When I set out to learn calligraphy, I could not figure out for the life of me how artists achieved opaque metallic lettering! I tried out a few different gold and silver inks, but the metallic particles always sunk to the bottom of the jar, resulting in transparent calligraphy with a couple of glittery spots. It wasn’t ideal.
After a few months of experimentation, I discovered metallic watercolors. It was love at first write! All of a sudden, I could control the opacity of my “ink”, and the results were luxe and eye-catching.
While I do enjoy using Dr. Ph. Martin’s Iridescent Inks once in a while for metallics, I mostly stick to watercolors when I’m ready to write with a gold or silver tone! Today, I’m happy to announce that I’ve teamed up with Greenleaf & Blueberry — my favorite watercolor artisans — to offer a giveaway of the Metallic Trio!
About the Metallic Trio
G&B’s Metallic Trio is a perfect little set of gold, silver, and pearl. All of the colors are opaque and write — or paint — beautifully on both dark and light papers! These paints come from the mountains of western Colorado, where high-quality pigments are hand-mixed with binders, poured into pans, and cured.
While I, personally, don’t own the Metallic Trio, I have all three of its colors as part of another G&B set. I use them all the time — especially the faux gold! Calligraphy and hand-lettering is elegant on its own, but throw metallics into the mix, and … just wow.
If you’re curious about how to use metallic watercolors to create calligraphy, take a look at the Creating Gold Calligraphy: How to Use the Finetec Palette tutorial! The process with the Metallic Trio is exactly the same: moisten the colors, wait a minute, then use a brush to apply them to the back of a nib. Write and enjoy!
Before I tell you how to enter this giveaway, I have to say that I’m very proud to be able to offer this set to you! It’s $50 on the G&B website, but it’s almost always sold out … so very difficult to get a hold of. I hope that if you win, you’ll appreciate the set and use it often!
This is an international giveaway that will end on Tuesday, February 26th, at noon MST (Denver timezone). You can enter it by using the Rafflecopter widget below. Please note that you do not need to be on social media to enter this giveaway! There are several entry options that do not require a social media account.
If you win, your name will be displayed on the widget above and you will receive an email! In that email, I’ll ask for your mailing address, and Jess at Greenleaf & Blueberry will send the palette to you from her studio in Grand Junction, CO. I’m already jealous of the package that you’ll receive — Jess always puts together the best mail presentations!
Best of luck in the giveaway, and if you have any questions about the Metallic Trio or writing with metallic watercolors/inks in general, please feel free to ask! Thanks so much for reading TPK, and I’ll be back on Thursday with another TPK YouTube treat. 🙂