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Tools & Supplies / Re: Pens for lettering on baubles?
« on: November 19, 2016, 04:37:42 AM »
Thanks Jean. I hadn't thought of the need for the paint pens to dry and the baubles rolling away! I will test out some baubles and Sharpies beforehand then.

Tools & Supplies / Pens for lettering on baubles?
« on: November 17, 2016, 06:51:07 PM »
Does anyone have any recommendations for pens to write on baubles with? I was thinking the metallic Sharpie markers might be good, though if there are any other suggestions?
The baubles will be plastic and I think they're after the ones with the matte finish. They'll be supplying the baubles.

I'm guessing something like this:,-pack-of-36/1056366

Workshops & Conference News / Re: Workshops in Melbourne?
« on: March 31, 2016, 12:11:49 AM »
I feel like Melbourne has so much more going on for calligraphy than Sydney! Woe

Tools & Supplies / Re: Where to buy holders in Australia?
« on: March 29, 2016, 08:54:07 PM »
I'd just like to throw in there, officeworks, one of out office supply chains stocks rhodia pads if that helps at all.

Ooohh...didn't know they sold Rhodia at Officeworks! I thought it was only Dymocks.

There's also

Tools & Supplies / Re: Supplies in Tokyo
« on: March 21, 2016, 09:21:07 PM »
Thank you, Suzie!

Tools & Supplies / Supplies in Tokyo
« on: March 09, 2016, 11:27:50 PM »
Hi all,
I'm travelling to Tokyo from Australia in May/June and would love to know any recommendations on where to buy calligraphy supplies and what to buy!
Just trying to get the planning sorted early!

Brush Calligraphy / Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« on: January 14, 2016, 04:29:34 PM »
Thanks, Bianca. I will give that a shot!  :)

Brush Calligraphy / Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:23:14 PM »
Yes, I am, Bianca...but I can only get the solid lines to work. The semi-transparent ones don't work like what this tutorial was describing.

I'm trying to find examples of what I mean.
this, this, this, this

They're sort of what I mean...there are light and dark strokes in the lettering and the background semi-shows through

Brush Calligraphy / Re: Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« on: January 12, 2016, 04:51:21 PM »
Hi Erica,
Hope I can explain this properly! You know when you're using a brush and the bristles sometimes don't carry the ink across the stroke evenly you'll see some translucency. Something like this or this

Brush Calligraphy / Digitizing Tutorial I saw on IG
« on: January 11, 2016, 11:34:20 PM »
Sorry if this is out of place...about a week or two ago I came across a digitizing tutorial on Instagram where you can keep all the transparency in your strokes. I can't remember who posted it but hopefully someone here happened to see it as well?


Introductions / Re: Hello from Sydney!
« on: October 19, 2015, 10:00:06 PM »
Thank you for the welcomes! :)
I am frantically clicking and getting happily lost in the forum posts!

@Matthew_R: oh. em. geee!! That is amazing!

@unscripted: I actually love the Chinese ink smell so much that I'm using it for pointed pen! HAH! I've been cheap (and I know I'll be too lazy to read) so I haven't bought any books. I'm trying to learn the basics and if I still suck I'll look into buying that book!

Introductions / Hello from Sydney!
« on: October 14, 2015, 05:48:11 PM »

I've only just started  (like a week ago) with calligraphy. I've always been interested, but never thought a lefty could do calligraphy, especially when I tried Chinese calligraphy in my younger days and failed miserably. I've been trying brush calligraphy and really loving it, but I want to start learning pointed pen!

Where dose everyone learn about the nibs, papers, inks? Was it all just trial an error with different utensils?

Anyone else from Australia (Sydney)? :)

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