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« Reply #490 on: March 03, 2014 06:04:07 AM »

Lettering takes practice, lots of practice. Google some good lettering techniques. But you just need to practice.

1. Draw you letters, don't think of it as writing, think of it as drawing, as you would a tree or flower stem.
2. Go back over lines, make some thicker.
3. Lightly pencil in a word, then come back and outline it.
4. Try some graffiti writing. You know the spray can on the wall style printing. Make it 3D, color it in, overlap your letters.
5. Draw curvy lines on a piece of paper and letter along this. Make some caps some lower case, some big, some small.
6. Slow down, watch your posture, do loops, get funky.

Try different things (letter your shopping list!) until you develop your style, or one you can live with for a while and practice.
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« Reply #491 on: March 03, 2014 08:43:18 AM »

Great pages, LovelyMiss! And of course, more awesome stuff from teag. Love the coffee rings in particular.

Here's my facing page with my husband's silhouette:



I still feel like it's missing something. Asked hubby to contribute, but didn't get much...

Here are the two pages together:



I also finished a thank you page for alwaysinmyroom yesterday, but I left it on my desk at home today! D'oh! Work is frying my brain. Things will hopefully ease up after Wednesday.
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« Reply #492 on: March 03, 2014 09:05:24 AM »

What a good idea to do your pages related to each other like that...the background is a circuit board...is that telling something about your hubs?

I think if you use things that are meaningful to you and tell a story or a hint of a story, it makes the page much more interesting...
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« Reply #493 on: March 03, 2014 09:14:43 AM »

Thanks, always, and yes, my husband is an electrical engineer and general tinker-er. I used the circuit board fabric (that actually you sent me in the 50 projects in 2012 craftalong) and used a "gear" shape to outline his silhouette to represent who he is and how he interacts with the world. He does some welding and blacksmithing as well and his symbol is a skull, hence the skull and cross bones. And the shells and beads are actually from his stash from when he was in jr high/high school. He used to wear a lot of hemp necklaces with beads like this. I wanted to use some actual old macrame in the page, but my husband's a bit sentimental about his possessions form "back in the day." I'm still hoping he'll part with something for the upper left-hand corner, though.
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« Reply #494 on: March 03, 2014 09:19:45 AM »

now that is what I like to read about...the story behind the piece...it is that human connection and sharing that makes these pages special...lol...I thought I recognized the fabric...I really don't think you need to add anything else...live with the page a few days...I sort of go from one extreme to another:  way too much stuff and way too little stuff...it all seems to work somehow! Grin
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« Reply #495 on: March 03, 2014 10:25:43 AM »


Renstar, your butterfly really sparkles! What did you use?

It is watered down acrylic paint background, with glittery gel pen butterfly.

Very simple for me to do.  Grin
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« Reply #496 on: March 03, 2014 10:39:12 AM »

I like the glittery gel pen...another thing to add to my tools!

Teag--I forgot to mention that I really enjoyed the last round of your technique pages...what a beautiful reference you have...

at lunch today, I wrote these ideas down on the Chinese New Year paper placemat for my fabric journal pages :

1. reverse applique...layering
2. stamping with odd things
3. coffee stains (I already did bleach)
4. netting (shaker thing that stillatthetop mentioned)
5. fabric weaving

I am going to shoot for 5 pages a week.
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« Reply #497 on: March 03, 2014 10:47:41 AM »

I need a glittery gel pen too!

Beautiful husband page. I would wait before adding to it too.

5 pages a week? an fabric ones? Wow! I'll be happy if I manage 5 pages a month! Smiley
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« Reply #498 on: March 03, 2014 11:27:06 AM »

Is your Chinese New Year paper placemat going to make it's way into your journal?
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« Reply #499 on: March 03, 2014 01:51:02 PM »

lol Teag...all sorts of paper make it into my journals...from my old passport, that I "lost" Wink to pieces I find at the gas stations...what can I say?  I am attracted to things I find...but, not sure how I am going to use it with my current fabric journal...I guess I could combine fabric and paper!!!
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