If you have been in our store recently, you have probably noticed our super cute, new name tags! Just like everything in our store, we wanted something beautiful, hand-crafted and unique. Lucky for you- they are EASY and you don’t have to be an artist or calligrapher to make them for yourself. And the technique can be applied to many different crafts, not necessarily just name badges. SO get creative and make sure you share your awesomeness on Instagram (tag @paperieandpen #radpaperhowto)
Okay- let’s get started! What do you need?
Wood name badges, or whatever blank surface you are using for your craft
Acrylic Paints & Brushes (craft paints are perfect)
Calligraphy Pen & Ink *or* Permanent Marker
Name Badge Magnets (available on Amazon.com)
Optional: If you are not the best “free hander,” use a computer to print out the names in the size and font you want for the first steps. If you are a good “free hander”…good for you!
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One thought on “HOW TO: Calligraphy Name Badges”
This is A M A Z I N G !
When using the font and placing individual names on the page to print, do you wrap the text first? How did you get the names in the individual boxes, if I may ask?
I have made invitations before using a border but the words fit into the border… they did not remain my regular size with the box merely a “format” for the text.
Thank you! :))))