Slinging Ink® Calligraphy & Engraving

Calligrapher for Team USA - 2016 Rio Olympics

Houston calligrapher and wine bottle engraver

Filtering by Tag: #houstonengraver

Macallan Scotch Bottle Engraving - Houston Calligrapher

Probably one of the most meaningful bottles that I've engraved at an event.  Here's to groovy parents... Gotta Love Macallan scotch.

image.jpg

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Calligraphy in Wood - Washington DC Calligraphy

It's no secret that my work has made a deviation away from paper over the last year.  Obviously, I still work with paper, but it has definitely taken a backseat to glass, mirrors, wood, metal, acrylic etc.  I just ADORE these laser cut names that are often used as place cards.  This is my hand calligraphy taken to a larger size.  Next medium that I plan to work in....FABRICS.  Why not?!  Cheers!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Man's Best Friend - Houston Engraving

Unfortunately, I know how it feels to lose a beloved pet and friend.  I lost my Sidney (my sweet, opinionated Westie) a few years ago and still think of him often.  A few weeks ago, I was contacted about engraving a pet's urn.  In all honesty, this is something that I have never done and it frankly is just not on my radar.  However, the crematorium that took care of Dexter did him a serious disservice by writing his name on the urn with a gold sharpie....not even in a nice script.  Just a plain, old, sad gold sharpie.  THAT'S JUST WRONG.  So I hope that engraving Dexter's urn not only pleases his parents but also puts him at peace.  Peace & Love

#houstonengraver #love #houstoncalligraphy #houstoncalligrapher

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Engraved Bracelet - Houston Engraver

The older I get the more I love jewelry and I have always had an affinity for silver.  I recently had a bride request something simple, but cool for herself while I was working on her wedding stationery.  We landed on engraving a silver bracelet.  I figured why not offer something like this to all of my clients.  Here it 'tis!  Available on the website and the Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaGrafiaInk?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar

#houstoncalligraphy #houstoncalligrapher #weddings #engravedjewelry #personalizedjewelry #engravedbracelet

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Calligraphic Bird for Wedding Invitations

I recently had a stationer out of New Orleans (one of my favorite cities) contact me for samples of my work.  Love her company's name --- Box.Paper.Scissors.  She was interested in the agate stones in various hands and a few envelopes.  Here is the one that I sent with a calligraphic bird.  Hope she and her clients like them.  Cheers!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Houston Metal Engraving - Bottle Openers

It is always a pleasure to engrave.  Metals have become my favorite this year.  I mostly stick to glass as I have a soft spot for wine & spirits, but earlier this year I was reminded of how amazing engraving metals can be and decided to revisit them.  Stainless steel engraves like butter.  These bottle openers were for Public Services Bar in downtown Houston.  I hand lettered their sign at their entrance last year before they opened and was tickled pink when they contacted me for the bottle openers.  I really like how these came out and was OVERJOYED that they let me choose the hand to use.   Cheers!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Best Houston Engraver Award for 2015

What a treat it was to wake up this morning to learn that I have received the Houston Best Engraver Award for the 3rd year in a row!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Here's the press release:  http://houstontx.houstontx.awardcontact.org/PressReleaseub.aspx?cc=DEV7-RBCB-G7FF

Houston Wine Bottle Engraving.jpg

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Engraving Event - Houston Engraving & Calligraphy

When you are engraving scotch bottles for a spirit company at an event and the outlet for your air compressor gives out & you can't take the table to a different outlet because you'd block the aisle... along with the fact that you have a line of people waiting for their engraved bottles, what do you do? While the store figures out where to shift your electrical power, You find the closest outlet (that works), take the necessities to engrave a scotch bottle and something high enough to engrave on. Go!

 ‪#‎MakeItWork‬ ‪#‎IPimpMyPen‬ ‪#‎houstoncalligraphy‬ #houstoncalligrapher #bottleengraving #slingingink
‪#‎SlingingInk‬

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Seating Chart - New York by way of Houston Calligraphy

This Long Island, NY client wanted to have a seating chart created for a birthday celebration.  The request was for gold ink on black paper with script headers.  I don't play golf but I totally dig the theme!  I think that it came out nicely.  Now off to the post office this will go.  Cheers!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Houston Calligraphy - Wedding Mail Art

This bride from Atlanta had a preference for the "Elis" style.  This is my favorite this year as it shows a contrast of 2 hands and can be made informal with dropping the titles from the guest names and shifting the lines etc, if desired.  We executed it in gold ink on beautiful off-white heavy cotton paper.  Love it!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

VIDEO: Houston Calligraphy - The Laser

How do I calligraph my work if I don't want to deal with erasing graphite lines you ask?  I just pull out my Austin Powers "Laser" :) Sorry that I couldn't figure out how to enlarge the screen.  This is what happens when you are holding the camera in one hand and writing with the other....

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Wine Bottle Engraving - Houston Calligrapher & Engraver

I love when clients plan ahead :)  This client had a bottle engraved for her wedding but also had a 2nd bottle engraved for their 1st anniversary.  It engraved beautifully and I know that their first year will be even more beautiful!.  Cheers!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Slinging Ink® of Bella Grafia Calligraphy is a Houston Based calligraphy firm that was established on the idea that sometimes the vintage way of creating art is the best. Hand written calligraphy is the most elegant form of communication and an event focused on the art of others deserves nothing less.  As a Houston calligrapher & engraver, I believe in doing it beautifully or not at all.

 

Slinging Ink®  Calligraphy & Engraving of Bella Grafia, LLC retains all rights to the content of this web site, as well as all calligraphy and engraving artwork we produce on behalf of our clients. Our artwork and designs may only be used for each specific job we created them for. The client, stationer, graphic designer photographer and printer agree that our artwork will not be copied, re-engineered, re-purposed, edited to create derivative works, resold, reprinted, given away or re-used in any way that would violate our copyright.  Photographs of our artwork are to include artwork credit to Slinging Ink® - Bella Grafia, LLC.

CITE YOUR SOURCES, Darling. © 2019 Bella Grafia, LLC. All Rights Reserved