Hand Lettering Practice
Hello! Jana Eubank here today. I love exploring my creativity in all kinds of ways and have really enjoyed expanding my horizon into the world of hand-lettering with the help of Kelly Creates. I have been practicing with the "Learn Brush Lettering" workbook and the Kelly Creates Black Brush Pens.
While I am building and honing my new skills, I can still have success with the Kelly Creates Traceable stamps!
I have been wanting to try my hand at bullet journaling and decided to give it a go using a Kelly Creates Practice Journal and Practice Journal Insert.
First, I made myself a Habit Tracker spread for the month of April. It looks like I did the hand-lettering across the top, doesn't it?! No, I'm not quite that good yet … so the Traceable Stamps come in handy. Keep reading below to see how I used them!
Next, I wanted to create a spot to write down my TO DO list each day. I decided on a two-page spread for each week of the month. On the left side of the spread, I will write my personal list, and on the right side, I will write my work list for each day.
I used the Months stamps to add "April" to the top of the page, and then added the Days of the Week down the left side.
It's tough to see in the photo above, but if you look carefully at the photo below, you will notice that I stamped the days of the week in a very, light gray ink. I used a Multicolored Brush Pen to letter on top of the stamped image; allowing me to get a great result and practice my lettering at the same time!
I had so much fun creating my little set up, that I went right ahead into May, changing the color to a blue Multicolor Brush Pen for the new month. I used the Quotes stamps to add encouraging sentiments to the top of each page. I then used the fine-tipped black pen from the Here & There Detail Doodlers to fill in the rest of the details.
I LOVE that I was able to get such beautiful, hand-lettered results by tracing the stamped images for my bullet journal pages … but that's not all the stamps can be used for! Try using them as stamped sentiments on your other projects!
When I think of spring, I think of May Day Tussie Mussies … and Bridal and Baby showers. I combined the two ideas together here by using the One Canoe Two Twilight collection to create Bridal Shower Favor Cones. Wouldn't these be fun to fill with elegant treats for your bridal shower?!
I used the Kelly Creates Wedding Traceable Stamps to create stamped banners for each cone, but you could easily replace the "Bride & Groom" with another sentiment, fill them with flowers and leave them on someone's front door for May Day!
I love how beautiful and elegant these turned out. They would look gorgeous spread out on a tray for your guests to take home.
So are you ready to try out hand-lettering?! I promise, with the help of the Kelly Creates, you will have beautiful results in no time. Enjoy!
SUPPLIES: Kelly Creates Large Brush Workbook (343561); Kelly Creates Brush Pens (343553); Kelly Creates Multicolor Brush Pens (343552); Here & There Detail Doodlers (345762); Kelly Creates Practice Journal (346411); Kelly Creates Acrylic Traceable Stamp – Months (346394); Kelly Creates Acrylic Traceable Stamp – Days of the Week (346395); Kelly Creates Acrylic Traceable Stamp – Quotes 1 (346600); Kelly Creates Acrylic Traceable Stamp – Quotes 3 (346414); Kelly Creates Acrylic Traceable Stamps – Wedding (346398); White 12×12 Textured Cardstock (71081); One Canoe Two Twilight Collection: Peony Paper (346419); Fireflies Paper (346420); Twilight Bloom Paper (346421); Feels Like Home Paper (346425); Flight of Moths Paper (346426); Twilight Marble Paper (346427); Garden Tiles Paper (346428)