Ever since I saw the movie Julie and Julia, I was tempted to do a blog. No I was haunted to do a blog. I have a few calligraphy / card making /rubber stamping friends who seem to think I always have the answers and so far I have been able to pull rabbits out of a hat and come up with answers or at least suggestions to solve their problems. I guess I am inquisitive by nature so I seem to have a lot of somewhat unrelated information and I kinda think thats what this blog will be like. I hope to talk about products that I love, both old and new and also to answer questions and not all of it will be about calligraphy or card making. I hope to maybe once a month put a card pattern on for you to be able to try. I also love birds and animals in general and BOARDWALKS..I am totally freaking about boardwalks so I hope to share some of my favorite photos from various boardwalks here in South florida. As for how often I will post…. I am not sure but probably not more than once a week and I’ll try to do it the same day every week. Ok so that’s kinda a rough over view if you think you might be interested come back if not just pretend you never saw it…. I won’t know as far as I know there are No BLOG POLICE…lol
My first effort here is to share some envelope art. John Neal recently posted on FACEBOOK a number of lovely calligraphy envelopes he has received. Several of them really appealed to me and also to another calligraphy buddy SHARON CLYMER.
Basically we were using NEULAND letters and coloring in the counter spaces…I am not sure what was used on the John Neal letter but pretty sure Sharon (bottom envelope to Jack) used markers and my version I was using the GLITTER GEL PENS by Sakura. These are the ones with the little comet star thing on the pen. I can usually find them at art supply stores , Michaels, Jo Ann’s craft and of course if go on line and type in Sakura Glitter pens I am sure you an find them there also. This is not a new technique, I have seen it done with colored pencils or even just drawing pencils ( i.e. Black /white) using shading to make it darker on one side same could be done with the colored pencils just remember if you doing shading the dark side has to be the same on each counter as the light would be coming from the same direction every time. So here are the samples give it a try and feel free to contact me with any questions.