My name is Allison McClanahan, and I am a calligrapher and stationer. For my wedding clients, I work with ribbon and wax seals which makes a piece of mail extra fun to receive. In this class, I’ll show you my favorite methods for creating wax seals and tying ribbons.
In this class, you'll learn how to do brush lettering in ballet script! This is a light, dancing script that is fun to write.
• How to hold the pen
• Where to lift the pen on each letter
• How to write each letter of the script
• How to keep your letters looking thin and wispy
• Pentel touch sign pen, Tombow fudenosuke, or any other small brush pen or even pencil
• The class guidelines
Your homework is to write a favorite quote with this script....
In this class, you’ll learn:
After joining in on this class, you’ll be equipped to confidently handle projects on burlap surfaces!
In this class, you will learn how to create depth, shadows and highlights using colored pencils by using techniques that include layering, blending and burnishing.
Share Your Work Tag us with @kallicampacademy using #kcacoloredpencils so we can share your work!
Welcome to Part II of the Ink and Wash Technique series. Ink and Wash (aka line and wash) is a fun way to quickly sketch a landscape scene or a street scene, or in this case, food. It can be as detailed or as loose as you want it to be. It can be just a few quick squiggles or lines to give the suggestion of a person, place, or thing. The idea is get something down on paper quickly and have it look effortless, opposed to labored. The wash part of the technique requires more water in the paint mix and then a series of drying and then laying down more wash to create a layered look to go from light to dark.
Ink and Wash (aka line and wash) is a fun way to quickly sketch a landscape scene or a street scene, or in this case, food. It can be as detailed or as loose as you want it to be. It can be just a few quick squiggles or lines to give the suggestion of a person, place, or thing. The idea is get something down on paper quickly and have it look effortless, opposed to labored. The wash part of the technique requires more water in the paint mix and then a series of drying and then laying down more wash to create a layered look to go from light to dark.
Can you count the times you’ve seen an intriguing intro to a tutorial and the graphics were so impressive, you wondered how they achieved it? The first time I saw an intro with animated lettering (not just typed text), I was enthralled! Being able to use Procreate has been a game-changer for my lettering, and learning how to animate my own lettering has been exhilarating. Just think, you will be able to amp up your social media presence, or add interesting intros to your YouTube, TikTok, Reels, Instagram or Facebook videos. I’ll show you a simple way to animate a previously lettered design or a new one, as well as how to export it to use in your video.
If you love the look of foil as I do, this class is sure to inspire you! Whether you want to add an elegant touch to personalize handmade cards, scrapbooks, journals, photos, gifts, home decor, and more, having the ability to foil your calligraphy is sure to be eye-catching to your recipients. This class will walk you through the steps of how to use the foil quill pen on various surfaces in several different projects. From cards to envelope addressing, to place cards and ribbon, I am excited about showing you how to add a personal touch with foil to your designs.
Have you ever wished you could center your practice pieces without all the fuss of creating a layout? In this class I’m going to show you how to use an optical illusion to give your calligraphed passages the appearance of being centered, when in fact, very little actual centering is taking place.
Any supplies you have on hand will be perfect. I am including links to the supplies I prefer for your convenience. Many of these are available at John Neal, and I link to my supply page there for reference. Others are available at local...
Make a splash of brightly colored leaves and florals to bring a little happy to your work space or send to someone else. We will start with a step-by-step process of creating each of these different designs with watercolors. You’ll learn some special techniques for painting florals, how to give them an extra sparkle with gold paint, and how to get a layered pop-up effect for a 3-D card that will wow the recipient.
When you subscribe, we will send a 14-page printable packet to your inbox with a supply list, instructions, anatomy of the guideline, a minuscule exemplar, 5 traceable worksheets, and several different guideline sheets. Welcome to the world of beautiful writing!