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Cliffnotes: I’m Brittany, the lettering hands behind Glitter & Bold, and I help kickass women express their glittery, bold selves with modern + fun hand lettering.

5 Best Practices for Faux Calligraphy

Faux calligraphy, or script drawn to mimic the contrasting strokes of pointed pen or brush calligraphy, is one of my favorite types of lettering, and one of the easiest ways to take your own letters to the next level. Whether you’re looking to expand your lettering...

10 Things Nobody Told Me About Hand Lettering Professionally

I’ve talked about misconceptions about working from home before, but today I’m taking it a step further and peeling back the curtain on what it’s like to work as a professional hand letterer/calligrapher. So pour a fresh cup of coffee, sit tight, and enjoy the ride…...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Finding Your Lettering Style

There comes a point in your lettering (or calligraphy!) adventure when you’ve gotten comfortable with the basics and start to wonder how to look less “I copied this from a worksheet” and more you. I won’t sugarcoat this - finding your own lettering style isn’t easy....

15 Procreate Lettering Tips

I first noticed the Procreate app about two years ago, and it didn’t take long to find myself waiting in line at Best Buy on Thanksgiving to snag the last rose gold Ipad pro and Apple Pencil. I rushed right home to purchase the app (it’s only about $6, so by far the...

A Cheat Sheet for Lettering on Anything

We’ve all heard the different tools and tricks for starting lettering, but they’re almost exclusively talking about paper. What happens when you want to leave the page and try new materials? Mostly, trial and error. Or, referring to this handy dandy cheat sheet I...

5 Things I’d Tell Myself When I Started My Business

The anniversary of G&B officially becoming an LLC is almost upon us, so in honor of being at this biz thing for a few years, I'm flashing all the way back to when I first started this business. For those of you that haven’t heard my spiel yet, I started Glitter and...

Office Mural Recap

This year saw some big changes at Glitte & Bold, and one of my favorites has been the office makeover - including a brand new hand lettered mural. I shared the process video a few months ago on Facebook, but today I'm going to dive into the full behind the scenes to...

How to Create the Perfect Lettering Flat Lay

Whether you’re looking to highlight a finished product or want to show a more curated version of a work in progress shot, there are some quick and easy ways to take your photos to the next level.  One of my favorite ways to photograph my lettering, no matter what...

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Lettering Layout

When it comes to hand lettering, it doesn’t take long to go from total newbie to lettering maven. With enough practice, you might even see improvement from day to day. Through in some added relaxation and easy access to great tools, and you’ve got a new hobby that’s...

How to Choose the Right Lettering Style

One of the most amazing things about hand lettering is its versatility, but that can also be one of the most overwhelming. You’ve mastered the basics and feel confident in tackling any lettering style (and if you haven’t - check out this juicy blog post first!), but...

Why You Suck at Hand Lettering: 10 Common Mistakes + How to Fix Them

So you’ve decided you want to give this whole hand lettering thing a shot. Maybe you’ve been hoarding tutorials on Pinterest or getting heart eyes over all the pretty letters in you Instagram feed. You grab your paper, buy a fancy new marker, and get to work. The...

Flex Those Muscles: A Beginner’s Guide to Hand Lettering

The first thing many people of think of when they hear “hand lettering” is “I have bad handwriting.” I wrote about how this is a bunch of nonsense here, but the gist of it is this: hand lettering does NOT equal handwriting. They’re like soccer and baseball – both...

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