I started off with no real idea of where it was going. I have a cheap notebook where I just practise different font styles, so I selected one I'd tried previously and enlarged it onto a full page in my Strathmore journal. It has lovely vellum smooth pages. Perfect for lettering.
Now I had to decide on how to set this font onto a journaled page. I knew that I wanted to zentangle some patterns inside the letters and doodle around the name. But I took ages deciding on colours and media. Joanna uses copics for colouring her letters so I thought I would do the same then zentangle
on top of colour. But firstly I wanted to paint over the whole page. I chose PaperArtsy Fresco chalks because I love their colour range. No need to mix colours they have them all. My masking fluid had virtually dried up so I just went for it with the intention of at least being able to see the letters through the more translucent colours! Another great reason to use Frescos. They have delicious translucent
colours. I'm a wee bit addicted to scraping paint on with a credit card at the moment (as explained in
my previous post) so that's what I did first.
Now, in true Emma Godfrey (of PaperArtsy) style, I scraped Fresco chalk Snowflake across the whole page, sadly losing my bougainvillea drips! Ah well. I enjoyed it while it lasted. Somehow I had to rescue my font from underneath all this once vivid but now toned down colour. So this is where I started using my fingers to blend the colours and the white Snowflake around and in between the letters. It looked vastly different from what it had been. The lovely result of just playing!
Ah. It was coming together. I was really enjoying this. Now I needed to make decisions about which copics to use. I needed three colours in the same colour hue in light, medium and dark to enhance the zentangling that would go over the top. I ended up with greens. Not a 'go to' colour for me at all! But I was determined to resist going for my usual colour palette.
Now came the fun part. Adding patterns and doodles with my Faber Castell Pitt artist black pens and my white sharpies and uni ball pens. I do have to be careful not to go too mad when I start doodling as I tend to overdo it. So I started simply.
Until, after much doodling, it transformed into this.
Os! The more I looked at it, I realised it needed a border. So what do you think? Better with border or without?
I'm loving that blue and purple background! I had such fun with this. Thank you so much for dropping by. I would love you to leave a comment so I can visit your blog too!
Have a great weekend! I'm off to Harrogate in the morning with my best bud, Linda Regan. We are making a tag book with the lovely, talented Sandra Botham! Photos to follow.