Calligraphy on Unconventional Surfaces
Intermediate | 16 min 53 sec
00:50
00:45
06:55
04:19
04:05
Take your calligraphy to the next level in this creative lettering class. Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls covers techniques for writing with calligraphy on unconventional surfaces, like wood and chalkboard, using acrylic paint, gouache and chalk. You’ll also learn how to mix custom colors with gouache, allowing you to work with hues other than black and white. If you’re brand new to calligraphy (or just want a refresher), be sure to take Maybelle’s Calligraphy for Beginners class to practice your lettering.
 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Calligraphy kit
  • For the table number:
  • A piece of wood that has been primed with black chalk paint (Maybelle has cut hers to 5” x 7”), plus an extra piece for testing paint mixture
  • Water
  • Small container for mixing
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black eraser
  • For the chalkboard menu:
  • A piece of wood that has been primed with black chalk paint (Maybelle has cut hers to 5” x 7”), plus an extra piece for testing chalk mediums
  • Chalk pencils or chalk markers
  • Assorted brushes (Maybelle uses a liner brush, a flat brush, and a separate small brush for mixing)
  • Pencil and pencil sharpener
  • For custom-mixed color on paper:
  • Paint swatch of your choice for reference
  • Container for mixing (use a container with an airtight lid if you plan on keeping your gouache color mixture for up to a few months)
  • Label for your color mixture (optional)
  • Assorted gouache
  • Gum Arabic
  • Dropper
  • Final paper for artwork, as well as a scrap piece to test your gouache mixture (Maybelle uses Kraft paper for this project)
  • Water (use distilled water if you plan on keeping your gouache color mixture for up to a few months)
Downloads:
Learn how to:
  • Make an opaque acrylic mixture to apply on chalk-paint primed wood using a variety of paintbrushes and a calligraphy nib
  • Select the best chalk medium and apply calligraphy on chalk-paint primed wood or chalkboard
  • Mix gouache, distilled water, and Gum Arabic to achieve a custom-color medium that is the perfect consistency for writing on paper
What You’ll Get:
  • Detailed instruction for creative lettering on unconventional surfaces like wood and chalkboard
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

 
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Class Reviews
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Kimberly Freels
Enlightening!
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Sarah van der Heyden
xcellent
December 31, 2022
Diana M. Allen
Maybelle is the best! I learn so much from her!
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