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Lesley Miller

Color Fudes Are Here!

I, like every other letterer in the United States, was so, so, so excited to see that Tombow released pack of colored hard nib pens!  I ordered my pens on Wednesday and was even more thrilled to see them on my front porch on Friday.  I spent the weekend doing a little doodling and lettering in a journal and I wanted to share my thoughts with you all.  I believe that Tombow is restocking today, …

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Monoline Magic

I do a ton of work with my brush pens… and I love them a lot!  However, I feel like there is a pen in my arsenal that is underrepresented in my shared work!  I love my monoline pens (and pencils) and think they have really helped my lettering skills. It seems a little counter-intuitive to think about a non-brush pen helping my brush lettering, but there is a really important reason!  When I don’t have …

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Glue Embossing!

I love something a little bit shiny on a project – card, art print, scrapbook page or other goodie!  I think it harkens back to ALL the episodes of What Not to Wear I watched as a high school and college student.  Stacy and Clinton used to beat into people’s heads that an outfit needs four things to look complete: color, texture, pattern, and shine.  We won’t comment on the lack of texture or shine …

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Tombow Dual Brush Pen Lettered Piece

Colorful Pen Roundup!

Hey Guys! I get asked about my favorite pens and pen recommendations regularly.  I will be honest, my two favorite pens are definitely the Tombow Fudenosuke Pens – hard and soft nib.  But sometimes, I need a little bit of color in my life and it is so hard to find the perfect pens!  I letter on a budget and don’t like spending a fortune on pens – especially crappy ones.  I do, however, enjoy …

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Liquid Watercolors… from Pens!

So, I have a small confession.  I am a terrible painter.  Like really terrible.  I can’t stay in the lines, the flowers never look like flowers, and I never feel like I have the right brush movement going on.  I have taken watercolor classes, a watercolor lettering class, and had in person tutorial with my bestie… but alas, I still can’t make it look right!  I love the appearance of watercolors and apparently my string …

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