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    Handwriting after your pages are printed?

    Has anyone ever done their own handwriting after your pages are printed? I want to use my own handwriting and can't think of another way to do it. I am fine with doing it after they are printed I was just wondering if anyone else has done it and did you use a certain pen so that it would bleed?

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    I have used an ultra fine sharpie on pages that are slick, but some pages have a slight texture to them (like a photo) and I haven't tried on that. I had my handwriting turned into a font for my pages. That might be something to consider.
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    I have never personally done that, but it might just work The other option would be to get a font made from your handwriting...
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    oops, missed yours, Kelly
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    I made an entire book as a Father's day present. I left blank spaces so the kids could write answers to the questions. I used a Fine point Sharpie Permanent maker. It was perfect no smudge...even with my left handed son. It turned out awesome. Honestly I love that book more than any other book as I feel it captures the kids' perfectly.
    I've included a few links to the pages below so you get an idea.
    http://www.designerdigitals.com/digi...ut-dad&cat=500
    http://www.designerdigitals.com/digi...d-says&cat=500

    Another idea is to write out what you want for your journaling. Scan it and open it up into PS. Then put it directly onto your layout before printing.
    I did that here for this page along with their artwork.
    http://www.designerdigitals.com/digi...7s-day&cat=500

    Hope that helps.

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    Thank you for your ideas. I've thought about turning my handwriting into a font. Do you know how to do it? Is is hard?

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    You could write your journalling on white paper, scan it and bring it in as a jpg, then use multiply as a blending mode to eliminate the white background. The downside here is that the journalling would not be editable once scanned....but could be replaced with a similarly produced text...
    Susan

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    I've gone through the Peas Fonts and found one similar enough to my half printed scrawl so that does me just fine.
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    I love Doris' (aka echogirl) idea of adding writing with a permanent fine point sharpie.
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    I'm not sure if she still does it but, Bailey (starlite9711) had an Etsy shop where she can make your handwriting into a font. You might contact her if you are interested.
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    I have used my Wacom tablet to write on my pages. I use a hard edge brush set to 4 pixels and it works great. Here are a few of the pages.



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    I've used my tablet a few times too, but I don't like it so I rarely use it! I've also had my handwritting turned into a font, but sadly, it doesn't really resemble my handwriting, so I never use it. I LOVE the idea that Doris suggested above! Best of luck with your decision!
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    What great ideas here! It is nice to personalize pages with one's own or kids' handwriting!
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    So many wonderful ideas! A couple more suggestions. American Crafts makes a series of pens called "slick writers" available in an assortment of colors and they are great for writing on top of slick surfaces. If you want a digital form of your handwriting and you have an ipad there is an app called iFontMaker and you can make endless versions of your handwriting with it.

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    Julie you have beautiful handwriting!
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    Julie, your handwriting looks great! I can never get mine to look good using my pen. I'll have to try it again with your settings.
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    Thank you for all the tips. I definitely have some more options now. You ladies are great!

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    Hmmm i haven't really thought of this before - such a fun idea to write, right on your pages!!

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