Would you pay for calligraphy for placecards?
Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:32 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:37 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:41 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:04 PM
I was thinking of doing this as my place cards as well my BF mom said she will write on them for me but I am scared she will feel the same way. So I have been thinking of ways to make them look nice since I have the worst handwriting ever. I thought about the scratch on letters but that will probably break them. So I am looking for stencils
Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:42 AM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:52 AM
I wasn't planning on using that same font as on the picture, but I didn't want handwriting either (it will look too formal). I just wanted really nice writing (like monotype corsiva font) and not just anyone can do that.
I went to a few craft stores today and tried different things as alternatives. Stencils won't work because of the way the sand dollar is curved. It actually made it more difficult to do. I looked into different sorts of label/papers (rice paper, etc.) and it won't work on the shell because of the texture. I tried outlining a name myself with a pencil (very lightly) and then erased it. This may work, however, when erasing it leaves a dark stain (even if it is a clean eraser) and you have to be very careful because the shell is so thin. I would have to use a semi-thin, Sharpie-type pen to outline the names because other types of pens/markers leaked and spread beyond the lettering.
I only had 7 extra sand dollars incase I made a mistake and now I'm down to 3. So, I think what I'm going to do is order more to have a few extra and MAKE my aunt at least try with a pencil and then outline the names with the pen. It will still be cheaper for me to order extra than to get them professionally done. I would rather spend the $90 on clothes for my trip or ANYTHING ELSE other than calligraphy.
Sorry this is so long, but I hope it helps anyone who wants to do this in the future! Thank you all for your suggestions because I really was having a hard time with this! I know this is such a petty thing to stress about, but I just kept imagining me looking at my wedding pics and seeing everything looking great with the exception of my sloppy-looking sand dollars!!! I'll post pics when we're done with them!
Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:42 AM
Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:42 PM
| Originally Posted by Yari |
I thought $90 sounded like a good price. LOL! It really depends how important to you it is.
Same here. lol. I think its a great idea, and I think that $90 is a steal for calligraphy work.
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