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Teach-It Tuesday: Wood Slice Fall/Winter Decor Tutorial

I’m pretty excited that I finally am able to get this post done, just in time to line up with my “Teach-it Tuesday” blog series. One of the most asked questions in my DM’s is for tutorials, (handlettering, makeup, hair, eyebrow) and if I’ve learned anything these past few years, if you really want to grow your platform give the people what they’re asking for.

So friends, today I want to help you guys make something fun for your home that will transition from fall into winter!

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Supplies: (all available at Michaels)
Wood Block
Sharpies (Metallic Silver, Gold & Black)
Black (or white) Acrylic Paint
Paint Brush
Pencil

1. Paint wood block
2. With the pencil, lightly layout the design for your block.
3. Ink in the design with Sharpies
4. Erase pencil lines
5. Style in your home

I’ve shared some of my designs that I have in my home, so you can create your own! More Christmas & Holiday designs will be coming soon!

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All designs are the intellectual property of Jordanne Marie, and is illegal to recreate and sell. Please be kind and don’t steal.

My Favorite PENS: Tombow Dual Brush Pens

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I remember when I ordered my first Tombow markers, over two years ago now. I was hearing a lot of great things about these dual brush pens, and I just had to get my hands on a few. So I ordered my three favorite colors, (Aqua, Green & Grey) and of course a basic black. When the package arrived, I ripped open the box, grabbed the pen and started writing. Realizing that my handlettering skills were really not that great, I immediately felt intimidated by these wonderful pens! At the time, brush lettering was not my forte and I knew I needed A LOT of practice. So I wrote that I was exhausted, and then promised myself that I would get better at using these beautiful pens. 

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I don't claim to be the best at using them, and I feel like I'm learning new things every day, but I sure do love experimenting with them, their blending abilities, and just all around their versatility! 

I really enjoy creating with them and I would encourage everyone who is interested in getting into brush lettering to give them a shot! If you've never used brush pens, they definitely take some getting used to, but I LOVE THEM!  

You can get yours HERE! 

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The Classic Black & White: Tombow Mono Drawing Pens

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I have spent many years searching for the perfect drawing pen. Back in college, I had an obsession with illustration and would spend countless hours drawing and trying to create perfect images to scan and digitize, but the pens I would use would always bleed, feather & fray. I could never find a tip small enough that I could get the perfect amount of detail. Now, here I am, almost 10 years later, still in love with illustrating and I finally found the perfect set of pens!