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Hi everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share some calligraphy tips with you. Many people who learn lettering with brush pens struggle with connecting strokes to write words. Today I will help you with that issue. I’m using my Dream Pens, my Deluxe lettering kit and my Kelly Creates Grid practice pad. Remember to always use smooth paper with your brush pens, not regular paper, which will damage your brush tips because it’s too rough. Before you start writing words with your brush pens, make sure you have a solid foundation of practicing the basic strokes and individual letters. Then move on to writing short, simple words. The biggest hurdle for many beginners is drawing long exit strokes. If your exit strokes are too short, then you can’t connect the next letter properly, and when you do, it will look crowded. Do you see how my exit strokes stop…

Download your FREE Easter Coloring Card TODAY! Today on our blog, we welcome our regular contributor coloring artist Betty Hung. Betty has designed this FREE Easter coloring card just for you! – CLICK HERE to download your card. Here is Betty’s version of the card. Betty drew the illustration and colored it  using a variety of products by American Crafts Kelly Creates including Kelly Creates Fineliner Black Pens These Fineliners are perfect for journaling and fine details! Each pen features a fine mono-weight tip in different sizes: 005, 01, 03, 05, 08, 1.0. Kelly Creates Metallic Colored Pencils Starlight Pencils are a must-have for hand lettering. They work well on light and dark surfaces and come in a variety of colors to choose from. This package includes 10 wooden Starlight Pencils with metallic pigmented color cores, all in a storage tin. Kelly Creates Aqua Brushes Get that beautiful watercolor effect…