If you’re looking for a calming project that doubles as calligraphy practice, try making this Valentine’s Day calligraphy medallion! It features heart-like shapes that reflect the upcoming holiday; and its intricacy resembles that of a snowflake. Put the two together, and you’ve got a motif that’s appropriate for this time of year.
I’ve been looking forward to making a beautiful calligraphy birthday card all week. It’s for a TPK reader who just turned 15 years old (and is deftly making her way through the intermediate course — go, Quinn)! As I brainstormed ideas, I needed to make sure that the card checked a few boxes: first, it had to be eye-catching and inspirational. Second, I wanted it to have a festive feel. Finally, it needed to take well under an hour (i.e. one toddler nap time length) to make from start to finish.
Calligraphy medallions are stunning pieces of art comprised of simple strokes and repetition. When you make a calligraphy medallion, you’re practicing pointed pen movements and learning spatial consistency. While these benefits are appealing, the best part about making calligraphy medallions is the result of your efforts!
I am a big calligraphy medallion fan. I love how calligraphy medallions offer a creative way to practice calligraphy without actually writing, “A, A, A, B, B, B” ad nauseam! There’s also the coolness factor: calligraphy medallions look awesome on the backs of envelopes, as part of invitation designs, or in sketchbooks. Today, I’m going to show you how to make a springtime-themed medallion … just in time to celebrate the beginning of spring, which was March 20th!
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Have you ever heard of calligraphy medallions? I hadn’t until early last year, when I came across a mesmerizing video on Instagram. In it, a calligrapher used a series of strokes to create an impressive circular work of art. I immediately had to make one myself! One medallion evolved into several, which culminated in a calligraphy medallions worksheet!
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Last month, I posted a tutorial over how to make a calligraphy medallion. I love the medallion in that tutorial, but I freely admit that it takes a bit of time and energy to make! Effectively, I wanted to post a simpler tutorial … one that requires less steps. You’ll really enjoy this medallion as a way to add embellishments to envelopes, gift tags, sketchbooks, or anywhere else you might use a dip pen!
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