What you need:

umschlaege-material

  • Envelopes
  • 2 metallic gel pens
  • pencil, eraser, a ruler (optional)

First you write the name and the address of the recipient onto the envelope in pencil. Don’t press too hard. You can mix up calligraphy styles with serfi or sans serif if you like.

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Then you redraw the lines with you metallic gel pen. You can use any color you like, I liked gold and silver for this example.

umschlaege-outline

Now you’ll have to broaden the downstrokes (named that way because your hand goes down when writing them) by drawing a parallel line next to it and filling the gap inbetween. I have explained the technique in detail here.

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When the writing has dried, you can erase the pencil lines and draw a few ornaments, dots or lines on the envelope.

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Finally you add your name and address on the back. Little dots or flowers look great here, too.

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And that’s it! I hope you had fun with this tutorial!


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