The weather is finally heating up where I live. We have had a really strange wet and rainy June. Today let’s practice lettering “beat the heat” in a bouncy calligraphy style. (Find the worksheet download at end of this post)
I used the large brush tip of the Kelly Creates Midnight Dream pen to trace. This worksheet is designed by me, and I write the words with actual brush pens. I don’t use a digital method like an iPad or procreate, so that your tracing experience is authentic. (Remember that this is for personal use only and not to be used for a group or teaching a class.).
Then I decided to create a blended colourful effect using the Kelly Creates Sunshine and Sunset Dream Pens. I added thin shadow lines with the Kelly Creates Black 05 Fineliner. To blend Dream pen inks, I used Canson watercolor paper cold pressed 140 lbs.
If you’re new here, then welcome and thanks for dropping by! You can find out more about how to start learning calligraphy as a beginner by clicking HERE. It’s a good idea to learn your ABCs before you start writing words. Jumpstart your skills with my Kelly Creates Beginner Kit, which has everything you need to learn to write with a brush pen…and it’s suitable for all ages!
You can use both large and small brush pens to trace the words, such as the Kelly Creates Dream pens and the Multicolor Small Brush pens. Another good choice for pens is the Deluxe Lettering kit and the 3-pack of Black brush pens too.
All are available in my online store at http://www.KellyCreatesStore.com (we ship international) or you can click HERE to see where to purchase my products at retailers around the world.
You also need to print on smooth paper like the Kelly Creates Blank paper pad (which you can put through your printer) or HP LaserJet Premium 32 lbs. or use tracing paper(Canson Marker paper) on top of regular copy paper, which is too rough for brush tips and will damage them.
After you finish tracing, practice your freehand skills on my super smooth Kelly Creates Paper Pads. I highly recommend using the Dotted or Lined pads (never practice on blank paper).
To download and print your free worksheet, click HERE or click the image below. Want more free printable worksheets? I offer a new one every month inside my e-newsletter. Just click FREE FOR YOU on my website menu, and you’ll find them. Enjoy!