Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
Most of our postings under this Combinations section are attempts to show the great variety of monogramming results that can be achieved by combining and manipulating the relationship between letters or elements from different styles.
For this monogram we thought it might be useful to do something really simple and straightforward that deals with letter size and placement.
Using the smallest size from Gothic 16 and the largest size from Gothic 16 XL we have a dramatic size difference, which allows a larger range of placement options. We started with all the letters lined up on a baseline, then tried establishing a center line midway up the center letter and aligning the flanking letters on that. We settled on a compromise - dropping the flanking letters down a bit and moving them in toward the middle so that they perch comfortably above the lower elements of the R. We chose lighter colors for the flanking letters to emphasize the importance of the center last name initial.
The overall size is 7" (177mm) tall by 5 3/7" (137mm) wide.
How we made these monograms
Embroidery software programs make it easy to delete elements, copy and paste elements from other designs, resize different aspects, and merge elements together into one new design. Each program is a bit different in how the Edit functions are managed. Once you have learned to use yours, creating new monograms from other monogram parts is creative and fun. Experiment with different arrangements and colors.