This isn’t really following the book; just a good way to break in new pen nibs: doing alphabets! All those curves in script, all those straight lines in printing.
I used fairly smooth cardstock I picked up at Dollarama. I actually did three pages of hand-writing — I’ve not written so much in ages! My handwriting is naturally legible, so just a little extra care and doing it with a dip pen converts it into my own very readable script for journal pages.
I really like the “scratchy” alphabet on the top sheet. The walnut ink I used really stands out nicely on the cream-coloured cardstock. I’ll have to incorporate that combo in journal page pieces and ATCs!