(Closed) Faux-ligraphy?!

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

There was a post in the blog section about this not too long ago but, I forgot who it was from. What they did was to print calligraphy lightly on their envelopes and go over carefully with a metallic paint pen.

Post # 7
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

The easiest way is to trace it. 

  1. Choose a font that you like (like for dafont.com)
  2. You will feed your envelope through the printer
  3. Use a calligraphy marker (the easiest to use) to trace
  4. That’s it!

Post # 8
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1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I picked a font, printed the names and addresses on regular paper, then set up a little lightbox with my glass coffeetable and a desk lamp.  I lined up the envelopes on top of the printed address, then followed along the lines with my calligraphy pen (the light shining up through the table made it very clear for tracing).  Looked very pretty, and much better than my normal handwriting.  My envelopes were too thick to fit through my printer, and this way just seemed faster to me.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I was too chicken too try DIY calligraphy, so I searched until I found a font online that I like and ended up downloading it.  It’s not calligraphy, but its the pretty swirly, fancy looking type of font.  I believe it’s called Chopin Script.

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