Don’t get me wrong. If you’re just dipping your feet into the shallow end, paper choice hardly matters. You can easily use any brush marker — or even a paintbrush — on any paper you have on hand. You’re just seeing if this is a hobby you’d like after all.
But if you’re slightly more serious about practicing every day, you may want to get a few beginner friendly pens and invest in good paper instead.
Valentine’s day is coming! I know, it’s SUCH an over-commercialised day. But I say boo to the nay-sayers. We can make it a great Valentine’s day without buying things that cost an arm and a leg — lettering is here to save the day!
Today, I’m going to be showing you how to letter your valentine’s day card and personalise it. Even if you’re a beginner at lettering, I promise you can do this!
“What do I use to write on black paper?” is a question that is asked a lot. It’s easy to write on white, of course, but lettering on dark surfaces is pretty glam. There are pens, paints and inks for this, and this post rounds them all up for you.
Last week, we talked brush pens — the beginner-friendly, the fun and the icky. But now you know what you want… The question remains: where’s the best place to go brush pen shopping in Singapore?*
Obviously, you don’t want make your way to a store only to realise it doesn’t have the brush pen you want! To save you that trouble, I put together this neat little post cataloging my favourite stores and what brands they carry.
*Sorry, international peeps, I’m not well-versed in the stores available. If you’re in the U.S., Amazon and JetPens are your best friends. If not, try this list.
If you’ve been following my lettering journey for a while, you may have seen the first iteration of this post, done in mid-2016. Now, over 30 pens and many sheets of paper later, I’m bringing the ultimate brush pen review back bigger and better!
The last week of December always lends itself to introspection for me every year — I blame it on my birthday. It’s a double whammy of “New year, new you! Go do a 2016 review!”
But why review?
Why do people read book reviews or movie reviews? To find out whether that book or movie is worth their time, right? The same applies to your life — you want to find out what you’re doing that’s worthwhile and what isn’t.
That way, you can keep doing the good and cull the bad, and make your days worthwhile and productive!
Of course, it isn’t as simple as reading reviews off the Internet. Nope, you’ve to write the reviews yourself. In this post, I’ll be taking you through my year-end review process, so you can get a peek at what’s coming for Lyssy Creates, and also use the same steps to make your 2017 more fulfilling.
The gifts are bought, you’re starting to wrap them… But who do they belong to? This is another opportunity to dazzle your friends and family with your mad lettering skills. Add some chilly goodness to your presents this season with these winter wonderland gift tags!
If you’ve a pretty crazy Christmas dinner planned, this one is for you! It’s fast and easy, and has the added bonus of making your dinner look all rustic and fancy at the same time. Without too much prattling though — here’s how to make a winter berries place setting — or twenty!
Can you believe it’s less than a month to Christmas? And with the season upon us, of course, I’ve some festive tutorials for you. I’ve been working on designing Christmas cards for my pen pals, and apart from watercolour wreaths, I also wanted to try something new: festive silhouette cards!
You know, where you fill a shape with lettering. Curious? Let’s get started then!
As you letter, you start creating pieces you want to keep. Maybe you’ve also bought some prints here and there. But what on earth do you DO with these?! Well, that’s what I’m here for. Today, I’m going to show you 7 ways you can decorate with lettering pieces!