Sundays with Sandee - Lettering / Tracking

Sunday, March 2, 2014


I am doing something different today... :)
On the first Sunday of the month I would like to start a new segment to focus on: lettering skills
The following diagrams are what I printed out, to keep as a handy reference for future classes, so feel free to either download them and keep them in your lettering and typography file or print them out for a visual reference.


In my video I am focusing on letter-spacing, usually called tracking by typographers. It refers to a consistent degree of increasing or sometimes decreasing the space between letters. ( Negative values tighten; positive values loosen

Here is my page using the tracking method, and now I'll be able to refer back to it as a reference when I need an inspiration for using my own handwriting! And we are going to reference this next Sunday when we journal so you have all week to practice! Remember to have fun!

As always, we love to see what you do, whether it's making a card, creating a lay out or in this case, maybe addressing an envelope! Whatever you do, please share it with us over on the Frosted Designs Face Book page, we'd love to see you there! 
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10 Responses to “Sundays with Sandee - Lettering / Tracking”

Sandy said...

Just what I need some help with my writing this looks like just the ticket.. Off to find some graph paper, know I have some here somewhere and now I have a use for it..
Vicki :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! I am IN LOVE with how you did that quote! This is fabulous!!!!!!

Jean said...

I need this so I can practice! Thanks for all the great info!!

Gill said...

Thank you - this is just what I've been looking for!

Barb Craft said...

This is brilliant Sandee!! You make adding lettering look so easy!! I love that this is something I can practice while watching TV with the family! Thank you for the tips!

barb :)

Krisha said...

Thanks for the great tips and the wonderful video.

Marion Armitage said...

Thank you for the tutorial.. I need all the help I can get in my hand writing.. Next is to find my graph paper.. I THINK I have some.. then maybe do up a little book.

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Oh this is going to be so much fun Sandee! Just when I thought my lettering was EASY!! I either felt like doing it or not and that was the end.. Now you giving us the tools; which allows us to practice; and it ultimately empowers us to make it happen with own handwriting ALL THE TIME!! Thank YOU!! oh BTW.. these kits are getting better and better!!Love the Prima products, the authentique papers, that silks glaze!! (never seen that before) and the Elegant stickers!! The SIDEKICK set of LSG inks!! is an AWESOME GIFT!!

Brandi Matos said...

Always beautiful work Sandee!!! LOVE watching your videos... They are so informative :-)

Melissa said...

Love the tips on handwriting! So glad to have found you and then found this blog! Thanks!