Many calligraphers love using gouache because it gives you the freedom to create any color you want. You can match wedding envelope calligraphy to colors in an invitation, for example, by mixing different tones of gouache. If you love the look of colored inks on dark papers, that’s achievable with gouache, which is always opaque. Today, we’ll talk about what gouache is, what to look for in a good gouache, and how to use gouache for calligraphy.
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My birthday is in July, which is probably why it’s my favorite month of the year. When I was a little kid, I especially delighted at receiving birthday gifts … but now that I’m older, I much prefer to giving away gifts to celebrate! Effectively, today’s article is a collection of giveaways designed to delight any creative soul. I can’t think of a better birthday gift for myself than getting to lovingly package up several winners’ goodies!
I want to do something cool and creative to celebrate Mother’s Day 2020! With that goal in mind, I reached out to four creative friends — who are also moms — to contribute to this giveaway. Today, I’ve got a collection of amazing offerings from them plus a little something from me! All of these giveaways will end on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10th) at 1:00 PM MDT.
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As 2019 comes to an end, I’d love to literally wrap it up on a fun note by conducting the annual TPK holiday giveaway roundup! This is my way of thanking you for your readership, support, feedback, and inspiration. Without you, there would be no TPK, so I love to give back when I can! Simply enter the holiday giveaway for each item that you’re interested in using one or more of the entry options. (The more entries you submit, the more likely your chances of winning!) Then, wait a couple of weeks, and you might just receive an exciting email from me!
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Molly Suber Thorpe’s Modern Calligraphy was one of my very first big calligraphy influences! After reading that book, I felt totally inspired to create watercolor calligraphy, thumbprint guest books, and creative envelopes. It was one of the first times I saw calligraphy work that appealed to me on so many levels! Molly’s calligraphy wasn’t traditional or rigid; instead, there was a freedom and elegance to it that I wanted to embrace in my own work.
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