Tuesday, June 22, 2010

JGR June letters

Hi everyone, I had such a blast working on these! I started off just trying this n that and along the way I stumbled upon this technique: If you have a moment I'd like to share it. Step 1) Hand-dyed tissue wrapping paper using orange/brown shades. 2) Bleach stamp with hand carved swirl shape using a random approach. 3) Scan into PhotoShop 4) Text in black, keeping it simple then add the secondary lighter shade in script for an accent. 5) Added grundge (sp) frame on two sides only. 




I didn't like the X in font so I substituted a thicker font.
For the 'Z' inverted the background color, highlighted the script z and then did a 'screen-grab' because I liked the contrast. I started to 'erase' the bounding box but I decided it looked interesting so I left it. That's the great thing about Art-lovely surprises happen sometimes. 
Thanks for viewing!

8 comments:

Noela Mills said...

These are FANTASTIC, JGR.
I love the fact that we can use technology to enhance our creativity. Well done !!!

Fiona Dempster said...

I love this new direction - such a great combination of techniques and elements!

Anonymous said...

All of the above and more

Helen

Mariella Soto de Niño said...

Hi JGR: Love your backgrounds and the combination of letters.Very original your grundge border.
Mariella.

Gemma Black, Calligrapher said...

JGR,
Great to see the blending of tools! x gb

jgr said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments! This is so much FUN!

Barry said...

J I too love the different font and colour of the same letter reflected in the background - lovely balance and play of colours. B

Christine Elcoate said...

Hi J, my passion is textiles and your letters strike a chord with fabrics I have dyed...wow and all done with technology...so real looking. Good Job! re your comment/question way back in January...my experential wanderings have been found insitu..your eyes start to see things everywhere. Thank you for sharing your expertise, I will try to give it a go. CE