and decorations need to be done immediately.
Here’s a Merry Christmas Calligraphy tutorial along with a free printable to help you get into the Christmas spirit.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this post to get the free “MERRY CHRISTMAS CALLIGRAPHY PRACTICE SHEET” and more from my resource library.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS CALLIGRAPHY
This “Merry Christmas” Calligraphy Tutorial demonstrates three different ways to write Merry Christmas.
1. FAUX CALLIGRAPHY.
The tutorial begins with faux calligraphy. Before learning calligraphy with brush pens or fine points, I always recommend learning faux calligraphy.
It’s super fun to practice faux calligraphy with these Tombow TwinTone Markers. You may use whatever pen you prefer for this first part of the calligraphy practice sheet.
Check out this blog post to learn more about Faux Calligraphy and why you should learn it first. The other blog post has a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to do Faux Calligraphy, which includes a free worksheet to help you learn the basics.
To begin, trace the word “Merry Christmas” using the pen of your choice. Be attentive to how you move your pen, keeping in mind that when you move your pen down, you will need to add outlines to thicken the downstrokes.
In the second step, trace the “Merry Christmas” and add the outline to the downstrokes.
Third, follow the same steps as above, but this time fill in the outlines. You’re done! You’ve completed the tutorial! You’ve created calligraphy with any pen.
2. SMALL BRUSH PENS
The second way to calligraph “Merry Christmas” is using a brush pen with a small tip.
The small brush pen I recommend using with this worksheet is the Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip.
This is a good set of brush pens to learn calligraphy with. To learn more about them, check out this blog post where I share the best brush pens for beginners.
Take note of the “Merry Christmas” sample at the top of the sheet. The strokes you must make to form each letter were broken down and numbered. Whenever you lower your brush pen, you should press hard and when you raise it, you should lighten the pressure.
Take your small tip brush pen and trace over the “Merry Christmas.” You’ll do this for all the “Merry Christmas” on this page.
You can print as many pages as you need for extra practice. Print once and trace over it with tracing paper.
3. A CALLIGRAPHY TUTORIAL: LARGE BRUSH PENS FOR CHRISTMAS
This calligraphy tutorial concludes with a large tip brush pen writing Merry Christmas.
I recommend the Tombow Dual Brush Pen for this part of the worksheet. If you prefer another pen, you can use that too.
In addition to the small brush pens, this part of the worksheet has a sample “Merry Christmas” at the top of the page with guidelines on how to write the letters. This can be used as a reference when tracing over the “Merry Christmas.”.
There are three different ways to write “Merry Christmas” in calligraphy: with a regular pen, a small brush pen, or a large brush pen. By filling out the form at the end of this post, you can access these practice sheets for FREE.
There is no excuse not to practice with this worksheet since it offers three ways to do so.
With all three methods, or just with the pen you have at hand right now, you can practice.
HOW TO USE THE PRACTICE SHEETS?
- Please fill out the form at the bottom of this post or go to my free resource library if you already have the password. Select the practice sheet you’d like to download once you’re there. In this tutorial, choose: Merry Christmas Calligraphy Practice Sheet
- You can immediately download and print the worksheet at home or at a local printer store or library. I print mine on this inexpensive laser printer. (This printer is black and white, but for the moment, that’s all you’ll need to print the practice sheets).
- Be sure to print your worksheets on quality paper before using any brush pens. For best results, use HP Premium 32 Paper.
- If you are using a regular pen, you can use any printer paper.
- You should set your printer scaling to “Fit Page.”