Joanne Sharpe has a year long online class she is currently teaching called Artfully Inspired Life. This is the first year I am participating. I’ve signed up for the class two other years but life happened. Hopefully this time I will be able to keep up and carry through.
And so far I have started. Hahaha! That’s saying a lot for me! On the first page of our journal we included a piece of Joanne’s artwork for the class logo and we were supposed to tangle or doodle our name. Yeah, I’m so not about the doodle. But I did go with my first letter and decided to embed it. I started with a pencil line – hey! it’s on the first page – and sketched out an A, then went over it with a permanent black pen. And thickened the lines up a bunch.
First step in embedding letters is to aura the thickened letter. That would be that line that ‘outlines’ the A. To that I added a few little fescue and flux. Don’t worry if it isn’t perfect. Each step makes it look better and better.
Next step is to aura – or outline – around the letter and all the little doodads you added. That’s highly technical tangle talk.
Round those corners – fill them with black ink. Anywhere there is a curve or squared off area where you can add a little black fill – do that.
Aura the whole thing again. If you still have little curves or squares – round those now.
You can aura and add elements as much as you want. For this particular piece, I didn’t have a lot of room so I called it done. Then shade your embedded letter. Shading will help camouflage some of those less than perfect places.
And this is my first page in my journal. That artwork at the top is not mine. It is the logo Joanne Sharpe made for this class. Those awesome stickers came from Jet Pens. I have a big roll of them and I love them! Just the right amount of pizazz! Now, onto what I am supposed to do next.
The information for Joanne’s class can be found here:
Artfully Inspired Life, 2019