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Tutorial on how to write with glass dip pen

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Video Tutorial

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New to glass dip pen calligraphy and don't know how to start? We prepared a quick tutorial for you!
Steps to follow...

1. Dip the nib of the pen in your ink. Look closely at the tip of the pen. You’ll notice small yet deep grooves (or veins) in the tip. These tips play a similar role to that of a nib in a pointed pen. These capillaries hold the ink as you write.

2. Allow any excess ink to drip into the below. Dip it only about halfway through the tip of the pen. After you dip the pen, rub it gently along the rib of your ink well to remove any excess ink. If you have excess ink on your pen, it’ll leave blobs as you write.

3. Write! Using a light amount of pressure (as compared to the steel nib pens), make a few practice strokes on the paper. Vary the pressure to see what works best for you, but don’t over-stress it. This will lead to not only a broken pen, but a broken heart as well. You'd better write at an angle, not vertically.

4. Change color & clean. If you're changing colors, just dip the nib in water or gently rinse off the ink under a faucet. Pat dry with a paper towel before dipping into a new ink.

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