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It’s the last Thursday in July, which means it’s time for your free August 2017 desktop wallpapers! It had been a little while since I created a desktop wallpaper using Procreate, so that was the plan for August. If you saw this post, then you know that I’ve been obsessing over 3D hand lettered signage lately. I wanted to experiment with bringing this same look onto the iPad, and after a few hours of playing around, I had exactly what I was going for. On a whim, I decided to integrate textures from my metallic procreate kit. The final design was exported into Photoshop where the dates were added using my font,¬†Miss Magnolia. The addition of the glitter, especially, made this come to life and I already love having it on my desktop, even if it’s a little early ūüôā

The download includes the 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 August in the future, too!

It’s the last Thursday in June, which means it’s time for your free July 2017 desktop wallpapers! This month, I wanted to experiment with a new technique for creating watercolor textures. I picked up these small spray bottles, filled one with regular water and used it, along with this no.4 round brush to create the texture. Each new layer, I let *almost* dry before adding a little extra color to create more depth/vibrancy. It¬†was created using this pan set – I was on the fence when I originally bought¬†it since it’s a little pricey, but it has hands down become my favorite watercolor set (even beating out liquid concentrated!). I scanned the final texture in, made a few minor color enhancements in Photoshop, added July which I hand lettered, and typeset the dates using Miss Magnolia.

The download includes the 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 July in the future, too!

Happy Thursday, friends! Earlier this week (on Tuesday, as fate would have it), my youtube channel hit 100,000 subscribers, so I wanted to make it extra special by celebrating with a free font!

I’ve been posting a new tutorial/video every single Tuesday for nearly three years now. Your support over that time – whether you are a new follower or have been along for the full ride, has meant more to me than I can possibly express. Each tutorial takes a minimum of¬†4-6 hours to complete. From concept, to figuring out the best possible process for it (*making it before teaching it* time), recording, editing, tagging, uploading, writing the accompanying blog post, creating images and announcing it on various social channels. It’s a labor of love I’m happy to continue¬†each week because of all of you.

To celebrate properly, today I’m giving away my new font, Corner Bakery, which is¬†all yours to pick up below ūüôā

It’s the last Thursday in May, which means it’s time for your free June¬†2017 desktop wallpapers! I’ve been wanting to play with acrylics a bit more lately, so this month’s wallpaper was an experiment of color mixing and texture. I went with¬†a blue/green/teal palette for Father’s Day this month, keeping a balanced¬†mix of all¬†(without getting too muddy) throughout. Let me know if you’d like a tutorial on how I made the paint texture and I’ll put one together ūüėČ Once created (and dry), I scanned the artwork into the computer, color adjusted in Photoshop,¬†then added the dates using my font,¬†Miss Magnolia.

The download includes the 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 June¬†in the future, too!

It’s time for your free May¬†2017 desktop wallpapers! This month’s (May flowers) wallpaper was created using¬†this Winsor & Newton watercolor pan set¬†with a no. 1, no.4 + no.8 round brush on this Canson watercolor paper.¬†I then scanned the individual flower + leaf elements, enhanced them and cut them out in Photoshop using the methods from this course (vid no.7 covers cutting them out). I hand lettered ‘May’ and applied it to the center within Photoshop, then added the dates using my font,¬†Miss Magnolia.

The download includes the 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 May¬†in the future, too!

It’s time for your free April¬†2017 desktop wallpapers! This month’s (April showers) wallpaper was created using¬†this Winsor & Newton watercolor pan set¬†to¬†carefully drip¬†different colors on this Canson watercolor paper.¬†I then scanned it and enhanced the colors using photoshop, then typeset April + the dates using my font,¬†Miss Magnolia.

The download includes the 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 April¬†in the future, too!

It’s time for your free March 2017 desktop wallpapers! I apologize for the tiny delay in this one going up – we had to move all of the site’s content over to the new design last week, so I wasn’t able to post anything new while that happened.¬†As long as you still like these, I’ll keep makin em! ūüôā

This month’s wallpaper was created with this Winsor & Newton watercolor pan set and¬†a no.4 round Winsor & Newton Cotman brush. I used my newest font, Miss Magnolia, to typset ‘March’ (as well as the dates) and applied the gold foil texture from my Glitz + Glam kit. You’ll notice a subtle watercolor paper texture on the background too, which is part of the¬†Watercolor Textures Vol. 3 kit ūüôā

The download includes the 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!

It’s¬†the last Thursday in January, which means¬†it’s time for your free February¬†2017 desktop wallpapers! This month’s wallpaper was¬†created with a Micron 05 (.45mm), scanned in¬†and vectorized in Illustrator. I cleaned up my vectors using my iPad Pro + Astropad app (here’s how I do that). I then colorized and sized it in Photoshop using my Glitz+ Glam Kit as well as the watercolor patterns from my Watercolor Texture Kit Vol. 3. Finally, the dates were added in (the ‘R’s’ stand for Thursday so as not to be confused with Tuesday).¬†Yep, not the quickest process, but I love making em¬†ūüėČ

The download includes the 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!

Somehow, it’s already the last Thursday in December, which means¬†it’s time for your free January¬†2017 desktop wallpapers! This month’s wallpaper was¬†created with FineTec watercolors using¬†a small Pentel waterbrush on Astrobrights (Eclipse Black) cardstock. It was then photographed with a DSLR by Spence and brought into Photoshop where he adjusted color + vibrancies. After that, I resized the artwork and added dates within¬†Photoshop, making it ready for use. So, this little guy is a labor of true wallpaper¬†love ūüôā ¬†The download includes the 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 January¬†in the future, too!

Happy almost Thanksgiving! (here in the states, anyway ūüôā ) Since we’re hitting the end of November, it’s time for your free December 2016 desktop wallpapers! This month’s wallpaper pattern design was originally created with concentrated watercolors and a no.1 round brush¬†on Canson 140# cold press watercolor paper. It was then scanned into the computer where final touches, recoloring and dates were added in Photoshop. The download includes the wallpapers in two common resoutions: 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 December in the future, too!

Happy November! This year is seriously cruising by. Before we know it, we’ll need to start sending out holiday cards, and if you’re feeling ambitious, diy’ing some printable design work. I’ve got a bunch of holiday design tutorials planned, so I want to make things super easy on you this year. This holiday vector pack includes all the vectors you’ll need to create every¬†upcoming tutorial! These come as vector-only since we’ll be working mostly¬†in Adobe Illustrator. Working in Illustrator will allow us to use our artwork¬†at any size we please,¬†without ever losing quality or resolution. Get a head start with any projects you have in progress and grab all 33 unique vectors below!

Today‚Äôs the last Thursday in October, so it‚Äôs time for your free November 2016 desktop wallpapers! This month‚Äôs wallpaper was hand lettered on an iPad Pro using an Apple pencil. Here¬†are a¬†few more¬†details: the glitter texture is from the Procreate Metallic Texture Kit. The brushes used were a slightly modified (default) studio pen and brush pen in Procreate. This download includes the wallpapers in two common resolutions: 1280x1024px and 1920x1080px, with and without dates. I‚Äôve left the year off of the ‚Äėno-dates‚Äô versions, so you can use it for any November in the future, too!

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