Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Archive for ‘June, 2013’

This is a classic reprint of  the Hills Manual of Social and Business Forms by Forgotten Books. You can also read this book for free on…

This is a beautiful antique oblique holder that I managed to pick up from ebay. It bears a striking resemblance to this beautiful Magnusson holder in…

“A girl with a pitcher full of water” She carries it unsteadily, warily Off balance on bare feet across the room Believing wholeheartedly in what she…

A beautiful poem for Taryn for her mother in law. Written with white on a dark purple paper.

An illustrated envelope.. this style is pretty fun. It reminds me of my childhood days when I used to doodle around.

A nice thick carrot oblique holder. They are really cute and meant for users with arthritis or joint problems. I have neither, but it works fine for…

Supplies for gold gilding:Instacoll, 23k patent gold, dogtooth agate burnisher and stylus.I’m much too nervous to start using these!

This is a beautiful example of handwriting by one of my favorite penman, E.A. Lupfer. This is an original piece, and it astounds me how small…

Adding a little water to a thick gold paint thins the line enough to be able to create hairlines.