May guild meeting

There will be NO monthly meeting in April. 

Our next meeting will be held 2:00-4:00 PM on Monday, May 13, in the Cottonwood Room at the library. This will be the tenth meeting in which we work on our long-term project exploring watercolors and monoline lettering. Diana will lead the meeting and you will be working on the layout I introduced at the meeting earlier this week. We’ll continue working with scripts and elements we’ve used before, combining them in a new way.

Here is an image of the sample that Diana has provided (image from a photocopy).

And here is an image of a trial I did based on that layout. I will have to re-do it because there are errors in the text, but it is close to what I envisioned.

You can use your Paper Ruler to lay out this design. The layout is 4″ wide. It includes two wide watercolor landscapes each 3 lines (or 3/8″ tall). The tall capitals are also 3/8″ tall. The blocks of text shown on Diana’s sample are smaller than our 1/8″ lines (such tiny letters!), but I used the 1/8″ lines as baselines in my sample. We talked a little about how you might want to adjust the layout to accommodate your texts: more tall-capital lines and/or more small-text lines of text.

All of this is just a preview of the May meeting program.

Supplies to bring:

  • The Paper Ruler handouts you received at June’s meeting
  • Akim handout you received at February’s meeting
  • A quotation that fits your theme
  • 6 x 9 watercolor paper
  • Watercolors
  • Water brush or regular brush
  • Wnd water
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Micron Pens, Black, in varying sizes .005-08
  • Backing board – Masonite, Plexiglas, or hard cardboard
  • Light-tack masking tape

Diana McDonough sample

Oh, and at right are a couple of examples of what we’ll produce at the meeting. You should be able to click on the image for a closer look.

As always, please bring anything you’re working on or finished recently. We always want to see what creative thing you’ve been up to whether it’s fiber, collage, stitching, painting or lettering. Also, please bring your finished pages from our previous meetings. It’s always fun to see what everyone has done.

Beth Lee sample
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