Victorian Frames & Labels

1-Day Workshop

Tuesday, July 6 at 9:00 AM CDT

All Skill Levels Welcome
Design • Drawing

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Victorian Frames & Lables with Heather Held.

Description

The Victorian era provided a wealth of decorative ornamental designs that can be translated with the pointed pen. Using Victorian Scraps as our inspiration, we will use a pointed pen etching technique to create opulent floral designs. These designs can be used for borders on large piece or serve as small frames and labels to embellish note cards and envelopes. An optional Line and Wash technique will be demonstrated with watercolour to illustrate the versatility of this wonderful technique.

Supplies

  • Your favourite pointed pen in a straight pen holder (oblique holders are not needed). The pen point itself does not need to be overly flexible. You will be creating light etching strokes on the paper without using a lot of pressure. I suggest a Hunt 22 or Gillott 404 or a Zebra G. Avoid very flexible nibs such as the Leonardt EF Principal.
  • Either Ink, Gouache or Watercolour. Walnut ink works well and can be blended easily with water to give a vintage sepia effect. Fountain pen inks also work well although they are not lightfast and I don’t recommend them for any fine art. You can try any watercolour or gouache in the pointed pen. I suggest a colour such as Payne’s Grey or Prussian Blue for dramatic effects.
  • Small, pointed round brush, water dish and paper towel or bar cloth.
  • Either a few coloured pencils or, if you want to explore the line and wash technique, a few watercolours or watercolour pencils.
  • Your favourite practice paper or Strathmore 400 series Drawing paper. You may want to fold some cardstock to note card size or work on the corners of your favourite envelopes.
  • A few coloured pencils are optional if you want to add a tint of colour to your work.
  • It is not necessary to use the same supplies that I use. We can make just about anything work
    well for this technique. Use what you have in your stash and see what happens on the page.

Feel free to email me directly with any questions at heather@heathervictoriaheld.com

Heather is also teaching another 1-Day Workshop
The Glittering Vine

Janet Takahashi

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WORKSHOP LINKS

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IVAN CASTRO
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ANNIE CICALE
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BARBARA CLOSE
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Graphite Explorations

SUZANNE CUNNINGHAM
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JUDY DETRICK
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CAROL DUBOSCH
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JESSIE FORA
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RISA GETTLER
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Visigothic Versals

TAMER GHONEIM
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Blackletter Circles on Steroids

MIKE GOLD
Breaking the Rules
Spontaneous Creation
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HEATHER HELD
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Victorian Frames & Labels

NANCY HILLS
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots

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

CARRIE IMAI
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SALMAN KHATTAK
(M) Pen to Pixels
(M) Lines & Tines

MARTA MAPELLI
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HEATHER MARTINEZ
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HOLLY MONROE
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SUZANNE MOORE
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LORNA MULLIGAN
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CORA PEARL
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JAN PICKETT
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ALI RICCARDO
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ROBBIE SASLOW
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Simple & Semitic

LINDA SCHNEIDER
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CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
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(M) Mini Book Madness

JANET TAKAHASHI
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NINA TRAN
Flourishes Unraveled

ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
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MARK VAN STONE
Versals
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JURGEN VERCAEMST
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ELEANOR WINTERS
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