(Closed) My DIY Calligraphy!

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That is fabulous!  You did a great job!

Post # 4
927 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Good job! That looks like it took a long time!

Post # 5
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Great job!  Did you use a calligraphy pen for this?

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I took 5 years of calligraphy classes and I must say this looks like an awesome way to do it!! I could have seriously saved so much time. To late now. Lol Great job looks pro- definitely only do 10 or so a night (or 40 minutes worth) whichever comes 1st… the more you do the less perfect they get and you don’t notice until you put them side by side. This happens to me all the time. I think it’s because your hand gets tired and because you start to feel more comfortable and move faster.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

wow that looks great! Good job ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Wow. Fantastic idea! It looks great. ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of the swoops on your capitals look a bit shaky, but I’m sure you’ll get more confident as you do more. I’d focus more on getting them smooth, and less on getting them to match the font exactly. 

I can’t really tell what kind of pen you’ve used from the picture, but I wouldn’t reccommend using a ballpoint or gel pen, where you could see your individual pen strokes, but rather go for a felt-tip or fountain pen, so everything blends. I think you’re good.

EDIT: I  just saw you say which pen you are using. Sounds perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

 I also wouldn’t recommend getting a calligraphy pen: the regular italic calligraphy pens have a chisel tip, which is all wrong for this kind of font, and the copperplate pens which calligraphers use for this style are really expensive and hard to master.


Really, just keep doing what you’re doing. I like the colour; it emphasises that this is hand-done and not just printed.  

Post # 10
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it looks great!  No, I don’t think you should use a calligraphy pen — they look hard to use!

Post # 12
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@amw511s: GENIUS!!! I have a light box already…I can so do this! I have been stressing over the calligraphy because I plan to DIY. Thanks for the awesome idea! It looks great! Seriously Smile

Post # 13
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It’s a work of art, I love love love it! Wonderful job! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Catholic Church, Chateau Thomas Winery

They look so nice! I wish I would have thought of the light box instead of tilting and messing with our lighting until I could sort of see though. Best $6 towards invites!

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