Another exceptionally good online class is one called "Letter Love 101" by Joanne Sharpe. She ran the class throughout the 29 days of February with a new lesson each day. (It is an ongoing self-paced class, so even though it's no longer February, you can still join in and have all of it available to you.) I love playing around with hand lettering and this class was a fantastic one for giving you a lot of ideas so that you can create your own embellished alphabets. I loved her motto for the class - Play, Practice, Write, Repeat.
Aside from learning lettering skills, another part of the class I loved was creating a colorful journal for backgrounds for all your newly developed lettering skills. This is the pile of papers I created using Adirondack colorwash, water and stencils
Here is the cover of my journal.
This is a close up of what I thought was one of the coolest parts of the background paper I chose for the cover. Colorwash is very reactive with water, and the flowers were created by spraying just plain water through a flower stencil creating a ghost effect. I loved this!
Here's my fun inky journal opened and with a mix of pages all ready for some hand lettering!