Paper and something to write with: this is of course the basic equipment needed to start out in creative correspondence. Beyond these two indispensable items, the rest is up to you!
Which weight paper? Better to choose a fairly thick paper. To maintain the thinness of traditional letter paper: 80 to 100 g/m2. For a card or an announcement: 120 g/m2 to 160g/m2. For a business card: 220 or 250 g/m2.
Would you like to spend less time selecting paper? Go for simplicity: a package of envelopes and blank cards that you can customize according to your desires. They come in many colors and sizes, you are sure to find something you like.
Envelopes: should arouse the curiosity of your correspondent and make them want to discover what's inside. Choosing an envelope is not so simple…
Designed to complement the color and the size of your card, it can be square, rectangular or elongated (10.5 x 21 cm). An envelope can also surprise through an interesting texture, such as an envelope made from tracing paper that allows you to see the message inside.
And for the busiest people, why not pick out a 2 in 1 version, both card and envelope at the same time? Canson message cards® are made for you!
To ink rubber or silicone stamps, you will need an acrylic block in order to apply the ink. They are perfect for highly detailed designs. You don't absolutely need a block with foam stamps, you can simply dab your stamp in acrylic paint or use a classic ink pad.
Available in many different colors, inks come in many forms: ink pads, markers, powders or liquids. Each has its own characteristics:
You can change the look of your stamped images with:
Calligraphy uses a wide variety of tools. Some of the most common are: