I didn’t have what I needed…so I used what I had around to create it! I felt a little like McGyver when the idea popped into my head to make a flat calligraphy dip pen just so I could write Star Wars in my art journal for this week’s Let’s Play link party.
I’m not a calligrapher but when it comes to play, the fact that I am not good at something doesn’t stop me one bit. After seeing Star Wars The Force Awakens, I wanted that iconic title so badly on the page that I was even willing to write it myself!
In the video you’ll see how I make my flat nib and what thing from Star Wars led to a bit of gold glittering. While glittering, I had a special bonus visitor too…my controlling left brain!
Watch Making your own calligraphy nib with cardboard on YouTube.
Supplies used: Sunburst stencil, India ink, black pen, gold glitter glue, acrylic paint, and a Canson art journal.
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Another fun Let’s Play. There’s always something in your studio to grab and use in a creative way. xox
Oh my gosh! You are so creative to combine Star Wars, stenciling, calligraphy with cardboard and glitter glue! You rock, Carolyn! 🙂
I love your ART. It is brave and fun. Thank you for helping me to find the courage to create boldly and with bravery. ?⭐️?
I love how you just go with the flow! So encouraging to those of us who are often fearful of just doing things and making mistakes. Love your site!
Love your JUST DO IT attitude………….and in the end, it all looks great! Thanks for sharing.
Love this. Have yet to see the film, but I will x
Wow – very cool! Love your technique! Might have to try it!