What’s New? I recently completed an amazing course on creating my own font and I’ve been dying to share how it turned out! I decided to create a font that had some texture, similar to that of a calligraphy pen. A lot of fonts that I’ve seen are way too smooth for real life. I… Read More Sakura Script
I will be hosting brush lettering workshops starting in the Fall of 2017. If you are interested in attending the course, please leave your information in the contact form below. I will contact you with pricing and location details.
As I’ve had my shop open longer and longer, I’ve experimented with a few different methods of shipping my prints. I’ve tried using little foam packing sheets, bubble wrap, cardboard sheets – you name it, I’ve tried it! My tried and true method of mailing somewhat fragile goods (like prints, notebooks, canvases, etc) has been… Read More Quick Tutorial: Packaging Prints
If you’ve already chosen your shop name, you’re probably ready to list your first item. I’ll give you some SEO tips as well as some advice for taking photos. You don’t have to have 50 items ready to list right away. It costs $.20 for each listing, so it may be better for you to slowly… Read More All Things Etsy Pt. 2 (listing your first item)
This series will be aimed at those creating their own handmade product to sell in an Etsy shop. If you will be reselling or have outside manufacturing, please refer to Etsy’s rules on those topics as I have no experience or knowledge in that area. Starting an Etsy shop was actually not something I planned… Read More All Things Etsy Pt. 1 (aka should you do it?)
Since I started my hand-lettering journey back in August, I’ve made a lot of mistakes and learned a LOT of tricks. Since the new year is coming up (can you believe 2016 is almost over???) I figured I’d share my progress with you, as well as some of the things I’ve learned over the last… Read More A Little Progress Update
What You Need: smart phone OR scanner adobe illustrator ipad pro (optional) The method of image capturing may vary, but once you have your image on your computer, all the steps after that are the same for each method. Note: I use a Mac, so your screen will look different than mine. The tools should… Read More Digitizing Your Hand-Lettering
What the Heck is Crayligraphy?? Well, to put it pretty simply, crayligraphy is just calligraphy using Crayola markers! The first time I heard about crayligraphy, I was honestly in disbelief. I couldn’t believe that people were creating awesome modern hand lettered pieces using kids’ markers. Here I was, ordering brush pens, markers, pen nibs and holders left… Read More Let’s Talk Crayligraphy!
What are brush pens? A brush pen is a pen with a brush for a tip. Pretty self-explanatory. Brush pens can be used to create awesome faux calligraphy and are also used to create traditional Chinese calligraphy. Brush pens are a favorite for hand-lettering because of their soft, flexible tip and ability to easily create thin and… Read More Brush Pens: A Review
Before you start reading, here are the PDFs needed for today’s blog, if you’re following along: Lettering Worksheet 1 Lettering Worksheet 2 (Make sure you scale to fit the paper so you get the entirety of the worksheet) What is Bounce Lettering? Bounce lettering is basically just varying where your letters sit in relation to the line you’re… Read More Bounce Lettering