This week's challenge is postage stamps, so I used the Spellbinders Postage Stamp Nestabilities along with some old nibs I had hanging around.
Quietfire Design I Write You Letters
Quietfire Design Flourishing Inside - Hearts
Brilliance Graphite Black Ink
Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy Dew Drop Ink
Blending Tool and Foam
Spellbinders Postage Stamp Nestabilities
Gillott 404 pointed nib
7 Gypsies' Global Collection 6x6 Paper Pad
Core'dinations Coloured Cardstock
Diamond Glaze (for attaching all the nibs together)
Mica (base for nib "heart")
Calligraphers aim for high contrast between thick and thins in their strokes, so it pains me to see what can happen on certain papers with certain inks. I really wanted to use the Chipboard. First I used Black Archival Ink and it blurred - that's the top sample.
By switching to a pigment pad, the ink doesn't sink into the chipboard so much and the letters are much clearer. Su-zed-q is a now a happy stamper!
Archival ink is a great ink! Just not on absorbant chipboard.