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Hello,

I had an idea to make some text for my neighbors who just had a baby boy. But I don't speak Spanish so I don't know if Google translate it right. Can someone translate it for me maybe 😊?

First we had eachother.
Then we had you.
Now we have everything.

Thank you so much!

Greets, Linda

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Show & Tell / First made watercolor and calligraphy birthday card!
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:23:28 AM »
I made my first birthday card, for my sister-in-law. Her birthday is tomorrow and I'm very curious of what she'll think of it.

What do you think?

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Hi everyone!

I'm just a few weeks learning copperplate, but I got the contemporary-fever.. I found a pdf course from the postman's knock but when is the right time to start practicing with that letterform (I ordered Kaitlin).

Is it too hard to learn both or should I wait to perfect my copperplate and when I'm ready in, maybe a half year or so, I can practice the modern calligraphy.

Hope to get some tips from you guys, thank you!

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Show & Tell / Don't mind the misspelled word :( blame the glitter
« on: January 29, 2016, 07:32:19 AM »
Was playing around with a diy project.. Had some mod podge with loose copper glitter left so I thought: let's fancy up my calligraphy tools box. But then I was so distracted by the beautiful glitters that I spelled it wrong 😭 but it's beautiful anyhow..

https://youtu.be/VQa-d1XGj9s

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Hello,

I've just started with copperplate calligraphy and the most thing I hear is to do drills.. But it's had to get the consistency of every stroke right so I thought, I make my own worksheets. These ones have traceable strokes over the entire page so I can learn the right shape of this form.

Maybe I'm not the only one, so I put them here below so you can download them too.

Hope it will help you as it hopefully will help me :)

Greets, Linda

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The Library / Everyones Instagram account!
« on: January 17, 2016, 02:41:06 PM »
Hello there,

maybe an idea: if everyone is so kind to post their instagram so it's all together in one post and I can get a change to follow you so I can learn from everyone (and I just love to watch at everyeones work!). I've just begun with my calligraphic journey and want to learn Copperplate real bad. I have my instagram to track my progress.

I will start of with my instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/acalligraphicjourney/

Greets, Linda

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So I started practicing with the help of Eleanor Winters' book and this is my first page of practice. Making those full pressure strokes even is hard and overal it's harder than I thought. And the O's, O O O.. They are hard!

What are your first thoughts and tips for my practice sheet?

(don't look at the big black dot, spilled some ink there haha)

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Guidelines / Vertical guidelines for Copperplate worksheet
« on: January 17, 2016, 09:15:53 AM »
After looking and looking on the internet for a worksheet with vertical guidelines only, without any luck, I decided to make one for myself. I have this squared paper, so printing horizontal lines will not line up with the squares. If anyone wants to download it, I have attached the PDF. I sure helps me to get the lines in the right degrees :)

Greets, Linda

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General How To's & Projects / Made my own lightbox!
« on: January 14, 2016, 09:32:40 AM »
Hi there!

Just finished my diy lightbox. I've looked online for one, but they are so expensive and hard to find here in the Netherlands.

So I thought: why can't I make one myself? If I like it, I can alway safe money for one.

I've bought a 3D photoframe (so the picture will be at the back of the frame and the glass 1 cm above it) and I already had some LED batterypowered christmaslights. I tapes the lights into a spiral on white paper and placed it at the back of the frame. I also glued some white bakingpaper on the back of the glass so it's more milky and not seethrough. Let my boyfriend make a hole for the wires and voila..

It looks like you see the dots of the lights very good, but in real life it's not so present as on the picture.

Hope it will guide through learning the right angles and shapes for copperplate, so I can buy a good one!

Greets, Linda

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Kind Critique / Having a pen in my hand for the very first time..
« on: January 13, 2016, 09:59:18 AM »
Hi there,

just wanted to post some doodles online from the first time I touched this oblique pen. I just received my ordered things today, I'm just still waiting for my book by Eleanor Winters and my boyfriend who brings me new cartridges for my printer so I can print out the guidelines.

I've ordered different nibs and I wanted to know how they feel on the paper. I've ordered the Tachikawa G, the Nikko G, the Zebra G and  the Brause Steno nibs. I liked the Zebra G and the Brause Steno, i didn't liked the two other very much. I feels like they scrape the paper. I've ordered the Rhodia lined and unlined pads.

Tonight I want to practise seriously with the squared bottoms and tops and the basic drills.

Hope you can guide me along the way of learning copperplate :)

Greets, Linda

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Introductions / Greetings from the Netherlands!!
« on: January 11, 2016, 05:11:35 AM »
Hello there!

So happy Im accepted to this forum. Im Linda, 27 years old and Im from Holland. When I was about 8 years old, we had a little book we called a `poetry album`. You go by all the people you know and they use one page to write a little poem about the owner of the album and one of my teachers wrote it in calligraphy.

Ever since i have always been fascinated by calligraphy, and mostly copperplate. I love the grace of this writing and when I see videos on YouTube it gives me a feeling of peace. I havent thought about it for a while but the last few months Ive been looking at instagramaccounts and I have the urge to learn it too! Ive stumbled across a webpage full of beginners information and ordered the supplies she advised for beginners. Ive also ordered the books from Eleanor Winters, Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy and Dick Jackson, Copperplate Calligraphy.

I hope I can find a lot of help and feedback here, once I have my supplies and books!


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