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free printable download template to practice lettering sweater weather www.kellycreates.ca

Watercolour Wednesday – Sweater Weather

The temperature is cooling quickly where I live in Canada, and soon we will have the white stuff falling from the sky…yikes! It’s time to pull out our warmer clothing, and thus I was inspired to paint the cute phrase ‘sweater weather.’ SUPPLIES: Kelly Creates Teal, Yellow and Brown (Orange and Blue mixed) Watercolor Inks […] Read more…

pumpkin spice lettering free printable template to download and practice www.kellycreates.ca

Watercolour Wednesday – Pumpkin Spice!

Do you like pumpkin spice everything? This time of year it is everywhere, and I think the idea is so cute. I love seasonal concepts and decided to paint the words ‘pumpkin spice.‘ I tried a colour combination of cool and warm so I chose Kelly Creates Orange and Teal Watercolor Inks. I used my […] Read more…

modern calligraphy tutorial alphabet with a brush pen www.kellycreates.ca

How to Write Lowercase ‘r’

Hi everyone! When it comes to writing difficult letters with a brush pen, lots of beginners struggle with lowercase ‘r.’ I remember practicing this letter and not being happy with the results. Today I have a new video tutorial on my YouTube channel that will help you practice a number of different styles of lowercase r. […] Read more…

Back to School pencil design hand lettering tutorial www.kellycreates.ca

Back to School Hand Lettering Tutorial

Chasity’s tutorial is perfect for back to school! She has created really cute ‘pencil’ letters that pop off the page! You can use this hand lettering design for a home decor sign, a card, a planner page, or even a scrapbook layout. Kelly Creates Supplies: Deluxe Lettering Kit, White card stock or Kelly Creates Watercolor […] Read more…

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Why Should You “Super-size” Your Drills?

When I teach beginner brush lettering workshops, we always use large brush tip pens, like the Kelly Creates Dream Pens, and only study the lowercase alphabet. However, there is a reason why you should practice ‘bigger’ basic strokes too. Eventually you are going to learn the uppercase alphabet, so it’s a good idea to start […] Read more…

a new way to write the alphabet in modern calligraphy www.kellycreates.ca

A New Way to Practice the Alphabet

One of my oldest pieces of advice about learning modern calligraphy is that brush lettering is not cursive writing. It might look similar but it’s totally different. We really have to focus on drawing separate strokes and stop thinking about whole letters and words. Today, I will show you a ‘new’ way to practice your brush […] Read more…

how to control your brush pen tutorial www.kellycreates.ca

Calligraphy Help – Stop Struggling With Thick & Thin Strokes

I am really happy about a new calligraphy drill I have created to help you control the thick and thin strokes when writing with a brush pen! This new drill will really help you figure out those transitions and avoid the problem of having your strokes look all the same size. The first step is […] Read more…

Focus on the good free printable lettering quote template www.kellycreates.ca

Watercolour Wednesday – A Free Printable Quote Worksheet

Definitely one of my mottos in life is ‘Focus on the Good.’ There can be so much negativity and suffering in the world that is overwhelming. When you make a consistent effort to look at the bright moments in life, then you will experience more joy and hope. This week’s quote is “Focus on the […] Read more…

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