A Master’s Guide To Embossed Calligraphy


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You can make your own professional looking cards with just a couple of things. It’s surprisingly easy, relatively cheap, and looks like something you’d buy for a lot of money at a stationary store.

She uses a Ranger Embossing Brush Pen, Embossing Powder and a standard heat tool that can be purchased on Amazon or any craft store.


Brush pen calligraphy is a lettering trend that is just as fun to watch as it is to do. 

The tapered tip of a brush pen allows you to write calligraphy that features thick downstrokes and delicate upstrokes.

It’s the initial rendezvous with brush pen calligraphy that can be frustrating! The first hurdle is the specialized grip that brush pens require. It doesn’t take long to master.

Once you’ve mastered that grip, you still need to figure out how to exert and let up on pressure, and you have to train yourself to regularly pick up your pen as you write.

It just takes a little practice and you get the hang of it. Keep in mind, as a brush pen beginner it’s easiest to achieve stroke contrast by picking up your pen several times while writing.

Then, sprinkle on the embossing powder, shake off the excess, and use the heat tool to melt it into place, giving it a metallic look. There are so many types of embossing powder that the possibilities are endless.

Watch how inkandsea does this writing technique in her step by step tutorial. What are you going to write first?