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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! 

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Simple Watercolor Guide For Beginners - Supplies

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.

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Interesting Hand-Lettering Compositions

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.

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Lettering Styles

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.

 

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