Oh-kay oh-kay, my wall is totally flooded with calligraphy stuff. Can I help it?? It's all I think about--I fall asleep dreaming of flourishing and wake up thinking of my #onewordonemonth challenge!!
I'm Isabel and I'm a calligraphy addict. (if there's such a thing!)
Yesterday I did a craft hoard again -- this time from National Bookstore. Do you know that metallics are out of stock (pens, paints etc)? Maybe I'm not the only craft hoarder in legazpi. Anyway I saw that they finally had the rolling ruler on stock and excitedly picked up the second to the last piece! This will come extremely handing when drawing guidelines on clean paper. I also stocked on paperOne bond paper (100gsm) because my calligraphy soon-to-be teacher said it was a cheap alternative to Rhodia pad paper as practice sheets. (And she was right!!)
Another thing that got me excited as I was about to fall asleep is brush calligraphy. No, not the chinese oriental kind. But using watercolor and a small brush to create (English) words. So yeah, late nanaman ako natulog. haha Kidding. At first it was a struggle to manipulate the brush. It kept splitting on me creating fine hairlines. But after a few tries I got the hang of it. If you wet the brush just enough it will stay as one whole piece making it easier to make thicks/thins. But alas I am by no means a master-- just an amateur enthusiast and this works for me.
Below are photos of my struggle-s. haha Let me know what you think. Pwede na ba?? :)
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