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Botanical Colour At Your Fingertips E-Book By Rebecca Desnos

Botanical colour at your fingertips By Rebecca Desnos

As you may know or may not know, I recently collaborated with a natural dyer and designer, Rebecca to finish her much anticipated e-book by handlettering the main title and section titles. She was looking for natural and relaxed style of handlettering and she thought that my style would be perfect. I asked her to pick one of my handlettered quotes she liked the most so I could have it on hand to maintain consistency throughout her e-book.

I first tried a few different brush pens and discussed with Rebecca, making sure we are on the same page and that I understood exactly what she was looking for. She was a fantastic person to work with – she was fast to respond my emails, and was very clear with what she wanted so the creative process was a breeze.
Botanical colour on your fingertips handlettered titlesReading her e-book after its recent launch, it is beautifully designed and full of useful advice about natural dyeing – from gathering plants to equipment & safety to colour fastness. It would make a handy reading material for beginners natural dyer and being keen to try out natural dyeing myself, I would definitely recommend it. Personally, a good design is important to me too so this e-book is even more special with stunning photos and clear layouts. So if you are also interested, buy her e-book here!

I am always interested in reading a story behind the creation and this post of Rebecca’s about working on a dream project is a lovely read.

I think it is clear that I am really honoured to be given an opportunity to do a big handlettering related commission and to be a part of this amazing e-book!

Handlettering For 100 Days

katrina sophia handlettering 100 day project

When I first heard about Elle Luna‘s The 100 Day Project, I wanted to join but I couldn’t come up what I was going to do. I wanted this new project to be something focussed and as I finally decided to do handlettering I joined in two days later. Better late than never, right?!

I originally wanted to do the usual process – handletter to perfection, scan and edit every time but I realised that with my year of creative habits project and work commitments I wouldn’t have time so I just look up for a lovely quote, write it in my sketchbook pages for couple of times and take photo (hence these slightly weird shadows and inconsistent grey backgrounds, which I kinda like anyway!).

Naturally, I am loving it! This project gives me a chance to really practise with handlettering as well as experiment with different pens and styles.

I am also pleased that through this project, I got commissioned by lovely Rebecca Desnos to handletter titles for her new e-book about natural dyeing, which I got really interested in from following her seriously beautiful Instagram account and want to give it a whirl. If you are curious too, do sign up to her newsletter to get a discount code when her e-book gets released very soon! Stay tuned for more detailed post about this exciting collaboration.

Follow my 100 day project over at Instagram by using this hashtag #100daysofkshandlettering and see the rest of my handlettering with #kshandlettering.

Are you doing #THE100DAYPROJECT too? I’d love to see what you have done so far!