Shells Calligraphy: Wedding Escort Cards Tutorial | Joy Tay | Skillshare

Shells Calligraphy: Wedding Escort Cards Tutorial

Joy Tay, Pen & Ink Experimenter, Hand Letterer |

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15 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Introduction to Shell Lettering

    • 2. Class Overview

    • 3. Remove Connecting Muscles

    • 4. Preparing Mussel Shells

    • 5. Preparing Oyster Shells

    • 6. Choosing the Right Shells

    • 7. Demo 1: Painting the Gold Rim

    • 8. Demo 1: Lettering the Shells

    • 9. Demo 2: Gold on Mussel Shells

    • 10. Using Pointed Nibs with Masking Fluid

    • 11. Painting Over and Taking off Masking Fluid

    • 12. Working with White Inks

    • 13. Water Solubility of Inks

    • 14. Showdown: Brushed-on Paints versus Spray Paints

    • 15. We did It!


About This Class

Explore how to create elegant escort cards for the perfect beach-themed wedding with letterer Joy Tay. In this 60-min Skillshare class, you will wow your guests by incorporating your hand lettering or calligraphy skills on shells.

You can choose to start here to get an overview of the Prep-Play-Display process for infusing calligraphy and lettering on different materials.

Joy will take you through a step-by-step approach of how to prepare the shells, supplies you will need, and how to create the lettering. Get foolproof methods to create these beautiful calligraphy pieces that attract compliments every time. Other techniques and different designs for you to explore will also be covered.

The class is great for all levels; whether at the

Intermediate level: Familiarity with using brush pens, brushes and pointed nibs for modern calligraphy would be great for best results; or as
Beginners: No experience in lettering or calligraphy? No worries! Get a similar look with your own style of lettering using supplies readily available at craft stores.

What You'll Learn

Preparation. Joy will take you through her methods for cleaning the shells (because no one wants to receive something that smells of last night’s vongole, amiright?). The reasons behind her preparation choices and how it affects the shells will help you decide how best to clean your own shells for your project. You will also learn how to evaluate the most appropriate shells to use.

Lettering on Shells. Get tips on how to create lettering on shells and draw confidently on different textures and shapes. You no longer need to feel overwhelmed researching on the right supplies to use. Joy will share tips on which pointed nibs to use and why, how to get the best out of supplies and tools such as masking fluid, spray paints, and brush pens, as well as get intimate with different inks and their properties.

Getting creative with shells. With two demonstrations using different shells and designs, Joy aims to fire up your creativity to create pieces everyone will love. If you received a big order of shell lettering (yay, you!) with a tight deadline, Joy has got your back with her time-saving tips.

Let's get creative; the possibilities are endless!

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