Skip the informal text message and personalize your next invites with your own script. We'll show you how!
Get more brush lettering basics.
Tranditional calligraphy has a not-for-the-faint-of-heart reputation. Not anymore! Borrow a few easy techniques: Use a fine-tip (.5 or .1 mm) gel or roller-ball pen to fake the varying thickness (on the downstroke) by adding a shadow effect to any element of the letter when the pen is moving down.
We love using Derwent brand's Graphik line maker pens.
Mix It Up
Opposites attract -- the interplay of simple uppercase block print and a lowercase script ups the whimsy factor. A pop of neon pink ink doesn't hurt!
A well-chosen palette can make an invite. Experiment with the unexpected for the best results.
For a pop, use metallics! Try silver with blue, gold with pink, and rose gold with green.
Take a watercolor shortcut. Use a brush pen that mimics the organic edges and variations in hue of traditional watercolor.
We love the Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens.
Easy Block Lettering
Easy block lettering works best in contrast with a script element. Use a fine-tip pen and be consistent in the space and height of each letter. Add charm by pushing the waistline of each narrow letter up a bit.
Try using a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
Dress It Up
Adding embellishments and/or borders can be just the thing to set a message apart. A simple laurel-inspired border is as easy as adding oversize parentheses and heart-shape leaves.
Try decorating with a classic Sharpie.