Saturday, May 15, 2010

A little bit of calligraphy




I like to take some of the paste paper pieces and some of the other stenciled papers in the stash and do a little calligraphy on them. I like to just add a quote or some words. It's mainly just an exercise in layout and design and where to put the lettering as well as writing it without lining it. I can't seem to do much lining up with my calligraphy anymore. I like it more free looking. SO, with that being said, for the next few days I will just do a few little quotes on some of the paper and post them. I will start my oil painting class on the 20th so I didn't want to start anything new. I think I am going to need all my focus for that! YIKES! I kinda nervous.

13 comments:

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Hi Martha!

Do you do the lettering while the paste is still wet or after it's dry?

If you do it when it's wet, are there any special nib cleaning procedures? If you do it when it's dry, doesn't the texture create a challenge?

I'm guessing you do it wet.

This looks like fun; I'm going to try it next week!

PaperPumpkin said...

Good morning, Martha. Thank you for your kind comments. I really like your paste paper pieces with calligraphy. These are on my "play list" to make and do and play with, this summer. You give me way too much inspiration for me to contain!!! (Oh, and i want to frame the calligraphy "Paper Pumpkin" you wrote on my package! LOVE it!)♥

Mary said...

Your lettering is always beautiful!

I watched the video on paste paper.
I really want to try that.

Okay is the paper a special "paste paper"? or is it called that because you use paste????? :) Looks like with how wet it gets it might be a special paper.

Buffy said...

How exciting that you're taking an oil painting class,I never worked with oils,let me know if they're harder to work with. Love your pages,looking forward to seeing more.

Butterfly Works said...

Martha, These papers are beautiful; your calligraphy adds just the touch they needed.....

I am anxious to try this technique; looks like from the video....thanks for sharing it..

Hugs and Blessings

Marthann's Musings said...

Martha, I love these. Know you will do a great job in your oil painting class. That is what I learned first, a hundred years ago in college. Love your calligraphy

Createology said...

You and your muse are fabulous. I love the quote on your blue and green paste paper. It is a favorite of mine. Happy creating...

jgr said...

I love the paste paper! And of course I always love your wonderful calligraphy. I can't wait to see some of your oils, too.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

Landed here on my inspiring journey, came through Julie Ann.
Have a nice week!

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Your lettering is so great. I enjoy the colors you use SO much. Are those double circles stamps? I really like them. Oh, I figured out how to take the online class and took it...great. Thanks for posting about it.

CelticWoman said...

Oh enjoy it is a fun medium hugs

DJ said...

Martha, When you start the oil class, remember: You're a Converse Girl. You can do ANYTHING. Don't let anyone rattle your cage.
Oils are no different than anything else, and you can always paint over, or wipe/scrape off anything you don't like. They are so luscious compared to anything else: the depth of color, the buttery feel, the way you can go back the next day to change something. It's all lovely. Go back to my former blog posts to see paintings that aren't perfect, but fun.

Claire M said...

Inspirational indeed! and making me 'itch' to get back to calligraphy and take your classes. soon... soon.... as soon as I finish up some other things in the works. But, your posting keeps it on my radar!

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