Prime your selected items with acrylic paint according to the paint manufacturer’s instructions and allow them to dry. Sketch the decorative patterns lightly with a pencil, or simply draw them freehand. Be as imaginative as you like or use one of our templates for inspiration. Hints and tips: try writing extracts from poetry books or single words that convey the feeling of spring.
Go over your pencil sketches with the edding calligraphy marker. Work with our interactive online Calligraphy Trainer and try out freehand writing. Remember, practice makes perfect!
Products and materials
- Objects that you already have in your home and garden that could do with a good make-over:
- Wooden trays
- Picture frames
- Garden decorations made from wood or clay
- Suitable cards, tags or signs to add colour
- Acrylic primer in your favourite spring colours – these should be light to reflect the season and, of course, pastel tones are hugely popular at the moment
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