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Making your own Illuminated Letter

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Have a go at making your own illuminated letter!

  1. Choose your letter and use a straight edge to make a nice big box for it.
  2. Draw the outline of your letter. If you are a perfectionist you might want to do it in pencil!
  3. Add some pattern into ALL of the gaps. Make it up or take inspiration from our incredible illuminated manuscripts here.
  4. Colour it in in bright colours.

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