PW Guide Article: Calligraphy for Beginners

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Calligraphy for Beginners

Give your wedding invitations a unique, personalized look!

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Posted on December 2, 2009 at 11:02 am
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maryswenson
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I never thought of doing this...what a great idea.  I'm definitely going to try it!

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 6:42 am
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Thats awesome, I want to try doing it before I splurge for calligraphy!

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 6:46 am
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I am going to use this!!!! THANK YOU

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 12:25 pm
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I've already practiced it and it's not too hard.  I found another post where the bride ran the envelope through the printer and printed it in a very light gray, then traced over it.  Seems like a great idea for those of us with terrible handwriting that can't keep a straight line!

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 10:52 am
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I found another clever way to print calligraphy addressed envelope that looks custom made. I purchased metallic envelopes (from pocketsandfolds.com)  and printed the addressed from my canon inkjet. The trick is the metallic envelope has a sheen coat on it therefore the ink will not dry. the second step is for you to sprinkle some embossing powder on and viola you have a custom made embossed envelope.

Posted on December 14, 2009 at 9:49 am
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I LOVE calligraphy!

My fiance thought it was an "unnecessary expense" so we decided to compromise. Silly boys :)

We had our place cards and invitations done by a calligrapher, but we were able to find a place online (Bachcroft) that printed all of our guests names onto clear address labels for about $40! Luckily they offered a typestyle that looks almost exactly like what is on our invitations.

I highly recommend that every couple with a budget check them out.

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm
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I would love to be able to do this.  It would save a lot of money.

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 12:54 pm
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Tracing over a font is a brilliant idea!

Posted on February 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm
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I would love to do this but will it still look great if you're left handed?

Posted on February 13, 2010 at 6:36 am
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The person in the photographs is holding the pen completely wrong. They should just use a straight nib holder, because the way they are holding it completely defeats the purpose of having it be oblique.

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 6:48 am
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ditto shannons.  That is the route I am going.  If nothing else it will help decrease my mistakes!

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 7:02 am
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I don't want to offend but you can't fake it, bad handwriting is bad no matter what tool you use. And if you're going to use an "unusual" tool at least learn to use it properly before you try to teach others how to use it. There are wonderful videos on YouTube that will help you figure this out. Otherwise, please, cut corners elsewhere and hire a professional to do your invitations.

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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