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2 May 2009

Design

Her’s where I take a break from the sampler to do a long overdue birthday present. (It’s gotten embarassing)
It’s for my friend Nick.
I did an “N” for him at http://elmsleyrose.blogspot.com/search/label/Illuminated%20N%20for%20Nick
and so the joke is that I could really just do I, C,K, and he’d have his complete name.
But I’m not going to do that to him, but I am calling it the “ICK Project”.
It’s based on Jan Pickett’s Decorated Initials - http://www.janpickett.com/decorated_initials.htm
such as the S, the two K’s and the V shown.
This is my design “
ick_b&w
The I, C and K are copied from Jan's work. The N is too, but I modified it a bit because it was from a different 'set'.

The idea is to use watercolour pencils. You choose two sets of 2. With each two, you blend them together in the different sections of each letter. (It’s easier to see than explain). The second K (in greens and blues) on Jan Pickett’s page shows what I’m talking about.
I’ll also be popping some gilding on some letter “sections”
I’ve never used watercolour pencils before, so it should be fun!

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1 Comments:

OpenID paulahewitt said...

lucky Ick. i will be interested to see how this progresses. if you take long enough you can tell him the NI is for this years birthday and the CK for the next.

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