LetteringbyMelody

Hand Lettered Custom Logos, Digital and Physical Prints

San Angelo, Texas · 103 Sales

LetteringbyMelody

Hand Lettered Custom Logos, Digital and Physical Prints

San Angelo, Texas 103 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   **IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

Purchases made for Valentine's Day that were made after 2/11/17 are not guaranteed to arrive by Valentine's Day.

Welcome to my shop! Everything in here is hand lettered by me either digitally on my iPad Pro/on paper and then scanned into illustrator for digital download, or on canvas, watercolor paper, or card stock that will be shipped to you.

I try to have all of my items shipped within a week after receiving orders, but that time may vary depending on the volume of sales I have at any given time.

Have a look around and see if you like anything! Thank you!

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Last updated on Feb 13, 2017

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

Purchases made for Valentine's Day that were made after 2/11/17 are not guaranteed to arrive by Valentine's Day.

Welcome to my shop! Everything in here is hand lettered by me either digitally on my iPad Pro/on paper and then scanned into illustrator for digital download, or on canvas, watercolor paper, or card stock that will be shipped to you.

I try to have all of my items shipped within a week after receiving orders, but that time may vary depending on the volume of sales I have at any given time.

Have a look around and see if you like anything! Thank you!

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Working on another custom embossed canvas. Love this gold powder - it's one of my most requested colors.
My customized journals are now available in a square grid!! Yay!! More color options are coming soon as well.
Working on some color swatches for a watercolor piece. I LOVE how the teal and pink mix.
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About

I make hand lettered goods and a lot of messes.

My first little adventure in hand-lettering started after seeing those super cute hand-lettered looking home decor pieces in Hobby Lobby. Those things were selling for sometimes $30-50 depending on the size and how it looked. I thought, “Hey, I can totally do that!”

So I went online and looked around a little, and found a really great resource at The Postman’s Knock, run by Lindsey Bugbee. She provides really great instructional videos and blog posts about how to create amazingly beautifully hand-lettered pieces. Her pieces are done using pointed pens, which are insanely difficult to maneuver, especially for someone who is new at hand-lettering and doesn’t really have a style of their own perfected yet.

So of course, being the overly-ambitious person that I am, the first thing I did was order a pen holder and about ten different pen nibs that I had no idea how to use. It was a disaster of wasted ink, rusty nibs, and a pen holder that I lost shortly after. Oh, and a lot of printer paper went in the recycling too.

Needless to say, my hand-lettering endeavors ended abruptly after I became super frustrated with pointed pen. I didn’t know a thing about brush pens and markers or how to create faux calligraphy without special, tiny tools and accessories.

Around January of 2016, I was living with my mom due to the oilfield bust here in west Texas, and I stumbled upon Bullet Journaling through a group on Facebook. It looked interesting and I love doodling, so I figure that maybe this was a planner setup that I could stick with. And then I fell down the rabbit-hole of Bullet Journals on Instagram, where it typically goes hand-in-hand with gorgeous hand-lettering.

The first thing I bought when I started hand-lettering this time around was a set of Tombow Dual Brush Markers. These things are really difficult to get the hang of if you’re used to using traditional pens and have never touched a brush pen before. I was super discouraged at first, but after playing with them and watching a few youtube videos, I felt like I was starting to master them.

The last 10 months (wow, has it almost been a year already?) I’ve been testing numerous pens, markers, brushes (including paint brushes!) and other tools of the trade, so to speak, to see what is the most user-friendly and yields the most aesthetically-pleasing results. I’ve also been trying to build a portfolio on social media and in the form of tangible products to sell in my Etsy shop.

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  • Melody Tait

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    I'm a college grad, mom, wife, and boss. Hand lettering is my favorite hobby and I love bringing joy to others by sharing what I create. I hope you find something you like in my shop! Enjoy!

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  • Company Printing Print Shop

    San Angelo, TX

    Company Printing is a small business that provides digital printing, letterpress, foil stamping, and various other printing services to local business owners.

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