Paper, paper, paper - I do love it, and am constantly striving to find the PERFECT paper. Do help me out - which papers do all my fellow calligraphers like?
I've been trying Fabriano Rosaspina - it is without doubt my favourite paper for writing on - soft, just the right amount of sizing, makes colour looks amazing..... BUT.... major problem... I have so far completely failed to rub pencil lines off it. Have tried all the tricks I know - putty rubber, white bread, Blu tack - I just can't do it without fluffing up the paper surface. Any tips would be most welcome - for now I'm re-doing the piece on Fabriano Artistico which is OK but not nearly as lovely to use.
I know it doesn't look too bad in this image - but look just below the h and e of "the" - that bunny tail really catches the light and makes the whole piece look shabby.
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.