Lettering on Metal

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to letter on various types of metal, including tips for layout,
  • Pens and paint used for writing on metal surfaces,
  • What to do if your paint does not adhere

After joining in on this class, you’ll be equipped to confidently handle projects on metal surfaces! 

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

  • Metal surface (from the craft store or metal found around your home)
  • Posca Paint Pen
  • Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pen
  • China Marker Pencil or Chalk

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcametal on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis

Instagram: @carrieelliscalligraphy

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How to Create Monograms

We are learning all about monograms. A monogram has overlapping letters that connect to each other. You'll learn which letters to put in each spot for different occasions, ways you can change up the look of your monogram, and how to use the different types of monograms.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials List:

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Graph Paper

Homework Challenge:

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcamonograms on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor:

Melissa Baker

Instagram: @melissabakercalligraphy

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Krafty Lettering

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Types of Kraft paper and a few purposes for using them,
  • Tips for lettering Kraft paper with paint pens, gel pens, brush pens, or pointed pens

After joining in on this class, you’ll be equipped to confidently handle projects on Kraft paper large or small! 

Materials Needed:

  • Kraft paper (envelopes, paper, gift tags, journals, anything made from Kraft paper) 
  • Posca Paint Pen (any will do, but this is my preferred paint pen)
  • Brush pens
  • Pointed pen and nib
  • Gel pen

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcagetkrafty on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis

Website: www.carrieelliscalligraphy.com

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Lettering for Organization

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to create custom lettering on organizational products in your home,
  • How to use faux calligraphy to letter with a paint pen,
  • Tips for lettering on curved or flat surfaces,
  •  Tips for lettering on plastic and glass.

After joining in on this class, you’ll be ready to expand your creativity and show off your calligraphy skills on various surfaces to make your home more unique!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

  • Any organizational tubs, bins, jars, or boxes that are glass or plastic
  • White China Marker (optional)
  • Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pen

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcaorganize on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis

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How to Write Faux Calligraphy

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to create the feel of calligraphy using any mono line instrument,
  • Tips for keeping consistent downstrokes and thicknesses,
  • Purposes for using faux calligraphy,
  • Creating a “hollow” looking downstroke and tips for adding embellishments. 

After joining in on this class, you’ll be ready to expand your creativity and show off your faux calligraphy skills on paper and beyond!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

  • Any mono line pen or marker
  • Any paper

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcafauxcalligraphy on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis

Website: www.carrieelliscalligraphy.com

Instagram: @carrieelliscalligraphy

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Lettering Unusual Place Cards

Ever had friends, family, or clients ask you to letter on strange surfaces and not know where to begin? Ever felt lost as to which types of paint pen to use on certain surfaces? Have the skills but not the know-how to add statement pieces to your table space? Gain the confidence to letter on “all the things” in this KCA class: Lettering Unusual Place Cards .

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Proper paint markers for lettering on various subjects
  • Unusual objects that are dying to be lettered on
  • Tips for lettering on uneven, round, and porous items

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle special pieces for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

(Remember: these materials are suggestions, not requirements. Use what you...

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How to Create a Hand Lettered Chalkboard

Take your calligraphy and lettering skills to new heights and mediums by working with chalk and a chalkboard! Learn how to go from concept to sketch and refined chalk art, and get nice n' dusty while you're at it. We'll put our personal spins on the project by highlighting a favorite local restaurant and our most beloved dishes in the design! Chalk is fun to work with because it's so versatile and easy to edit, unlike ink. Enjoy the flexibility this old fashioned medium has to offer.

Topics Covered

  • From concept to final chalkboard design
  • Refining layout ideas into tight thumbnail sketches
  • Lettering vs. Calligraphy
  • Typography basics 
  • Chalk art best practices
  • Guideline set up

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

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Hand Lettered Glass Signs

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Preferred supplies for glass lettering,
  • Two methods for achieving a high quality design from a sketch,
  • How to best use a paint pen on a slick surface,
  • Purposes and uses for glass letting projects. 

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to beautifully create glass signage for your own personal needs, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business or special event!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

    • Glass (can be any kind: window, picture frame, mirror, etc.)
    • Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pen
    • White China Marker (found in craft sections and also used to mark on butcher paper)
    • Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Grid paper
    • Tape
    • Glass cleaner (Windex or something similar)
    • Paper towels (one for washing, one for removing China marker)
    • Optional: Acetone (nail polish remover) for mistakes or to erase your writing
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How to Hand-Letter Different Types of Ornaments

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle ornaments for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

Topics Covered:

  • Materials needed for a successful ornament personalization
  • Tips for writing on glass, acrylic, and wood ornaments
  • Ideas for different types of ornaments and their wording.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

Wood Slice Ornament:

  • Wood slice with hole drilled (I purchase mine from Hobby Lobby but Amazon and many DIY/craft stores carry them)
  • Craft paint
  • Paint Pen (Sharpie, Posca, or Sakura Pen Touch all work well)
  • Ribbon

Acrylic Ornament:

  • 4" round acrylic circle with hole drilled in top (can be any piece of acrylic in any size or shape)
  • Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Pens
  • Ribbon

Classic Glass (or Plastic) Ornament:

  • Glass or plastic ball ornament
  • Sharpie...
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June 29-July 5: Hand-Lettered Wood Signs Class

Homework Challenge: #kcawoodsigns

Walking through a store with beautiful wooden signs for sale, have you ever found yourself thinking, “Hmm.. I could totally make that but I have no idea where to start”? That’s where Carrie comes in, friends! She's spilling all of her sign-making secrets just for you. She's been through enough trial and error for all of us and is here to share her very best tips for lettering on wood.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to prep your wood and why it is important to do so
  • The materials needed for both prepping your sign as well as for lettering
  • And a step by step process for taking the fear of error out of the sign lettering equation.

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle signage for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

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