Friday, December 3, 2010

Flourish Friday - Pointed Pen Lettering

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC

This lettering was done with an Esterbrook 355 nib and Winsor & Newton Indigo Designer Gouache.  I made the background paper during Artiscape 2010 in Jacqueline Sullivan's "Experimental Water Media" workshop. (Read about that here.)  This is the last verse from the old hymn "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" by James M. Black.

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC
The lettering on this baby card was done with the same nib and gouache.  I made the "J" template from my own lettering.  The little drop out piece at the very top of the J was sure tricky to get glued down at the correct angle.

I appreciate all the kind comments and emails this past week.
Thanks everyone. :)

Happy weekend!!
Go forth and flourish.


  1. Beautiful, Jane! I love that embossed J. I am sure that was very tricky!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Fabulous idea on the "J", Jane! It looks so elegant. And I love the liveliness of the hymn. Great work as always!

  3. Jane this is beautiful, and congratulations on being chosen on of the 40 best calligraphy blogs. A wonderful honor indeed.

  4. I love the baby card. The embossing is SO gorgeous. Great Job, Jane.

  5. Oh, now I have to tell you how much I love the hymn. The background is so beautiful and your lettering as always is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Jane,

    I love that hymn and haven't heard it in such a long time. It looks beautiful against the background. The baby card is lovely too. You always do such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing it with us. Linda E.

  7. Both are looking stunning!
    Just a curious, its a self made embossing ya some machine thing?
    Really Nice.

  8. Thank you everyone for your kind comments! The embossing is done by hand. I made the template using bristol board and a good 'ol Exacto knife. :)

  9. Beautiful, Jane! Love the embossed J! Very inspiring...
    Your pointed pen variation is just wonderful. It's a fabulous Flourish Friday project.


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