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Paper Art Archives - Plurabelle Studio | Calligraphy & Graphic Design

Christmas Dinner Place Cards

08

Feb
2012

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On 08, Feb 2012 | One Comment | In Calligraphy, Craft, DIY, Paper Art | By Molly

{ Calligraphy + Photography by Plurabelle Calligraphy

I just realized that I never posted these photos of the Christmas dinner place cards that I made in December. (I have a bad habit of saving blog posts as drafts and then forgetting about them!) It’s a variation on the watercolor place card technique I came up with last summer, for which I created my D.I.Y. video. For this project I was channeling holly as my inspiration, so I used opaque gouache instead of translucent watercolor.

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a painted dogwood wedding

29

Aug
2011

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{ calligraphy by me, paper design and photography by monumental designs }

I always get really hungry when I’m designing menus (but who wouldn’t when you’re writing out something like “sweet corn & mascarpone polenta”?), but when this menu project came across my plate (pun intended) I was really drooling. My calligraphy design was printed on luxuriously-thick white paper then each menu was meticulously painted by hand (!) by stationery artist Kristy Rice of Monumental Designs.

This project led me to check out Kristy’s other work, all of which is absolutely stunning. Below is her wonderful jewel-toned “painted peacock” theme.

{ “painted peacock” design and photography by monumental designs }

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season’s greetings

11

Dec
2010

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On 11, Dec 2010 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Craft, Paper Art, Stationery | By Molly

You might recall my post a few weeks back about my holidays cards, but they are officially done! Once I vectorized the lettering I also turned the design into a rubber stamp. These items and more are available at my shop so drop by!

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calligraphy & watercolor

15

Nov
2010

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On 15, Nov 2010 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Craft, Paper Art | By Molly

Yesterday I spent a long, relaxing day in Bel Air at a watercolor workshop lead by the Society for Calligraphy of Southern California. The watercolor teacher was Yukimi Annand, a fantastic calligrapher who does incredible work incorporating watercolor to produce cool backgrounds.


We experimented with lots of techniques I’d never tried before, like sprinkling salt and rubbing alcohol on the wet paint and laying sheets of plastic wrap over the pieces as they dried. Now I’m just looking forward to experimenting with my pieces as backgrounds for my own calligraphy projects.


I also got to see my calligraphy teacher, the amazingly talented and inspiring Carrie Imai.


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letters on halloween

16

Oct
2010

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On 16, Oct 2010 | One Comment | In Calligraphy, Paper Art | By Molly


On the schedule this weekend: finish the Halloween cards I’m making for my family (above). I’m cutting lots of crow silhouettes out of black paper which has made me realize how much I need to invest in a #11 xacto handle with cushioned grip.


Image copyright Elsa Mora, via her website.

I love paper silhouettes and have made it a personal goal to get much, much better at them. Just look at these intricate paper cuts by Elsa Mora. Beautiful, no?


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