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12 days of xmas giveaway 2017 Kelly creates

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 2

Welcome to my FIRST ever 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, sponsored by American Crafts! From December 11 until December 23, each day I will feature one of the products from my new calligraphy collection. You could win Brush pens, paper pads, journals, stamps and more! To be entered to win, leave a comment answering the […] Read more…

Hand lettering and calligraphy on pumpkins for Halloween and Thanksgiving home and party ideas and decorations

Hand Lettering FREE Printable for Halloween and Thanksgiving Decorations

Fall home décor and party decorations often includes pumpkins, especially for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Decorations and party ideas for the season can include hand lettering, and pumpkins are a fun way to use your calligraphy skills. I designed 4 pumpkins… 3 real and one black plastic pumpkin…. and wrote on them with a variety of […] Read more…

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…

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