A sweet reader left a comment on my Gallery Wall post about how my handwriting looked really good on my handwritten song lyric wall art.
Well, I have a confession.
I totally faked it.
I honestly have pretty good handwriting, but I knew I wanted perfection for something that would be hanging on our wall for all to see.
Here’s how you can fake great handwriting too…
1. Using MS Word (or any document program), type out your lyrics using your desired font.
The font I used for this particular program was Mistral, size 125.
Print it out.
The lyrics I typed out took up several pages, so I cut out the words and strung them back together with tape.
2. Flip your paper over. Using a pencil, scribble on the back of your words.
3. Flip paper right side up and position on top of background paper. I used thick white craft paper to write my lyrics on.
Trace your words using a ballpoint pen.
The pencil from the back of the paper should transfer onto your background paper.
4. Remove printer paper. You will see your lyrics written faintly in pencil.
Trace over the pencil marks with Sharpie.
5. Your can leave it at that and be done
if you want to give it a fancy look and make it look more like calligraphy,
go back over all of the down-strokes and make them thicker.
See Emily’s post at Jones Design Company for more detailed instructions on how to do this.
And that, my friends, is how you fake it.