Many calligraphers love using gouache because it gives you the freedom to create any color you want. You can match wedding envelope calligraphy to colors in an invitation, for example, by mixing different tones of gouache. If you love the look of colored inks on dark papers, that’s achievable with gouache, which is always opaque. Today, we’ll talk about what gouache is, what to look for in a good gouache, and how to use gouache for calligraphy.
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A beautifully calligraphed envelope builds anticipation and makes a recipient feel special! That’s why, when you need an envelope for a card you’re going to give in person, it’s important to add a special touch. Today, I’ll walk you through how to make the perfect name-only envelope, and I’ll show you some examples of name-only envelopes that I’ve created in the past.
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!
Autumn has arrived, and the holidays are now upon us! I love making holiday meals even more special by making a calligraphy menu. Even if it’s obvious what’s being served, a menu adds a sense of elegance and importance to any meal. Today, I’ll show you an easy way to make a menu that look wonderful surrounded by steaming dishes and a couple of candles!Continue Reading about Elegant Autumn Calligraphy Menu Tutorial
In 2014, the TPK blog was two years old, and I occasionally wrote about my endeavors in learning calligraphy. It was difficult not to notice that readers really connected with calligraphy-related posts, which led to a revolutionary idea. “Why don’t you make a printable calligraphy worksheet?” my husband, Hernán, suggested.
Last year, I released a 20-page limited edition “Cocktail Casual Calligraphy” worksheet set. The style was so popular that I decided to flesh the worksheet out with 40 additional pages of practice and add it to TPK’s permanent calligraphy worksheets collection. Today, we’ll talk a bit about this style and the worksheet that will teach you its letterforms and nuances!