Today, we will create lovely carnations that will never wilt. You can use any color of your choice. You can use a wedge paintbrush or a paintbrush with an angled edge. A wedge paintbrush is a must-have in your collection of paintbrushes. I have some suggestions under "Watercolor" (Community) for where to get these brushes. They are often on sale so shop around!
- Wedge brush or Triangle brush (ex: Beste or Silver Ruby)
- Round brush (size 6 or smaller)
- Any color that you would like your...
The acanthus leaf is an artistic motif going back as far as Ancient Greek architecture. Once you learn to recognize it, you will see it everywhere and start to understand how to approach creating your own. In this class, you'll learn to create the Roman period acanthus style and we'll apply it to a stunning stationery suite design with drawing, painting, and wax seals.
Calligraphy on envelopes! This is what drew me to calligraphy in the first place, and it is still my very favorite thing to do.
• Envelopes. I recommend Paper Source and Cards and Pockets for...
Got mail to send? Have you thought about decorating the front (and back) of that envelope? How many times have you seen a beautifully decorated envelope and thought to yourself, "That's gorgeous!" but stopped because it either looked too difficult or time consuming? Well, envelope art can be as simple as putting some creative lettering on the front or complex with intricate flourishes and designs. This class is about finding that middle ground with floral borders that you can easily create a handful at a time and have envelopes ready to address and mail!
Sending old fashioned letters through the mail is a beautiful way to use your calligraphy. It brings joy to the receiver, and is relatively inexpensive! It can be so much fun, but you can't necessarily just stick any stamp on any envelope... different ink requires different postage amounts as does different weights, sizes, and even lumpiness! Then what do you actually put into the letter? It may be easy to write a page (or four!) to your best friend, but what if you want to send mail to someone you don't know well (like in the KCA Snail Mail Database)? I have you covered in this class.
Have you ever found yourself wondering what to say in a thank you note? Maybe you have wondered if you even need to write a thank you note. This class is going to teach you how to write a thank you note quickly and promptly with personality and charm. Allison will talk about getting set up to write thank you notes quickly and will even show you some of her favorite ways to flourish "Thank You" so you can make your own notecards.
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