Thursday, November 3, 2011
Got to share some creative time with some other calligraphy gals. One of them had been experimenting with dropping in color onto a watered letter. Let me explain that! Instead of forming your letters with ink, watercolors, etc., they are first formed with water on your brush or nib.
I used an automatic pen. Dipped it in water, then formed the "g" on watercolor paper. Very quickly, before the water could dry up, I then dipped my brush in watercolors and dropped the colors into the wet water, turning the card up so that the color would drip down the letterform. You don't have to worry...the color won't venture outside of the wetness.
To add a bit more interest, I then took a le Plume brush marker and added the green touches.