Creative Projects to Master the Art of Modern Lettering Learn to create stunning hand lettered art with projects that showcase the range of modern calligraphy. With a guide to getting started, tips on avoiding common mistakes and fully illustrated step-by-step instructions, artist Marcella Astore makes it easier than ever to achieve professional-quality effects in your lettering. Master the skill of blending to create smooth gradient effects between colors or add a soft watercolor look inside your letters. Discover the secrets of layering to make realistic ocean waves or add bold patterns like plaid and shimmering scales from a mermaid tail. In addition, Marcella's pro tips for effectively adding shadows and highlights will make your work pop off the page. Whether you're still a beginner or a lettering artist looking for new tips and fresh inspiration, Marcella's creative designs and whimsical messages will guide you in achieving your lettering dreams.