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Watercolour Wednesday – Happy Birthday Printable Lettering

It’s my birthday today, so of course I am going to paint “Happy Birthday” for Watercolour Wednesday! I painted with all the ‘party’ colours in my Warm Set 1 Kelly Creates Watercolor Inks: Rose, Yellow, Orange, and Poppy, with my Kelly Creates palette and lettering brush. These ink colours blend beautifully together. To download this […] Read more…

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Watercolour Wednesday – Hello February!

Hello February! Even though it’s still winter where I live in Canada, I always feel happier in February. We have 3 family birthdays, and I love celebrating Valentine’s Day. This week we are painting 3 versions of “February.” I decided to use only one Kelly Creates Watercolor Ink that is perfect for this month – […] Read more…

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Watercolour Wednesday – Merry Christmas Free Worksheet

Painting the words “Merry Christmas” is so much fun. The playful block watercolour lettering style really suits this phrase. I used a classic palette of Kelly Creates Inks – Poppy and Emerald. As usual, I painted with my size 2 lettering brush and palette. I highly recommend my book The Art of Watercolor Lettering, along […] Read more…

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Watercolour Wednesday – Let it Snow! Free Lettering Template

It’s appropriate that I am sharing this free printable lettering worksheet with you today because we are in the middle of a big snowfall where I live in Canada. Let the shovelling begin! One of my favourite colour combinations for winter lettering is purple and blue, so I used the Kelly Creates Watercolour Inks – […] 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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Watercolour Wednesday – Painting a Quote & Free Printable

Probably the most popular lettering project people make is a hand lettered quote. Creating a piece of word art that inspires you every time you see it is so rewarding. This week we are learning how to design and paint the quote “one day at a time.” If this pandemic has taught me anything, it’s […] Read more…

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Watercolour Wednesday – Painting Cute Letters

It’s Watercolour Wednesday! Are you a fan of serif or sans serif letters?  I like to mix both lettering styles when I’m painting with watercolour. I find I feel more ‘playful’ when I have a brush in my hand instead of a pen. To paint “June”, I used the Kelly Creates Round 2 Lettering brush […] Read more…

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