Molly Suber Thorpe
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Video: You're Invited...

I recently did a super fun order for a small batch of handmade invitations to a surprise birthday party (more on that soon, once the surprise has been sprung!). One element of the invitations was writing on navy enclosure cards with sparkling gold ink. Due to its strange texture, glittery ink can be a challenge for calligraphers and requires reinking the nib a lot more than with other inks. I know many of my readers are amateur calligraphers who've asked me about this, so without further ado, here is a quick video of the process.