My paternal grandmother, Estelle, had beautiful handwriting. Every time I come across one of her cards in my sketchbook, her flowing, elegant cursive inspires me to pay a little closer attention to how I write! In this article, I’ll provide you with an analysis and an exemplar + worksheet of her handwriting so you can write lovely letters, too.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a tutorial called How to Hand Letter Like a Pro. In the course of the tutorial, I ask you to write 3D letters … and yet, no 3D letter tutorial existed on the TPK website! That changes today. In this article, I’ll teach you how to draw 3D letters using a ruler, a pencil, and a pen.
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There are plenty of mail art tutorials here on the TPK blog. As much as I love a highly-embellished envelope, though, it can be refreshing to go back to basics! Today, we’re going to discuss how to make a single elegant calligraphy envelope. It’s my hope that this tutorial will help you to make tasteful envelopes for all occasions! Here’s how you do it:
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Geni (say: “Jenny”) is one of my helpers here at TPK. When you receive an order from the Supplies Shop, chances are she packaged it up! She also helps me to categorize emails, come up with blog post topics, and brainstorm new worksheet ideas. The other day, Geni brought over her bullet journals on a whim, and I have to tell you: I was blown away! I’ve always wanted to keep a bullet journal, but my motivation fizzles after a couple of weeks. Looking through Geni’s journals made me excited to start tracking things and making lists in earnest — all with a dash of artistry — and I thought you might feel the same if you could see them! With Geni’s gracious blessing, I took several photos of her bullet journal pages, and I’m sharing them here today.
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My name is Lindsey Bugbee, and I am an envelope calligraphy nerd, through and through. The prospect of making eye-catching envelopes is what prompted me to try my hand at calligraphy in the first place! I’m enchanted by the idea of this little work of art that can communicate an address, delight various pairs of eyes along its journey, and make a recipient feel special. So, today I have a treat for you: Marvelous Mail, an eBook that tells you everything I know about making envelope calligraphy and mail art!
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I’ll admit it: I felt a bit intimidated by drawing this flower when it was requested by TPK readers via Instagram. However, the demand for a sunflower illustration tutorial was undeniable, so I put the pencil to paper and began! Let’s dive into how you, too, can create a floral masterpiece!