Hand Lettering Series Part 5 - Bounce Lettering

Monday, September 23, 2019

Bounce lettering is one of the easiest ways to add some extra style to your hand lettered projects. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to creating bounce lettering, so that's what I'll be going over in this post in the Hand Lettering Series. Let's get into bounce lettering...

DIY Floater Frames Tutorial

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sometimes all you want to complete a piece of artwork or print, either made yourself or purchased, is a nice clean and simple looking frame. Floater frames are a great way to do this but they can be quite pricey when purchased in-store. In this post I will show you have to make your own slim-style floater frames for a lot less. Once you see how simple it is, you'll want to make frames for all your pictures! Let's take a look...

To make these DIY Floater Frames there are a few things you're going to need. Some things you may already have around your house or garage/workshop, but I've laid everything out in the supply list below, along with a few links that may be helpful.

SUPPLY LIST
- Outer Corner Moulding
US LINK - https://go.magik.ly/ml/pdub/  |  CAN LINK - https://bit.ly/2Mmwoxu

- Frame (Band) Clamp
US LINK - https://amzn.to/2ZdogkO  |  CAN LINK - https://amzn.to/2NbUP01
(*this is the one I purchased, but it seems the price has gone up a couple bucks - https://bit.ly/2Z6DJDn)

- Wood Glue
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Scrap Paper or Double Sided Tape
- Deck of Cards
- Soft Drop Cloth


OTHER TOOLS
- Mitre Saw
- Drill & Drilling Bits
- Screwdriver (shape and size to fit screws)

Now that you know what you'll need, let's take a look at the video. It's always a good idea to watch the video before going out an getting any supplies you don't already have.


There you have it - that's onc way to DIY floater frames. There is another way I may show you in a future tutorial, which allows for a bolder (wider) frame, and the ability to adjust the gap around the artwork to whatever you like. For now, have fun framing EVERYTHING!

Sam 

Hand Lettering Series - Part 4 - Uppercase Brush Letters

Friday, July 26, 2019

We're just over halfway through the Hand Lettering Series with this post; only 3 tutorials left after this one! In this post I'm teaching you one way to create your Uppercase Brush Letter Alphabet. I say "one way" because there are many ways, or styles, when it comes to brush lettering, but I feel this way is most commonly seen.

Hand Lettering Series - Part 3-2 - Lower Case 2 of 2

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I'm finally back with the second half of the Lower Case Lettering portion of my Hand Lettering Series. I want to thank all of you who have been very patient with me in getting these videos out spaced so far apart. I know you can always go to someone else to find this information, but I am so thankful that many of you just enjoy my delivery of the information, and are still amped for my Brush Lettering Video Tutorials. It has been a few (a ton of) minutes since the first half of the lower case letters, so here's Lower Case 1 of 2 - Ascenders & Descenders as a quick refresher if you need. Then let's move on to Part 2...

Art Series #18 - "Cheetah Cub" Oil Painting & Chat

Friday, April 19, 2019

Today I am back to show you one of the itty bitty paintings I recently finished. Check out the time-lapse video in this post if you want to see my oil painting process for this little 4 x 4" piece...

Hi. I'm OK.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nearly 5 months. That's how long it's been since I've prepared a post here on the blog. To all of you who take the time to follow me regularly, and get excited for my next posts, I'm sorry I've had such a long hiatus.