Write On Black Paper
to which you can simply respond: “Black magic.” If you’ve been following TPK on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I’ve been drawing on black paper for the past two weeks working on my chalk-style illustration booklet/kit for Quarto Publishing.
The kit will be available on Amazon and in various brick-and-mortar stores late summer of this year, but I couldn’t wait that long to write a blog post over this — actually, very fun — activity. I think it’s appealing for a couple of reasons, the first of which being it’s hard to do if you don’t have the tools .
This Uni-Ball Signo Fine Gel Pen will write on a variety of surfaces and look fantastic on darker surfaces.
The white ink in this pen is both water and light resistant and acid-free, which insures that it will last a long time.
You could write a message over it with your Gellyroll pen, if you are so inclined!
If you do buy a leafing pen, you can also use it to draw metallic borders on envelopes, place cards, or whatever else.Product Disclaimer: Officeworks cares greatly about the safety of our customers and makes every effort to ensure that the images, descriptions and formulations of each product we sell are accurate and up to date.However, product formulas can change and there may be slight delays in updating the information online.The package the pen comes in says you can even use it on furniture, but I haven’t gotten that brave yet!Moving on, the two projects I just wrote about use techniques/tools that don’t require knowledge of a calligraphy/dip pen.The next materials I am covering do require such knowledge — but, really, if you don’t know how to use a calligraphy pen, it’s quite simple, and I do heartily encourage you to learn!Below you can see all the supplies you could use to create calligraphy or drawings on black paper.Next, take your colored pencil and fill in the areas you wish to have color.It is important that you do this before you add the white ink; if you wait and do it afterward, the design won’t look as clean because color from the colored pencils will inevitably color over/tint some of your white ink.This simple design and color scheme looks like something you would see framed with a large white mat in an ultramodern home.You can, of course, use it for that purpose , or just send it as a minimalistic greeting card.