Guess what I made? 🙂
Because I was curious about the advantages of using a REAL, live cola pen, I decided to bite the bullet and just make one. Very very carefully.
So I got a can, and just went for it.
I used a popsicle stick as handle, and muttered some prayers as I cut the can.
Thankfully, I didn’t cut myself. I made one for each color and several more for giving away to friends 🙂
I found a hard, acetate-like plastic which I used to create more pens with. I’m excited to play with my new pens! What have you been making lately? 🙂
I swore to myself that I would practice with calligraphy drills every night so I’d improve, and last night I had a lightbulb moment: Why not make a merbird using the drills?
I’m also thinking of doing this daily 🙂
I saw this type of pen from Fozzy’s demo at the type kita event. She said you could make one using a cola can, but looking at thr instructions online made me fear for my hands.
So I improvised and made one using old negatives and a popsicle stick!
I love how you can make thin and thick lines from it. Will make more in different sizes later. 🙂
I’ve been doing some calligraphy drills recently because I was so inspired by the awesome calligraphers I met at the typekita 2 event. My goal is to fill up a page with drills for 30 days.
Day 3: I tried writing after doing drills on the third day and I think doing the drills really work! Not perfect, but a start;
Wish me luck! What have you been up to lately?