About a month ago (right after the diabetes/dead computer fiasco), a cute reader asked if I'd design some capital letters to compliment my Modern Letter Applique Design.
It took me a few days this week to pull it all together, but here's peek into how I design my letters.
First step, determine the size of the letters. I used my original designs as a template. The letters are 3" by 1.75" wide (with the exceptions of "M" and "W", they are 3" by 2.75"). The width of each letter part is approximately 5/16".
Next, with a pencil and clear grid ruler, mark these sizes in a grid on the paper. Also, mark the middle of each rectangle on the grid.
Using some freehand drawing and also using my ruler, I drew my designs so that they fit in the boxes.
Then, I traced the "keeper" lines with a black pen.
I wanted to make my designs easy to trace, and reversed for ease of applique, so I made a DIY lightbox (thank you, pinterest) (update...found the pin, and updated the link HERE), and traced my designs to the current state I've uploaded for your use.
Once I scanned the designs, I did a little editing using Microsoft Paint. Then, to make it a cohesive PDF, I used Microsoft Publisher.
Finally, I uploaded the pdf to Google Drive. So, without further ado, here is the file you've been waiting for:
DOWNLOAD MODERN CAPITAL LETTERS HERE.
Just in case you needed it, here are:
Modern Letters (all lower case)
Enjoy! I hope these new letter designs inspire you to create a fun banner, a Christmas Stocking, or anything else you fancy.
Sharing with Tatertots and Jello, and Southern Institute.