Fabulous Flourishes!

Flourishing is one of those learned skills.  I think some people are more natural than others and are confident swirling their pen around.  For the record , I am not one of those people!  It takes a lot of practice and muscle memory to develop fluid looking flourishes and embellishments.  But good news!  In several years of my quest to flourish effortlessly, I have a four tips and tricks that make the flourishing process easier! …

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Color Fudes Are Here!

I, like every other letterer in the United States, was so, so, so excited to see that Tombow released pack of colored hard nib pens!  I ordered my pens on Wednesday and was even more thrilled to see them on my front porch on Friday.  I spent the weekend doing a little doodling and lettering in a journal and I wanted to share my thoughts with you all.  I believe that Tombow is restocking today, …

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Monoline Magic

I do a ton of work with my brush pens… and I love them a lot!  However, I feel like there is a pen in my arsenal that is underrepresented in my shared work!  I love my monoline pens (and pencils) and think they have really helped my lettering skills. It seems a little counter-intuitive to think about a non-brush pen helping my brush lettering, but there is a really important reason!  When I don’t have …

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Glue Embossing!

I love something a little bit shiny on a project – card, art print, scrapbook page or other goodie!  I think it harkens back to ALL the episodes of What Not to Wear I watched as a high school and college student.  Stacy and Clinton used to beat into people’s heads that an outfit needs four things to look complete: color, texture, pattern, and shine.  We won’t comment on the lack of texture or shine …

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Tombow Dual Brush Pen Lettered Piece

Colorful Pen Roundup!

Hey Guys! I get asked about my favorite pens and pen recommendations regularly.  I will be honest, my two favorite pens are definitely the Tombow Fudenosuke Pens – hard and soft nib.  But sometimes, I need a little bit of color in my life and it is so hard to find the perfect pens!  I letter on a budget and don’t like spending a fortune on pens – especially crappy ones.  I do, however, enjoy …

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