Saturday, April 10, 2010

Barbara Close, with Textured Letters, Comes to Town


Waaay back in Spring of 2007, I picked up the new Somerset Studios Magazine and fell in love with the textured versal exemplars of Barbara Close.  I've looked at the article so many times and wanted to try it, but the old F-E-A-R demons kept telling me I needed to learn more, know more.....
No More.  I've just spent two wonderful days playing with my lettering artist friends (who are far more talented than I), and here is a little sample of our time together.  (The best thing about posting on a blog is you can't see the other artists'  work, so you can't compare, and now that I'm home, neither can I.)
I used my own hand marbled paper to cover the journal.  Inside are black accordion fold pages where I will glue my finished samples.  They are still a work in progress, and hopefully, you'll get to see some new ones soon.
Thanks for stopping by.


4 comments:

Kass said...

Oh, what fun. That letter "K" has my name written all over it. tee hee

Sarah said...

Beautiful.

Baodad said...

Gorgeous, Mom! Way to go telling those "fear demons" to "be gone!"

lori vliegen said...

lock those fear demons in the closet......your versals are gorgeous!!! wooo hooo, marie!!! xox, :))