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#41 mac47

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 07:46

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:36

Name sign for my daughter.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 10:54

Our family's Christmas card: Quink on plain copier paper via Sheaffer pen; then scanned and colored gold with Photoshop and printed on cream colored card stock. Wish I could have managed real metallic gold color, but its hard to do here.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:18

The Shema, for my Jewish mother-in-law. Quink via Sheaffer and Speedball gold acrylic via dipping pen:

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 12:54

Also wrote few other things with similar lettering:
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All done with a Sheaffer calligraphy pen and either black Quink or Diamine classic red.

 

 

Latest project: the Lord's Prayer in Greek. I'm making the opening word ("Father" in Greek) embossed and gold painted. The rest wil follow in a denser, but still flowing ligatured Greek hand in imitation of Cretan calligrapher Angé Vergéce, like this:

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(Trying to make it a little bit Copperplateish, a little bit Zapfino with mad ligatures, and all with a Renaissance era Greek flavor.)

Before deciding to switch to that hand, I experimented with this other hand for the body of the prayer:

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The embossing was fun, and gives very satisfying results. Here's how to do it.

First, use a broad nibbled dipping pen to write the letters on cardboard, then cut them out with an exacto-knife:

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Then, on a glass table, flip the cardboard over and place your paper face down on top of it. This will allow the light to shine through your cut-out letters. Take a blunt instrument that won't tear your paper, and rub the letters to make them raised above the surface of the paper, tracing the inside of the cut-out:

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Then flip the paper over, and you should have something like this:

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Then paint it whatever color you want. I hadn't thought of this, but it occurs to me that it might be possible to use the cut-out cardboard as a mask for painting, maybe even with spray paint. I may try that. It's very easy to emboss another sheet of paper with the same letters. But as it is, I just used a paintbrush with Speedball gold acrylic:

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The result:

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Amazing work!!


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[Socrates]

 

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Posted 27 April 2014 - 00:29

I've been commissioned to make certificates for a friend's training course. First attempt:

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 14:29

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 14:38

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:04

Your work is beautiful, thank you for posting.

I'm not sure you need it, but this book has some lessons on how to draw knot work:

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Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much - Pascal

You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream - C.S. Lewis

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 04:09

Big Cadel A with P. W. Akkerman's Parkpop Purpur ink in an Osmiroid 65 with a B4 nib.

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:04

Playing around with Roman capitals:

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#52 mac47

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 12:21

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 23:50

Roman Capitals is where its at :thumbup:

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:53

Just a bridge scoresheet and some playing around with gold ink using a dip pen.

The bridge scoresheet is my usual Sheaffer calligraphy pen filled with Akkerman's "Shocking Blue" — an ink which I do not own; a friend let me fill my pen from hers. I like the colour very much, and have asked my wife to include it if she gets me some more inks for Christmas.IMG_8740.jpg

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:58

Isaiah 61:1-2, inscribed for a missionary friend as a parting gift when we left the Philippines.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 13:55

Random letterform practice, mostly Roman Capitals. The Esterbrook dollar pen has an Osmiroid B4 calligraphy nib in it and is filled with Akkerman's groenmarkt smaragd.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 14:23

Nice stuff Mac!



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Posted 26 September 2018 - 07:51

Holy calligraphy. I'm way beyond impressed. Can't even imagine the amount of dedication, energy and time spent on these works.


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 17:58

Getting into wax seals with my daughter's Stuart Houghton wax stamping set. Just a couple of thank-you notes for friends from church.

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 17:59

Ugh, these watermarks. Photobucket, you are truly awful.






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