The core supplies that you need for pointed pen calligraphy are very basic: a pen, a nib, ink, and paper. After you master calligraphy with those four tools, though, you might want to switch things up by collecting some “special treat” supplies! In this list, you’ll find seven items that have helped me to up-level my calligraphy. I know that you’ll love some of these indulgences, too — and you’ve got enough time to tell Santa all about them. 🎅 Continue Reading about Seven “Special Treat” Calligraphy Supplies
For eight years, I’ve answered calligraphy questions in various forms: some questions come to me in blog post comments, others via email, and still others in workshops. For many people, a simple answer or two can make all the difference in making progress. Today, I’ve put together this list of dip pen calligraphy FAQs in the hopes that you’ll find solutions to help you to keep going, too!
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Sometimes, the TPK website reminds me of an Easter egg hunt. There are so many hidden treasures to be found! That’s why, every once in a while, I like to round everything up to present goodies that you might have missed. Today, I’m focusing on free lettering and calligraphy guidelines. All TPK worksheets include guidelines, but there are plenty of free guideline printables that live on the site, too! Here they are, in no particular order:
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Almost every creative person is a little bit of a packrat. It’s impossible not to be, with all the art supplies you probably have on hand plus the projects you make! I wear my artistic packrat badge proudly, but I do have to admit that sometimes the clutter reaches a degree that makes me squirm. Last week, I allocated four days to organizing all my past lettering and calligraphy projects, and I came across several that I want to share with you today. Many of these projects have never appeared on the TPK blog before, and my hope is that they’ll spark some inspiration!
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To write today’s post, I combed through emails that I’ve received with questions about calligraphy ink. I’m glad to modify the article to include additional information, so if you have a question, please email or comment! Without further ado, here are answers to the queries — both little and big — that TPK readers have about inks:
Like a lot of skills or hobbies, it’s easy to abandon your calligraphy endeavors if you don’t keep things fresh. After nearly a decade of using a dip pen, I still get excited about making calligraphy projects! Today, I’m sharing my seven secrets keeping the calligraphy magic alive.