Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bookhand and Gift Wrap

All year, I've studied and practiced calligraphy with my classes at the Multnomah Arts Center.  Our instructor suggested that we use our practice sheets as gift wrap.  I love this idea and everyone who receives a gift wrapped in this paper seems to really appreciate it.

Fall term, I took Humanist Bookhand.  For the final project, I made a card and some bookmarks with this French Proverb-

We also started to learn the Roman Capitals.  Oh how, I need to practice these letters!  I understand that it takes years to master the Imperial Latin alphabet.  I'll have lots more practice sheets for gift wrap.

I decided to practice the Uncial hand to create some Christmas gift wrap.  Here's a look at one practice sheet.

I'm exploring other ways to use my calligraphic skills and have started pinning images on my Pinterest boards.  Do you have any ideas?  All are welcome and thanks for sharing.

1 comment:

Mardie said...

These look great Paula! What a wonderful idea. I love the quote as well.