8/03/2010

Wedding - Italic

and now for something completely different . . .
Another bride, another challenge.
A very beautiful invitation, a very challenging envelope.

The paper has some natural fibers, possibly bamboo. The envelopes are lined with dark green rice paper - glued very well. So how to address? and quickly? Luckily the bride wanted this italic style, so I am using a broad edge nib - it won't pick up the fibers as much as a pointed pen would. Mixing a black gouache with Higgins Eternal - able to scrap off any small mistakes and burnish paper to then make corrections.
Despite these aspects, they are moving along well.

Back to my art board, just 60 more to go!


1 comment:

Lianda Ludwig, M.S. said...

From one calligrapher to another - your work is BEAUTIFUL! Very professional and artistic - consistency in letters, perfect spacing, lines are straight.... All the things we need to teach clients to look for when they are paying for quality hand calligraphy!

I'll keep you in mind when I'm overwhelmed!
Lianda
BeautifulCalligraphy.com