This client had the most beautiful china by Lenox for her wedding, and I suggested the little dots to match it. I am so amazed by their beautiful dinner ware designs, but each set costs about $200! It would be a very fine dinner indeed for me to be able to justify that price. Perhaps a wedding!
These beautiful photos were taken by Teresa Carnuccio.
This was a very formal event, so I wrote in Spencerian.
For Spencerian I like the Leonardt Principal and Esterbrook 358. For ornamental Spencerian I like the Esterbrook 357.
A ‘B’ gone wild!
A simple white on black. This reminds me of a chalkboard design.
I would avoid using any kind of India ink for your fountain pens, even if it says it is safe. These ‘safe’ india inks just means it does not contain binders which can harm the pen, but some of your buyers may not be as careful with their pens and may leave the ink inside for months and even years. Who knows how safe the ink will be then?
Pelikan does make some fine inks for the fountain pen like the wonderful 4001, so you can use that. You don’t necessarily need to use ‘non-waterproof’ ink for fountain pens, there are plenty of ‘waterproof’ inks which are safe for use. So if you want to be safe, just stick to the Pelikan 4001 or brands which have been tried and tested.
Perhaps some of the other readers have a better solution for you?
This beautiful photo were taken by Teresa Carnuccio.
I thought I should share this photograph of a pretty famous penman C.W. Ransom. In addition to his fine work, he is quite the business man, contributing many articles to the Penman Art’s Journal, developing the Ransomerian oblique holder, offering his own correspondence course… oh who am I kidding, I just want to show off what a hottie he is. Daaaamn!
These beautiful photos were taken by Teresa Carnuccio. It was a lemon/lime themed wedding and she found this lovely fruit to match the color.
Oh man, I have this package of Crane’s 25 cards which I thought is perfect for you, very thick flat cards, just perfect for dip nibs or anything you want to do and are fairly affordable at $9 for a pack of 25 2.25x6.5” cards.
I did the following using the card, you can see how textured and thick it is.
Unfortunately I just cannot find it for sale anywhere online! The Crane’s website offers cards and envelopes which would fit your request (they have great paper) though I don’t think the card stock is as thick as the one I have. I thought perhaps it could be a Crane’s Colors Card Stock (sold in 25 packs for approximately the price I paid) but those are available in large sizes only. Maybe you can get those and cut em up to size?
I bought these cards from a local stationery shop which is staffed by a rather grumpy lady who marks up everything 10% and tampers with stock so I don’t think there is much help there.
If you want to do a little hunting, here are some pictures of it boxed:
You can see where the shopkeeper lady put her marked up price tag over the original! Arghh.
As for other recommendations, perhaps you may consider getting a boxed envelope and card set? It would be difficult to find them in red but there are some good quality ones with some hints of red, or you can just buy some red card stock.
As for myself, yes I will be sending red Christmas cards too. However, I will only be decorating the address on the front, but my actual cards are pre-calligraphed. Just look at this and you’ll see why I don’t think it needs anything else from me:
Oh good heavens~! <3
I had to rewrite this envelope because I misspelled Pennsylvania on the first one, and thought I should record it. It’s also my first video with music, finally I figured out how to do it!
Finally I bought a Brause Rose nib, a very popular nib but very small in size, that it does not fit in any conventional holder comfortably. So I had to get this hourglass adjustable oblique holder, a little steep at $40 but also very well reviewed.
It comes in this beautiful rosewood color, finished very smoothly so it is very easy to clean. The flange can be loosened to fit any kind of nib.
It is a little heavy but not quite noticeable. The hold is very comfortable as well.
This holder is also available for left handers, which I assume the flange is set on the other side.
This is a set for a lovely bride who sent the loveliest stationery. It was just so joyful to write on.