Friday, March 9, 2012

Letter Love

Another exceptionally good online class is one called "Letter Love 101" by Joanne Sharpe. She ran the class throughout the 29 days of February with a new lesson each day. (It is an ongoing self-paced class, so even though it's no longer February, you can still join in and have all of it available to you.) I love playing around with hand lettering and this class was a fantastic one for giving you a lot of ideas so that you can create your own embellished alphabets. I loved her motto for the class - Play, Practice, Write, Repeat.

Aside from learning lettering skills, another part of the class I loved was creating a colorful journal for backgrounds for all your newly developed lettering skills. This is the pile of papers I created using Adirondack colorwash, water and stencils

Here is the cover of my journal.

This is a close up of what I thought was one of the coolest parts of the background paper I chose for the cover. Colorwash is very reactive with water, and the flowers were created by spraying just plain water through a flower stencil creating a ghost effect. I loved this!

Here's my fun inky journal opened and with a mix of pages all ready for some hand lettering!


Lori said...

Wow, wonderful lettering, and I absolutely LOVE your pages...and just colorwash and water you say??? Hmmm....time to play! lol!

Janine said...

I love those backgrounds, totally my style ;))
I bought me ' your' stampers sampler from March on the Art Journey event, sadley I can't get a signd copy hahaha

Anonymous said...

Hi Penny
Catching up on your wonderful posts.
Incredibly vibrancy to your pages and as for the calligraphy, beautiful. This course seems very appealing.