DIY: Make a Calligraphy Oblique Holder Part 2
Calligraphy pen holders are so much fun.
When you start doing Calligraphy, you suddenly have the urge to collect as many
as possible. So making them is a very fun way to build that collection.
I love the natural wood sticks with color blocking paint...
Using paint from Plaid Crafts
I love the distressed paint with gold leafing while the
knotty cherry wood is still showcased!
So many options for fun and unique nib holders.
Check out the Part one for making a Calligraphy Oblique Holder
This will walk you through the flange making, gluing and
supplies needed for bare wood holders.
If you do decide to paint and decorate, do this step before spraying with lacquer.
You will need acrylic craft paints. I get all my paints from Plaid Online.
All their fabulous supplies are available at crafts stores and Walmart.
Use a paintbrush to paint your sticks.
Small detail brushes for delicate work or wide flat brushes for color blocking.
Next I used gold leaf for a couple of the pen holders.
You will also need the Adhesive for the gold leaf
And 2 paintbrushes.
Just dab a little glue here and there.
Let it mostly dry.
Then place pieces of the gold leaf on the adhesive.
Use the other paintbrush to dust away excess gold leaf.
It's such a fun process, you'll want to gold leaf all the things!
use some painters tape to tape off the flange completely.
This way I could spray the entire holder without dripping and glopping or sticking to the surface.
You will want your spray lacquer now.
Lacquer is thick and shiny.
It will give a smooth gloss finish that is luxurious to hold.
It will also protect the wood from soaking up ink.
Lightly mist, so it doesn't drip or pool. I misted mine every 20 minutes about 5 times total.
Let dry completely...like overnight.
Add a nib and get writing!
Perfect for fancy lettering, calligraphy and just because they look amazing!
The combination is great!
Which is your favorite?
and useful writing utensils!
Check out these other Calligraphy posts for more inspiration!
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