When I started TPK in 2012, written content was the default (and, oh boy, did I write some long content back then). As the years have progressed, there’s been a shift. People like to see tutorial videos of projects and techniques! When I have the time, I love to make videos. In today’s article, I’m sharing my eight favorites:
I love this calligraphy birthday card tutorial because it requires very few supplies. You can make it with black cardstock and white ink — as I’ve done here — or you can switch it up with a lighter paper and a dark ink! No matter what color scheme you choose, the swirls and stars are key. The more you include, the more festive your card will be! Here are the steps for making it:
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Tracing is a great shortcut if you don’t have the time and/or the energy to freehand draw. It’s a technique that can help you to make some beautiful projects (like illuminated letters and flourished ampersands). Today, I’m adding another fun project to the tracing roster: this vintage roses mail art. Set aside 45 minutes or so to put on some good music or a podcast, enjoy your favorite fall beverage, and create a beautiful envelope for a loved one!
Today, you’re getting two different mail art tutorials in one post! In the first tutorial, you’ll use iron gall ink and a light hand to make spindly, eye-catching flourishes. The second tutorial has a retro, constellation-like look with an understated color scheme. Create the tutorial that most appeals to you today, or try them both!
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I like to innovate and post new project tutorials regularly, but some projects are just so cool that I can’t resist making them again. This lettering map is an excellent example! Last year, I made a Brazil lettering map similar to this one. Today, I wanted to create a gift for an Ethiopian friend, and I knew that the lettering map concept would be perfect. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to make this Ethiopia lettering map. Feel free to modify the concept for any country, state, or city!
Birthday candles are colorful and celebratory — but, in real life, they’re fleeting. This watercolor birthday card captures candles at their most festive, with glittery flames to boot! To make it, you’ll need a few supplies and about an hour of free time.