Create Calligraphy on Your Scrapbook Layouts

With thousands of amazing pens and craft products from Japan and around the world, it was difficult for me to narrow down a product to feature from JetPens on CK‘s blog!  After a long search, I’m honored to be a guest blogger and share about our favorite Pilot Parallel Pen.  It’s an awesome calligraphy pen that consists of two parallel metal plates, allowing the writer to produce lines sharper than many existing calligraphy pens. You can also create blended color lines with its special mixable color ink. 

The Pilot Parallel Pen is available in 1.5 mm, 2.4 mm, 3.8 mm and 6.0 mm sizes.  I will be giving away a 2.4 mm sample set (used for this tutorial) at the end of this post!  Each set comes with one Parallel Pen, one red ink cartridge, one black ink cartridge, a cleaning converter, and instruction booklet.  You can follow the examples in the instruction booklet to create beautiful calligraphy for your scrapbooking needs.

To use the pen, simply insert the cartridge into the pen. The ink should start flowing soon after.  To create beautiful color gradation you will need two pens with two different color ink cartridges.  Hold the pens vertically and touch one nib to the other nib perpendicularly and hold for several seconds.  

The color from the top pen will be transferred to the bottom pen!   The longer you hold the pens together, the more ink will be transferred.  As you write with the bottom pen you will see a unique blend of colors that will slowly fade out as the transferred ink is used up.  It will be a very elegant touch to your scrapbook page!

(Images and beautiful writing samples were provided by JetPens customer Josh Scruggs.)

Now for the giveaway! Please visit the JetPens site and comment on this post with your favorite product find.  We have everything from popular white ink gel pens (Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen – White Ink) to craft adhesives.  One comment will be randomly chosen to win a Pilot Parallel Calligraphy Pen – 2.4 mm Nib Width  sample!

Lily Kim, cofounder of JetPens

P.S. Don’t forget Free Font Friday! Download the CK Fish Bones font for free!

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80 Responses to Create Calligraphy on Your Scrapbook Layouts

  1. Char-D says:

    I love the Rotring ArtPen Calligraphy Pens. Not sure which size though.

  2. Mrs Swiz says:

    I’m not as good about journaling as I should be, and have wanted to try Copic markers, so those are my choice: Copic atyou Spica Micro Glass Glitter Pen

  3. I do love a good white pen… but I am completely intrigued by these calligraphy pens. I taught myself calligraphy when I was younger– with a Crayola marker kit and another calligraphy marker set, and I’ve always been fascinated by it. Thank you for this cool giveaway!

  4. Teresa says:

    I’ve checked out Jet Pens before. They have a set of Copic markers I would love to get. I will also get my white gel pens from there since my lss closed.

  5. I thought this was cool: Tachikawa Comic Nib Fountain Pen – G Model Nib – Fine – Black Ink!

  6. TamiB says:

    Neat pens and neat website. I love calligraphy pens and am a huge fountain pen fan. My favorite product find ——- all of them!

  7. Lee Cockrum says:

    I’d love to win this set! It was hard to choose one favorite thing from the site, but the animal shaped paper clips are REALLY cute!

  8. tammy g says:

    I would love to win a great pen!

  9. Lisa P says:

    I love the ink transfer!! Brilliant. My white Signo is my favorite pen to use. Never have I found a better white pen.

  10. Cindy D says:

    I love the uni-ball pens in white! I use them to make stitch mark on my layouts!

  11. mandi says:

    I need pens for my journaling in my scrapbook pages. I have a hard time finding a pent that will let my writes stand out. I love the calligraphy pens. I use to have one but I lost it.

  12. Monika Sham says:

    That is a great store/site. I love the pen you used in your demo. I think that is my favorite. Although I have never seen the Signo pens in different colors. I may have to try a few of those. Thanks for the demo and the link.


  13. Jennifer D. says:

    The calligraphy pens are cool… and, of course, I love the Copics!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Ann says:

    What a great selection of pens. I use the Signo white gel pen and mine just ran out of ink. Definitely my fave!

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the white gel pen! So fun to use on dark cardstock!

  16. Ellen Schlagel says:

    I would love to try my hand at calligraphy with the parallel pens! I have been a big fan of the Pilot G-2 gel ink pens since they came out with them. They write so smoothly that I purchase them for my use at work!

  17. Jane Munsey says:

    Am especially fond of the white pens. Would love to win others!

  18. Denise Eddings says:

    I just love the look above. I went to the website and found that the calligraphy pens that you used are very reasonable. I can see myself getting a pen along with the pack of assorted colors to use on my scrapbook pages. Loved the blending that you mentioned…can’t wait to try it.

  19. calamityjane says:

    I love the white gel pens they have. I’d love to try the brush pens though. This is a cool technique you’ve shown. That would be fun to have too!

  20. Silvia Diaz says:

    The uniball signo white pen has quickly become one of my favorites…but these calligraphy pens look awesome. I used to do calligraphy begining in fifth grade but havent done so in years. These would be a great way to start again!

  21. Angela Gentry says:

    This is a beautiful and personal way to embellish. I love it.

  22. Hattie says:

    I love my Sakura Glaze Black Gel Pen. It’s the perfect black for journaling and die cut accents.

  23. Teresa Stephens says:

    Great product and technique for an article/blog posts. Love having extras to use a variety and unique characters while card making/scrapbooking.

  24. Teresa Stephens says:

    OOPS forgot to leave a project in my previous comment. I would love to own a Copic marker set so I could try new techniques with blending. Great product and technique for an article/blog posts. Love having extras to use a variety and unique characters while card making/scrapbooking..

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