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Colorless Pen Technique

Sometimes, 96 colors just aren’t enough!  Or, perhaps it is because I only have 35 or so, I feel like I am always missing one color or another.  Plus, I have been looking for a really good way to use your colorless blender and I think I finally found one that I love – creating new colors!  Sometimes, it is hard to find exactly what you are looking for – especially if you are color …

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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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Liquid Watercolors… from Pens!

So, I have a small confession.  I am a terrible painter.  Like really terrible.  I can’t stay in the lines, the flowers never look like flowers, and I never feel like I have the right brush movement going on.  I have taken watercolor classes, a watercolor lettering class, and had in person tutorial with my bestie… but alas, I still can’t make it look right!  I love the appearance of watercolors and apparently my string …

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