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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Watercolour Wednesday – A Short Summer Quote

Let’s paint “Stay Cool” – a fun summer quote! There are a few tricky letter combinations, and double o is one of those that needs lots of practice when lettering with watercolour. I’ve prepared a YouTube video tutorial for you that will explain how hand positioning is important. With summer heat on my mind, I decided […] Read more…

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This Calligraphy Worksheet is a Game Changer!

I know I’ve designed a LOT of free calligraphy worksheets for you, but this one is REALLY different and will help you so much! The most challenging basic stroke is the oval, and this worksheet has oval outlines that you can follow for both reverse and regular ovals. There are 9 letters in our alphabet […] Read more…

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