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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…

learn how to supersize your calligraphy practice www.kellycreates.ca

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 letter A with watercolour and free printable worksheet August www.KellyCreates.ca

Watercolour Wednesday – Painting “August”

This week August has arrived so we will practice painting this word, as well as uppercase A. Capital ‘A’ has lots of variations, and this worksheet will help you practice a couple of them: block and script. Lately my favourite colour combo is Kelly Creates Rose and Deep Yellow Watercolor Inks, along with my lettering […] 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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