One of the top questions I receive from TPK readers is where to buy envelopes for calligraphy. Unfortunately, you can’t just pick up your dip pen and write on just any envelope. It’s important to pick an envelope with a nice paper weight, smooth surface, and low absorbency. Here are my top five resource picks for calligraphy-friendly envelopes:
When I first set out to learn calligraphy in 2012, I grabbed a cheapie Speedball calligraphy starter kit at Michael’s (an art supply store). When I got home, I was so eager to enjoy my new hobby! Instead of loving calligraphy, however, I ran into problems galore: ink that bled, unwieldy nibs, and instructions that didn’t make sense. I concluded that calligraphy and I simply weren’t meant to be. A few months later, though, I found the right materials through experimentation and recommendations, and I fell in love! I’m writing today’s post because I want to make sure you have the proper materials for calligraphy success, too.
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This watercolor illustrated map eCourse is a project that presents a challenge, takes up a sizable chunk of time, and allows you to mentally travel! I never, ever could have imagined that we’d collectively be in a spot where we need all of that. We can’t explore a lot of places in person right now, but we can be adventurous with our paintbrushes!
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Glass dip pens are my new obsession. Ever since I received a shipment of these beauties last week, I’ve been using them to write letters, make mail art, and jot down everyday lists! Today, I’m proud to announce their arrival in the TPK Supplies Shop. I’ve got two different designs, and I honestly can’t decide which I like more: the “Unicorn” Glass Dip Pen or the “Red Frost” Glass Dip Pen.
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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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