19 Jun

Issue 3 is Now at Pre-Press and Available for Pre-Order!

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 3 | Summer 2015

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 3 | Summer 2015

Spring has finally passed to Summer and hooray for that as Dasherie Issue 3 has finally gone to pre-press! Issue 3, the “Watercolor” issue, is bursting with color, collaborations, and calligraphy! Sure to inspire, this issue features SIX DASHING Artists: Joanne Fink of Zenspirations, Phyllis Macaluso of Quills, Lori Vliegen of Elvie Studio, Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, Kelle McCarter of designsgirl, and Crystal Kluge of Tart Workshop Foundry.

From fun to formal, gorgeous watercolor, contemporary calligraphy and brush lettering, wedding invitations, birth & graduation announcements, dashing design details, and tutorials fill the pages. The delightful “Match Made in Heaven” features the colorful work of Amarilys Henderson of Watercolorful Weddings.

A “Watercolor Wonderful Wedding” stuns with the amazing real wedding images featuring the beautiful work of Canadian artist Jill Lecours Grimard.

We peak inside watercolor Artist Portfolios, get inspired by so many amazing artists, learn how to calligraph an umbrella for gift giving or just any rainy or sunny day, and find out how other artists collaborate together contributing to their successes.  Articles include working with watercolor clip art, tools for digitizing calligraphy, how to work with pan watercolors, and how to create a full scale watercolor mixing chart.

The three page nib comparison (two pages shown below) details the thicks and thins of scribes’ favorite nibs. Also included, a special message about the upcoming PBS documentary, “With Pen in Hand — The Journey of America’s Handwriting!”

This is one issue you do not want to miss! Pre-orders are now open and can be made here: dasheriemag.com/shop. We go to print next week and should be ready for shipment early July.

Check our Instagram account: instagram.com/dasheriemag over the coming weeks to see sneak peaks of our featured artists and articles.

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 3 | Nib Comparison

18 Dec

All Dressed in White…

white ink calligraphy in Dasherie Magazine

The Winter issue of Dasherie features invitations using black & white as well as white ink on black or colored envelopes. White ink calligraphy on colored wedding invitations is a very popular trend these days. Whether a traditional or more modern look is desired, this combination can add style and elegance to any occasion, but especially weddings.

There is no doubt the invitations set the tone for the event to come. From whimsical to classic, the style of calligraphy you choose and the color of the envelope and invitation make a lasting impression. These envelopes (and matching invitation stock) from cards & pockets are high quality and take calligraphy well, two things you definitely want to look for when doing hand lettered calligraphy envelopes.

calligraphy featured in Dasherie Magazine

If you are hiring a calligrapher to address and/or design your invitations, make sure they purchase a few of the envelopes you are interested in before making the big purchase to have them test it out and make sure the envelope 1. can handle a calligraphy nib and 2. is dark enough for white calligraphy to be visible.

white ink calligraphy in Dasherie Magazine

Also, be sure to ask if they have experience using white ink or gouache as it is a little different than using traditional calligraphy ink. Keep in mind, too, that white ink fades faster than black ink. This may not be important to you since it is for the envelopes, but is something to be aware of.

Hand lettered calligraphy for your wedding invitations will delight both you and your guests and is one of those details that will always be remembered.