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Leslie Tieu  ❤️ all things lettering & watercoloring Author of "Modern Calligraphy" available on Amazon & Etsy (Lesliewritesitall) 👇🏻👇🏻 Learn #moderncalligraphy

Leftover hearts from Valentine’s Day 😅. The hubby and I met when we were living on the same floor in the UCLA dorms (Sproul 2N represent!). His room was right in front of the women’s bathroom and mine was right in front of the men’s so we would see each other frequently throughout the day since we both left our doors open a lot of the time. My roommate and I liked to sing Disney songs in the shower and one day when we passed by his room I said “if you hear singing in the shower, feel free to join in”. His response was... “in the song or the shower?” My reaction was 😒. My roommate’s was 😂. And his was 😏. And yeah, that’s my husband ladies and gentlemen. Let this be a lesson that first impressions aren’t everything 😂😂😂.
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What were your first impressions of your significant other??
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So I wasn’t joking when I said I was gonna blow up your feed with hearts 😬🥰. What do you guys have planned today? Any hot dates?? I’m always looking for date night suggestions (preferably in the LA area) so let me know if you’re up to anything fun! I just signed us up for some pasta making classes next month because he’s made from scratch pasta before but I haven’t. 🍝 .
For tonight though, my hubby and I don’t have any plans except our double date with @jeshypark (will you be my valentine?) and her fam.
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I’m leaning into it guys!!! So I’m just gonna inundate your feed with tons of hearts today. Because I realize I love painting them. Painting things inside the shape of hearts, painting hearts in a rainbow gradient... you get the point! ❤️ and feel free to share this with someone who deserves/needs some extra love today!
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P.S. this is a great exercise in understanding the colors of your palette. Mix in colors gradually to create a rainbow gradient. 😉
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[Insert mushy caption here]. 😂 not a big lovey dovey person so Valentine’s Day makes me feel awkward sometimes. Show the people you love how important they are. Not just today but as often as you can. And not just with gifts but with all the other good stuff money can’t buy. That’s all I have to say about that! 💕
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I heard Valentine’s Day is coming up. Or whatever. Lol we don’t really plan much for Valentine’s Day so it’s like a 🤷🏻‍♀️ holiday for us. It’s been almost 14 years together for us and we do this dance every year... “did you get me something because... I didn’t get you anything”... 😂 The only thing I ask for is a card because I do love collecting things he writes. What are your Valentine’s Day traditions?
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So... is it spring yet!?? Okay I’m really not complaining because I live in LA and our weather is like 👌🏻 but I’m ready for some flowers to be back in bloom 🌸. The good thing is that we’ve been getting more rain than usual so hopefully more showers bring more flowers. 😊 Anyone else waiting for spring? Or is winter really your jam?
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Here’s another washi peel video that I’m posting on the plane back to LA ✈️! I have WiFi so I’m gonna use it! Here’s a different peel that’s part of my wannabe washi series. Some painted rainbow hearts and a rainbow 🌈 gradient for you guys.
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Posting as sort of a salute to leaving the rainbow state. Mahalo Maui! We had a great time hiking, snorkeling, beach-ing, and eating our way through the trip. Thank you guys for all your recs! We had a short stay but it was a blast! 🏝
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Was the first month of the year long or short for you guys?? It was surprisingly busy and I felt a little burnt out but if you’ve been following along, my random paint sessions have been giving me an outlet to create just for fun. Even though I love painting and lettering, if you put a deadline on something... I’m like... eeeeek 😬. So January was kind of long for me and I’m really looking forward to some fun stuff happening in February, so thank u (January), next...! Hello 👋🏻 February!
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You guys have convinced me to bring a small travel set of paints with me on vacation. Honestly I’ve brought lettering stuff before on trips and I didn’t get to use it so I’m skeptical but hopeful that I might get something done. And thank you guys for all your recs! Most people DM’ed me with suggestions for where to eat (you guys are my kind of people) so I’m super excited about the food in Maui 🌴.
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Here’s a real time(ish) painting of a simple flower. You really only need one color to do this (although doing it in multiple colors is really fun). Use the water to vary the tint of your colors. You can make a ton of new colors just by adding water. Let me know if you give it a try! 😊
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In case anyone was holding their breath... THIS is the best part of painting these geometric pieces. Like I live for THE PEEL 🥰. It’s honestly so satisfying to see clean crisp lines. Its just so sad that taping it down takes forever and a day but the peeling is done in a few seconds 😭. If only I could have done this in one clean pull... I might pass out from the joy 😂. Sound on if you like that tape peeling audio.
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I know a lot of you guys have messaged me saying that your tape ruins the paper or you don’t get clean lines and I really think it’s a combination of having good quality painters tape (I will use washi if I don’t have any painters tape around) and really high quality paper (I love Arches or Canson 130 lb cold press watercolor paper — trust me, these papers will change your painting game). That’s what I’ve found to be the magic combination to getting super clean straight edges each time. Tag me if you guys try this technique!
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In case you didn’t catch this one over at @theletteringtribe... here’s the process video for my last post. It was really hard to condense 80 minutes of painting in under 1 minute so I’m going to have to have a separate video for the tape peeling. But here are the basics to making one of these paintings.
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🍎 choose a pattern you want to tape down. I was inspired by some hexagon shapes at a Whole Foods so I used a hexagon tile to guide me. I used painters tape on Arches 130 lb cold press watercolor paper
🍏 then choose your color scheme. I went with rainbow (obvi 😏). Use the colors to paint in the shapes.
🍎 wait for paint to dry so you can add the second layer of designs
🍏 now you can layer on more designs. I love various leaves but I also use a lot of stripes, dots, bubbles, etc to fill the spaces. I also alternate with watercolor, metallic watercolor, and white gel pen
🍎 let it all dry and then peel to your heart’s delight! (Peeling video will be coming in a later post!)
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Let me know if you make one of these!
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Let’s focus on the good 🥰! I posted something that really bothered me in my stories today. I got so many supportive messages from you guys and I’m reminded of how amazingly uplifting this community is. Every. Single. Time. Whenever something is getting me down, you guys always help me back up and I will never be able to thank you all enough. So let’s focus on what I created an @instagram account for in the first place — to share with you guys my love of lettering, painting, rainbows 🌈, and creativity.
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P.S. this took me over 80 minutes to paint but I’ve condensed it into a 56 second video for you that will be on @theletteringtribe’s page soon!
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