Calligraphy on envelopes! This is what drew me to calligraphy in the first place, and it is still my very favorite thing to do.
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• Envelopes. I recommend Paper Source and Cards and Pockets for smooth quality envelopes. In the video, I am using Crane and Co’s Lettra which is slightly more challenging to write on, but has a lovely texture. It is 100% cotton. I found my box of Lettra envelopes on Amazon. I recommend using light color envelopes for practicing.
• Your favorite nib. In the video, I use both a Hunt 101 (on the practice paper), and I use a Hunt 22 on the Crane envelope). A Gillott 404 is a great nib for textured paper.
• Calligraphy ink- I used sumi ink in this video. All the envelopes I suggested take every ink I have tried on them from walnut and watercolor to gouache and sumi.
• Your favorite guidelines. You can cut these to size and insert them in your light colored envelopes. Guidelines with slant lines on them will help you practice your consistency.
• Light pad (especially for light colored envelopes!) Mine is the tiktecklab A4 size that I found Amazon for about $20.
Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcaaddressingenvelopes on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.
Instructor: Allison McClanahan
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