Posts Tagged 'Calligraphy'



Wedding Book

Bemba

From my daughter’s wedding book. She used these names on the tables to tie in some of her husband’s culture. Bemba is the largest tribal language spoken in Zambia where my son-in-law is from.  She wanted me to letter some of the pages in her wedding book with different parts from the wedding ceremony and reception.

Calligraphy Wedding Envelopes

Smyth wedding

My latest calligraphy job. Lettering done in Spencerian Ladies Hand with Sumi ink, a Nikko G nib and a Yoke Pen Co. pen holder.

Erin & Ryan’s wedding invite

Erin Invite

I worked with my niece and her fiance for just the look they wanted for their invitation. I printed them and then cut them individually in order to preserve the look of the names running off the edge of the invitation.

For my niece’s wedding

BLOGThis is silver ink on a navy-blue envelope. I lettered it in a Spencerian ladies hand typestyle.

Treasure Map

Before      After Photo

A friend asked me to create a treasure map for her grandchildren. They will all be together at the beach on Thanksgiving, so this is a perfect activity for them and a chance for Grandma to get rid of all her old coins from other countries.

I used gold parchment paper and lettered the title with a #1 Mitchell nib and Moon Palace Sumi ink. The directions were done with a .3 Staedtler pigment liner and the parrot drawn from one she liked.  The final thing was to roll it up a couple times and then burn the edges.  This will be rolled up and put into a wine bottle to be ‘discovered’ by the grandkids.

Vanishing Point by Boz Scaggs

I have always liked these lyrics from Boz’s song. It’s something to letter while practicing!  

Song Lyric

Copperplate practice

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I went to the IAMPETH conference in early August in Indianapolis and loved it!  I had never lettered with pointed pen before this and was nervous.  I took Engrossers Script with Bob Hurford on the first day and loved it.  He is a great teacher.   I have been practicing ever since and this is my Engrossers/Copperplate alphabet for today!  I can see that I need work on many of the letters!  🙂

I used a Nikko G nib with Moon Palace Sumi Ink.

Sample of my lettering style ‘Kristen’

Sample of my lettering style 'Kristen'

This envelope was lettered in a navy blue ink for a recent calligraphy project that I did. I developed this style last year for my daughter’s wedding and named it after her.
I am available to letter the envelopes for your invitation. My pricing is very reasonable and the turn-around time is approximately two weeks, depending on the amount of envelopes you need lettered. Please contact me at jherr54@aol.com for more information.

I wanted to create somthing for my new calligraphy pal for 2014. We just received the name of our person and she’d celebrated her birthday just a short time before. I thought it would be nice to create her name with different typestyles for each letter. Black and white was too boring so I added some color. When finished, I sprayed it with fixative since the color part was watercolor. To finish it off, I scored and folded it like an accordian so it could stand up and would be easier to mail!

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Anniversary gift: First Dance Lyrics

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The client wanted the lyrics  of their first dance lettered onto her pre-cut mat.  I utilized the ‘letter it first, fold to determine the middle and then letter on the final piece’ method.  The stress factor is high with it being just one chance to get it right!  Room was left underneath the photo area for a plaque with the name of the song.