Post # 1
So I decided a few months ago that I was going to design and hand craft my invitations. I’m not quite sure in the end how much I will really save but i’m having a good time with it. They have become my children and i’m just watching them grow. My envelopes are an eggplant color and cannot be printed on the printer and visible so i’ve been on the search for the right gold pen to trace the printed address with but i have only gotten pens that claim to be “xtra fine” but leave a bloody mess! I have now been considering calligraphy however I don’t really know how to calligraphy. i’m thinking i need the right nib but don’t really know where to start. Anyone have any recommendations out there??
Post # 3
I had black envelopes for our Save-The-Date Cards and I used a high-quality white gel pen (from an art store) and my extra careful handwriting.
If you have an art store near you, go in and see what they would recommend for calligraphy tools for a beginner. There are plenty of online sites and books you can learn from if you are willing to put in a lot of practice.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I tried my best to copy a font I liked. It didn’t work out perfectly – but I DID manage to get them all done, give ’em the personal touch! Sounds like you’ve put a LOT into these invites – but remember, most people just rip straight through the envelopes to get to the good stuff!!!
Post # 5
Thanks for your suggestions. I personally don’t like gel pens, I feel like they’re constantly running out and then i have to shake it and it gets frustrating for me. I’ve been thinking about just enlarging my font so that the pen I do have will look better. In a lot of magazines i’ve been seeing large calligraphy font across the entire envelope so I think I may have to give that a whirl and see where it takes me. Thanks again bees!
Post # 6
@guess26grl: I was wondering about that. I used a gel pen a la http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/10/23/semi-diy-invitations-first-impressions/#more-115381 but mine ran out. I didn’t know they ran out that quickly. Oh, and mine didn’t come out as nice as those either but oh well, it still looked nicer than my regular handwriting 🙂