Three Simple Illustration Tutorials: Feathers {+ Watercolor Set Giveaway}

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In the three simple tutorials below, you’ll learn how to draw, paint, and calligraph eye-catching feathers. Now, I know that you haven’t been twiddling your thumbs all these years thinking, “Gee, I wish I knew some variations on ways to draw a feather!” — but trust me: this knowledge will come in handy. As is the case with all the TPK tutorials similar in nature to this one, possible usages for your feather(s) are enumerated at the end of the post! {Read through to the end to learn about a special watercolor set giveaway treat, as well!}
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Day-Brightening Painted Stones Tutorial

Day-Brightening Painted Stones Tutorial | The Postman's Knock

Once in a while, it’s nice to just “zone out” and do a little DIY project. If that DIY project can actually be put to good use, well, even better! If you’re on Pinterest, I’m sure you’ve seen painted stones before; it’s a trend that’s taking the creatively-inclined by storm. At first, I reacted to the concept with a “But … why?” And yet, after months and months of painted stones popping up in my feed, I found myself giving in, painting rocks, and liking it. A lot. Furthermore, I came up with a few practical uses, which I will enumerate at the end of this blog post.

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Seven New Calligraphy Tips + A Weekend Giveaway

Seven New Calligraphy Tips to Make Life Easier | The Postman's Knock

This is my second calligraphy tips post {you can read the first post here}, and I’m writing it because, well, I’m always learning new tips myself. I get new ideas from readers’ questions and comments, my own trial-and-error, and aha! moments that strike me at random. Since these tips make my life easier, it’s only fair that I pass them on to you. Whether you’re a beginner or someone who has been creating calligraphy for a long time, the recommendations in this blog post should come in handy!
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Simple Modern Brush Lettering Tutorial

Simple Modern Brush Lettering Tutorial | The Postman's Knock

Have you noticed how popular modern brush lettering has become lately? Everywhere you look, you’re likely to spot an example, from the H&M logo to artwork on Etsy. I think that brush lettering is popular now because of its spontaneity, contrast, and carefree look. It’s a refreshing style when a person is used to neatness and order in art and typography!
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DIY Envelope Stencil for Perfect Spacing

DIY Envelope Stencil for Perfect Spacing | The Postman's Knock

A few days ago, artist Danny Darr sent me an email showcasing a DIY envelope stencil he had created to facilitate perfect envelope spacing without a light box or measuring. Before Danny’s email, I hadn’t considered stencils much before … I mean, give me a light box, and I’m happy. But then I got to thinking: he could be on to something, especially where dark envelopes and/or writing with hand-lettering {vs. calligraphy} are concerned.
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