Hand lettering Challenges are great practice for beginners to develop their personal lettering style.Read More
Washi tape, washi tape… how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
Ok, but seriously, there are many reasons I love Washi Tape
And there are all sorts of crafts you can do with it.. I mean, come on, what is there NOT to love about washi tape, that is the real question here?
Valentine’s day is creeping up, so I thought I’d share a simple wahi tape valentine card craft.
This craft is SUPER easy, all I used was:
blank white card from Michael's
Pens for hand-lettering.
This card is great for a special friend, coworker, teacher, or neighbor. It would be great for just about anyone really.. I mean, come on… who doesn’t like receiving a lovely homemade card, especially when it's made with washi tape?
Experimenting with pouring medium and learning as I go
I absolutely love the organic free flowing texture. Especially when pops of color are used in just the right places. This makes my art loving heart overflow. ♥Read More
Creating Faux Calligraphy in 3 easy steps
If you love the art of calligraphy, but don't have time to learn all about nibs ink and not to mention dealing with the mess of it all, then allow me to introduce you to my favorite lettering style of faux calligraphy!
I know you're going to love it as much as me! Faux Calligraphy is a fun, casual, and a SUPER easy way to spiff up party invitations, holiday greeting cards, or just for the heck of it!
I've outlined how to achieve beautiful faux calligraphy in 3 easy steps!Read More
Before jumping into the fancy effects of watercolor, it is important to learn some foundational techniques.
Having a solid understand of the watercolor medium and it's characteristics will help you decided how to tackle a painting to get the desired effects.
The techniques covered are:Read More
Translated means, I am still learning. This quote is rumored to have been written on the back of a painting Michelangelo completed at the age of 87.
Isn't that freaking AWESOME?! I, personally, think this quote is amazing! I too, will never stop:
- and growing
- and creating
- and painting
Are you interesting in watercolor, but not sure how to get started or what materials to buy? I've been there and, believe me, I know that it can be overwhelming. After all, there are tons of different types of supplies and techniques that watercolor artist use.
There are no set in stone rules in what materials to purchase. It is all a matter of the outcome you are going for and your personal preference and style.
This post is the first of a series covering watercolor basics. It will cover basic watercolor supplies and following posts will discuss watercolor techniques. My goal for this series is to provide detailed AND easy to follow information.Read More
Isn't it weird how opposites attract? But it is so true. Not only is it true in personal relationships, but in hand-lettering as well. Using opposite styles or ingredients makes for a better over-all hand-lettering composition.
Opposites, or contrasting design elements, oddly enough, supports each element and makes a composition balanced and interesting. For example, when lettering a phrase writing out the important words in BOLD or Large words and the supporting words in a narrow script brings balance the whole lettering scheme.Read More
Coming up with fresh and unique lettering styles for a word or phrase is challenging. When I get stuck in a creative rut, repeating the same style of lettering over and over again, I like to take some time to brainstorm new ideas.
Grab some paper and your trusty pen and have fun! Without any judgement or hesitation, push yourself to try different styles.