(Closed) Return Address Calligraphy, Mailing Address Regular Handwriting?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it would be fine since they are on different sides of the envelope. I also think it is fine to print (like with a computer) the return address, even if you calligraphy the mailing address.

Post # 4
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415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If your Fiance has okay handwriting – buy a calligraphy dip pen and some ink from Micheals. The best nibs I like for the pens are like this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Nj-Xo8M_h-k/TLBpqrNYrjI/AAAAAAAAAD8/NAJb7JjAPFg/s1600/20913-1512-2ww-m.jpg, and the ones I found hard to use because the writing was too fat/thick were like this: http://penroom.co.uk/images/Leonardt-Round2web.jpg

It took me about 3-4 days of practicing like 20 minutes a day to get how the pen works, ie: its thin strokes going upwards, and push down for fat ink lines when you’re doing a downwards stroke.  I have nice handwriting when I try, so I wanted to teach myself calligraphy for my Save-The-Date Cards and invites.  It’s not perfect, and it’s not computer-printed straight on the envelope, but it looks really really good. 

Even if he does his own handwriting, with the calligraphy pen – it will look much better than not.  And it will match your return stamp better. 

 

Post # 6
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415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@NJmeetsBX:  I’ll make a post with my STD’s tomorrow, and I’ll show you the calligraphy.  You’ll see it isn’t perfect, but it looks good. 

It will match your stamp beautifully 🙂 

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