Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Nudge, Week 4 Lettering

Dreaming ...

Of InkTense Watersoluble pencils and markers

 I had to do a few things first, like pack my dozen or so boxes and bags into the car and drive to Connecticut for Art Is You. Then unpack them. Then I had a lovely dinner with a student/friend and THEN ...
I used my letter stencils with the InkTense pencils. The markers blur the watersolu-bility of the pencils - yummy; a great idea I picked up from the Journal Junkies. Listen: my lettering ain't so great. Is yours? If it isn't, try using a highlighter or other very broad marker to print then go around the printing with a finer line marker or stencils. This nudge was inspired by Uber Art's journal page here at the Flickr group.  Teesha Moore has (had?) a fab YouTube vid on lettering but I can't find it! If you have it bookmarked, could you link it in the comments?

Have you looked at those photographs from Nudge 3? Drool.

7 comments:

Heather said...

new reader :)
Those pencils and markers look cool, I need to check them out.
Here are the links to Teesha's lettering videos.. they are all under Tracy's account so tricky to find.

http://www.youtube.com/user/tracyvmoore#p/u/10/NUzyMqaoQ60

http://www.youtube.com/user/tracyvmoore#p/u/9/2EgAkofYXmc

Enjoy!!

Jessica said...

Another new reader!
Inktense pencils are my absolute favorite watercolor pencils. i got a set several months ago and am having a blast with them! i recently got a set for a friend online, and i keep telling people to try them. i should be their spokesperson, maybe. ;)

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Welcome new readers! and thanks Heather. J - I KNOW - those pencils. I never like colored pencils till I found those.

Sarah Anderson said...

how have I missed the other nudges?!!! life is whizzing by very fast at the minute, hopefully it'll slow down next week and I can catch up. I LoVe Inktense pencils, hadn't seen this technique, thanks for the heads up :)

raylee said...

so pleased to have found your blog (by way of lyric )......love my new art journal, working on the other nudges, & will try your ideas with my inktense pencils, thank you!

sisa said...

Thanks for keeping us inspired! I must try this one!

Wild Somerset Child said...

Love this nudge - and your Spilling book has revolutionised my creative life; made me think visual rather than words. (I now travel-spill, poem spill ...) I am going to try your stencil method using large stencils; at present I have a tiny sheet that goes in my travel bag and I make scribble ball-pen letters and edge them with white pen - the ballpen ink looks black but blurs into a slight blue where the white touches it (see my journaling blog for an example). Must find my inktense pencils, Gorgeous.