Commissions & Heirlooms

For when you want to give a gift that will be cherished for years and generations to come. From celebrating the first year cotton anniversary with vows scribed on handmade paper, to welcoming a new child into the world with a special quote or Scripture verse, calligraphy is the gift that will dwell in homes for decades.

Wedding vows, Scripture verses, gold gilding, floral and flourished designs, anniversary gifts

Custom Commissions, Certificates & Spot Calligraphy

The sky is the limit for what can be created for you. Here are a few places to start. If you don’t see what you need, get in touch and we can talk through your options.

Allocco Design Norfolk, VA Calligraphy_AniversaryCalligraphy

Anniversary gifts, quotes & verses

Wedding Wows

Wedding Date  commemorative design

Scripture Verses

Quotes (must have permission from copyright holder or be in public domain)

Custom projects

 

Set up fee: $100 (for projects under 8 x 10)

Word count: $0.75/word

Includes black ink on white watercolor paper

Large size paper: $45

Watercolor wash: $20

Flourishing: Starts at $30 depending on complexity. May be categorized under certificate pricing.

Main color other than black: $15/order

Handmade paper: $35

Allocco Design Norfolk, VA Calligraphy | Gilded Bible Verse

Certificates, flourishing & gilding

Illuminated Scripture Verses

Gilded gold elements (ex: large versal letter paired with a quote)

Flourished hearts, shapes or heavy flourishing on a quote

Wedding Certificates/Quaker Marriage Certificates

*These projects typical include more than one writing style, detailed painting, gilding, filigree, etc. and are highly customizable.

 

Set up fee: Varies, typically $100-$300

Word count: $0.75/word

Simple Versal:  Set up fee+ starting rate of $55, includes one color letter with second color outline filigree and simple one-color vining/filigree

3-Color Versal: Set up fee+ starting rate of  $125, includes up to three colors with filigree and illustration

Detailed Versal: Set up fee+ starting rate of  $175, includes unlimited color palette, painted leafing/vines, illuminated borders and bathroom illustration 

23 karat gold gilding: Starts at $75

Large size paper: $45

Watercolor wash: $20

Handmade paper: $35

Allocco Design Norfolk, VA Calligraphy | Calligraphy Photo Mat

Spot calligraphy & bulk certificates

Photo mats

Inscription in books, Bible, etc.

Fill in certificates (marriage, awards, etc.)

Set up fee: $50 (may vary depending on project)

Word count: $0.75/word

Includes black ink

Bulk certificates: $50 set up fee, $0.75/word, and $7 per additional certificate (all certificates must have same layout)

 

Flourishing: Starts at $30 depending on complexity 

Main color other than black: $15/order

Commissioned Work Samples