Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Brush Lettering with Memento Markers

Memento Markers have dual tips; one is a flexible brush tip and the other is a fine tip. The brush tip is great for learning brush lettering techniques. I've tried many brush tip pens and this was the easiest one to begin with. It's just stiff enough to get a fine line without too much effort but flexible enough to get a nice thick one on the downstrokes.

Video Tutorial

Watch the video below to see how I used Memento Markers for brush lettering.

  • Push down on the pen for down strokes (creating a thick line); pull up on the pen for all other strokes (creating a fine line).
  • Every pen is different - draw a few strokes before writing each time you switch pens to get the pen's feel. Draw a series of lines, thin to thick, then draw some curves, up down up...
  • Create your own alphabet - look around for alphabets that please you and alter letters as you see fit. For example, leave out the loop on the decender for the letter "p" or add a loop on the ascender on the letter "k".
  • Practice, practice, practice!

Brush Lettering Sites

Beginning Brush Lettering Tutorials
  • Memento Markers
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • T-Square (or Ruler)
  • Marker Friendly Cardstock (e.g. Copic X-Press It)
  • Optional: Graph Paper
  • Optional: Dies (in video: Spellbinders Labels Four S4-190 and Labels Four Small S4-309)
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