Today’s envelope is absolutely gorgeous – it’s from my friend and mentor, Brigitte Hefferan – a top notch calligrapher up here in the Seattle area. It celebrates the Year of the Dragon:
The background of the “D” is shiny gold gouache – you can’t quite tell in my photos, unfortunately.
I really like it when you all share a bit about how you made what you made. From Brigitte:
Pointed pen gothic using McCaffrey’s ink.
Batarde with versal “D” using gouache.
Hand carved dragon stamp.
Not listed: DECADES of calligraphy experience!
After seeing this, I gave a little shine to my own elevated envelopes, and also made a hand-carved stamp to finish them off. (You’ll see…) Thanks for the inspiration, Brigitte!