Writing with White Calligraphy Ink

Handwritten Wedding Invitations | The Postman's Knock

To be honest, I think I owe my initial interest in calligraphy to white calligraphy ink. I remember browsing through Etsy and seeing several envelopes featuring opaque white script. I wanted to be able to make beautiful envelopes like that, too! And yet, for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out what people were using to achieve that effect. It seems silly now, but at the time, I was dumbfounded.
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5 Calligraphy Variation Techniques + A Surprise Worksheet

5 Calligraphy Variation Techniques + A Surprise Worksheet | The Postman's Knock

Here’s the thing you’ve got to love about modern calligraphy: you can implement any change — any calligraphy variation — and you’ll still be correct. While there is, more or less, “right” and “wrong” in traditional calligraphy styles like Spencerian and Copperplate, modern calligraphy embraces change.
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Papercut Art Tutorial {with Printable Template}

Papercut Art Tutorial {with Printable Template} | The Postman's Knock

Until today, I haven’t written much about papercut art. I think I was avoiding it because I thought you may not have the right tools and/or would be intimidated by the process. However, as I’ve gotten to know more and more people who read this blog, I have come to realize that you — my “typical” reader — are far from ordinary. You’re creative and willing to try new things to stimulate your creativity. If you don’t have the tools to create papercut art, read through this tutorial before buying supplies to see if it may be something you are interested in. On the flip side, if you are properly equipped, then I predict a weekend full of papercutting magic!
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Botanical Watercolor Wreath Tutorial

Botanical Watercolor Wreath Tutorial | The Postman's Knock

Sometimes it’s refreshing to switch up calligraphy-centric posts with posts that focus on illustration. That said, the botanical watercolor wreaths I’ll be showing you today can be paired with calligraphy for a breath-taking presentation! And, really, you don’t need to relegate yourself to watercolor. If you’re more comfortable using another medium {colored pens, colored pencils, markers, acrylic paint, whatever}, then go for it! These wreaths are impressive┬áno matter what you use to make them.
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Brush Pen Tutorial + Giveaway

Brush Pen Tutorial | The Postman's Knock

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Brittany at Tombow. She is a reader of this blog who recently started working at Tombow {and is loving it — so many art supplies!}, and she was kind enough to ask if I would want to try some of the company’s art products. I never say no to art supplies, so she sent me over a sample pack. It was very thoughtfully packaged, and its contents were absolute gold. While I loved everything she sent, I especially loved the brush pens. Once I got the hang of them, I knew I had to write a brush pen tutorial! When I shared this with Brittany, she suggested a Tombow brush pen giveaway, which you can read more details about at the end of this post.
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