L gold leaf

L gold leaf by long village lettering
L gold leaf, a photo by long village lettering on Flickr.

Finishing up my decorative letter from the IAMPETH conference. Used leaf gold - which I am now able to do thanks to Instacoll! Love it!


decorated L

decorated L by long village lettering
decorated L, a photo by long village lettering on Flickr.
Just back from a wonderful conference in Wisconsin for penmen/women from around the world! One little exercise at a class. Loved this simple method for putting on real gold leaf! Thanks to Harvest Crittenden!


Calligraphy Envelope

Making progress . . . signed up for an exchange with the 
International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting . . . 
I have the outer envelopes addressed; now, I need to work on enclosures.

Love the idea of writing formal copperplate on a diagonal. 

I think this would be beautiful for a wedding invitation!

 Even when the state does not fit on the line, the layout looks lovely split up.