The Glittering Vine

1-Day Workshop

Thursday, July 8 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Design • Drawing • Journaling

The Glittery Vine at Legacies III
Heather Held at Legacies III
The Glittering Vine with Heather Held at Legacies III

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Description

Gold leaf adds an opulent shimmer to your pointed pen flourished and pen drawn designs. In this class, we will demystify the process of gilding as we design these Glittering Vines. The border designs are rooted in Medieval Illuminated manuscripts but take on a more whimsical flair as we draw from a variety of influences. The vines themselves can transform into ribbons or acanthus leaves as you explore the underlying structures. These beautiful borders contain
pencil drawn elements, pen and ink offhand flourished florals, acanthus, and a few hidden delights to add a sense of wonder to your designs. Watercolour is suggested to bring these designs to life, but you may choose to use watercolour pencil or coloured pencil. This class is a delight to explore and will add a new dimension to your pointed pen flourishing skills. Relax and play as you design Glittering Vines.

Supplies

  • Graph paper, Mechanical Pencil, Eraser
  • Small Cork Backed Metal Ruler
  • Ruling Pen or Pointed Pen with Zebra G nib in an inexpensive plastic straight holder
  • Tracing Paper or Light Pad ( we may not use these in class but can be handy for complex work)
  • 23K Gold Transfer leaf and Miniatum Ink (Students may choose to use gold watercolour or gouache as a substitute for real gold)
  • 2-3 pieces of 5”x7” 140 lb Hot Press watercolour paper
  • McCaffery Brown, McCaffery Black or Ziller Buffalo Brown Ink
  • Straight Pen holder with a medium flexible nib such as Hunt 22 or Gillott 404
  • Size 0 Pointed Round Synthetic brush for applying gold size or Size 0 Taper Point Clay Shaper
  • Watercolour: Any colours you want. John Neal sells a dot card of my favourite Daniel Smith
    watercolours which are more than enough for this class.
  • Small Pointed Round Watercolour Brushes: I use sizes 0, 1 and 2
  • Any optional embellishment supplies you want to add to your work. I will be using a green and blue chalk pastel, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Clear Stardust, Gold Watercolour, Shell Gold and Swarovski Crystals.
  • If you are using 23K gold leaf, a small piece of silk or velvet can be used to burnish the gold.
Gemma Black Legacies III

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WORKSHOP LINKS

YUKIMI ANNAND
Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy

PAUL ANTONIO
Fraktur In Its Glory

SUZIE BERINGER
The Unconventional Pointed Pen

GEMMA BLACK
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence

TROY BOOKS
Itty Bitty Books

IVAN CASTRO
Basic Rudolf Koch:
Blackletter Und Neuland

MARCO CHIOINO
In Search of the Essential

ANNIE CICALE
Value Contrast: Exploring the Grey Areas
Word Meets Image on the Page

BARBARA CLOSE
Letters & Blossoms
Graphite Explorations

SUZANNE CUNNINGHAM
Beginning Copperplate Script

JUDY DETRICK
A Letter and a Rectangle

CAROL DUBOSCH
Ben Shahn Lettering
Bone Script: Bookhand with a Twist
Stamp Carving

DEBORAH DUTTON
Buttonhole Art Journal

JOANNE FINK
Contemporary Ensō Circles
Expressions of Faith

JESSIE FORA
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering

MARCIA FRIEDMAN
Morphing Monograms

CONNIE FURGASON
Season Leaves Booklet

RISA GETTLER
(M) Painting Knotty Letters
Visigothic Versals

TAMER GHONEIM
Gothic Lettering Magic with Procreate
Blackletter Circles on Steroids
Hand-Lettered Abstract Paintings

CLAUDIO GIL
Bruta LaGrafia, Calligraphy Beyond Styles 2-Day

MIKE GOLD
Breaking the Rules
Spontaneous Creation
(M) Variations in A

KEN HARRIS
Medieval Illuminating Techniques
Traditional Raised & Burnished Gilding

HEATHER HELD
The Glittering Vine
Victorian Frames & Labels

NANCY HILLS
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots

THOMAS HOYER
Dynamic Textures
Ruling Pens Beyond the Rules
The Alchemist’s Magic

CARRIE IMAI
Playful Letters
Mark My Words
(T) Mastering Italic
(M) Blame It On The Tools

GINA JONAS
Moto: Movement and Touch
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique

ALINE KAORI
Mix and Match:
Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

BILL KEMP
Engrosser's Script

SALMAN KHATTAK
French Roundhand
Introduction to Riqa Calligraphy (Arabic)
(M) Pen to Pixels
(M) Lines & Tines

ROB LEUSCHKE
Tool2Type

MARTA MAPELLI
Expressive Pointed Italic
Pointed Brush

HEATHER MARTINEZ
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!

ELIZABETH MCKEE
Pointed Brush for Beginners

GUI MENGA
Mix and Match:
Calligraphy & Lettering as Design Tools

HOLLY MONROE
Decorated Letters
Italic Lettering - Basics & Beyond
(M) The Business of Calligraphy
(M) Lettering on Vellum

SUZANNE MOORE
In the Glow of Gouache
Page Dazzle: Patent Leaf Gilding

BARRY MORENTZ
Morphing Monograms

LORNA MULLIGAN
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint

MICHELE NIDENOFF
(M) Decorative Borders w/Simple Tools
(M) Watercolor & Lettering with Masking Techniques

AMY NIELSEN
(M) A Handwriting Called Petrarch

CORA PEARL
Monoline Lettering with a 'B' Nib
Monoline Lettering Techniques
(T) Foundation Tune-up Class
Hand Lettering with the Folded Pen

SALLY PENLEY
Sensational Sumi!
(M) Pastel Dusting Technique
(M) Pleated Scroll Book

JAN PICKETT
Creative Colour for All Occasions
Embossing with Extra Pizazz!
Letters Unlimited

ALI RICCARDO
Graffiti Writing - The New York Lesson
Rudolf Says

ROBBIE SASLOW
(M) Playing With Pens & Pencils
Round & Robust: Exploring Uncial
Simple & Semitic

LINDA SCHNEIDER
The Graceful Marker: Pointed Brush Script
Calligraphy on the Go!
Calligraphy on the Go! Writing On Glass

CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MARINA SORIA
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape
Weaving Words

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN
Cold Wax Calligraphic Abstracts
Markmaking, Words & Art
(M) Calligraphy & Mark Making with the Gel Plate
(M) Mini Book Madness

JANET TAKAHASHI
The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering

NINA TRAN
Flourishes Unraveled

JERRY TRESSER
(M) The Techniques and Secrets to Raised Gilding

ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals

MARK VAN STONE
Versals
Versals & White Vine Decoration

JURGEN VERCAEMST
Colorful Lettering Composition

JULIE WILDMAN
Akim Variations and Long Compositions
Alphabet Book
The Inside Curve Alphabet

ELEANOR WINTERS
Copperplate Boot Camp
Gothicized Italic