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Zig Marker Italic Guide Sheets

We had our first Italic Calligraphy workshop last Saturday at The Workroom. I promised the class that I would share some guide sheets here at the blog. This is what I use when I practice with a Zig Marker that has a 2 mm and 3.5 mm edge.

Zig Marker Italic Guide Sheets

Practicing Italic

When I measured the nib width of the marker it was 0.25 mm off, so the 2 mm edge is actually 1.75 mm and the 3.5 mm is actually 3.25 mm.

We recommend using a good quality sheet of paper so that there is a reduced chance of feathering. I usually print on A4 sheets of paper that are around 140 gsm. The paper on the photo is a light grey Fabriano purchased from Art Friend.

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You can download our Zig Marker Italic Guide Sheets printables in two sizes: 1.75 mm and 3.25 mm.

Zig 2 mm or 1.75 mm Guide Sheet

Zig 3.5 or 3.25 mm

MT Everyday: Personal Silhouette MT Tape Art

I had made a washi tape portrait for my guest post a few weeks back and decided to submit a silhouette portrait for the MT Everyday exhibit. I was glad that my entry was accepted. Ruth from The Little Happyshop, who is the curator of the event, invited me to teach a class on a washi tape craft. MT washi tape were available for sale on the venue and I did add a few rolls to my collection. What can I say? MT tapes are addictive to crafters.

I had prepared my step by step samples, templates and another silhouette portrait ahead of schedule. Unfortunately I mixed up the start time and was late for the event. I was absolutely horrified. I am extremely grateful that Ruth and my class participants were gracious about my faux pas. I taught my class last Sunday at the Children’s section of the Central Library which is in the National Library in Bugis.

I must say it was a pretty fun day. I had great time teaching the class and interacting with the participants. I wouldn’t mind doing this again.

Update:

View Delphine’s Blog post on her His & Hers Portrait in her blog

Make This Project:

Silhouette