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I hate Craine Envelopes so I ......
« on: June 06, 2017, 01:09:38 AM »
Not sure if anyone feels the same way, but time to time I have a client that uses Craines Envelopes. Over the years I have seen the label and cringe because for me they catch my nib, spatter and make doing fine calligraphy a mess.... HOWEVER, tonight by accident I sometimes repair an error with a needle, white eraser and a small piece of  nail file. VERY FINE paper nail file.

Well I wondered what would happen if I took a piece of this file and gently rubbed the envelopes.... GUESS WHAT~ No more spatters or major issues.

I don't know if it will work for everyone but it's worth trying one envelope! Try it on your next arguementable  envelope. !

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 07:40:50 AM »
@Elizgadus59 :  I also hate Crane Letra envelopes!  They drive me bonkers!  I'm going to try your nail file trick, to see if I can smooth the surface!

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Re: I hate Craine Envelopes so I ......
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 08:57:27 AM »
Me, three! They are awful - never sized properly. Once I had to make a sizing medium myself out of gelatin I had in the pantry because I was working against a deadline, paint all of the envelopes, and wait for them to dry. It worked. There was a slight sheen to the envelope after but it didn't matter because without it, the envelopes were useless!

You would think Cranes would actually try to make envelopes that were receptive to calligraphy!
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Re: I hate Craine Envelopes so I ......
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 10:14:04 AM »
@Elizgadus59 Thanks for sharing this tip!

Can I ask you what kind of paper nail file you use? I'm very curious to try it!


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Re: I hate Craine Envelopes so I ......
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 01:41:35 PM »


Hello! I used the fine back of a paper nail file , you know the ones the come in a pack... cheap,  Although I suspect that and very fine sandpaper with do... Just remember... rub lightly!

Hope this helps Chicki!

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Re: I hate Craine Envelopes so I ......
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 01:08:04 AM »

Hello, I used a Sally Hanson nail file. It has a VERY fine surface. Eliz. :]