Post # 1
I have decent handwriting, and was thinking about trying to learn calligraphy (because getting it done is not in our budget). Has anyone used a calligraphy how-to book or kit that they would recommend? Thanks!
Post # 3
ive taken several calligrpahy classes using point pen (which work better with normal handwriting than a chiseled tip). Paper Source offeres the classes nation wide, i take mine in Carlsbad, California
Post # 4
There are a few kits on Amazon that people have recommended to me, but depending on the type of style calligraphy you want to use, I’d look at items instore so you can find the style you like. Michaels has a few kits too.
If all else fails you can go the easy route. Here is my post for advice about it if that comes in hand later 😉 http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diy-calligraphy-advice-needed . G’luck with your project!
Post # 5
There are a lot of books available. I have older versions that are probably not easily available, but looking at your favorite craft store or book store should give you both the pens and the books. What I would recommend is that you look for one that gives you a variety of font styles to practice, and you try a couple that you like. Look for whole alphabets and not just artsy decorative poems… Because you are new to calligraphy, what you might find is that you enjoy writing with a calligraphy pen in your regular handwriting or hand printing style. To dress up my own handwriting, I have adopted just a couple extra flourishes that make my writing go from elementary teacher practice makes perfect to ooh la la that’s fancy! (I really am an elementary teacher, but tend to use the fancier way in my real life, and have actually gotten compliments on my signature!) I’d recomment a calligraphy edged marker. I have both the metal tipped pens as well as the markers and I tend to use the markers!!!