Let’s talk tea tags — you know, the little pieces of paper that hang from the edge of your teacup as you enjoy your beverage. There are some really cool ones out there, and all too often they end up being thrown out, never to live up to their full creative potential. That stops with this teapot-inspired envelope art! It utilizes a bit of drawing (don’t worry, I’ll walk you through it!), some painting, and tea tags to make for a truly unique and lovely piece.
Archives for February 2016
In the first White Calligraphy Ink Showdown, you learned about Sumi, Ziller, and Pen White calligraphy inks. Today, we’re examining Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleed Proof White and Winsor & Newton White Calligraphy Ink. Both of these inks have the potential to create fantastic white lettering, but — like the first three white inks we talked about — there are some peculiarities to keep in mind!
White calligraphy ink is an amazing supply to have in your creative artillery! The only problem? There are several white calligraphy inks to choose from, and it’s difficult to know which will work best for you. This blog post should help to clarify confusion! In it, you’ll get an introduction to three wonderful white calligraphy inks that are deserving of a place at your desk.
Paper belly bands (a.k.a. “sashes”) are a cost-effective, easy way to add elegance to any paper project! Whether you are DIYing your wedding invitations, compiling a unique snail mail package, or preparing paper goods for a store display, you’ll enjoy these three simple tutorials.
In Part I of Calligraphy Ink Recommendations: Sparkling Delights, you learned about the Finetec palette and Lumiere ink. Today, you’ll become acquainted with two more favorites: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Iridescent and PearlEx powdered pigments! Both are gorgeous and absolutely worth adding to your calligraphy collection.