Paper

Calligraphy
Pens and paper

Type

When choosing a paper for calligraphy, you should consider a number of things. Where is the calligraphy going to hang? Is there a feature wall in the room or a colour scheme the piece needs to fit in with?

For example, we have at home a piece by Tennyson, “The Brook”, which is white ink on a teal card that matches a feature wall we have in the room. Have a look at the picture in the Gallery.

It’s also the main reason I don’t offer a framing service, as the choice of frame is equally important for where it will hang in the house, so you are better placed to choose a frame than I am.

My personal choice of paper is a linen embossed card in ivory, cream or white. I like it for the effect it gives and the way it holds the ink.

But I can source a large number of coloured card and types of paper from www.papermilldirect.co.uk so have a look at their website for inspiration.

At the end of the day, go for what you like and what you feel is right.

For more examples please see my gallery below

Pens and paper


My personal choice of paper is a linen embossed card in ivory, cream or white. I like it for the effect it gives and the way it holds the ink.

But I can source a large number of coloured card and types of paper from www.papermilldirect.co.uk so have a look at their website for inspiration.

At the end of the day, go for what you like and what you feel is right.

For more examples please see my gallery below

Type

When choosing a paper for calligraphy, you should consider a number of things. Where is the calligraphy going to hang? Is there a feature wall in the room or a colour scheme the piece needs to fit in with?

For example, we have at home a piece by Tennyson, “The Brook”, which is white ink on a teal card that matches a feature wall we have in the room. Have a look at the picture in the Gallery.

It’s also the main reason I don’t offer a framing service, as the choice of frame is equally important for where it will hang in the house, so you are better placed to choose a frame than I am.

Calligraphy

Size

The chart of standard paper sizes is a guide for you to consider.

I can create a piece on any size of paper or card, and a picture framer will work with whatever they are presented with so do not feel limited by the standard sizes.

I include it because if you are framing the piece yourself, it’s best to stick to a standard size so you have a wider range of frames to choose from, but if you have a particular space where you want the commission to hang, or want a piece that’s square or oval for example, send me the exact measurements and I’ll work to them.

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