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!
I’m going to preface all this by saying I don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. The next big holiday for me is Christmas, but I know many of you will be sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner next week, so I thought it’d be a nice touch to have gratitude cards for that dinner — just another layer of giving thanks 😉
Recently, I asked what you would like to see more on the blog, and one thing that jumped out was more posts on supplies! So with the holidays (and Black Friday!) right ‘round the corner, I thought I’d put together a holiday gift guide for lettering artists. Whether you’re just starting out or have been at this for a while, I got you covered!
For the past month, I’ve been talking about lettering gifts. From simple cards and prints to a quirky sign, and even yoga mats! But gifts aren’t complete until they are wrapped, so today, I’m ending off the series with a tutorial on customizing your holiday gift wrap with some lettering.
It’s time for lettering tutorial #2! You can find last week’s post on watercolour lettering cards here, but this week, we’re going to be working yoga mat lettering.
Yes, today’s gift tutorial is on lettering on your/ a yoga mat!
Pretty exercise gear can be motivating. But it can also be pricey, especially for someone just starting out — see also: me. So instead of paying through the nose for an pretty, expensive mat, I did myself one better and made my drugstore-bought mat pretty.
Happy October — i.e. the month of lettering tutorials. This week, we’re starting with something really simple: watercolor lettering cards.
I previously shared how to make a watercolor wash in a pinch, but today, I’ll do you one better. I’ll show you THREE different ways to create watercolor washes that you can letter over and put into a frame.
(Yes, it’s actually three tutorials, not just the one!)
October’s coming up and you know what that means? Wedding season and Christmas season are coming soon! In light of that, I’m going to be sharing a series of DIY lettering tutorials for gifts. I’ve been hard at work experimenting with different techniques and materials, and I can’t wait to share it all with you.
But that’s all next week. Before we get into that, I want to show you you I organise lettering projects, so I don’t get swamped — and you don’t too!
P.S. You can use this for any craft project. Mine are just largely lettering-related 😉
Somehow, September has become Brush Pen Calligraphy 101 month! Which is pretty cool. So far, we’ve covered supplies and the 8 basic strokes, plus some big mistakes to avoid, so today, it’s time to start actually drawing some letters and learn the brush pen calligraphy alphabet.