Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Every Letter A Jewel - Funky Alphabet


Every Letter A Jewel - Funky Alphabet. I'm taking another online class with Julie Wildman. We're doing a lot of resist and gesso writing in Fine Line applicators, but they need to dry completely before we can continue decorating them... sigh, So I was playing with this alphabet. Today I painted it in.

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BVCG May Lettering Challenge Day 4 & 5

BVCG May Lettering Challenge Day 4 & 5. I used an Uncial style for day 4 and a Chunky Funky Monoline for day 5.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 17 Impressions - Metal Love

 

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 17 Impressions - Metal Love

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Mini Books - You Asked Me To Write You A Poem

Another set of my calligraphed hand made Mini Books - "You Asked Me To Write You A Poem" are available in the USA on Phyllis Cole-Dai's web site HERE 

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BVCG May Lettering Challenge Day 2 & 3

BVCG May Lettering Challenge Day 2 & 3. I used an overlapping Italic for day 2 and a regular Italic for day 3

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 17 - Impressions - Hello

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 17 - Impressions - Hello. I've made quite a few rubber stamps, both eraser and clear rubber, but do you think I could find them sigh!!

So I cut out some letters from cardstock and ran them through my embossing machine then hit the high points with Distress pads. For the 2nd card I cut out an Art Deco Rose and stamped that. 

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

BVCG May Lettering Challenge Day 1

BVCG May Lettering Challenge Day 1. Another month - another challenge... This month I've decided to play with Bister inks and try to use a different style of lettering every day... today is a Copperplate style.

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BVCG April 2021 Lettering Challenge - Bound



BVCG April 2021 Lettering Challenge - Bound. I took one of my mini draft books and repurposed it ...

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Friday, April 30, 2021

BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 29 & 30



BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 29 & 30

I was skimming through the new Speedball textbook #25 and came across Leisbet Boudens lettering which I love. And Carl Rohrs had an exemplar of that style, soooo I had to use it. BIG GRIN. It's wonky...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 27 & 28

BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 27 & 28 &we're done with the Chinese Seal Scripts - BIG GRIN

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Explosion Booklet



Explosion Booklet. I recently saw a booklet that intrigued me... I looked though a lot of my book structure books looking for how to make it since the lady didn't give any or say where she got the instructions. sigh!! Luckily she had some good pictures so I could kind'a figure out the folds. I didn't get it quite exactly like hers, but I'm content.

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BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 25 & 26

BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 25 & 26. Almost done with the Chinese Seal Scripts

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 16 - Practice -Aphorism - A Good Time



Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 16 - Practice -Aphorism - A Good Time. 

I'm still practicing my Italic and flourishing and a friend sent me a bunch of aphorisms and I got inspired... I've also wanted to do a large and small lettering in different colors, so a lot of different practice techniques. BIG GRIN

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 23 & 24

BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 23 & 24 - More Chinese Script Seals

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 16 - Practice - Last Minute


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 16 - Practice - Last Minute

Since I've mentioned having a lot of difficulty with Italics and Flourishing and since I've taken the Italic class with Barbara Close this month, I thought I would practice and use that...

One of the things I'm not happy with is the flourishes on the "d" on "would" and on "done". both going in the same direction. My eye keeps going there... not good...

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Blizzard Booklet - BVCG Feb 2021 Lettering Challenge - Bound

For our May 11th meeting of the BVCG Art Of The Fold we were asked to create a Blizzard booklet #12 in Hedi Kyle's book. I've done quite of few of them eons ago... I was debating whether do do another one... but then I figured I still needed to bind my February lettering challenge words - so here it is.

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BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 21 & 22



BVCG April Lettering Challenge Day 21 & 22

Continuing on with the overlay technique  for "Dry".

Then playing with a technique I saw on Amity Parks Instagram from her homework from Brody Neuenschwander class. Love doing these Chinese Script Seals.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

BVCG April Lettering Challenge - Day 19 & 20


BVCG April Lettering Challenge - Day 19 & 20

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

BVCG April Lettering Challenge - Day 17 & 18


 

BVCG April Lettering Challenge - Day 17 & 18. Continuing on with the overlays...

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Italic - Go Confidently


Italic - Go Confidently: another Italic exercise piece I did for week 2 for Barbara Close's class I'm taking where she asked for some color and to use different sizes of lettering... I'm really enjoying using the Italic hand. It is such a beautiful lettering style...

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 15 - Solitude Quote - Voltaire


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 15 - Solitude Quote - Voltaire

I saw something Amity Parks did from a Brody workshop she took... So used that as my inspiration.

I just found out this type of design is called "Chinese Seal Script".

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BVCG April Lettering Challenge - Day 15 & 16



BVCG April Lettering Challenge - Day 15 & 16

I started out doing the letters in black with my Sumi ink. Then put it aside and was working with my Bister inks. And then I said to myself why not layer them over each other... I've never done this before. I'm liking the results even though things don't line up exactly as they should, so next time I'll do better...

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

ECS April Challenge - Magic #1, 2 & 3



I was working on my homework for Barbara Close's Italic class and then a friend uploaded a piece that I really liked and so did that as well using the same quote in a funky monoline... then I said to myself I only need to do one more for the ECS challenge BIG GRIN, so did it using Job Wouters style of lettering on black heavy weight paper, I'm content...

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