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How to Fake Calligraphy

By Friday, May 08, 2015


Yes, you read the title of this post correctly! How to FAKE Calligraphy! It might seem counter intuitive to the purpose of this blog, but faking calligraphy can be really helpful for writing larger text!
What you'll need: Sharpie or roller ball ink pen, pencil, and paper!

1. Begin with writing the words you want in the script you like! I still use a copperplate style alphabet when I "fake" calligraphy! I personally just love the loopy script!

2. Then trace the pencil text in black Sharpie (or whatever color you would like to use really) or a rollerball ink pen! I like using uniball pens if I am not using a Sharpie!

3. Finish by making the downstrokes of the letters thick to mirror what they would look like if you were writing with a nib and holder!

Voila! You are all finished! No one will ever know that you didn't use a calligraphy pen :)

This is great for making place cards, signs, etc.!

Until next time!


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