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How to Mix Gouache

Hey Letter Lovers,

A quick tutorial on how to mix gouache is now up in the How To Tutorial Category. Click here to check it out or watch it below. This is just a small sample of some of the tutorials we offer in the forum.

We have been adding members like crazy and having so much fun talking calligraphy, lettering, design, etc. The new year is off to a great start! Thanks for making the Flourish forum such a great place to share!

 

How to Mix Gouache tutorial

 

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Lesson 4 – Pointed Pen Copperplate Calligraphy is now available!

Happy New Year to all you letter lovers. Tomorrow is the first Monday of 2014 so I thought I would share the next tutorial in our Pointed Pen Calligraphy series to brighten up your day!

We will be wrapping up the miniscule (lowercase) letters with the next lesson. We’ll then be doing a lesson on numbers! Yuck! I mean, Hooray! (Does anyone else not like numbers or is it just me?) In any event, we’ll do a full lesson on copperplate numerals and then move on to majiscules and modern calligraphy!

The lessons and membership are offered free of charge but you have to be a member to see the Pointed Pen Nirvana board. I have lots of great things planned for this year so I hope you’ll join us in the forum!

Lesson 4, Learning l, h, k, b, & f

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Happy New Year!

I just want to take a moment to say Happy New Year to all my calligraphic friends, silver and gold. The Flourish Forum has brought a new spark into my life and I am so happy for all the wonderful people who have contributed and I whom I can now call friend.

I have big plans for 2014 so I hope you will join us and continue to enjoy all the contributions from the fabulous Flourish members!

May 2014 be your best year yet, filled with all you love and cherish!

Truly,
Erica

 

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Virtual Calligraphy Christmas Card

I just want to take a minute to say thank you to all of the wonderful support for the forum. When I started this venture, I had no idea what to expect. There were a few rough spots, but overall, I am so happy I decided to jump in and launch the forum. I already feel like all of the work was well worth it and I have received back so many blessings in return. We have a wonderful group of calligraphers I am happy to call friends.

I am busy putting the finishing touches on the next pointed pen lessons. However, they probably will not be posted until after the holiday. Thank you for your patience. Clients and Christmas cards have taken precedent over the past two weeks.

So with that, I leave you with my virtual Christmas card. I’ve been practicing flourishing. I have a ways to go and maybe some day I may actually get this balanced but in the meantime, this is the best I can do! I’m sorry the video isn’t better quality but this took long enough!

To all who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas to you and may you have many blessings and much good fortune in the year ahead!

Truly,
Erica

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Lesson 2 is up in the forum!

Hello Calligraphy Friends!

Lesson 2 (actually the 5th lesson in the series but lessons 2-4 are just expansions of lesson 1) is now available in the forum in the Pointed Pen Nirvana board. This board is only accessible to members so if you can’t see the board, you aren’t a member. Membership is free! There are two worksheets to print out to go along with the lessons.

I hope you are enjoying the tutorials! I’m thrilled with all the activity on the forum.

Truly,

Erica

 

Lesson 2 Learning Copperplate Calligraphy

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First Lesson in Pointed Pen Calligraphy from Copperplate to Contemporary is now available!

I am just thrilled to announce the first lesson in the series, Pointed Pen Calligraphy from Copperplate to Contemporary is now available in the Pointed Pen Nirvana section of the Tutorial Board. This section of the forum is free but is for members only. You must join to see this board and download the handouts which accompany the video.

This video is the first of many to come which will explore everything there is to know about learning pointed pen calligraphy. We will start off with the very basics covering supplies and basic strokes and move forward to learning entire alphabets and finally move on to varying and making your own contemporary calligraphy style.

I hope this is helpful! Would love to hear your feedback. If you haven’t signed up, now is the time to do it and get started! Hope to see you all in the forum!

Truly,

Erica

Lesson 1: Pointed Pen Calligraphy from Copperplate to Contemporary

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Tutorial: Calligraphy Invitation Layout in Photoshop

Yes, it’s another Photoshop tutorial! This one is a little more in depth in how to layout an invitation in Photoshop. It draws on the previous tutorial, “Preparing your Calligraphy for Printing.”

I hope you find it useful! Also coming soon, “Learning to Write Pointed Pen Calligraphy.” This series of tutorials, which will teach using a pointed pen from beginner to expert, will be for members only. It will cover both traditional Copperplate (Engrossers Script) as well as Contemporary (Modern) Calligraphy. So if you haven’t already, sign up!

Truly,

Erica

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