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#1 foxytv

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    Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:24 PM

    Hi Ladies!

    I picked up three different size calligraphy pens this weekend. a 2.0, 3.5 and 5.0. So, I've been working with all 3 and definitely go with the smaller point if you plan on doing any of this yourself. The 2.0 pen is working great and allows for a lot more individuality in the writing. The larger tips make it more difficult (at least for me, at this early stage in the game).

    I'm going to keep practicing, but already like the way the 2.0 tip works with just my regular handwriting. Jazzes it up and makes it look more formal for the invitations.

    #2 jfwolfe72

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      Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:28 PM

      This thread brings up a good point. Are we supposed to hand address wedding invitations? I hope not b/c my handwriting is awful and I don't want to have to ask anyone else to address them! :-O But if I have to do my own, thanks for the tip on the smaller pen!

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:31 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jfwolfe72
        This thread brings up a good point. Are we supposed to hand address wedding invitations? I hope not b/c my handwriting is awful and I don't want to have to ask anyone else to address them! :-O But if I have to do my own, thanks for the tip on the smaller pen!
        We talked about this on some other threads a while back ... let me see if I can find them and I'll link to them for you. Some people are printing them, others are hand writing them. I think it's totally up to you, though.

        #4 foxytv

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          Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:34 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by jfwolfe72
          This thread brings up a good point. Are we supposed to hand address wedding invitations? I hope not b/c my handwriting is awful and I don't want to have to ask anyone else to address them! :-O But if I have to do my own, thanks for the tip on the smaller pen!
          Here ya go!

          http://bestdestinati....lligraphy.html

          #5 jfwolfe72

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            Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:36 PM

            THanks very much!

            #6 rodent

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              Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:24 PM

              2 of my friends offered to calligraphy mine. I bought a 2.0 marker so I could give it a shot too. I'm home sick today & I'm having so much fun with this. I am just looking at the examples on this website & copying them. First Impressions Calligraphy - Hand Calligraphy

              I have terrible handwritting, but my calligraphy is looking pretty. It's fun too. I suggest getting a calligraphy pen even if you don't do the calligraphy. It will make your regualr handwritting better like tami mentioned.

              My pen was only $2.50. its actually a marker. There is a 2.0 pen on one side & a 5.0 on the other. The smaller one is definitly easier.

              I feel kind of bad because one of my friends was going to come over this weekend & do her half of them. I don't think there will be any left by then. I'm having such a good time doing this.

              #7 Yari

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                Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:28 PM

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                Originally Posted by Morgan

                I feel kind of bad because one of my friends was going to come over this weekend & do her half of them. I don't think there will be any left by then. I'm having such a good time doing this.
                That's too funny! At least you are having fun.

                #8 lucy106

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                  Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:31 PM

                  Morgan-hope you feel better and thanks for giving folks like me with bad hand writing hope that we can do this ourselves.

                  #9 Maura

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                  Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:34 PM

                  Morgan, are you just basically trying to copy the strokes while looking at the style sheet? can you take a picture and show us how they look? haha i really want to calligraphy my envelopes on my own, and i was thinking about signing up for a class at papersource the other day actually

                  #10 PaulaV

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                    Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:35 PM

                    I did my sister's invitations for her and I think it was a 2.0 pen.
                    After that I swore not to calligraphy my own, hehe!
                    The calligraphy did look nice though.
                    You may have found your calling Tami :)




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