Aren’t upstrokes what we love and hate, and love to hate, and hate to love? — it’s a confusing relationship as we struggle to get the perfect thin upstroke.
But don’t worry, I’m here to make it slightly easier for you with a few quick tips!
One very common question I get is how do you learn lettering on a budget. I get it. It’s a hobby, and with #allthethings getting in your face on Instagram and Pinterest, it’s easy to think you need all that.
The truth is lettering can be an inexpensive hobby. You just need 5 things — and #4 and #5 won’t cost you a cent.
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!
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.
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.