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Tools & Supplies / Re: Light Pink Inks for Dark Paper
« on: November 13, 2020, 01:30:07 PM »
I vote for what @Bianca M said!  Or, you might try a pink Pearl Ex.  @joi Can you recommend a pink Pearl Ex?

Janis

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Coffee & Nib-bles / Re: Milonguera (Debbie Martin) Ė (10/4/1952-11/2/2020)
« on: November 13, 2020, 01:28:14 PM »
Oh, no!!  She was a generous & kind person.  I'm said & the calligraphy family has a hole in it's heart with her passing!  I hope that all of you stay well in the midst of this pandemic!  God bless you!

Janis

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Design & Layout / Re: Centering
« on: November 13, 2020, 01:23:38 PM »
@handmadeletters I've had classes with both of those & I have picked up some tricks.  However, I didn't know about the exit flourish trick!  Thanks for the tip!  I'm going to try that!

Janis

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Design & Layout / Re: Centering
« on: November 07, 2020, 12:22:16 PM »
Because it was an official certificate, I couldnít make a fold. No one wants a fold down the middle of their framed certificate. My centering was not perfect, but it was acceptable. Thanks for the suggestion, though!

Janis

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Open Flourish | General Discussion / Re: We have a new SUPERHERO!
« on: October 28, 2020, 02:23:50 PM »
@AAAndrew Congratulations!  Thanks for sharing so much with everyone!

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Flourishing / Re: Flourished animals - Balderic van Horicke
« on: October 13, 2020, 07:43:25 PM »
@Erica McPhee Schin has more talent in her little finger than I have in my entire body!  I met her at IAMPETH in Portland & she is super nice!

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Flourishing / Re: Flourished animals - Balderic van Horicke
« on: October 13, 2020, 11:11:09 AM »
@AAAndrew Do you have Schin Loong's new book?  She has some fantastic drawings of animals!  She is a force of nature! :-)  She was supposed to teach at IAMPETH this summer & her course was advertised that she could teach "anyone" to draw animals with calligraphy.  I was prepared to challenge her, as I am 100% drawing impaired! :-)  You can get both of her books at John Neal & PIA.

Janis

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Tools & Supplies / Re: Is walnut ink really that special
« on: October 13, 2020, 10:59:28 AM »
@Tiny I'm in the minority, but I HATE walnut ink.  I find it to be thin & watery, and it is BROWN.  Ick!  My go-to ink is Sumi with the green cap or (my personal favorite) is Noodler's black ink.  I know that it is fountain pen ink, not calligraphy ink, but it flows well & is easy to use.  Of course, I learned Copperplate using Noodler's, so I am very partial to it!  Use whatever works for YOU!

Janis

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@lyric  I used Eleanor Winter's book on Copperplate, as if it were a text book.  I started in the beginning & worked my way to the end.  I learned Copperplate from it.  I highly recommend the book!  You can get it from Amazon or eBay!

Best of luck to you on your journey!

Janis

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Design & Layout / Re: Centering
« on: September 22, 2020, 08:37:19 PM »
Hi, @AnasaziWrites!  The stupid envelopes are ďsecurity linedĒ, so that I canít see a guide sheet through them. My little work-around works for me!

Janis

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Design & Layout / Centering
« on: September 22, 2020, 01:09:43 PM »
Let's start this discussion by me admitting that I am really bad about centering text.  I almost always start too far to the left.  I am having to center a bunch of names on some award certificates & I came up with my own solution to this problem!  It's not perfect or fool-proof, but it comes up with a result that is quite acceptable.  I use a font (Edwardian script) that is very similar to my Copperplate.  I type out the person's name, centered on the page.  (All of the names are on the same sheet of paper, resulting in a centered list.)  I adjust the font until it's approximately the size of my handwriting.  I then print the list.  I carefully fold the paper in half, vertically, so that I can determine where the center of each person's name falls.  My pinkie finger is about the size of my lower case/miniscule letters.  My index finger is about the size of my capital/majiscule letters and the space between the person's first, middle, and last name.  I put my pinky finger on the center of the line of the certificate & then start moving it to the left, once for each letter to the left of the person's middle letter.  I use my index finger for the uppercase letters and for spaces.  Once I get to the beginning letter of the person's name, I use a pencil to lightly mark the starting point.  I then letter the person's name.  I'm very critical about things being centered exactly & I am pleased with the results that I am getting.  This is a work-around that I can live with!  I hope that this helps someone else!   :)

Janis

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@AnasaziWrites Thanks, Mike!  I ended up ordering cream colored paper (6 different types) online & found one that matches the cream of the mat & it is working just fine.  I appreciate your help, Mike!

Janis

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Introductions / Re: Howdo from Bedfordshire, UK
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:37:42 PM »
I also endorse Eleanor Winterís book!  Itís quite good!

Welcome to the Forum!

Janis

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@AnasaziWrites Iíve been struggling with this, Mike!  Iím using Burgundy ink on a cream picture frame mat. When I do it as you have suggested, the cream color ďfadesĒ the burgundy ink, so that it is no longer burgundy. Iím trying to think of a work-around!  And, you are correct that doing the colored paper first does cause feathering! 

Janis

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Introductions / Re: Just joining from South Carolina
« on: July 18, 2020, 04:38:18 PM »
Nice work!  Welcome to the Forum, Bernie!

Janis

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