Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

Archive for ‘December, 2013’

White on a grey placecard looks wonderful on lighter dinnerware. The names would really pop out.

This is my popular Fairytale script, and the client specifically asked for me to go crazy with it. So hide yo wife hide yo kids here…

I don’t know what happened here but somehow for this envelope, the paper, ink and nib came together perfectly and I was able to create these…

An extremely glittery gift tag for a client for her bridal shower. I got glitter in my hair, eyes, clothes, living room couch, rugs, cat.. but…

Two questions: As someone fairly new to the world of flex pens, (I’ve had fountain pens for some time) what would you recommend as a starting kit? I’m not sure I’m ready to use a oblique pen quite yet. Also I have a Parker fountain pen with a fine nib, that doesn’t flow at a easy-writing rate. I find I have to press down quite a bit to get any ink out. I’ve put a converter/plunger for ink in the pen. Someone told me I could try changing the nib, but if I can avoid it I would like to.

Sure you’re ready to use an oblique holder In fact I think if you want to achieve a beautiful pointed pen script such as Spencerian or…