Regardless of your skill level, shaky calligraphy strokes will always be a problem that requires attention. Today, we’ll talk about five potential shakiness causes and their solutions! I’ve also got a warm up worksheet for you that can lead to more fluid, confident strokes in your calligraphy projects.
I don’t know many people who don’t love seeing their initial embellished with eye-catching flourishes. For that reason, I often make illuminated letters to give as gifts or send as greeting cards! Today, I’ll walk you through how to make an illuminated letter that features a clean botanical motif.
I love artistic representations of octopuses. All those billowy tentacles are so pretty to look at, with suckers that add beauty and visual interest. In today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to make octopus calligraphy art! With the help of a free printable, you’ll be able to create an intricate octopus that doubles as an effective calligraphy drill.
For the past nine years, I’ve joyfully created modern calligraphy. It never occurred to me to try my hand at a traditional style until I began getting requests for Copperplate calligraphy worksheets starting about five years ago. At that point, I picked up Eleanor Winters’ Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy, and I promptly felt overwhelmed by all the rules and guidelines.
March is Women’s History Month, which we commemorated last week with a collection of interviews. This week, I want to celebrate the amazing women in my life with a simple worksheet. This is my favorite “just for fun” printable on the TPK website so far! Once I started filling the worksheet out, I couldn’t stop filling out copies to send to treasured female family members and friends.
Tona Bell is an entrepreneur in Tampa whose creative mind inspires me! When I first walked into her shop, The Paper Seahorse, in 2016, I couldn’t get myself to stop gawking at all the engaging displays. Bits of papery goodness added flair to every nook. It’s still one of my favorite places ever, though The Paper Seahorse’s doors are closed for now due to the pandemic.