Sunday, May 9, 2010

ALaW (18) - Progress

This post shows the progress towards my letter "R". I have been re-reading Denise Lach's book and continue to be inspired by her abstract calligraphic marks.  I decided I wanted to try and use slightly abstract calligraphic marks in the background; but more importantly I wanted to see if I could write a letter using this special masking off tape.  I bought it at the hardware store and it promised to peel off really easily!

Here is how I began... and how I went about it - I'll show the finished letter tomorrow!

I stuck four strips of the tape over my 7cm a 7cm square of paper. I then drew an 'R' onto the tape and cut around the edges with a stanley knife. Then I carefully began to pull the excess tape off.

The letter 'R' then emerged from the tape

I then started to write multiple 'R's all over the page in the hope of creating enough of a background for the white to shine though at the end.

Did it work? Stay tuned!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Fiona,
    This is very cool! I can't wait to see the final product--I just love Alaw!


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