Learn how to use Crayola markers to create the basic strokes of brush calligraphy. You probably won't even need to buy any materials for this one!
Looking for some help to practice your new hobby more regularly? Join in on these fun weekly prompts! Use whatever pens you have on hand, create something beautiful, snap a picture, and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #lettermore2018! It can be really difficult to know what to write when you're getting started with … Continue reading #lettermore2018 April Promps
Learn to rest, not to quit. Easier said than done, am I right?! If (or should I say when?) you get exhausted and creativity becomes a struggle or frustration, step back. Don't give up! You can always take a break, try something different, and search for more sources or inspiration. Here are some things to … Continue reading Tips for Conquering Creative Block.
When I originally started calligraphy (in 2015), I had no idea that I would eventually start an etsy shop, blog, or website. I actually started out by posting my practice on Instagram. When I got my first supplies, I wanted to post pictures of my calligraphy without my friends and family seeing it. I can … Continue reading 5 Tips For Starting Up An Etsy Shop
I recently purchased a new gadget for lettering and it is something that you should really consider grabbing for yourself! In the grand scheme of lettering (and in life) I tend to avoid buying any extra gadgets or items that I will have to find a place for. I tend to make do with what … Continue reading How To Address Envelopes Faster & Better
Did you miss the last post? Click here to go back! Get Started Working on Letter Connections In the last post, we talked about using the basic strokes to begin forming letters. Practicing your basic strokes and letters is about the best thing that you can do to improve your lettering and get more comfortable … Continue reading Step Four: Get Started Working on Letter Connections
When you first start lettering it can seem overwhelming to see all the different kinds of brush pens & supplies that are circulating out there. What do I actually need to get started? When I first started lettering I didn't have a lot of money to spend on supplies, but I wanted to try different … Continue reading The TWO things you need to start lettering!
In my last post I listed what I think are three of the best brush pens for beginning letterers. Click here to check that out if you want to see! I thought I would highlight some of my favorite things about each of these pens by doing brush pen spotlights! First up is the Zig … Continue reading Brush Pen Spotlight: Zig Clean Color
Looking to learn brush calligraphy? Here are three brush pens that I will always recommend for beginners. Find more tutorials at lysstylerletters.com
Did you miss the first step? Click here to start with step one! So, you've got your Crayola markers* now. And I know what you were thinking...I had no idea that you could letter with Crayola markers when I first started! I thought that you had to have fancy brush pens to even remotely start … Continue reading Start Lettering with Crayola Markers.