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How can you make a folded pen

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The folded pen is a modern tool used by contemporary calligraphers.
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the-Loony's avatar
very nice, both parts! thanks for the inspiration!!
KageNoMozaiku's avatar
:o (Eek) i can't believe it's that *simple*!  i rely on the quill....now i need to experiment with this and see what i can make. Thank You Birthday Sign
Beyoncefanny's avatar
Oooh great idea :D!
pendlestock's avatar
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Thanks for the great resources :peace:
Raven11's avatar
Can I ask a silly question? :)
How do you keep the tip 'tight' enough so the ink doesn't all just spill on the page? And do I just load the ink in the tip?

(I've been spoilt by my fountain calligraphy pen... haven't really worked with any other tool and would like to try some new stuff. :))
Scriptorium's avatar
Well, I've never had that kind of problem with my folded pens. If you fold them strongly you won't have any problem (but if you prefern, you can also add some scotch tape to make sure it is tight enough, a friend of mine has made a folded pen in this manner, it does work).
And yes, it's enough to load the ink just in the tip.
Good luck!
Raven11's avatar
Thanks a lot for clearing up :)

Now I just need to find some time to try that out :D
Scriptorium's avatar
And be careful not to cut you with the can ;)
Kalala's avatar
tu sais il manque la suite le mode d'emploi comment tenir le truc et les astuces...
Scriba's avatar
le tuto sur comment on calligraphie avec un folded est fini, il est en français, dès qu'Agathe l'a traduit on le met ici :)
Kalala's avatar
super, je ferai moins de gros pâtés. @+ C.
Scriba's avatar
ça c'est le tuto d'Agathe, mais on l'attend encore =P
Calligraphers's avatar
Scriba's avatar
thanks :)
hope it will be useful, feel free to ask questions
Weegraphicsman's avatar
I agree, great tutorial.
arcanoide's avatar
j'aurais du m'en douter en voyant la guiness
Trés instructif et bien documenté
Scriba's avatar
what's the matter with Guinness ? :yum:
C'est quoi le problème avec la Guinness ? :yum:
arcanoide's avatar
c'est un peu ton symbole ;)
ToniPendragon's avatar
That's used by calligraphers? Interesting. I didn't know that, then again, I've never really done any before.

Nice work.
Scriptorium's avatar
Yes, it's even quite common. This one has been done by a professional.
It's not a formal tool of course, but it's interesting to work with this thing with modern gestural calligraphy.
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