Inspired by this post at Lori Vliegen's "Elvie Studio," I created this background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Antique Linen and Faded Jeans) and gesso. I used a Hiro 700 nib and navy gouache for the lettering. I really like the technique (thanks Lori!) and found it easy to letter on top of both the Distress Ink and the gesso.
I also tried this same technique in my Moleskine journal.
The text is from a James MacDonald "Weekly Walk" devotional on the power of forgiveness based on Ephesians 4:31-32. I love James MacDonald's "Walk in the Word" program on Moody Radio. I used the same Hiro 700 nib with sumi for the lettering.
Here are some flourishing exercises I worked on yesterday. I used an Esterbrook 356 nib and Moon Palace sumi. You can easily see the ones I tried to do off-hand, without guidelines. Obviously, I do much better with the help of a guideline or two or three...
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.
Put a little flourish in your Friday!