Hi friends! I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing my big news with you all. Today, I’m introducing my very first brush script font called Faithfully! This is one of those projects that I have dreamed of completing for a very long time and I can’t believe this day has finally come.
In late June, I enrolled in Teela’s course at her website Every-Tuesday.com called Learn Font Making (currently open – but the enrollment closes VERY SOON and won’t reopen until Summer 2019). I have been following her for awhile now, and had been eyeing this class for some time. I knew she was a great instructor from her video tutorials and classes on Skillshare. Over the next couple of weeks, I started creating some alphabets and additional characters with various brush pens to play with thickness and texture. I made several others that could be another font in the future 😉 After picking this alphabet, I scanned and vectorized and cleaned up the characters for what seemed like forever. LOL Once the letters were ready, I moved them into a program called Font Creator (thank you Mom & Dad) to get it working like a real script font. Thanks to this awesome software, I’ve not only included multilingual characters, but ligatures (connected letters like th) and other types of alternate letters. And, for those of you who love to use your Silhouette or other digital cutting machines, this font is PUA encoded, making it possible for you to use all of the alternate characters in your cutting software.
I wanted to create a font that felt a little like my own handwriting, with the addition of thicks and thins you find in pretty script fonts these days. I sent a photo to my sister with my niece’s name typed out, and my sister commented that it actually looks like my handwriting – sounds like I got it right. By the way, it only looks like my handwriting on a good day or when I’m trying to make it pretty. 😉 I learned so much in this process about font making and also improved my other design skills, so that’s a win-win! I’m still learning and hope to make more fonts in the future.
Here are a few preview photos of the font in action. This font, like the image says, has a sweet spirit. It’s very feminine without being too fancy. It will look great on everything from DIY papercrafting projects to wedding invitations. It also looks nice on social media posts, especially quotes.
Want to pick up a copy of the Faithfully font? It’s available in Standard (personal use) and Extended (commercial use) options in my shop. Check out the Faithfully page for more details, and photos. I’d love to hear what you think.
Take me to this beautiful new font!
More pretty pictures and details too!