What do you do when someone asks you to create a letter written by Santa? What could Santas handwriting look like? Well, it beat the heck out of me...so I started with personal stationery, simple, yet playful with a monogram "S" on top and went from there.
I try to envision Santa writing with a quill pen dipping it in ink with scratchy lettering so I did something like that but used a pointed nib in a straight holder and sumi ink. I'm not sure of the paper since I had it for so long and the watermark was gone, but it had the quality of good, heavy, stationery paper of old. The envelope was cut, scored and lined with a suede paper in red with a touch of candy cane ribbon on the flap. I added the ribbon to the letter as well.
It was a fun project and my client was very happy with it.