Friday, January 11, 2013

Try this! Calligraphy

Girls! If you aren’t getting married soon, chances are that you know someone who is. Handmade wedding invitations (not to mention engagement party, bridal shower, save the date and thank you notes) are a great way to save a bunch of cash. According to The Bridal Association of America the average couple spends $659 on their wedding invitations (gasp!). With a bit of practice and the right tools, you can be on your way to writing like a renaissance princess in no time.

To get started, you will need a calligraphy pen, ink and blank paper. I suggest getting the fountain calligraphy pens because they are easier to use and come in line thicknesses such as XF (extra fine), M (medium) and XB (extra bold) in a bunch of different colors. Buying a calligraphy kit is a good idea because most of them will come with pens and ink along with a how-to book.


Once you are all practiced up and ready for bigger and better things, you can get some nice paper or cards to start making your own invitations, labels and art. Don’t forget to fancy-up your creations with ribbon and water color. Be creative! It could save you hundreds.

For supplies and ideas check out these links:
Pen sets at Barnes and Noble online
Calligraphy supplies on Amazon
Martha Stewart Calligraphy How-to

Leave a comment below describing your experiences with calligraphy.

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