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Welcome to the May 2016 Newsflash from 

Dear all,

Welcome to this short May 2016 Newsflash, the purpose of which is to make you aware that Jan Pickett’s long awaited new book, Decorated Lettering is now in stock and available. There are also a very limited number of around 20 copies that have been signed by Jan available. Read on to learn more about this unique book.


Decorated Lettering by Jan Pickett.

This is truly a beautiful and colourful book that is packed with information, hints and tips, do and don’ts, how to avoid the common mistakes, spacing issues, etc, etc.

I highly recommend this book for both accomplished calligraphers as well as those that are new to the art.

To give you an idea of the wide scope of this book, its chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Materials: (Papers, Pens, Pencils, Brushes, Paints & other materials)
  • Basic alphabets: (Foundational Hand, Roman capitals, Modern uncials, Gothic, Italic minuscule, Italic capitals & Neuland)
  • Hand drawn lettering: (Versals, Freestyle miniscule, Freestyle capitals, Angular capitals, Lombardic capitals, “Boxed in” & Outline serif and sans serif capitals)
  • Decorating your letters: (everything you need to know about colour and how to use it), Wet and dry colour blending for brushes and pencils, and Layered decoration.
  • Further into the world of watercolour: This section consists of 60 full-colour pages of amazing ideas and projects covering: Shadows and the third dimension, Embossing extravaganza, Going dotty, Playing with pastels, Masking fluid and wet colour, Colour, pattern and gold & Stamping.
  • Templates and embellishments
  • Glossary and finally the Index

Whatever your experience level – be prepared to learn a lot and have a lot of fun learning!! – and the best thing is that this stunning book is available for only £12.99!!

There were a number of other new books released recently that I featured in my last Newsletter so please check my home page at I look forward to hearing from you.

A final word...

Please feel free to pass this e-mail on to any of your calligraphic friends and colleagues that you think would be interested.

Happy Lettering!!





19 mar 16 @ 11:05 am gmt

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