Hand Lettering Challenge Week 9

This weeks font is called Foolish People. It’s a thin, tall font with two capitalised variations of each letter. It’s great for blending with bolder fonts and you can download a free demo version here if you want to use it in your own digital writings.

A piece I designed using foolish (yellow), Always In My Heart (green, get the free workbook here) and Autumn in November (orange, get the free workbook for lower case here and upper case here).

And here you can see the same design written out as a hardcopy by yours truly! This challenge has really improved my lettering skills πŸ˜€

So to get your free workbook of Foolish People, click here: week 9 foolish.

Until next time, all the best! -Meg & Merlin


Hand Lettering Challenge Week 8

This week’s font: Organique

For some reason, there’s no 2, but don’t worry! I made one πŸ˜‰

I’m starting to get the hang of this, and I’ve started mixing fonts! πŸ˜€ Here’s something I made with Organique. Side note, I happen to be a nutritionist by trade πŸ˜‰


If you want to give this style a go, here’s this weeks free workbook:Β Week 8 organique

Until next time, hope you are happy and healthy, Meg & Merlin

Hand Lettering Challenge Week 7

So my ‘couple week break’ has turned into a couple months! Hopefully I am over the post-surgical complications now, because I’m ready to get back into it and I’ve got an awesome new font to work with called…

This font has an interesting mix of characters with a twist that seems to have Inuit or even Nordic influences.

My Tombow Dual Brush pens aren’t suited to the thick, straight lines of this font, so instead I used a 0.6mm bullet-tip marker.

Β If you want to give it a go, here is this week’s workbook: Week 7 Monohipster.

Hand Lettering Challenge Week 6: Brush Lettering Style 2 Capitals

It’s the half way point! And boy have I learned a LOT. So far the brush lettering has been my favourite. Something about working with a brush nib is just so much fun, it’s almost cathartic. As promised, this week I’ve got a workbook full of brush lettering capitals to go with last week’s lower case from the font: Autumn in November (shown below).

And here is the workbook:Β Brush Lettering Workbook style 2 CAPITALS

Don’t forget that you can check out samples on our Instagram page.

And if you enjoyed the free download, please like and subscribe!

I will be onΒ  I sabbatical for a couple of weeks while I recover from surgery, but there are 6 sets of workbooks now available so that’s plenty to do until then πŸ™‚

Happy Hand Lettering, Meg & Merlin

Hand Lettering Challenge Week 5: Brush Lettering Style 2

Greetings lettering fans!

It’s week 5, and I’ve decided to revisit brush lettering with a different style, so this week’s workbook is based on the font: Autumn in November.

Once again, the focus is on the lower case, but next week the upper case for this font will be the feature! So subscribe so you don’t miss out on the matching workbook πŸ˜‰ For now, here is this week’s workbook:Β Brush Lettering Workbook style 2

If you enjoyed this free download, please like and subscribe!

And if you’d like to see the previous weeks’ posts and other free workbooks, here they are: Week 1 Brush Lettering, Week 2 Retro Capitals, Week 3 Eccentric Capitals, Week 4 Cute Cursive Lower Case.

Lots of love,

Meg and Merlin

Spectrum Noir Hex Chart

Hi Everyone!

Meg here, and I’m going to make a confession…I’m obsessed with Spectrum Noir markers πŸ˜€ Here is my collection so far:

I have all 12 of the ‘6 marker blending packs’, plus the ‘brights’ 24 pack. That’s almost 100 markers! So I created this hex chart to track them all:

It has every Spectrum Noir marker listed in their groups, and I’ve coloured in all the ones I already have using a gradient effect. It’s great to be able to see samples of your colours so you can pick just the right shade for your project, so here is a blank copy you can download for free! Spectrum Noir Blank Hex Chart

If you enjoyed this chart, please subscribe and like this post! We have heaps of other free downloadable content on our other post too πŸ˜‰


Hand Lettering Challenge Week 4: Cute Cursive Lower Case

So we’re back from a week’s hiatus! I had a lovely birthday (check out the new Spectrum Noir markers I got on Instagram πŸ˜‰ ) and now it’s time to get right back into it.

This week’s focus is an adorable lowercase cursive.


This font is called Always In My Heart, and I’ve really gone above and beyond with the workbook to make sure it is easy to get the up and down bits right. So here it is, this week’s free workbook: Cursive Hand Lettering Workbook.

And here is a picture of the progress from last week’s retro capitals


Well, that’s all for this week’s hand lettering challenge. Subscribe and like this post if you enjoy our free workbooks. Have a great day, Meg & Merlin