Posts Tagged 'Art'

Calligraphy on a cup!

These photos show the steps I used to create this cup for my ‘secret pal’ in my Guild. I used Sharpie oil based pens in primary colors to stipple around the letters and inside the image of the pen. After it dried I carefully removed the paper and then baked the cup at 350 for 30-45 min.

Calligraphy exchange project

Calligraphy Exchange

This is a handmade postcard for Wendy for this Fall’s Calligraphy Exchange with my Guild.

Erin & Ryan’s wedding invite

Erin Invite

I worked with my niece and her fiance for just the look they wanted for their invitation. I printed them and then cut them individually in order to preserve the look of the names running off the edge of the invitation.

For my niece’s wedding

BLOGThis is silver ink on a navy-blue envelope. I lettered it in a Spencerian ladies hand typestyle.

It’s Craft Show Season

I spent the past two weekends at Craft Shows lettering names, etc. on Christmas ornaments.
All my ornaments are glass. I letter, or add artwork, according to what the person would like on their ornament.  It’s a huge show, so after they peruse the many booths, they return and I have their item ready to go. Below are samples of ones I created this past weekend.  Feel free to contact me to create one for you!

Malia

Purple Ninja

Minion

Poinsettia

Sims

Treasure Map

Before      After Photo

A friend asked me to create a treasure map for her grandchildren. They will all be together at the beach on Thanksgiving, so this is a perfect activity for them and a chance for Grandma to get rid of all her old coins from other countries.

I used gold parchment paper and lettered the title with a #1 Mitchell nib and Moon Palace Sumi ink. The directions were done with a .3 Staedtler pigment liner and the parrot drawn from one she liked.  The final thing was to roll it up a couple times and then burn the edges.  This will be rolled up and put into a wine bottle to be ‘discovered’ by the grandkids.

I wanted to create somthing for my new calligraphy pal for 2014. We just received the name of our person and she’d celebrated her birthday just a short time before. I thought it would be nice to create her name with different typestyles for each letter. Black and white was too boring so I added some color. When finished, I sprayed it with fixative since the color part was watercolor. To finish it off, I scored and folded it like an accordian so it could stand up and would be easier to mail!

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