Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Back to calligraphy! I did this piece for my Mom and Dad this past year for their 69th Wedding Anniversary card. I will be teaching this lettering style next week. The lettering is first drawn with pencil. When I am happy with the design of the letters as well as the layout, then the pencil marks are gone over with a black micron pen. Once dry, erase the pencil marks. Now you can add color. This piece was colored with watercolors. Some parts of the letters were wetted with water first, then the color dropped in, others were colored drier. Between the steps, care must be taken to let each layer dry completely. Last, but not least, tiny embellishments were made with gel pens. Don't try to be too perfect! This is a real flowing type of lettering that lends itself to one's free spirit!