DIY Calligraphy with Chloe MacKintosh of Boxwood Avenue

Our new favorite blogger Chloe MacKintosh of Boxwood Avenue is sharing a sneak peak at a calligraphy DIY project she created for her own wedding.  In fact, this beauty and her hubby were married, here, in Lake Tahoe at the West Shore Cafe and Innand we are dying to see the photos! Chloe teamed up with Tahoe Unveiled vendors Melina Wallisch Photography and Dax Victorino Films to give you a quick look into the art of calligraphy.

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After Greg and I got engaged, I decided I was going to learn calligraphy, in order to do myself, what would have traditionally been outsourced to a calligraphist. After a few practice sessions, I fell in love with calligraphy, and haven’t looked back. I definitely don’t consider myself a calligraphist, more of a hobbyist experimenting with different techniques, but as I learned, I found some amazing resources, and have decided to share them with you! If you’ve been wanting to learn calligraphy, I’ve just launched a completely free workshop on my blog, so head on over and sign up! I promise, all it takes is a little patience and a whole lot of practice.

MATERIALS

Luxe Cream Paper
Gold Ink
Your favorite calligraphy pen and nib (Nikko G is my favorite!)
Lettermate
Pencil
Eraser
Scrapbooking Trimmer

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1
Cut menus and table numbers into 5×7” pieces, and name tags into 2.5×4” pieces using the scrapbook trimmer.

STEP 2
Using your pencil and lettermate, lightly mark straight lines along the paper. One line for name tags, two lines (spaced far apart) for the table numbers, and multiple lines for the menus.

STEP 3
Shake your gold ink well, dip your pen into the ink, and get to writing! Try printing a few of the lines in all caps to add dimension to the menus.

STEP 4
Allow the ink to fully dry, then erase the pencil lines.

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Vendors:
Photography: Melina Wallisch Photography | Cinematography: Dax Victorino Films | Floral Design and Calligraphy: Chloe Legras of Boxwood Avenue | Venue: The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery

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  • Boxwood Avenue

    This look awesome! Yay! Thanks for sharing (and thank you for your nice words about me)!