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The 12 DIYs of Christmas

It’s here! The holiday season! And while every year, the most special gifts to give and to receive are the handmade gifts, this year more than ever, the ability to “DIY” a gift is key! The less time we have to spend in stores and the more special we can make our loved ones feel…

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Procreate Animation 101

One of the most amazing features that Procreate 5 gave us is, hands down, the animation feature. There is so much you can do with your Procreate animation studio and so many fun ways you can share your animations. In this 2-part tutorial series, you will learn how to create a fast and easy “Cheers”…

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Tutorials of Christmases Past

In addition to the 12 DIYs of Christmas Series, this is your one-stop-shop for all the tutorials and freebies of Christmases Past. I’ve included both Christmas tutorials and also the tutorials that just make great gifts anytime! There’s something for everyone! I hope that between here and the 12 DIYs of Christmas Series, you will…

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It’s Not a Cheat, It’s a Strategy (Quick and Easy Lettering Tips)

If you’ve ever taken an online course with me, you know that one of my FAVORITE sayings is, “It’s not a cheat, it’s a strategy!” Those are the little things that you can do to make your final piece look perfect, even if it didn’t start out that way. Over time, I’ve collected a lot…

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2 Easy Steps to Properly Scale Your Lettering

If you’ve experimented with enough brush pens, you have likely quickly realized that you have to scale your lettering size based on the size of your pen. With every pen, you run into the Goldilocks situation – your letters can’t be too big, they can’t be too small, they have to be just right! But,…

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How To Get a Perfect, Consistent Downstroke for Your Lettering

Having a nice, consistent downstroke is the backbone of all your hand lettering projects. The contrast between the thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes is absolute key! Without this, it’s just handwriting. Which is not what we want! When it comes to downstrokes, the questions that always come up are, “How big/wide/thick should my downstrokes be?”…

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Metallic Match-Up: Which Metallic Pen is the Best?

Who can resist something shiny? Much like Tamatoa from Moana, I cannot! But unfortunately not all that glitters is gold and, in our case, not all that glitters makes for a great metallic pen. The other day I got the question, “Which metallic marker is the best?” I thought this would be a great mini-series…

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“What’s That Pen?” Cheatsheet

If you’re looking for the cheatsheet to the “What’s That Pen?” series – you’re in the right place! Just scroll down to see a brief overview of every pen that has been reviewed (so far) and click here to see the full series!

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Finding the Perfect Paper to Make Your Brush Pens Last!

One of the sad realities of brush lettering is the discovery that even the best of brush markers don’t last forever! It’s crushing, like back when you first discovered that Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy aren’t real (I’m sorry if this blog post has brought all these realizations at once!). BUT the…

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Pen Storage 101

No matter what your budget, storage space or brush pen collection may be, you’re in the right place to find the perfect brush pen storage for you! Watch the video below to find your brush pen collection’s perfect home. You’ll also find all of the products mentioned linked below. I hope that you find this…

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DIY Summer Paper Flower Wreath

Summer is upon us…and many of us are still stuck indoors right now for the most part. Let’s bring the outdoors in with this simple but stunning craft idea – a flower wreath made from paper. This is such a straightforward craft that you can easily enjoy it with your kids as you work together…

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Top 5 Easy Ways You Can Fix Your Lettering Now!

Looking for some brush lettering fixes? You’re in the right place! Bad habits – we all have them! I will be the first to put up my hand and admit that I played a bit too much Animal Crossing over the period of lockdown. The other day, my husband ran inside to wake me up…

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Free Karin Brushmarker PRO Tutorial Series

If you’ve been keeping up with the “What’s That Pen” pen review series, you will know that one of my absolute favorite pen sets right now is the Karin Brushmarker PRO. The potential of these pens and how you can take advantage of its watercolor ink (delivered in a super convenient, portable “pen vehicle”, as…

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Sentimental Valentine’s Day Flip Book of Love Notes

My husband is an obsessive purger. You know how there are hoarders? Well, he is the exact opposite. But I am not. I have toys from my childhood, like a game of Memory, that I remember spending hours playing as a kid. Now that I have passed it on to my kids, I love seeing them…

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Easy Classroom Valentine’s Day Gift Idea and Free Printable

It’s that time of year again! Just when you think you’re done having to think of unique gift ideas after the Christmas holiday season, Valentine’s Day sneaks up on you, cupid shoots you with an arrow right on your bum (who gave that baby a weapon?) and it’s time to think of another creative (hopefully…

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