Getting creative with calligraphy and Hand Lettering
What you need:
Pitt Artist Pens, Pitt Artist Calligraphy
Embellishments and variations using the brush nib
Embellishments and variations with the chisel nib
Invitations to a wedding or a formal affair not only require the mastering of calligraphy, but also familiarity with the etiquette of addressing envelopes. Many formal invitations are sent in two envelopes. The outer envelope is addressed using the complete name (e.g. Mr. and Mrs. John Sample), number and street, city, and possibly the country. The inner envelope should be addressed simply “Mr. and Mrs. Sample”. Formal envelopes are usually hand-addressed in either an italic or copperplate style. The name and address may be written left justifi ed, centred or staggered. Put the italic lining guide inside the envelope to keep the writing straight without having to draw lines on each envelope.
Creative script adds great fl air to personal correspondence, such as letters, greeting cards, and invitations. Use a combination of contemporary brush and traditional calligraphy styles to transmit your message in a unique way. Try lettering the recipient’s name large, and then writing their address in a different colour in a much smaller size. Experiment with different layouts, such as writing the name at an angle, in a shape or on a curve.
Hand lettered cards
Tip: Use glitter, gems, and ribbon to embellish the cards.
Hand lettering is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to a collage. Letter a caption, a name, date or the title of an event in between the pictures, in order to add interest and drama to the page.
Coloured transparent paper is perfect for lanterns with a personal touch. That way, even old lampshades shine in a new light.
Be creative and keep your eyes open! All around you, in your everyday life you will fi nd things you can perhaps make even more beautiful with calligraphy: your old notebook, the kitchen calendar, or even your mobile phone case.
Give a homemade gift to your loved ones! Chocolates, jams, biscuits or pesto: it is almost too much of a shame to unwrap such a beautiful package with its personal dedication, and then to eat the treat. With homemade tags, even a boring kitchen herb container can become an eye-catcher! They are also perfect for the flowers on your balcony.
Design your own bookmarks which match to your favourite book.