How to Fake CalligraphyMonday, July 06, 2015
There are so many expenses when it comes to planning a wedding. It's said over and over again, but it never gets less true. Regardless o...
There are so many expenses when it comes to planning a wedding. It's said over and over again, but it never gets less true. Regardless of how frugal and budgeted you are planning your wedding to be, random expenses tend to creep up. So far, one of the biggest expenses that we've experienced is the invitations and postage. I still wanted invitations to look nice and professionally made, so I didn't opt for making our own invitations. Instead we used VistaPrint on Save the Dates and invitations (you can view our Save the Dates here).We even took our invitation to the post office to get them weighed and only pay for exact postage, which saved us about $20 on 50 invitations.
Another expense that several people opt to go for is professional calligraphy. This can cost anywhere from $2-$5 per envelope. Of course, you don't want your envelopes looking sloppy, so I opted to fake it.
First you want to simply write the name in cursive. Don't worry if your script isn't perfect; it adds character.
Next, you want to form areas to shade in the corners of your letters. Think about if the light is coming from a specific corner and shade your areas according to where the light is coming from.
Then shade in those spaces.
Voila! It's not perfect by any means, but it's really simple and adds some flair to addressing your envelopes. I wrote in the addresses underneath in a simple, all caps lettering.
Have you had any experiences with professional lettering? Please share!