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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...

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...

New Year, New Pens | the Ultimate Brush Pen Review

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! (Some of the links in...

The #1 Thing I’d Have Done Differently | 2016 Review

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...

3 Ways to Make Your Gift Tag a Winter Wonderland

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!...

Watercolour Winter Berries Place Setting Tutorial

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...

How to Make Festive Silhouette Cards

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:...