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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Do It


This page was first prepped with clear gesso (spiritual discussion here), and mostly used my Zig Scroll & Brush markers.

The lettering is hand-drawn using a marker & a Millennium pen.  I am not very experienced with lettering, so I always draw it out ahead of time on scrap paper.  This gives me practice with the caligraphy marker & helps me sort out the spacing.  I can slip the sample under the page & trace it if I wish, but usually I just eyeball it after I feel I've practiced enough.  I colored the letters in with another marker, highlighted the associated text with a lighter marker, and finished up with a Wink of Stella on the focal words.

The heart is a double-stick Dazzles heart (HOTP) to which I added very fine glitter and burnished it well.  Then I added vines with a green marker and added some little Flower Jewel Dazzles (HOTP).  

I wanted a hint of color in the background, so added a bit of distress ink using one of Ranger's small blending tools with foam pad.  To avoid getting too much color, I dabbed the blender on a piece of scrap paper each time I re-inked it, before taking it to the Bible page.  The gesso gave it more of a textured look than usual.  I'm not sure if you can see it in the pictures, but in real life, I see quite a difference when I compare it to In the Morning where I used no page prep.  

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