Centuries ago, people wrote with feathers, a.k.a “quills”. In fact, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson bred geese specifically because he went through quills so quickly! The downside of using quills, as I’m sure President Jefferson would tell you, is that they wear down at alarming speed. That’s why we are lucky to have steel crowquill nibs today! In this article, we’ll explore the fabulous crowquill nib and what you can use it to create.
Overlapping Letters Handmade Mother’s Day Card Tutorial by Nico Ng
Hey there! I’m Nico Ng, and I want to share a super fun and easy handmade Mother’s Day card idea to help make the holiday extra special. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can create overlapping bold letters using simple shapes so you can create a personalized card or tag for the supermom(s) in your life.
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5 Creative Modern Calligraphy Variations + A Surprise Worksheet
One of the best things about modern calligraphy is its flexibility. You can play around with any modern calligraphy variations that suit your fancy! Unlike traditional calligraphy styles such as Spencerian and Copperplate, modern calligraphy encourages innovation and deviation. Today, we’ll talk about 5 ways to switch up your pointed pen creations, and I’ve got a surprise worksheet to give you some ideas and practice.
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Must Watch: 8 Pointed Pen Calligraphy Beginner Mistakes
Calligraphy is a beautiful art form that requires patience, practice, and the right tools. If you’re just starting out with pointed pen calligraphy, though, there are a few common beginner mistakes that will hinder your progress. Today, let’s discuss the top eight pointed pen calligraphy beginner mistakes — and, importantly, how to avoid them.
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Free Printable Calligraphy Drills: “Cool Calligraphy Drills” Worksheet
Ready to add to your calligraphy drills worksheet collection? TPK’s 8 Cool Calligraphy Drills worksheet features a set of fresh, printable calligraphy drills that are perfect for anyone looking to get better with a dip pen. These drills are suitable for all skill levels and include a range of exercises to help you master pointed pen calligraphy. The best part? This two-page worksheet is completely free and can be used to warm up before a project or as a regular practice tool.
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FREE Pointed Pen Calligraphy Drills: “Fun Foodie” Theme
I love coming up with unique pointed pen calligraphy drills to keep practice fresh and fun. Sticking to alphabet characters and random strokes can get boring, which is why it’s nice to create calligraphy drills that double as illustrations. Today, I’ve got a literal treat for you: a free pointed pen calligraphy drills worksheet that features six food-themed exercises. Have fun practicing your pointed pen skills with everything from avocados to escargot!
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