The right Surface

So you have the right pen and paper, but the text does not look like a nice Calligraphy written with a fountain pen?

That happens when you don’t have the right surface under your worksheet.

A wooden or a glass table, for example, is very hard and not very suitable for Kuligraphy.

It’s important to have a softer layer between the table and your paper.

It is especially important for Modern and Traditional Kuligraphy.

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Here I have three solutions to solve this problem:

A piece of Cardboard

Find an old spiral booklet or a college block, for example, like in the picture below and take the backside cardboard.

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Cardboard from packages is too soft and not recommended.

Here is a comparison of the two cardboard pieces.

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Multiple Layers of thicker paper

You could also use multiple layers of thick paper.

I successfully tested 2-3 layers of 200g/m Paper as a soft layer between the surface and my sheet.

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The Kuligraphy Pad

For the best results, you should use a Kuligraphy pad under your worksheets.

This pad is made of thin rubber and makes it possible for you to write the most beautiful words.

Kuligraphy-pad

You can buy this pad in my shop. -> Shop – Kuligraphy Pad

Do I really need a Kuligraphy pad?

You could also use a piece of Cardboard or something soft as a surface of course. But it’s much easier and more comfortable with this Kuligraphy rubber pad under your paper.

Posted by Didi Peters