Slinging Ink® Calligraphy & Engraving

Calligrapher for Team USA - 2016 Rio Olympics

Houston calligrapher and wine bottle engraver

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Natural Agate Place Cards in White Ink - Modern Calligraphy

It's interesting how patterns evolve with the orders that I execute for clients.  The other week it was the week of quite a few projects with calligraphy on magnolia leaves.  This week, it's natural agate stones with white ink in modern calligraphy.  I love it!  It requires less thought on my part with minimal changes between projects!  HA!  Cheers!

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Style Me Pretty Feature: California Wedding Calligraphy

I couldn't be more pleased to have my work featured with Style Me Pretty for a California wedding that I provided calligraphy for!  Remember that massive "Howdy Ya'll" sign?  Here it is!  You can access it with this link: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2017/06/23/texan-couples-destination-wedding/

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Green Agate Stone Calligraphy - Houston Hand Lettering

Modern calligraphy isn't exactly where my heart lies but from time to time I am asked to execute a project using it.  No big deal, as it's IMMENSELY easier than traditional calligraphy which is why I suspect that it has become so popular in the last few years.  These were used in a photo shoot a few months ago.  I like the way that they turned out as the gold ink created a nice juxtaposition against the dark green stones.  Cheers!

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Villain/Halloween Agate Stone Table Names - Houston Calligrapher

I just LOVE IT when clients contact me with interesting ideas that are not the garden variety.  This client wanted 5-6" agate stones in the natural color family for table names.  The most interesting part was that the event planner informed me that they wanted to use villain names in calligraphy for the table names.  So cheers to Freddy Krueger, Pennywise, Carrie White, Buffalo Bill and Leatherface!   And guess what...these are for a wedding!  How cool!  

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Geode Agate Stone Work Featured in The Everyday Hostess - Houston Calligrapher

I just adore working on featured shoots....especially with The Everyday Hostess publication!  It is always so much fun!  This one featured work with agate stones, which of course is one of my favorite things to work with for calligraphy.  Take a peek at my work and the work of great vendors mentioned below in the "vendor love" section.  The link to the feature is below.  Cheers!  

 http://www.theeverydayhostess.com/geode-styled-shoot/

Vendor Love

Photography: Ashley Rutland
Styling: The Everyday Hostess
Vintage Rentals: Gold Dust Vintage Rentals
Florals: Fox and the Fleur
Agate Glasses and Barware: On the Rocks

Calligraphy: Bella Grafia, LLC

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Purple Agate Stone Calligraphy - Houston Calligrapher

ADORE these! These purple agate stones with gold ink turned out gorgeously for an event.  Calligraphy & hand lettering truly set these agate stones apart from the garden variety.  Cheers!

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White Marble Tile Calligraphy because WHY NOT?! - Houston Hand Lettering

Something new for the cool kids....You know that I get bored easily and needed something new to write on.  AND I have had easily 4 or 5 clients in the last month ask about something white for place card calligraphy that is exactly the same size from tile to tile (not a variation like the agate stones).  So they aren't "completely" white as there is slight gray marbling in there, but MY GOODNESS these tiles look gorgeous and calligraph well too.  I came across these white marble tiles a few weeks ago & I had them shipped straight from Italy.  We're getting fancy over here :)  

The size shown is 4" x 4" (hexagon shape) and I will also offer them in 3" x 3".  The 4" ones are PERFECT for escort card calligraphy and hand lettering as they easily allow for me to write first & last names (long ones too :)) and a table number.  I can write table numbers on the 3" ones too if you like.  These are in the Etsy shop today.  Links to each writing style via clicking the pictures below. Cheers!

#calligraphy #handlettering #marbletile #IPimpMyPen

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