Angela Welch: Drafting A Wedding Invitation 101

Drafting A Wedding Invitation 101
Angela Welch
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

This course is designed to introduce the absolute beginner to the basics of drafting a wedding invitation using the cut and paste method. While we will not have the use of a scanner or computers we will be able to use our hands to draft the work and get it ready for the next step. We will entertain questions and answers about every aspect of designing as well as tips on the business of wedding calligraphy such as pricing and ethics. I am more than happy to provide you with all the knowledge and experience I have on the subject in hopes you can take the info and start your own wedding design business! 


Canson Pro Marker Paper or JN Bookseller Windmark Paper Pad (recent discovery

that is AWESOME); tracing paper; regular typing paper or copier paper; Windsor Newton Matte Black Ink or any black ink for this class since we will not be scanning the work on site;

oblique pen holder; Spencerian or engrossing nib ( I use spencerian #1 -- others to consider are

Esterbrook #356, Leonardt Principality or other flexible nibs for pointed pen work -- whatever your favorite is will surely work); pencil; ruler and perhaps a T-square; Pigma markers or Faber Castell Artist Pens (as small as they dare make them up to a size 2, x-fine to medium.  My favorite markers are the ones made by Faber-Castell Artist Pen. Their points are stronger and seem to last longer.  All of them have archival ink and do not smear on the Canson paper.)

Ditto dot dispenser (it comes in a refillable dispenser that has permanent or temporary cartridges. I use the temporary for paste up work.); small, sharp scissors with good points.


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