How to Make a Nib Organizer

Let's kick off the new year getting organized! How many of you have more than a dozen nibs? How many of you like to share the nibs that you have? Perhaps you can use a nib organizer or a pretty way to gift nibs to your favorite calligraphy friend. I have designed this nifty nib organizer and will take you step by step in showing you how to make one (or more) for yourself or for gifting!

Topics Covered: 

  •  How to create a nib organizer
  • How to use the organizer 

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Materials Needed:

  • Printed Supplies List
  • Printed cutting and scoring templates
  • Cardstock and Designer / Scrapbooking paper / Marbled paper
  • Corrugated cardboard 
  • Utility knife
  • Scoring tool
  • Adhesive 
  • Printed sheets of the Kalli Camp Academy Class Notes for note taking or a notebook

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Weaver Writing Style

 Advance your script repertoire with this whimsical unicase script. Weaver Writing contains only 26 letterforms! Rather than having minuscule and majuscule letters, it has one style of letter with a variable mix of classic "upper" and "lower" case.

This class builds on concepts taught in the Intro to Pointed Pen Uncial class, so we recommend taking that class first. It is found in our Class Archive, and Tier 2 members can access the class here.

Topics Covered:

How to Write in Weaver Writing Style

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Supplies:

  • Weaver Writing Guide Sheet from the handout printed on paper such as Gilbert Bond Practice Paper
  • Pointed Pen Nib Holder of your choice
  • Pointed Pen Nib (Nikko G or your favorite)
  • Ink, Pelikan 4001 Brilliant Black
  • Dinky Dip or other small ink well
  • Pencil
  • Padded...
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Burlap Calligraphy

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to letter on a tricky fabric surface, including tips for layout,
  • Pens used for writing on fabric surfaces,
  • How to avoid fraying and what to do if your fabric frays
  • Creative uses for lettering on burlap or other fabric pieces

After joining in on this class, you’ll be equipped to confidently handle projects on burlap surfaces! 

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available starting November 1, 2021 to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets right away!

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Materials Needed:

  • Burlap or fabric of your choice (from the craft store or found around your home)
  • Tulip Fabric Marker or something similar
  • Tape
  • Chalk

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcaburlap on Instagram. Be sure to checkout #kallicampacademy for hundreds of posts from our student portfolio.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis

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Foil Quill Pen Calligraphy

If you love the look of foil as I do, this class is sure to inspire you! Whether you want to add an elegant touch to personalize handmade cards, scrapbooks, journals, photos, gifts, home decor, and more, having the ability to foil your calligraphy is sure to be eye-catching to your recipients. This class will walk you through the steps of how to use the foil quill pen on various surfaces in several different projects. From cards to envelope addressing, to place cards and ribbon, I am excited about showing you how to add a personal touch with foil to your designs.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available starting August 2, 2021 to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets right away!

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Supplies:

• Foil Quill Pen - We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Note: be sure to get the Foil Quill Pen, as there is a cutting machine attachment called Foil Quill, which is used in Cricut,...

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Magic Centering Method for Calligraphy

Have you ever wished you could center your practice pieces without all the fuss of creating a layout? In this class I’m going to show you how to use an optical illusion to give your calligraphed passages the appearance of being centered, when in fact, very little actual centering is taking place.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available starting July 5, 2021 to enrolled students. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets right away!

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Supplies

Any supplies you have on hand will be perfect. I am including links to the supplies I prefer for your convenience. Many of these are available at John Neal, and I link to my supply page there for reference. Others are available at local arts and crafts supply stores, and I'm including affiliate links to some products on Amazon.

Pen and nib--See my supply list at John Neal for specific pen and nib recommendations

Ink--Moon Palace Sumi Ink

Paper--Canson Pro Layout Marker...

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How to Create Monograms

We are learning all about monograms. A monogram has overlapping letters that connect to each other. You'll learn which letters to put in each spot for different occasions, ways you can change up the look of your monogram, and how to use the different types of monograms.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available in the class archive. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials List:

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Graph Paper

Homework Challenge:

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcamonograms 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:

Melissa Baker

Instagram: @melissabakercalligraphy

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Intro to Pointed Pen Uncial

We've done the first session of monoline uncial, and now you're ready to progress to the next step! In this session, I will introduce you to pointed pen uncial with some warmup exercises. Then, we will go through the script with a pencil, and finally we can ink up a nib! 

Topics Covered

  • Pointed pen uncial techniques

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Materials Needed

  • Guidelines 
  • Pencil (HB or 2B)
  • scrap piece of watercolor paper or scratch paper
  • eraser
  • Nib holder
  • Nib
  • Ink 
  • paper towel 
  • writing pad or stack of copy paper to write on

Homework Challenge 

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcapointedpenuncial 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.

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Copperplate Critique: Ascending and Descending Loops

Copperplate calligraphy is a beautiful script but for a beginner it can be quite challenging. In this class you will learn how to micro-critique two basic strokes and begin improving your skills and calligrapher's eye. 

Topics Covered

  • Micro-critiquing copperplate basic strokes
  • Self-awareness tips

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available in the class archive. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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 Materials Needed

  • Your choice of nib and nib holder
  • Ink of your choice
  • Pen to critique (different color than your calligraphy ink) 
  • Your preferred set of guidelines (or Kalli Camp Academy calligraphy guidelines)--Visit Lanquach.com/guidesheet to create custom guidelines
  • Homework handout

Homework Challenge

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How to Write Faux Calligraphy

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • How to create the feel of calligraphy using any mono line instrument,
  • Tips for keeping consistent downstrokes and thicknesses,
  • Purposes for using faux calligraphy,
  • Creating a “hollow” looking downstroke and tips for adding embellishments. 

After joining in on this class, you’ll be ready to expand your creativity and show off your faux calligraphy skills on paper and beyond!

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available in the class archive. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed:

  • Any monoline pen or marker
  • Any paper

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students' homework? Search the hashtag #kcafauxcalligraphy 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: Carrie Ellis

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Intro to Monoline Uncial Calligraphy

In session 1, you will learn Monoline Uncial using a pencil (or marker).  The monoline technique is a great way to learn the basic forms of any script. It is also a fun way to change up your writing style using everyday writing tools such as a pencil or marker or fountain pen. In session 2, coming in the next rotation, I will introduce you to pointed pen uncial with some warmup exercises. Then, we will go through the script with a pencil and then ink up a nib! 

Topics Covered

  • How to letter with the monoline uncial script

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and now available in the class archive. Enjoy this video and printable worksheets today!

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Materials Needed

  • Guidelines 
  • Pencil (HB or 2B)
  • scrap piece of watercolor paper or scratch paper
  • eraser
  • paper towel 
  • writing pad or stack of copy paper to write on

Homework Challenge for Session 1

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