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Help With A Calligraphy Sign...

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#1 Bonny

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 21:58

Its a tradition in my school to hang around posters for a person's birthday.  "H" will be on one sheet of leeter-sized paper, "A" on another, "P", "P", and so on...

So you can imagine that the letters are really large.

 

I want to do the same, but with calligraphy.  The problem is, I don't have a big enough nib for such a project.  

 

And suggestions for me fpn?


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#2 Centopar

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 22:24

I'd use a photocopier to enlarge your regular-sized calligraphy - and if you didn't want the banner to be the photocopied version, trace it onto clean paper and fill it in with paint.



#3 Giordana

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 23:10

Personally, I'd use a chiseled-point marker, like a one of those large Sharpies. They resemble oblique nibs, and they are forgiving when it comes to how you hold them. With that, you can do write with an Italic font, or something similar.



#4 Bonny

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 23:38

I'll try both methods

Thank you guys!


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#5 Mickey

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 23:51

You might also try the cheap, throw away sponge brushes available at most hardware stores.


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#6 Bronze

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:03

Another suggestion would be the Pilot Parallel Pen. In the 6.0 mm or 3.8 mm version. They can be had for about $10 from Amazon.



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 01:13

Take 2 pencils and put something to act as a spacer between them (like a little pink eraser, another pencil, piece of wood, etc.) Tape them in place (so one pencil is the "left side of the nib" and the other s the "right side of the nib"). Then just hold the pencils at the correct angle for the style and write. You may have to go in with a pencil to connect a few lines.


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