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The bubble letter alphabet is an attractive alternative in the production of visual aids either in the classroom, in the art class or as a teaching tool in other larger spaces. The bubble letter alphabet produces a pleasing and easy to produce substitute for flashcards or headings cards. I have used both the bubble letter alphabet and ladder lettering many times over the years in teaching and in illustrating stories. They are fast and very impressive to the viewer! Once you have mastered the bubble letter alphabet techniques, people will be astonished at the instant results you can achieve with a stroke of the paint brush or felt tip marker.
The bubble letter alphabet is formed in a manner similar to ladder lettering. First, form boxes for the bubble letter alphabets of the same proportions as before but this time in light pencil. The "M" and "W" letters are three spaces wide, the 1's and the I's are a single space and every other letter is two spaces wide. Next, take a pencil and sketch in the rounded off corners of each bubble letter on your paper, making sure that all the sides of the letters touch the frame except at the corners. For an italic effect, one can slope the letters or widen the base width to form pear shaped letters, or indeed any combination of these. Try it! To be really artistic, one can draw a curved base line with a central arc point above it then a parallel line the letter height above it and finally mark off the individual letters of one, two or three measures wide with their vertical lines radiating from the center point. Again lightly pencil in the corners and you are ready to complete your bubble letter alphabet masterpiece!