Hand Lettering: Christmas menu lantern
Impatient to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones?
We have a great idea that will help you to enjoy the wait. We show you how to create your Christmas menu in a few easy steps – and give it the popular hand lettered look, too! Draped around a lantern and decorated with a eucalyptus garland, this is guaranteed to be a real eye catcher at your Christmas meal.
An article by Lea
Measure the height of your lantern glass and cut the doily to the required height using the cutter blade.
Draw light guide lines onto the doily using the geometry set square and pencil, to help you create straight and symmetrical lettering.
Use the black pigment liner (line width 0.5 mm) to create the lettering for the text of your Christmas menu on the doily.
Draw in Christmassy branches between your menu courses using the green and red pigment liners. Use the gold metallic marker to add highlights within and around the word, “Menu.”
Carefully rub out the pencil guide lines. Caution: don’t use the eraser on the areas where you’ve used the metallic marker.
What you need
Cutting mat and cutter blade, doily, lantern, candle, sprig of eucalyptus, cook’s string, masking tape
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