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3 simple techniques to create watercolour backgrounds using Tombow Dual Brush pens for hand lettering, crafts, cards, and more www.kellycreates.ca

Easy Watercolour Background Techniques for Hand Lettering Quotes

Calligraphy and hand lettering are really fun to use to create quotes and inspirational word art you can display or frame. Instead of just a plain white piece of paper, you can use water-based brush pens to design very quick and easy watercolour backgrounds. The supply list is short and simple: watercolour paper (or Bristol paper or cardstock), […] Read more…

Learn how to slant letters when writing calligraphy with these FREE guide sheets from www.kellycreates.ca

New Free Practice Guide Sheets

Lately I have been teaching a lot of Beginners in my Facebook groups and in person, and I have been telling them that lined guide sheets are a very important part of practice. Actually, I have come across a very common question of “How do I write straight on blank paper?”  My answer is “Don’t use blank paper.” People […] Read more…

Gorgeous galaxy watercolor effect and an awesome video tutorial www.kellycreates.ca

How to Paint a Galaxy with Watercolour

Galaxy patterns in watercolour, painting and lettering have become quite popular over the past few months. Being a BIG Trekkie (Star Trek Fan), I knew I had to try to paint a galaxy with my watercolours. I am trying to dedicate a little time every weekend on exploring my creativity with watercolour. So I pulled […] Read more…

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Getting Organized…with a Bullet Journal

I really admire people who are super organized and schedule everything, keeping track of both important dates and daily routines for their businesses and personal lives. Online, I came across the bullet journal and have been following some people as they plan and track their lives in their notebooks. I also joined some Bullet Journal or “BUJO” […] Read more…

What is Bouncy Brush Lettering? Find out www.kellycreates.ca calligraphy, brush calligraphy, brush lettering, learn

New Bouncy Worksheets & Free Drills

So what exactly is “Bouncy” lettering? It is a more relaxed and playful style of brush calligraphy where the letters don’t always sit in a row on a baseline, but rather appear to ‘bounce’ up and down in an appealing way. If you would like to try out a free alphabet sheet, click HERE to […] Read more…

Lots of great lettering advice for lefties, left-handed tips for calligraphy from a leftie

Lettering & Calligraphy Tips for Left-Handed People

One of the questions I get asked a lot is from left-handed people wondering if they can do calligraphy and lettering. My answer is always, “Yes,” and many lefties use my tracing guide worksheets to successfully learn brush lettering. There are always left-handed people in my workshops who make a few adjustments and can write beautiful letters too. […] Read more…

So many amazing calligraphy tips and techniques are in Kelly Creates monthly newsletter "KellyLetters". You can sign up on her website. She really knows how to explain the details of brush lettering. Use these tracing guide worksheets to build muscle memory and take your lettering to the next level. The whole alphabet, words, drills and more at www.kellycreates.ca

Calligraphy Tips: How to Connect Strokes and Letters

Let’s say you have already started to learn brush lettering or calligraphy of any kind. As a beginner, you start by focusing on drills and basic strokes, then graduate to letters from simplest to most challenging. (To read my blog post about how to study the alphabet, click HERE).   Using my practice guide worksheets and […] Read more…

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