Category Archives: Paper

Vintage Stamps: Pink & Gold

I was writing a thank-you letter to my grandmother and put together this gray envelope with white calligraphy. Originally, it just had gold/yellow stamps, but I added in some pink and thought about how pretty and feminine a color combination … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Line Drawings

When it comes to 2D work, I find that people are either line or color people. It’s a stuffy distinction going way way back for centuries, but I think it’s true. NRM is a painting (color) person; me, I’m definitely a … Continue reading

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Vintage Stamps: Vive la France!

In honor of my friend’s upcoming wedding next week in France (natch), this stamp vignette is French-themed–perfect for a destination wedding, a wedding with a Parisian flair, or for those of you who are just good ol’ Francophiles: From L-R: … Continue reading

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Wedding Plans Start Here

With the wedding reception (we’re doing the City Hall thing and then going to do a party) now on the horizon, I’ve begun the planning. So far, NRM and I have talked about it and we know we want a casual … Continue reading

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Sort of Spencerian

When I first took a Copperplate class, the teacher mentioned Spencerian is the hardest hand…So teaching it to myself is probably not ideal. Oh well. All one can do is practice. Maybe it’ll be up to snuff by the time … Continue reading

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Vintage Stamps: Basics – How to Find and Use Them

Long before Martha did it, I was using vintage stamps. I’m not a philatelist (which are those who study stamps, anyway), nor am I a stamp collector in the sense that I don’t organize and hoard them in little binders. … Continue reading

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Cat’s Envelopes

I’m doing the envelopes for lovely Cat & Dan’s upcoming nuptials (in France!), so I sent them a few samples. This is the outer envelope with simple Copperplate, done on a diagonal. (Although it has no real relationship to the … Continue reading

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