A calligraphy border design never fails to add an elegant touch to your work. Today, I’ll show you how to create three simple but intricate designs to frame your calligraphy or text. Grab your favorite pen and nib combination plus some paper, and let’s dive into the world of calligraphy border design!
When practicing calligraphy, you really can’t get any cooler than a calligraphy medallion. I love calligraphy medallions because they’re wonderful for understanding how to make simple shapes. Furthermore, they really help you to understand how to bring components together in order to make something gorgeous. If you’re new to calligraphy medallions, try this simple tutorial. If you like what you make, consider upleveling with one of TPK’s two calligraphy medallions worksheets: Dancing Pens and Birds & Botanicals, which are 15% off through Wednesday, January 25th, with code PRETTYPRACTICE.
It’s the new year, which means it’s the perfect time to learn a new skill. If learning pointed pen calligraphy is on your goal list, I hope that you’ll find this article helpful! In it, you’ll find tips that were designed to benefit any calligraphy beginner. I suspect that intermediate writers will discover some inspiration, too.
This time of year can be hectic! You’re probably preparing to travel, gearing up to host guests, or frantically searching for gifts. That’s the ironic thing about the holidays: they’re “the most wonderful time of the year”, but they’re also the most stressful! With this DIY circular Christmas card tutorial, you get the chance to create some stress-relieving art. That art can then be sent to a special person on your Christmas list, whose spirits will be lifted by your thoughtfulness and creativity!
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Without further ado, I’ll hand over the reins to Nico: It’s that time of year again! We’re so excited to put up our Christmas trees and decorate them with all the ornaments we’ve collected over the years, which inspired me to write this tutorial. Today, we’re going to create a 5″ x 7″ hand-lettered Christmas card with a festive theme.
A decade ago, I jumped into the world of pointed pen calligraphy without any knowledge of calligraphy drills. Now that I’m an avid pointed pen user, I realize how much I would have benefited from taking the time to write soothing, repetitive strokes from the get-go. Calligraphy drills offer a judgment-free zone for you to gain confidence using your writing instrument of choice. Once you have a good feel for how to create calligraphy, drills become useful as a way to warm up. Most importantly, they are relaxing and meditative.