Lesley Miller

Karin Markers Review

If you follow any letterers of Instagram, you may have seen Karin Markers.  I was curious about them, but a bit hesitant.  I am not typically a fan of larger nibbed pens – my lettering is on the smaller size.  And, everyone talked about how rich and juicy they are.  However, as a lefty, I typically don’t love a juicy pen – it just makes a super smudgy mess.  Curiosity got the cat, and I …

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Large Weekly Planner

Sometime last summer, while meandering down the aisles of my local Target, I found these large undated planners.  It was a part of the collaboration between Blue Sky and May Designs and was in the clearance section.  For a yes-please $3, I got a tear away pad of desk planners.  They are about 12 1/2 inches by 16 inches and had a tear away top.  I loved how it was big enough to write a …

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Girl, Wash Your Face Lettering Challenge

I am so excited to be hosting my very first lettering challenge with the lovely ladies of Flourish and Pearl and Books and Brush Pens! We were super inspired by the book, Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.  I highly recommend it!  And, I never do this, but I recommend buying the book so you can write, highlight, and amen all over the inside pages!  My copy is full of notes that I took …

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Colorless Pen Technique

Sometimes, 96 colors just aren’t enough!  Or, perhaps it is because I only have 35 or so, I feel like I am always missing one color or another.  Plus, I have been looking for a really good way to use your colorless blender and I think I finally found one that I love – creating new colors!  Sometimes, it is hard to find exactly what you are looking for – especially if you are color …

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Fabulous Flourishes!

Flourishing is one of those learned skills.  I think some people are more natural than others and are confident swirling their pen around.  For the record , I am not one of those people!  It takes a lot of practice and muscle memory to develop fluid looking flourishes and embellishments.  But good news!  In several years of my quest to flourish effortlessly, I have a four tips and tricks that make the flourishing process easier! …

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