Sunday, February 2, 2014

Brush Script Class & Valentine Card Give Away

I've loved the look of brush script for awhile now. I've seen examples of it on Pam Garrison's blog and also in the Project Life card set - "Midnight" edition. I was thrilled when I found out that Kai Barteski was teaching an on-line course to learn her technique of brush script:
The first lesson was released yesterday, and this morning I couldn't wait to play with my new brushes and paint. I painted all those sheets pictured above this morning. It definitely takes practice, but I'm getting the hang of it!
Brush script is best done with Chinese bamboo brushes. Kai does a fabulous job explaining the best materials and techniques to use - I encourage you to sign up for this class if you like this brush script look as much as I do!
These samples are made with plain copier paper...which is why you see the paper wrinkle up.
Once I get better, I'll move to a heavier card stock, but I didn't want to waste paper on my first day.
Painting brush script is very relaxing - almost zenlike :-)
I used many of the same quotes as Kai.
I can see wearing a white t-shirt with this brush script lettering on it.
I took some of my favorite pages and reduced them on the copier. The cards pictured below are about 3" x 4".
Then I embellished these little cards with some vintage doll images. I can see sending these little cards out or using them in my journal.
I can't wait for the next lesson and learn some more about brush script.

Can you believe it's February already? I've been working on Valentine cards and they're almost ready to send out. Here's a sneak peak.
Giveaway time! I have two extra Valentine cards that I'm happy to send out. Just leave me a comment by Friday, Feb. 7th @ midnight. Let me know your favorite saying or quote. I'll use a random number generator to select two people. I'll announce the winners on Saturday, then contact me with your address and the winners can pick either one my Valentine cards or one of my brush script inspiration cards with the vintage doll image.

Have a great week!


  1. Fav quote~~~~We're all Mad Here~~CS Lewis
    Happy Valentines :)
    Laura H :)

  2. I think you've mastered the brush script technique - it looks playful and fun to do and a great way to express your thoughts.

  3. Talented Connie, I love the brush script. You have truly mastered the artful magic. I love love love your Valentines.. you never stop amazing me with your ideas. Thank you for always sharing such powerful inspiration, I always take a little of your magic from your awesome beautiful it..Fav quote too ~~~We're All Mad Here...a think works for an ya.xoxoxo

  4. Wow! Your crafts are so beautiful, unique and inspiring. I could spend hours looking here. I'll be back to look some more.

  5. I love the brush script technique - free flowing and artsy.

    One of my favorite quotes - "Count Your Blessings, Not Your Troubles."

  6. love your brush script! I think i'm going to give it a try!
    and your valentines look enticing! my quote... "attitudes" by charles swindol
    it's kinda long but i have lived by it forever...

  7. I love the brush stroke script technique...this quote was altered, but I love it.
    "There is no talent without a hint of madness" Seneca Lorraine L