For those of you that follow my "Daily Desk" project on Facebook, you will know that I have been working hard on two new bodies of work for the holidays: a calligraphy series and a relief print series. Well, I am very pleased to announce that the calligraphy pieces are complete and I am ready to share the fruits of my labor! Today I begin the process of launching 8x10in & 11x14in posters on Etsy, as well as poster and postcard packages on Etsy Wholesale. The Holiday Chalkboard Drawings will also be relisted as well. Not only will the series be for sale online, but I am also selling them at the many craft fairs MSP will be attending this fall/winter! The list of craft fairs is found HERE.
A lot of work went into making the "Words of Good Cheer" calligraphy series. First, I had lettered each phrase using a brush calligraphy technique (watercolor brush + Higgins Ink). After all the originals were made, I digitized each one by photographing and editing them. The editing process removed the paper texture, tweaked the contrast/brightness levels, and altered some of the colors. From the jpegs, I could then print the files in any size I wanted, turning them into posters and postcards! Once printed, each poster had to be trimmed down to the correct size. Finally, the last step was to style and photograph them so they look b-e-a-utiful online. I found all of my staging/styling materials at Michael's.
May your days be merry & bright!