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:
Easy Illuminated Letter Tutorial
When I need a cool little gift for someone, I make an illuminated letter. Today’s project is a gorgeous, totally frame-worthy gift that doubles as a greeting card or a “just because” paper good. Believe it or not, this (modern) illuminated letter is pretty easy to make because I used one vital shortcut: a free printable alphabet PDF. I’ll share that PDF, plus my process, with you in this tutorial
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FREE Calligraphy Drill Worksheet: Marinera Dancer 🇵🇪
My husband, Hernán, grew up in Lima, Peru. As a result, Peruvian culture and cuisine plays a big role in our lives! Just last weekend, we went to a Peruvian festival in Denver, where performers showcased the traditional marinera dance as chefs grilled cuy (guinea pig) and stewed pots of rice pudding. As I watched the marinera, it occurred to me that I can’t dance to save my life … but I can draw. And thus, this marinera dancer calligraphy drill worksheet was born. I created the calligraphy artwork featured in the worksheet to celebrate Peruvian Independence Day, which is July 28th!
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How to Make a Beautiful Handwritten Note
Did you know: all sorts of businesses have popped up that offer to write the perfect handwritten note. Basically, these businesses argue (accurately, wouldn’t you agree?) that email inboxes are saturated. Also, people are used to receiving standard typed notes in their (real-life) mailboxes, so those don’t stand out. Nothing attracts more attention more than a handwritten note.
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About the Oblique Calligraphy Pen
When I first developed an interest in calligraphy, I looked at a lot of calligraphy photos online. Those photos featured a recurring theme: a strange-looking pen with a “thing” sticking out of its side. After some Googling, I found out that the “thing” is called a “flange”, and the pen is called an “oblique calligraphy pen”.
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