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Calligraphy Tips for Beginners

Even if you don’t have years of calligraphy training, learning to write with a calligraphers pointed pen can give regular handwriting a look that you just can’t get with a pen. It comes from the ability of the pen to go from hairline thin to thick just by the pressure you put on the nib. If you can’t afford a calligrapher it’s worth it to invest in these very cheap tools (it comes out to around $10) to have on hand so even normal handwriting has a special look. Plus you can get the most gorgeous ink colors! I give some basic pointers on this Project Wedding tutorial.

  1. Emily

    December 3, 2009

    This is the post I've been waiting for! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  2. Rachel Dangerfield

    December 3, 2009

    Wonderful! I'm so excited to try this out. Thank you so much for giving advice!

  3. Sarah Bradley

    December 3, 2009

    This totally has me inspired to pick up my pens again!

  4. chelsea

    December 3, 2009

    Love this.

  5. Jane Flanagan

    December 3, 2009

    Awesome! Thanks Jordan!!

  6. paula

    December 4, 2009

    eek! i am so excited. I was about to address my Christmas cards and wanted to try my hands at this, perfect and thank you.

  7. Kim

    December 4, 2009

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Barbie

    December 4, 2009

    Great tips…I tried a marker calligrapher to attempt the great look at Neither Snow. It was too big, even the smaller side. I think an calligraphy pen is the answer. Thanks!

  9. Christine - Handmade Evolution

    December 5, 2009

    I am inspired! My handwriting, or hand'printing' as the case may be, has never been that great. Perhaps with this I'll finally be able to write beautifully!

  10. cassandra @ coco+kelley

    December 7, 2009

    mmmm… i'm dying to learn calligraphy. it makes everything better.

  11. Zeb

    July 17, 2010

    Absolutely useful post! 🙂 thanks! 🙂

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