Modern Brush Lettering Series - Part #1 - Basic Drills

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Today I'm starting my Modern Brush Lettering Series! In this Part 1 I'll show you the basic drills you need to learn and practice, practice, practice. Repetition will create muscle memory, and muscle memory will help you get a feel for the different strokes--most importantly upstrokes and downstrokes, pen angle and grip, consistency in line thickness and smoothness, and a feel for pen pressure. In each part of my brush lettering series I will also have printable worksheets available for you to use for practicing, and a list of great tools that I recommend.

Large Scale Printing Using A Standard Home Printer

Friday, July 7, 2017

Have you ever done any sketches, line art, or rough drafts of art that you wanted to display on a much larger scale? But now you have to re-draw it again; that can be a pain in the butt for sure... at least that's how I feel. Well, I have a solution for you in this post! You can actually print your images much larger than you realize with a standard 8.5" x 11" printer! I learned this tile printing method early in my graphic design career in order to create quick mock-ups of posters, banners, or ads which I used to double check everything worked aesthetically, and to present scaled drafts to clients or my boss! In this post I'm going to teach you how to print your images as several tiles to create a large enough template for tracing, or larger reference material to refine as a completed piece!

10 Rustic Coffee Table Inspirations

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I've been planning so many DIY furniture projects for our house since before we moved in and I am finally getting into them! I'm very excited to start building! I'm starting with a coffee table so today I've compiled 10 Rustic Coffee Table Inspirations that I love and have helped influence my own design for what we want in our own coffee table, take a look...

Brighter Teeth? Yes, Please! Review & GIVEAWAY

Friday, May 12, 2017

Now, folks, I know, I know  my teeth were already fairly white to begin with, but I managed to get them looking even better with a product that was more effective at whitening in between my teeth and making my teeth appear overall brighter! All the details along with my review and a teeth whitening GIVEAWAY are after the break...

DIY Faux Shiplap & Templating An Alcove Area

Friday, April 28, 2017

I've finally gotten this tutorial done! Phew! It was tough trying to get Vada to cooperate with me--often she didn't--and you'll see evidence of that in the video in how many different outfits I'm wearing, indicating how many different days I worked on it. Little by little I got it done though and so here is my tutorial for DIY Faux Shiplap Walls. Take a peek...