ID: Yalpha L

Mailing Due Date: July 9, 2008
4.5"w x 4"h

Just a note: I was checking out Lorraine Douglas's blog and noticed her  "Seekers" broadside. Loved her lettering. I like Neuland lettering but always found some of the letters just too heavy or thick. This funky style is exactly what I was looking for. All the letters weren't represented in her broadside, but with a little playing I came up with a set of letters I'm very content with. Thanks Lorraine for jump starting me.

I started out with black heavy cardstock. I used one of Betty Locke's automatic pens (medium) and Dr Martin's Bleed Proof white ink for the large letters. When dry I put my design elements in using Sakura Metallic Gel Pens, then added Stickles dots. Wrote in my quote using Ecoline Gold and a quill nib. Added a Peel Off's ladybug.


Quote: It's a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. Somerset Maugham

Detail Front

The back uses the same lettering style but I used an empty 6.0 Parallel Pen instead. The Particulars section, I made a deckled edged negative mask and used Pan Pastels in Hansa Yellow & Orange. Then wrote my name and stuff with either the white ink or Moon Palace Sumi ink. The whitish border on the right I used a paper ribbon as a stencil. I sprayed everything with Krylon Workable Fixative.


Detail Back 


Please use your computer's back button for previous images Thank You

or the Home button below to go to the Yalpha Mingle Gallery

or should you wish to view the ByHand Gallery  please click on the link below.




Home Page Index
(text only)
"And More"