Thursday, April 30, 2009

Award Certificate

In 2003, Himself asked if I would letter a name on an award certificate to be presented to the top chemistry student.  The real award was a copy of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.  CRC had sent Himself the book and the certificate.  I cringed when I saw the certificate.  It was 5" x 7" and printed on glossy crack and peel paper.  It was supposed to be a book plate but was in reality a giant label.  The length of the line for both the recipient and name of the school was 2 3/4"  The perfect length if I was scribing names with a pin.

The book is expensive, several hundred dollars expensive.  You would think the company would have kicked in a few extra dollars to have the certificate printed on decent paper.  

I just couldn't letter on the crack and peel so I did what any calligrapher would have done.  With the magic of a scanner, PSP, Publisher, Diploma Parchment paper, a little forgery, and my Canon laser printer, I created an award I could letter on.

And this year's award is...ta-da! Finished 

What have you been working on this week?


  1. Working on the WIP, Contest entries, end of month bookwork, the usual. :)

    The Cert looks nice. :)

  2. Um, a little shindig this weekend and that pesky job thing. Yours looks more interesting.