Tuesday, September 15, 2009

fabriano bliss


julie prichard suggested that we use this fabriano medioevalis paper for our third book structure in her online class, super nova. i ordered a box of this from dick blick....and boy do i love it!
my first project with this paper was giving it a "test run" by creating this little piece using my pentel colorbrush, micron pens and watercolor pencils. and then my second project was filming a video of this entire process, editing it in imovie (huge learning curve here!!), and then trying to do the you tube thing. unfortunately, by the time it reached you tube, the quality suffered and i'm trying to figure out how to fix it before i put it back out there in cyberspace. so....in a way, this is like seeing the finished project before you see the process....kind of like eating dessert before your dinner. no surprise that i would find a food analogy to go with a computer issue....

25 comments:

sara's art house said...

Beautiful! I am so inspired to try the pens and watercolor pencils. Keep up the great work :)

Pat said...

I love your lettering! You make it look so effortless. And...I spy those funky cool glasses again!

Julie Prichard said...

WOW Lori- that is one beautiful card!

Ludid said...

it is beautiful; can't wait to see the video :-)

Pat said...

Lori--Thanks for the scoop on the glasses. I recently bought my first pair of readers and they do make quite a difference when lettering. Mine are ridiculously boring so I'll be sure to check out the selection at Michaels the next time I'm there.

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

I have to agree with Pat's comment, your work always looks effortless. Kind of like it just flows from you heart!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Lori! Another adorable, happy, piece! Your lettering is just sooo pretty!! I love how you filled in the letters with those perfect colors...so sweet! Looking forward to seeing your video...AND, a food analogy is always a good thing! Hugs, Paulette ;)

Jes said...

so gorgeous, my talented friend!! (as usual)

p.s....food analogies go with ANYTHING ;)

Lisa Holtzman said...

I really enjoy your whimsical, fun lettering!

K said...

Good thing I didn't sign up for this class, I knew I'd have problems with supplies. I will for the 2nd part as well, but maybe not so much. I found 1 company in Slovenia that uses this paper for the poshest of invitations, none that would sell it ... it would probably be masively expensive anyway ...

Martha Lever said...

Love it love it---post that video!!!

dayana said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://sketchingdrawing.com

shibori girl said...

Wow, you can see the beautiful finish of the paper by the way the ink flowed across it. Beautiful! Isn't it fun to try new materials?

You go, Youtube Girl! I have yet to try that...

Hugs,

Kate

Sara said...

I'll have you know that my favorite word is Bliss. Hearing it (and seeing it!) makes my heart smile :) happy creating! the class sounds fun!

Kelly said...

okay....i wanna see the process...how long must i wait? :-) very cute.

PrairiePeasant said...

Lovely test run! Looking forward to seeing the video. Why not dessert first? Sometimes we have ice cream for breakfast. :)

Silke said...

This is so fun and beautiful. What a talent you have - I always smile when I look at your art... Can't wait to see your video!! Hugs, Silke

Gina Lee Kim said...

Lori! I miss you....and I love this journal entry! Warning: the first sets of video blogs you do always take a lot of time/energy!!! Can't wait to hear your voice :)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Oh Lori! You are an inspirational sweetie inside and out! I just love your video test. You are so cute! You did an amazing job! Love the final outcome of it all! Looks so much fun to create! I totally understand the resisting temptation part! You made me giggle when I saw that. Thanks again for adding my link badge! I would love to add yours too if you have one available. Thanks for inspiring me today!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

Sophia said...

Your cards are beautiful. So glad I found your blog. :)

Diva Kreszl said...

Thanks for the great tutorial and the recommendation for paper! I really enjoyed watching your process...

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi again Lori! Thanks so much for your warm message! It means so much! Again, love your video. Can't wait to see more!

Hugs,
Lisa :)

tami said...

Lori,
Loved the video. The quality on my end was fine. I admire you for doing that. I can't imagine videoing myself!!
Loved meeting you today. Wished there had been more time to talk. I had to get to work (I was late actually). But, maybe I will see you again. Thanks for being so kind!!

Sara said...

Great video, Lori! Thanks so much for sharing! I am in dire need of new art supplies and am always looking for good pens and such. I think I'll look into the ones you used to make such beautiful lettering. Do you have any suggestions for writing on canvas? I've been really into that lately and trying to find what works best. Have a great day..and thank you for all of your wonderful blog comments :)

Sarah Anderson said...

Hey Lori, I'm taking this class too! It's a small world, will say hi in group

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