Tuesday, December 28, 2010

pink gouache and a flexible nib

Months ago, I purchased 10 vintage nibs over at the Fountain Pen Network.  It came with a simple plastic nib holder, and this Christmas, my sister gave me this lovely wooden holder.  It even had this pretty marble-like paint of blue and green.  The slim wood rests well against the hand, and it feels so much better than plastic.  It is totally and undescribably thrilling!

I mixed up some pink gouache and brushed a good amount on the nib to start writing.  The nibs are not as smooth as my flexible fountain pens, and I really need to be careful not to puncture the paper.  Or let the paper get too wet that fibers come loose and snag onto the tip.  Which reminds me, perhaps I will need to find more suitable paper.

Nibs and holders are available from Scribe Writing Essentials.  The gouache I got from National Bookstore.  They have some in tubes and as well as in plates (ala watercolor).  Scribe also has calligraphy inks available.  There are also metallic inks that can be purchased as well from Fully Booked High Street.  Perhaps that would be my next project.

In the meantime, spread the Love.  Happy New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

reading the lines differently

Browsing through my favorite paperie sites, I'm always struck by how creative wedding invitations are getting to be.  Of course we will still be held by the sweetness of the traditional, but there's no denying that we'd all utter "I wish I could do that" or "I wish I did that" when faced with the contemporary work out there.  And I'm not even talking about passports or themed movie tickets. 

These are actually just simple new ways of looking at an invitation layout.  The smart combination of fonts and colors.  Yes, block wide letters can go with elegant flowing script.  From simple, to utterly overflowing with prettiness.  And mind you, they're still traditional letterpress.  Which is all the more lovely.

All works are from Thomas-Printers.  For more gorgeousness, do head on over to their site.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

the sweetness of fate

December 30, 2009
Theme: Classic with a touch of contemporary
Colors: canary yellow and pewter gray

Monday, December 13, 2010

what can you do with your monogram?

So your wedding is done and you can't quite let go of your monogram.  It's something from your special day that you could potentially see or use everyday... unlike of course your wedding gown (although personally, I wish I could wear it again, for one insane reason or another). 

Well, here are a couple of pretty ideas from Etsy that you could do with your wedding logo to make the memories last a wee bit longer:

Make it a wall decal on your home.  from Luxeloft.

Love reading?  Make it a stick-on bookplate.  from Oodles of Color.

Make it your official notecard and return address sticker.  from Le Papier Studio.

Have it made into a self-inking return address stamp.  from Purple Lemon Designs.

Adorn your living room with them as throw pillow covers.  from Fancy 4 U.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

classic wheat and wine

Alvin and She
Theme: Classic
Colors: matte gold and deep purple

Sunday, December 5, 2010

a pretty winter

Jeremy and Sharah
November 15, 2009
Theme: Winter, Elegant, with Damask details
Colors: purple hues, metallics

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

the december card is printable!

As a Christmas giftie to everyone, here are two gift tag layouts that are available for download.  The files are in PDF format, letter size with 10 tags laid out per page.  If you need a PDF viewer, you could download it here.  Free cheer and prettiness for everyone!

Calligraphy by yours truly :)

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