LetteringbyMelody

Hand Lettered Prints, Customization, and Calligraphy

San Angelo, Texas · 265 Sales

LetteringbyMelody

Hand Lettered Prints, Customization, and Calligraphy

San Angelo, Texas 265 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Announcement   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.

If you would like to purchase multiple items, I do combine shipping for my prints and journals. Please do not hesitate to message me if you notice that the shipping appears to be higher than expected.

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

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 5, 2017

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.

If you would like to purchase multiple items, I do combine shipping for my prints and journals. Please do not hesitate to message me if you notice that the shipping appears to be higher than expected.

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

Melody Tait

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Melody Tait

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Custom print in progress!!!! Love getting the chance to draw some botanicals.
Working on a super special custom journal. Floral elements are my absolute favorite.
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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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