I hand-lettered this simple “Boo” and made it into a Halloween treat tag for each one of the treats that my kid is taking to his buddies at school.
So I thought about sharing it also with you! Just print it at home (or office), cut it through the lines and you’ll have these “scary” but cute tags ready for your treats!
Download the your FREE pdf file here:
2017-10 Halloween Tags by Andrea Casals
Here’s a quick video with the step by step process:
I hope you like it and… Happy Halloween!!
I’m so excited to let you know that I prepared a special class for this Holiday Season: Modern Calligraphy: Holiday Envelope Art Session! It will be a one day session only that will last 2 (two) hours.
If you’ve taken a Modern Calligraphy Workshop and want to try addressing your envelopes using your own Modern Calligraphy skills plus adding some art details, join me on November 19th at 10am at A Work Of Heart in San Jose, CA.
We’ll go over tips and tricks to letter envelopes; I’ll share with you info about the best tools to use when addressing envelopes while we enjoy some snacks and light beverages.
All of the above plus a shiny gold ink and some assorted colors/sizes envelopes are also included!
You’ll just need to either bring your own pen holder and nibs or buy those at A Work Of Heart.
Want to join? Just click here!
See you soon!
Last weekend I had a new round of marvelous students attending my workshop at A Work Of Heart Studio in San Jose, CA.
The new location of A Work of Heart is just so good, it provides us with plenty of natural light, a big studio space where we can be comfortable while enjoying a time of making art together (while indulging with some fresh donuts!)
You already know that I like to prepare each workshop goodies and decor with a different “theme”. I kept the “kraft” color for this one since it’s the color of fall, which is in my favorite season.
I added those little pen boxes that were just too cute!
I always bring extra goodies; assorted samples of paper in different colors and sizes, tags, envelopes, you’ll always find something cool in those if you’re a paper nerd like me!)
Student at work!
For this occasion, I gave to my students this hand-lettered tote bag with “autumn/fall” messages. Made by me of course, and I think they loved them!
Here’s a look at some of them…
This Thankful tote might be my favorite one…!
I love the Letter “F” in this one!
Ok, that grateful is also very pretty!
Do you want to try Modern Calligraphy?
The good news is that I’ve added a new date for November! Do you want to join us? I’m still working on the new decor so… surprise surprise!
You can register online here and I hope to see you at A Work Of Heart on November 12th!
After a long time wishing for this baby to come, he/she will be finally coming to our lives April 1st, 2018!
We’re so happy and tremendously thankful for this blessing!
Or course, being a lettering nerd I wanted to incorporate something of my art to make his announcement and since it is Fall, the best way to do for me was lettering on pumpkins!
For this project I bought real pumpkins at my local grocery store, wipe them clean with a wet cloth and then I dried them with a paper towel.
I tried lettering first with my favorite Molotow marker but the texture didn’t make it very opaque. Same thing happened with the Sharpies Acrylic Water based.. They just didn’t stick plus they created like a rough coat in some patches (you can still see those in the “bebé” littlest pumpkin).
So at the end, the best marker for this project for me was the Chalk Ink Chalk Marker. It sticked, it was opaque and it didn’t create layers of ink leaving a rough look. So, Chalk Ink Marker… Approved!
Also, little detail but the chisel tip is always great to create the thin and thick lines and give it more of a faux calligraphy look.
Enjoy the fall season friends!