Registration on the Fountain Pen Network
Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.
Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team
FPN Quick Navigation
- Our New FPN 2015 LE Pen!
- - FPN Blue Pearl Celebration LE
- FPN Forums & Forum Categories
- - FPN News forum
- - The Mall forum
- - FPN World forums
- - The Marketplace Forums
- - Writing Instruments forums
- - Brand Focus forums
- - Regional Focus forums
- - Inks, Inc. forums
- - Paper, & Pen Acc. forums
- - Creative Expressions forums
- FPN Store, Donations, Accounts & Advertising
- - Store Home
- - FPN Ink Store
- - Advertise on FPN - Info
- - FPN Marketing & Advertising
- - Variable Amount Donations - Iridium, Rhodium & Platinum
- - Fixed Amount FPN Rhodium & Platinum Supporters, & FPN without Ads Donations
- - Premium (Trader/Retailer) Accounts
- - Straight PayPal Anonymous Donations
- - FPN Without Ads Donation, Annual Subscription
- - FPN Without Ads Donation, Monthly Subscription
- - The FPN Café Press Shop
- FPN Apps & Modules
- - Blogs
- - Classifieds
- - Gallery
- - Downloads
- - Home Page
- - Members
- - Pen Events Calendar
- - FPN's RSS Feeds
- - Shoutbox
- - Upload
- - Classifieds: Browsing
- - Classifieds: Creation
- - Classifieds: Questions & Answers
- - Upload: How-to
- Rules & Guidelines
- - FPN Rules, Guidelines, TOU
- - Classifieds Rules
- - Premium Accounts: Rules
- - Market Watch Rules
Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:36
Edited by mac47, 26 October 2013 - 02:22.
Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:54
Edited by mac47, 24 November 2013 - 10:56.
Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:18
Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:54
Also wrote few other things with similar lettering:
All done with a Sheaffer calligraphy pen and either black Quink or Diamine classic red.
Latest project: the Lord's Prayer in Greek. I'm making the opening word ("Father" in Greek) embossed and gold painted. The rest wil follow in a denser, but still flowing ligatured Greek hand in imitation of Cretan calligrapher Angé Vergéce, like this:
(Trying to make it a little bit Copperplateish, a little bit Zapfino with mad ligatures, and all with a Renaissance era Greek flavor.)
Before deciding to switch to that hand, I experimented with this other hand for the body of the prayer:
The embossing was fun, and gives very satisfying results. Here's how to do it.
First, use a broad nibbled dipping pen to write the letters on cardboard, then cut them out with an exacto-knife:
Then, on a glass table, flip the cardboard over and place your paper face down on top of it. This will allow the light to shine through your cut-out letters. Take a blunt instrument that won't tear your paper, and rub the letters to make them raised above the surface of the paper, tracing the inside of the cut-out:
Then flip the paper over, and you should have something like this:
Then paint it whatever color you want. I hadn't thought of this, but it occurs to me that it might be possible to use the cut-out cardboard as a mask for painting, maybe even with spray paint. I may try that. It's very easy to emboss another sheet of paper with the same letters. But as it is, I just used a paintbrush with Speedball gold acrylic:
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
Sometimes I post something about pens and penmanship at my blog
Posted 27 April 2014 - 00:29
Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:04
I'm not sure you need it, but this book has some lessons on how to draw knot work:
The prizes of life are never to be had without trouble - Horace
Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much - Pascal
Posted 04 July 2015 - 04:09
Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:53
The bridge scoresheet is my usual Sheaffer calligraphy pen filled with Akkerman's "Shocking Blue" — an ink which I do not own; a friend let me fill my pen from hers. I like the colour very much, and have asked my wife to include it if she gets me some more inks for Christmas.
Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:58
Posted 16 September 2018 - 13:55
Edited by mac47, 16 September 2018 - 13:57.
Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:51
Holy calligraphy. I'm way beyond impressed. Can't even imagine the amount of dedication, energy and time spent on these works.
Posted 10 November 2018 - 17:58
Posted 10 November 2018 - 17:59