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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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Watercolour Wednesday – Free Printable Template

One of the biggest mistakes beginners make when practicing any kind of lettering is not using guidelines. Writing or painting letters on blank paper is never a good idea. Did you know you can use the Kelly Creates Grid Practice paper to practice your lettering? This specialty paper pad is heavyweight but much less expensive […] Read more…

Learn how to write quotes with calligraphy and brush pens with this new Quote pad from kellycreatesstore.com tutorial by Bonnie Peters @diamondandwillow

The Beauty of Lettering Quote Pad & Faux Embroidery Technique

Get ready to be BLOWN AWAY by Bonnie Peters’ tutorial on creating calligraphy that looks like embroidery, using my new Kelly Creates Quote Pad “The Beauty of Lettering.” You can use this Quote Pad to trace and learn, and then frame these 8×10 pieces and use them as your own home decor or give them […] Read more…

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 6

Welcome to my first ever 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, sponsored by American Crafts! From December 11 until December 22, each day I will feature one of the products from my new calligraphy collection. 12 Winners will be announced on December 23, 2017. You could win Brush pens, paper pads, journals, stamps and more! To […] Read more…