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Hand Lettering for Beginners

Hand Lettering for Beginners

Hand Lettering for Beginners- Lauren Runyan Designs @www.mybeautifuleveryday.com

Words are powerful. They can provide comfort, hope and encouragement. The power of words is what makes hand lettering such a satisfying art form. It enables you to visually capture the essence of a word or phrase. While drawing and painting have been a part of my life ever since I can remember, recently I have fallen in love with the art of lettering. Lettering is simply “the art of drawing letters.” Hand lettering can be done with watercolor, pen, marker etc.

If you are interested in exploring this beautiful art form, or if you are a beginner, this post will get you set for all you will need to get started and provide you with the resources needed to begin on the right track. (more…)

DIY Watercolor Gift Tags

Watercolor Christmas Gift Tags

It is hard to believe we are already in to the month of December! Yet here we are, and for many of us, we have lots of gift wrapping and Christmas parties to attend throughout the next few weeks. Each year I like to take a little extra time wrapping a few gifts to make them look special. Of course, I don’t do this for any of my kids since they open their gifts in 2 seconds. 🙂  One way I like to make a gift look pretty and extra special is to have a handmade looking gift tag on top. So today I am going to show you how to create a few different DIY watercolor gift tags. Here are the materials you will need. (more…)

DIY Watercolor Dahlia + Free Printable

DIY Watercolor Dahlia + Free Printable

Hey Everyone!  I want to let you all know of an exciting project I have been working on for a little while now. I recently was asked to do a guest post for Dawn Nicole Designs and today it is going live! It is a tutorial for a DIY Watercolor Dahlia and there is even a free printable available!DIY Watercolor Dahlia You can grab your free printable here and use it as a coloring page, or print it out on watercolor paper to create your own watercolor.

Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

DIY Fall Centerpiece

DIY Fall Centerpiece

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the cooler temperatures, hay rides, the smell of pumpkin spice, and most of all the gorgeous fall colors! Since the changing colors on the trees only last a short time, I have created a way to bring those colors into my home by putting together my own fall centerpiece. If you haven’t noticed, it is quite expensive to buy floral arrangements, whether they are real or artificial. By creating your own fall centerpiece you can save money and say “Hey, I made that!” Here are the materials you will need.

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