Day 6: Copperplate Place Cards

I’m experimenting with several things during this challenge, one of which is the angle of my wrist. I prefer to keep a flatter wrist angle in relation to the table, but I have a really hard time doing that when I use oblique pens. With straight pens though, it’s super natural.However, my natural writing style, for as long as I can remember is to keep my paper almost 100% parallel to the table. I’ve always written like that, I’m not sure why! Straight pens + a super slanted paper = no bueno. It angles the tins of your nib and just doesn’t work awesome. I did all these place cards with the straight holder but it would really take some more practice to feel comfortable with the angle of the nib.

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The oblique holder has always felt the most natural to me but I tend to press too hard on the outside of my hand. I need to stop that! 🙂

I used the envelope templates from TPK’s shop (I can’t find the exact one, but here’s a link to her shop!) along with my trusty light pad.

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Thanks for reading! Tomorrow I’m working on envelopes with my June style script, this is my favorite style!

See you Wednesday!


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