02 February, 2018

Illumination

It's been ages since my last calligraphy projects and equally long since the pictures of this gilded initial letter - a little commissioned work for a birthday - is waiting in my archive to be published.
According to the instructions, I first covered the letter with a thin layer of gold and added a border of red ink after that. In the end, here's a result that confirms I'll probably never master the art of illuminated calligraphy.
To imagine its real-life size: the letter itself measures about an A4 page. 
A little contribution to the February collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

And a combination of red on a parchment-coloured background I like much better than the above one ;)

challenges: 
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
allsorts challengeblog: old favourites (calligraphy equipment)
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty gals corner: ATG
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG

9 comments:

  1. Ooo, how fabulous! What an awesome art form! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!
    Linda

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  2. Nice technique! Thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week.

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  3. Looks fab, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

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  4. Looks brilliant to me-----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

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  5. It looks really great, Thank You for joining us at Creative Moments challenge. DT Ella

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  6. What a beautiful card you made. Simple but beautiful. Thanks for joining the challenge. Greetings Helma Creative Moments

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  7. Beautiful.
    Thanks for entering Creative Moments Challenge. Hope You join our next challenge
    hugs MiaPuh
    DT Creative Moments

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  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our February challenge 19 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT x

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