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March 2019

I can’t believe I haven’t made this tutorial before now. I remember sitting in community college after learning this trick and – being a crafty person – wondering HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS?! On the chance someone might get as excited as I did about creating a custom sticker out of anything, this week I’m sharing everything I’ve ever learned about using mounting adhesive. These simple tips will have you walking away with non stickified fingers *and* scissors, plus you’ll have some awesome stickers to show for it, too! Read on for all the details!

It’s the last Thursday in February (and also my 33rd birthday!), which means it’s time for your free March 2019 desktop wallpapers! This month’s wallpaper was entirely created in Procreate, with just the dates added in using Photoshop and my font, Miss Magnolia. Like last month, I used some of the tips from my 3D Lettering in Procreate course to create a fun dimensional lettering feel plus a nod to St. Patrick’s Day 🙂 All of the lettering + doodles were made using my free Procreate Monoweight Brush (available in the Resource Library). The small gold details in the background were added using my Procreate Metallic Texture KitFor the dates, ‘R’ is for Thursday, to distinguish it from a same-sized Tuesday ‘T’ at a glance. 

The download includes the March 2019 desktop wallpapers in two common resolutions: 1280x1024px and 1920x1080px, with and without dates. I’ve left the year off of the ‘no-dates’ versions, so you can use it for any March in the future, too!

After the positive feedback from the coffee icon tutorial, I thought it would be fun to follow it with a cute notebook icon since they go so well together in real life 🙂 This one is slightly more advanced; We’ll be working off of my illustration vs a stock photo (though you can totally use a stock one if you’d like!). There are also quite a few additional components compared to the coffee icon, but this is still very doable for beginners! Read on to create your own cute notebook icon in Adobe Illustrator!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! If you’re creating your own valentines this year or have ever needed a heart shape in the past, then you know it’s not a default shape that comes with Illustrator. It can also be a little tricky to figure out using the default shapes as ‘shape builders.’ In this week’s tutorial, I share my favorite 3 (quick) ways to create a heart shape in Illustrator. Read on to see them all!

It’s the last Thursday in January, which means it’s time for your free February 2019 desktop wallpapers! This month’s wallpaper was entirely created in Procreate, with just the dates added in using Photoshop and my font, Miss Magnolia. This month, I used some of the tips from my 3D Lettering in Procreate course to create a fun dimensional lettering feel with a nod to Valentine’s Day 🙂 All of the lettering + doodles were made using my free Procreate Monoweight Brush (available in the Resource Library). The small glitter details in the background were added using my Procreate Metallic Texture KitFor the dates, ‘R’ is for Thursday, to distinguish it from a same-sized Tuesday ‘T’ at a glance. 

The download includes the February 2019 desktop wallpapers in two common resolutions: 1280x1024px and 1920x1080px, with and without dates. I’ve left the year off of the ‘no-dates’ versions, so you can use it for any February in the future, too!

Happy Tuesday! This week I wanted to share a tutorial from my most recent online course, 3D Lettering in Procreate. The course takes you through 5 beginner basics projects and gets you comfortable with a bunch of 3D techniques. After that, there are 6 advanced projects that combine those basic techniques while adding on new ones for some extra stunning, pop-off-the-screen outcomes. This week I’m sharing one of the beginner basics techniques: the peeling sticker effect in Procreate. Read on to see it all!

If you’re a list maker, doodler or layout lover, chances are you’re familiar with bullet journaling. Now that we’re in the new year, what better way to kick things off than with a bullet journal weekly planner design?! While bullet journaling is traditionally all hand drawn, this week I want to share my spin on it using Adobe Illustrator. This way, if you’re in need of a quick design, you can reuse work already made and print off layouts in a snap. I’m even giving away some free bullet journal design vectors to make the process even faster! So read on to create a bullet journal weekly planner design in Illustrator!

Happy New Year! To celebrate 2019, I thought it’d be fun to ring in the new year with a resolutions checklist in Illustrator, but with a little spin to it 🙂 Instead of just a list of goals – or a list of empty lines staring you down – this one is all about action! Feel free to customize with your favorite verbs, but I’ve got 10 to get you started. Read on to make your own!

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