Christmas calligraphy

It's been six months since I started practicing calligraphy! Calligraphy has made it's way into my crafting world. I use it weekly in writing celebratory notes or just purely for practice. I'd been using a set of practice words I picked out which span the alphabet to gauge my progress. For the holidays I switched it up a bit by pulling words from 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. The poem doesn't include words beginning with every letter from the alphabet so I took some creative liberty to add some words that fit the story. This was a good opportunity to write in a color other than black and use different types of inks.

If you're curious about my progress take a look at my original calligraphy post.

Red ink on the left is a fountain pen ink by Winsor & Newton. The green on the right is an India Ink by Dr.PH.Martin's. I preferred working with the red because it held a consistent saturation as it flowed from the nib.

Red ink on the left is a fountain pen ink by Winsor & Newton. The green on the right is an India Ink by Dr.PH.Martin's. I preferred working with the red because it held a consistent saturation as it flowed from the nib.

The green on the left I mixed with gouache. Perhaps a bit too watery but I preferred working with it over the green India Ink from the first image. To keep a standard measure I generally practice with black ink, shown on the right. I've recently started using Higgins Eternal. I've actually found it a bit easier to work with than the Pelikan ink I was previously using. I was surprised since the HIggins is half the price.

The green on the left I mixed with gouache. Perhaps a bit too watery but I preferred working with it over the green India Ink from the first image. To keep a standard measure I generally practice with black ink, shown on the right. I've recently started using Higgins Eternal. I've actually found it a bit easier to work with than the Pelikan ink I was previously using. I was surprised since the HIggins is half the price.

I created some catnip toys labeled Merry Catnip and Fleas Navidad. 

I created some catnip toys labeled Merry Catnip and Fleas Navidad.