How To Do Crayola Calligraphy – My Tips, Tricks & Hacks for Beginners


hey YouTube thanks for watching its
Chelle with The Lemonade Store, and I wanted to take a minute and go over some
of my lettering tips and tricks for using the Crayola broad line markers and
you can do the same thing with you could do the same thing with the super tips as
well because they all have any of them that have like that cone shape can kind
of like they’re different it’s not like a normal brush tip pen so if you’re
trying to figure out how to do it I thought this would be a good time to
kind of go over some of the very basics and things to help you out. so let’s get
started with the number one thing that helped me learn how to use Crayolas to
do the lettering was it’s all about the pressure with a brush tip pen – let’s
use this one right here – I have this momento pen with a brush tip pen it’s
got a brush tip so as soon as you push down you get a thicker stroke you don’t
have to press down super hard to get a brush tip to work the way you want it to
work with the Crayola if you want to get the thicker line you need to do a couple
of things the first is you need to really put down a lot of pressure and
the second thing is you need to hold your pen more at a slant so sometimes
when you write you’ll write up and down like this like normal writing right but
when you’re lettering you in order to get like
probably a better grip on your pen and to get more of the thicker line with the
brush tips or with the Crayolas it’s more like this and fine you can hold it
any way you want I see people hold it like this I see
people hold it like this just do its whatever is comfortable here is that the
key for me so you’re gonna hold it at an angle and when you push down hard as
hard as you can push down look at that beautiful thick line now the trick is
can you kinda keep getting it straight so if you watch what I’m moving I’m not
going like this with my wrist I try I’m not always successful but I try as often
as I can to move my whole arm look at how much straighter it can be if I do
that I’m just using my wrist it gets wonky right away so let’s just kind of
go over some basics downstrokes thick up strokes then and if it helps move
because it’s a different tip you know you can move it a little bit so you can
get a thinner thinner stroke so what do you do when you’re writing you go really
slow so like there’s on my Skillshare class which I totally encourage you guys
to sign up if you have it I have I go over all of the basics on Skillshare
what pens I like for just starting now what paper I like for just starting out
and because I’m a skill short teacher I can give you guys a link below for I
think it’s like two months for 99 cents and then there’s no obligation to stay
with it so in that skill share class I have my girls worksheet and my alphabet
worksheet but like for example one of the drills is just going you know just
doing straight lines across and then you know
by doing like use and things like that but look just if you go slow and you
practice you gate you get more control when you see like if your when you see
people writing really fast like myself or anybody else those are usually sped
up videos it really takes a long time just to write one word out so let me
just give you a couple of tips I like using this is thicker paper you can
totally use to practice regular copy paper it could be the cheapy stuff but
if you want to kind of get it to glide a little bit better
I like this 32 pound premium choice LaserJet paper I think is what it’s
called so I’ll also link to that below but like it just kind of seems like it
glides really good so take your time heavy pressure going down and we did
focal ich or fee on the last video so I will link to that above and that really
is gonna help you know where does your downstroke go and where does your
upstroke go so that’s why I like to start with the folk calligraphy first and then you start to learn how to where
do you put your your your downstrokes it took me a long time here’s my here are
my words of encouragement it actually took me a long time for the Crayola
markers to click but I loved the look so much and they were so inexpensive you
can get like a huge 40 pack or a hut like even more than that I think like
ten dollars and the colors are so vibrant there’s so many different things
that you could do with them and I’m gonna show you one of the things that
one of my favorite things to do so using a watercolor piece of paper let’s pick a
name from the jar and we’re gonna do one blending option Julia okay so I’m gonna
show you one of my favorite ways to blend with the Creoles as we go through
the different process alright let’s do let’s do two different greens and I’m
going to use watercolor paper dirty water cuz that’s what I got here and I’m
gonna grab a paintbrush so we got two greens a paintbrush some water
watercolor paper here we go I’m gonna write Julia and I’m
gonna start with my lighter color and we’re gonna go through the process of
light look at how I’m holding my pen light pressure going up heavy pressure
going down so let’s do Julia light pressure heavy pressure and turning and
going back to light have you pressed Charlotte down have
your pressure going down and I have a tendency to just kind of flick my pen
and you don’t have to do any of the you don’t have to do any other things that I
do but it’s just kind of what makes me me and makes you you okay so then we’re
gonna take our darker color and I didn’t test these out ahead of time but I’m
sure it’ll be fine so we’re gonna go in with our darker color and add some
pigment so I leaned it on the bottom and the top and since this is a water-based
ink we’re gonna get a little bit of water on our brush we’re gonna blend
those two in we’re just gonna start here and drag them down or in this case drag
it up until we don’t really see too heavy of a line and I sometimes go all
the way back and I’ll just do the whole section because sometimes if you’re not
careful you’ll get that bleed mark like go get a line from your where your water
was so I usually will put water on the whole thing
and this is kind of like an endless you can use any colors you can
oh all over the place with it you knew so many cool things with this and it
doesn’t have to be just letters you can do this with designs as well if you
would like to get your name lettered all you need to do is leave a comment below
and tell me your name and I’ll add you to the jar and um I randomly like will
pick you guys as I’m doing different tutorials and stuff to try to get names
lettered for you yes so thanks for watching I actually I really appreciate
you guys liking the video if this helped you at all any likes and comments I
think help I don’t really understand all the algorithm stuff with YouTube and all
that but I think it does help to get my video more play if people like it so I
totally am thankful for all of you that support me

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