Handwriting Day w/ Featured Artist Brenda McGilvra

This year for National Handwriting Day (January 23rd- sharing the same day as John Hancock’s Birthday), we are very happy to introduce you to our latest featured artist, Brenda McGilvra!

We’ve enjoyed getting to know Brenda as not only one of our customers, but more so as an amazing lettering artist! Have a look at some of her work here in our blog and read more about how it all happens!

(And for more information on any of the products mentioned in this blog, just click on their names to see their page in our Marker Supply webstore!)

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Getting Started

*How long have you been practicing hand lettering?

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Handwriting Day w/ Featured Artist: Gerald Moscato

A new year is here, and filled with fun little holidays to celebrate different hobbies, organizations, or just to make sure no day is ever too ordinary. This month brings us one that we are always excited to utilize- National Handwriting Day!

January 23rd was chosen for this holiday as it’s also John Hancock’s birthday (you may remember him as the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.. and whose name has become somewhat synonymous with a handwritten signature.) We love holidays like these- anything that gets people to write like the good old days, with pen on paper.…

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Featured Artist: Loveleigh Loops

For the rest of July, we are focusing a little more on our brush pens and brush style lettering here at Marker Supply. (For more info on the types of brush markers we carry, see our previous blog post, Overview of Brush Markers.)

We LOVE featuring talented folks here on the Marker Supply Blog, and for this month we are happy to introduce you to some fantastic brush lettering artists- Jordan and Jillian of Loveleigh Loops!

LoveleighLoops-225*Photo by Knack Creative

Creative crafters and calligraphers since childhood, these twin sisters love designing various lettering projects themselves, as well as teaching others how to develop their own talent.…

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HOLIDAY DECORATING SERIES- PART 1- MARVY

With the holidays approaching fast, we’ve begun putting together a few lists of marker projects for holiday decorating! Whether you are entertaining guests for dinner, needing fun projects for the kids, or just wanting to make your house or office a bit more festive- keep your eyes here on the Marker Supply blog! We’ll be highlighting products from several different brands, and a few ways you can use them this holiday season!

This 1st Blog in the Holiday Decorating Series features products from Marvy Uchida!

The Marvy Easy Chalkboard Marker

This is one of several new markers here at Marker Supply, and we are excited about it!…

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Inspiration Monday : Broad Edge Calligraphy

This week I wanted to share some beautiful broad edge calligraphy work. The following pieces show how much variety you can get with the double ended ZIG Memory System Calligraphy markers. The calligraphy “S” shaped flowers are a favorite and really easy to achieve (I plan on showing you how in one of our upcoming video blogs!). Enjoy!

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ZIG Memory System Calligraphy Marker

ZIG Memory System Calligraphy Double Ended Marker available here:

http://www.markersupply.com/zigcama.html

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Make this Valentine’s Extra Special with Homemade Sentiments

Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and what better way to express your love to others than an old-fashioned homemade card? With Hallmark and e-cards becoming more popular, taking time to create your own card is a way to show your loved ones how truly special you think they are. Even if you aren’t up to making your own cards, you may want to remember the special day in your scrapbook pages. Here at MarkerSupply, we have a variety of products to help you in your cardmaking and scrapbooking ventures.

Lindsay Smith once again provided excellent examples of Zig markers in action!…

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Zig Calligraphy Blending Sets

The beauty of calligraphy can be made even more appealing by the use of Zig Calligraphy Blending Sets. Each set offers three complimentary colors that can be combined to add that special touch to all of your calligraphy projects. Use these sets to create homemade note cards, address envelopes for special occasions, or even design your own scrapbook pages.

One technique these markers can create is a darker border for your lighter color. To achieve this, follow these steps:
1. Choose two colors from your set, one darker than the other.
2. Open both sides of your lighter marker.
3. Use your darker marker to “color” the tips of the lighter marker.…

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