I was thrilled to receive an email a couple of weeks ago informing me that “World Calligraphy Day” exists! Yes, it does it’s today, Wednesday 16th August 2017. I remember doing calligraphy at primary school and also having a wee set I used to play with at home. More recently I’ve toyed with trying it, but never found the time. There has always been something else to play with or try… or a baby to feed! So, #WorldCalligraphyDay provided me with the perfect opportunity to try it, to really give it a go and actually do it. I’ve had a brilliant time writing away and trying some new pens.
Manuscript very kindly sent me these pens to try out and test.
My favourite pens were the CalliCREATIVE Duotip pens – they just look so effective. They also won Gold in the 2017 stationary awards.
The pens, along with the calligraphy tutorials on the Manuscript website, just make it so easy. There is even an app for learning how to do calligraphy!
I had a lovely time playing with my new pens… here are a few photos of my creations.
A poster for our bedroom:
A small saying for Toddler H’s bedroom:
A picture for Baby B’s nursery:
I found some resources on the Manuscript WP website incredibly useful for starting off and for providing guidance.
I loved trying proper calligraphy, using this calligraphy pen, however, my favourite have to be these DuoTip Pens. I love the colours, and how effective the results are with nearly no effort.
Here are my calligraphy efforts, today, on #WorldCalligraphyDay:
You can win your own set of Duotip pens and a Beginners Calligraphy Set… just enter below:
UK Entries only
Winner chosen at random
If the winner does not respond within 7 days, another winner will be chosen
Winners contact details will be passed to the Manuscript PR/Manuscript who will coordinate the prize
Ends 11.59pm Friday 25th August 2017
Good luck everyone!