May 15, 2018

I haven’t blogged for a while. But with a new workspace and a clearer head I’ve had a few ideas already :)

Let’s start with how I have built up the detail in this beautiful sunflower.

I’ve started with the Center of the sunflower. Created by lots of black dots. I’ve put heavier dots to one side to create some depth.

I’ve then drawn the petals. Lots of long petals with rounded tops. I’ve done this in a darker shade of yellow, draw...

January 6, 2018

Our DIY leather jacket video is the most popular 2018 trend we've shown off so far this year (yes okay it's the first and only - but you're loving it!)

We've used a high quality faux leather jacket from Barneys Originals. And our pens have worked fantastically on the fabric. I will give it a test run and make sure the paint will last too.

I've used all my usual methods to create my design, as always I work freehand. However you...

January 4, 2018

We show you how to create a beautiful frame filled with floating petals.  This could make a unique display, alternative to chalkboards and wood signs, for your big day.  After the fun, you could reuse the sign to display your dried bouquet petals.

You will need


Large Frame - Available new or from second hand stores

2 Sheets of Perspex - Available from most hardware stores. Can be cut to size.

Signwriting Pen - Availabl...

July 6, 2017

These Metallic Jars are brilliant for table decor, they could add a touch of glam, or spice up a rustic theme. They look like jars of sparkling stars. Here's how to achieve the look for yourself!

You will need

- Metallic Jars - ours are from hobbycraft for just £2 each and come in 4 colours

- White Signwriting pen available here

- Books or Worksheets for the lettering available from The Chalk Spot

Step One

Make sure your jars are cl...

July 5, 2017

These mini chalkboard favours are a brilliant gift to your friends and family on your day, and also a great keepsake for after the event. Here i show you how to assemble them.

You will need...

-Mini wooden hearts

-Chalkboard Paint

-A copy of The Beguinners Guide to Modern Signwriting

-White Signwriting Pen available here

-Twine and Scissors

Once you have decorated your hearts using our book for hints and tips they are ready to be ass...

May 8, 2017

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed, still very dear.

Our Hurricane lantern is from IKEA - they have a great selection and are easy to assemble. They are also a great price! 

We have decorated ours with a beautiful remembrance poem. This would look lovely at a wedding or event to keep a candle burning to remember loved ones. It's beautiful yet su...

March 5, 2017

1. The Window Pane

The cupboard doors in Ikea are perfect for using as alternative Signs. These glass kitchen doors can be used for welcome notices, orders of the day, table plans - there's so many options! Prop them horizontal or vertical for different looks

2. The Cupboard Door

These kitchen cupboard doors are great if you wanted some colour. This stylish grey has a great look with the white pen and would be great for a table p...

February 27, 2017

Oh this has gone down such a treat. My influences came from realising the white text on the perspex is beautiful, but you need to get a great background to really make it stand out. I have been considering delicate fabrics to try and experiment with. After my wonderful event with friends and family over the weekend to celebrate the new book, i came home with oodles of flowers. Thank you to my 3 year old for picking the petals...

February 19, 2017

Lots people like to do something different for their wedding, stand out from the crowd, we have a great alternative to paper save the dates - these cute acrylic cards - a little bit like a modern and trendy postcard.

They can really set the theme of your day, and impress your guests with what they could expect at your wedding.

Easy to make and they are lightweight enough to send through the post.

Slender enough to still pop on a...

February 9, 2017

This beautiful Window Pane... is actually an IKEA cupboard door. Oh yes! It's perfect, it doesn't cost much, and you can sand the edges to give it a rustic feel and make it look weathered.


Our full video on how we decorated our window is on YouTube, link below.


To learn how to write like this and draw our flowers grab our new complete guide which launches this spring HERE



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Our Modern Signwriting Guide has all you need to make your very first chalkboard and master some of the modern calligraphy we use on our boards. Our DIY Ideas below provide great inspiration to take your new skill further

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