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Book Name: Creative Craft Lettering Made Easy

Author: Marie Browning

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 1-58180-647-7

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 127

Illustrations: Color photos, B & W diagrams

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

Creative Lettering Made Easy is a great book for beginners. It contains a wealth of information and clear step-by-step instructions (accompanied by photos) for the lettering projects.

The introduction covers the history of calligraphy as well as the background and uses for lettering. Make sure to read the section on Lettering Terms as the terms are mentioned regularly throughout the book.

In the section on Basic Lettering Techniques you learn about using your computer (how to use fonts, sizes, colors and styles effectively) and maximizing space. There are useful tips or comments included in most of the sections and craft instructions to ensure success with whichever technique you are using for the respective craft. Photos and clear instructions accompany each technique. I like that the author provides the amount of detail she does because this gives you a better chance of success with the craft you choose to make using creative lettering, even if you are a beginner.

The section on Basic Crafting Techniques is very important because it includes the instructions for the techniques used in this book with the projects as examples. Tips and instructions on decoupage with the decoupaged wine tray as an example of this technique are included. You can also learn about antiquing paper and there is a bonus Crafting with Paper section including information on where to find the papers you need, how to use them and for what.

I really like this book, Creative Craft Lettering Made Easy because it uses lettering for so many different types of projects. The section on Lettering projects is full of great ideas for a variety of crafts using techniques such as hand lettering, brush lettering, rubber stamping, stamping on polymer clay, stencilling, embossing metal, decoupage and antiquing paper. One of the crafts is a Gilded Desk Letter Set made with black polymer clay and it includes a variation, using the same materials to make trivets and coasters to complete a set.


  • Smile! Silver Frame
  • Decoupaged Wine Tray
  • Baby Memory Box
  • Tea Time Chair Shelf
  • Friendship Pillow

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