Raised gold leaf gilding

Nice fun day today at work, raised gold gilding some versal and italic initials. 

Gilding supplies

23c gold leaf versals

Illustrated Notebooks & New Giclee Pet Prints

I spent some of yesterday visiting Coopers Crafty Corner in Pelsall to stock my art shelf with a batch of giclee pet prints and notebooks.  

My breast cancer awareness picture ‘Contemplation‘ will also be available from Oct 14th for their Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with donations from the sales going to Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group

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Feathers Appear when Angels are Near, Notebooks

Following up from my last Bookworm notebook design with a Guardian Angel notebook. ‘Feathers appear when Angels are near’
Illustrated in ink with copperplate and italic calligraphy on a hardback kraft covered A5 notebook.

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Hand Illustrated Book Worm Notebooks

Tonight’s little job is the first of a batch of hand illustrated/inscribed A5 size notebooks, I’ve had requested for Christmas stocking fillers.

Hand illustrated with a hungry book worm!

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New Ink!

Probably won’t be testing this out just yet as I’ve got a few 150 mile commutes to a crem in Stevenage this week to update the Book of Remembrance.  Maybe the weekend with some copperplate.  Now …Zzzz

 

 

Blackletter & Commission’s

Quiet day at work today so it’s some Gothic Blackletter practice for me. Only my second time and not done any for about 8 months so rusty to say the least.

Got the go ahead for a graphite family portrait this evening and photos have come through for a horse oil portrait. Busy times …shame the day job gets in the way! Right, next up is a quick cheeky Photoshop composite for a birthday card, then bed.

Happy New Year – Happy New Sculpt.

*Not my photo – web sourced

Beginning a new fairy door, will try to get some stage photographs up soon.

[MARCH UPDATE] Arrgh. It’s not happening at the moment too much else on the go + a Full Time job. But at least it’s protected from dust. This is 1 of the reasons why I use oil based clay ..it won’t dry out any time soon!

 

 

Christening Calligraphy

christening tag on vase table decoration kraft card with calligraphy name and dates

Written some calligraphy labels for decorative table vases …Which make a nice keepsake for Godparents after the event.

christening tag on kraft card with calligraphy name and dates
Godparent Gift