Watercolor Techniques with Barbara Close

I’m always looking for ways to improve my lettering and design skills.  So when my local Dallas calligraphy guild, Kaligrafos, brought in Barbara Close for a Watercolor technique workshop, I signed up immediately!

Barbara is a fabulous teacher who introduced a variety of watercolor techniques that work well for lettering projects.  I was so ready for some fun after putting in so much work completing my Dom Loves Mary font.

I’ve included the results from my weekend of playing with Barbara!

The top pic is called “Layer by Layer”.

I was so inspired by the weekend activities that I even came up with original sayings!

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“Life is a Container”

Each of the pieces involves several techniques using a combination of watercolor, embossing, stenciling and collage. The sayings were brush lettered in gouache paint.  They were inspired by the works in progress and actually added after the each piece had been completed.

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Watercolor letters and Life

Thanks for an inspiring, fun weekend Barbara!

My new Dom Loves Mary font is quickly climbing up the Hot New Fonts list!  My goal is to help it rise to the top 5 so it will hopefully move on to the Rising Stars list.

Please help spread the word by sharing the link :http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/correspondence-ink/dom-loves-mary/  on facebook, twitter or with anyone who might want to take a peek!

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The Dom Loves Mary font is now  available for purchase at: Correspondence Ink Type foundry .

We put together specially priced packages to help you save money including:

The PRO VERSION complete with ALL THREE SCRIPT FONTS  and a combined total of over 100 flourished ornaments.

Our ACCOUTREMENTS PACKAGE containing both sets of FLOURISHES for letter customization as well as our ADD-ON WORDS .

Want to have it all? The DOM LOVES MARY TOTAL DESIGN package is for you.

I’m sponsoring a give away of a set of  wedding signs using the  Dom Loves Mary font on Brenda’s blog  through November 19.

My first cursive font, Belluccia is available at myfonts.com and fontbros.com..

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 Belluccia has remained on the Best Sellers list for 16 months was named one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.