January 25, 2013

Expressive "Lettering" (Mixed Media)

With 26 simple alphabetic letters, self-expression is limitless. 

Dreams are.... (Mixed Media)

One evening, these letters arranged themselves in a most profound way.  As this quote floated and took shape in my mind,  I was flooded with visual imagery which revealed itself in this design.

This message has meaning and inspiration for me on so many levels.  I am not aware of this being an authored quote.  Researching did not reveal an exact match, but that is not to say it has not been thought or written prior to this post by another individual.

This is one of my favorite text fonts from Penny Black.  This transparent alphabet set entitled “Kate’s Alphabet” contains upper and lower case letters as well as numbers and is part of the new 2013 Take Flight Collection.

Here is a tour of the "wood-block" canvas.....

Love the font of Kate's Alphabet.
Hand drawn dots add a "rivet" effect to the ends of  the word banners.

Butterfly Symphony and Allover Pattern stamped with StazOn inks

Wood blocks have such a great thickness!
Fun to wrap designs around the edges or add text paper.

Gold  micro beads....another fun accent element.

More stamps, paints and beads along with my "e" signature which is incorporated into each design.

Thank you for visiting today!  Don't forget to stop by the Penny Black Blog "here"... there is still time to join in the week of giveaways celebrating the release of their new collection.

May all your dreams come to life….

Penny Black Stamps: Kate’s Alphabet 30-168, Butterfly Symphony 30-148 (musical flourish), Allover Pattern40-109, Sentiments 30-025 (dotted lines, dotted circles), Salutations 30-014 (dragonflies)
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: StazOn Inks
Other: Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Mod Podge, Text Paper, Gold Micro Beads