Mixed Lettering Practice Sheets: Create. Grab this free mixed lettering styles custom practice sheet in both printable and iPad versions!
Mixed Lettering Practice Sheets: Create
Mixing different styles of lettering creates a fun piece with a ton of character, and it’s one of the most requested things I’ve been asked by my readers to teach more of here on the blog.
The below image shows my typical style when I mix and match script, serif, and sans serif styles of lettering into one piece.
The hardest part about it is that there are no hard and fast rules for mixed lettering. It’s a lot of sketching and trial and error to find mixed styles that work well together. Before you get started, I recommend you pop over to read my full post on The Basics of Creating Mixed Lettering Styles.
For these practice sheets, I created several mixed styles you can do using brush calligraphy techniques.
- Paper: Print on Brush Pen friendly paper. The recommended copy paper is HP Premium32 Paper.
- Small Brush Pen: The Tombow Fudenosuke is the best brush pens for these smaller “create” words on these worksheets. It’s ideal for beginners and pros alike! It comes in hard and soft tip options. I recommend the combo pack so you can see which you prefer. Or use the Fudenosuke Colors to make practicing even more fun.
- Large Brush Pen: The Tombow Dual tip is ideal for the larger words on the practice sheets.
- Procreate Brush: DND Basic Brush. Simply adjust the size on the slider to fit the size of the word you’re tracing. I usually set it to about 4% for the smaller words and 8% for the bigger ones.
Using the Printable Practice Sheets
- Be sure to set your printer scaling “Fit to Page.”
- The Printer I currently use is the HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281cdw.
- Take your time and remember to use light pressure for the upstrokes and heavy pressure for the downstrokes.
- Lift your pen between each stroke and feel free to turn your page to get a better angle when needed.
- Use the tip of your brush pens to add details like serifs and flourishes.
Download the Practice Sheets
Click the buttons below to download the practice sheets
Printable Practice Sheet (PDF format)
Procreate Practice Sheet for iPad (JPG)
When the JPG pops up, right-click and select “save as image.”
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Using the Procreate Practice Sheets
Save the JPGs to your iPad (they’ll save to your Photos).
- Click the + sign and choose the “screen size” canvas while holding your iPad in Portrait Orientation.
- Click the wrench icon in the top left corner and select “insert a photo.” Select the lettering worksheet JPG from your photos. Adjust the worksheet’s size to fit the canvas.
- From the layers panel, click the + to add a layer for lettering. That way you aren’t lettering on the same layer as the worksheet.
I recommend using the DND Basic Brush from my first bundle of Procreate Brushes. Set the brush size to about 4-8% on the slider, depending on the size of the word you are tracing.
From the Lettering Shop
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Check out the free hand-lettering + brush calligraphy worksheet archives here.
I hope you have a lot of fun with these Mixed Lettering Practice Sheets. 😊
What word should I use for the next set of mixed lettering style sheets?
Let me know in the comments. ⬇️