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Charm & Fig — addressing

tessa's final fiesta bachelorette itinerary invitation

Lauren Covington addressing bachelorette bachelorette party bachelorette party invite bachelorette party itinerary brush lettering calligraphy charm & fig envelopes fiesta green itinerary

tessa's final fiesta bachelorette itinerary invitation

 Back to bachelorette fun times! For Tessa's "final fiesta" I created a margarita-inspired invitation with geometric shapes and bold pops of green, peach and black. The front was adorned with a real cocktail umbrella, and the back had all the fun details with a pull-out weekend itinerary in a tiny black envelope. Envelopes were bright green and addressed with bold, black brush lettering. I used a Pentel Color Brush Pen for the guests' names -- this pen has a huge ink tube that you squeeze into the brush, so it gives a very authentic painted look. I'm a fan-- and you can get it on Amazon....

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playing with brush pens

Lauren Covington addressing Brush pen calligrpahy

Every now and then I do small batches of addressing for my clients (I leave wedding calligraphy addressing to the pros.) I just discovered Tombow's dual brush pens. Where have these been all my life?  They are going to make addressing envelopes much more fun. For these bachelorette invitations, I used the brush side for the names, and the pen side for printing the addresses. I doubled-up on my downstrokes to give the names a nice, modern calligraphy look. Tombow's dual brush pens come in dozens of colors. When you're practicing your brushstrokes, try using a lined, super smooth quality paper, like Rhodia's...

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