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3 Quick Tips to Make Your Calligraphy Perfect

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’ve been lettering a while. You can make thin upstrokes and thick downstrokes. But somehow… your calligraphy feels off. You can’t seem to make your calligraphy perfect — and you can’t pinpoint what’s wrong!

If this is what you’re experiencing, you’re absolutely not alone here! There are 3 steps to take your lettering from scribbles with a brush pen to pretty calligraphy. They are quick and easy to apply, and best of all? They’re all here!

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I help busy ladies add a little creative something (aka lettering) to their lives!

5 Ways to Break Your Creative Block

Have you ever wanted to paint or letter but just felt… stuck? That, my friend, is a creative block. You know you can do it. You just feel really ‘meh’ about it! It isn’t a fun place for any creative to be, so today, I’m sharing 5 things I do whenever I’m stuck. I call...

How to Get Thin Upstrokes in Brush Pen Calligraphy

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! PRACTICE IS KEY FOR THIN...

Learn Lettering on A Budget: 5 Things You Need

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...

Is Your Poor Paper Choice Killing Your Brush Pens?

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...

Lettering on Black Paper: Pens & Paints

“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. (Some of the links in...

Brush Pen Shopping in Singapore

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...

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