Category: Calligraphy & Hand Lettering

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Pigmentology Lettering – Tutorial 1 – Real Brush Pens and Muscle Memory

Welcome to our first lettering tutorial!

Today we are focusing on the importance of mastering pressure with real brush pens (or even just a brush and ink) when learning brush style hand lettering.

If you’ve learned something, give us a like so we know to do more. We’d love to keep this series going and get some input from you along the way!

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Let It Grow – Products added to Redbubble

Trying to get into the habit of adding our artwork to Redbubble whenever possible! There are so many great products available to put our artwork on.

Below are a few favorite items, but there are many more to choose from. Just go to our shop here or select one of the items we feature here to be brought to the shop.

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Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal Process/Tutorial – Spread 1 – Let It Grow

Decided it’s about time to put that traveler’s notebook we made to good use and start filling it with some art journaling!

I hope to record my process every time I open this insert, so be on the look out for more videos in this series in the coming months.

This layout is setting a precedent for the kind of style I’m going for – collage, vintage ephemera, florals, muted colors with pops of brightness. I may deviate from these things a bit but I am definitely into seeing what I can do to keep this TN insert visually cohesive. I may try to focus on a different style from insert to insert. I think it might also be interesting to set “rules” for an art journal, or guidelines to work from. Something to remember for later.

Please enjoy the process video below. Materials are listed in the tags on this post, as well as on-screen as they are being used.

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Classic Movie Star Hand Lettered DIY Gallery Wall – Instant Download

This digital download comes with 8 files you can print and frame any way you want for an instant gallery wall. They feature classic movie stars and their names, using a halftone black and white process and brush lettering over top for graphic effect. The movie stars featured are: Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Claire Trevor, Ginger Rogers, John Wayne, Lon Chaney, Sandra Dee, and Sidney Poitier.

Formatted to print best on 11×17 inch paper and 300dpi.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message before purchasing.

This artwork is copyright 2017 Pigmentology. Downloading our artwork does not mean you own the rights to it, nor are you allowed to modify and resell, or remove the watermark.

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#letteringsummerunderthestars – Practicing Calligraphy with TCM

Say hello to a new hand lettering series! We’re joining #letteringsummerunderthestars (an exercise created by @rosiechristinestudio , inspired by the classic movie line-up on @turnerclassicmovies !!) and providing prints of our artwork for sale on Etsy by the end of the month. Starting with the iconic Marilyn, of course.

Keep a look out for each movie star as we complete the challenge on Instagram! Feel free to join in at any point and use the hashtag so everyone can see your work.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 12 – Anniversary Card – Ivory on White with Crayola Watercoloring

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our twelfth project features white and ivory card stocks, crayola watercoloring, floral stamping, and brush lettering – as always! It’s a delicate and simple DIY project.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 9 – “Cheers” Card Ink Smooshing and Die Cut Metallic Cardstock

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our ninth project is inspired by a season of “congratulations” – using metallic card stock to die cut the sentiment and embellishments, we utilized an ink smooshing technique for the rest, and popped the sentiment up on foam for dimension.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 8 – Embossed Resist Lettering and Ink Blending for Your BFF

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our eighth project involves using a brush embossing pen to hand letter a sentiment for a best friend card. We use distress ink in a darker hue than the pop tones card stock to create a soft floating effect, then add a few enhancements and hand-cut glossy heart accents.

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Temporary Tattoo Half Sheets and Custom Options Now Available

I am truly kicking myself for not taking good photos of these tattoos when I tried them on a real life bachelorette party. These mock-ups will have to do for now, and I’ve made them as accurate as possible with regards to scale. The “bride status” is the largest and spans my wrist at just over 2.5 inches. The custom option is great if you want something super special for everyone at the party!