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.
For many of us, variety is the secret to sticking with a hobby or a habit. Pointed pen calligraphy is no exception: it’s important to keep things fresh in order to stay interested! That’s why I love taking my pointed pen practice beyond the alphabet. Today, I’ve got a fantastic limited edition worksheet that will encourage you to do the same. In it, you’ll learn how to create four flourished woodland creatures.
I love punctuating my holiday paper goods with a calligraphy Christmas tree! It’s my motif of choice when I’m making DIY gift tags, mail art, or greeting cards. Flourished holiday trees are easy to make, and they double as an excellent calligraphy drill. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make six calligraphy Christmas trees through a series of short instructional videos. Have fun experimenting with these beauties, and for more holiday calligraphy fun, see TPK’s holiday calligraphy worksheet collection!
Last October, I released a free Macbeth calligraphy worksheet that walked you through some fabulous flourishes. For this year’s Halloween calligraphy worksheet, I’m kicking it up a notch with a full-page quote that features plenty of loops and a wavy baseline!
Ampersand art makes for the perfect gift or home decor because it represents togetherness. Today, I’ll walk you through a quick tutorial that will result in a cool and pretty flourished piece! You can use the motif for a greeting card, put it in a frame for display, or include it as part of your next snail mail packet.