February guild meeting

We’ll meet on Monday, February 12, at 2 PM at the library to continue our year-long study.  

This will be the eighth meeting in which we work on a long-term project exploring watercolors and monoline lettering.  We’ll be working with a new monoline alphabet, Akim, and making some new design decisions. Akim is not on our Monoline Alphabets sheet, although Diana may have demonstrated that lettering style briefly in December. I’ll bring an exemplar and some examples of the lettering to the February meeting. We’ll also be playing with non-waterproof markers and a water brush (or just a regular brush and water), which Diana briefly demo’ed in December.

Supplies to bring:

  • The Paper Ruler handouts you received at June’s meeting
  • A quotation that fits your theme, any length
  • 6 x 9 watercolor paper
  • Any markers that are not waterproof*
  • Water brush, or regular brush and water
  • Paper Towels
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Micron Pens, Black, in varying sizes .005-08
  • Backing board – Masonite, Plexiglas, or hard cardboard
  • Light-tack masking tape

* A note about the non-waterproof markers:
You can easily test your markers by making a mark and then brushing over the mark with water. If the line smudges, that’s a marker to bring for this month’s “painting” portion of the presentation. I had a hard time finding these in my studio, but I found some brush markers that will work well. (Zig markers, Staedtlers, Microns are all pigmented and so will not work for the picture portion of the program, but will be needed for the lettering portion.) 

example sheet

If you’re joining us for the first time, please let us know you’re coming and I will have copies of the handouts available for you. 

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.

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

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