Black Tie Exchange

Finally ... something calligraphic!!

Here are the 4 envelopes I mailed yesterday for the Black Tie Exchange over at the Yahoo group, Calligraphy Exchange. The rules: Use a black envelope and either white or gold "ink" address in calligraphy.

I made my envelopes out of Strathmore Artagain black paper -- comes in a 9" x 12" pad. The two insert square are on Arches cover black, I think. I used my favorite gold ink -- Dr. Martin's Copper Plate Gold.

Names and addresses blurred to protect the innocent.

As usual, click on the image for a closer look.

9 Replies to “Black Tie Exchange”

  1. Wow!!!

    20 or so years ago I was paid to do calligraphy; awards, placecards, invitations, poems and the like. What you do is beyond calligraphy. It is fine art. Just georgeous!!!

  2. So beautiful Beth, I’d love to be a calligrapher but realise I should concentrate on improving what I already do. Thank you for your encouraging comments on my new site, I look at yours often, thanks to Google Reader. Happy New Year!

  3. Luckyzmom, thanks for the compliment!

    Lorraine, I hope to be blogging more this year. I look forward to reading your blog in the new year.

    Carol, I’m a new convert to Google Reader (used to use Bloglines) and I read your blog there as well.

  4. Beth …your calligraphy n creativity works wonder
    This will be a great help for envelope exchange.

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