Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lettering on Wood











Using the techniques I learned recently in Julie Haymaker Thompson's class, I created this piece to give Cody for her 14th birthday. Not being very experienced at using a wood burning tool, I realized
after I sketched out her name and transferred it to the wood that I had designed letters that were all curves - uh oh! It was a bit of a challenge, but I got the hang of it. The only thing I wish I had done was make the letters thicker so there would have been more room for color and pattern. But, Cody thought it was cool so that made me happy!

15 comments:

  1. It's beautiful Lisa!
    I am one for curvy lines. I love the softness of curves.
    Lovely!
    hugs and friends,
    shell

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  2. That is so cool, Lisa! I love how many different ways there are to be creative. (It's good for a fickle person like me...) This piece is beautiful and I can understand that Cody loved it! Happy Birthday to her!! Love, Silke

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  3. Very cool, Lisa!! I used to do a lot of wood burning when I did pet portraits. Their are some companies out there that sell professional wood burning tools that make the job easier. I love what you've done!!

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  4. I think this is pretty cool too! What a great idea. I'll have to look into the links more for more ideas.

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  5. Such nice feedback, thanks! Manon, I think I need to get a professional tool because just doing this one little project, the two tips I used bent. They look like the end of an elf's shoe : (

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  6. Interesting, reminds me a bit of my friend Stephen's work, he did a big series on wood panels, burning, collage, oils. Here is an article and slide show from the OC Register...

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/art-99389-mixedmedia-artforthehome.html?pic=1

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  7. This is terrific Lisa! What did you use for the color? Acrylic? I love it!

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  8. Lisa, your creativity and talent always overwhelm us. Now it looks like you are on your way to master art with wood. We are so pleased and delighted that we can see the CODY piece everyday. I'm sure Cody will try to emulate this piece soon. You are the best and we Love you,

    Susan and Cody

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  9. Cool?!! I'll say!!! This is WAY COOL! I love the letterforms and the colors!

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  10. it is very cool! I really like the colors and patterns you selected.

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  11. I cannot believe you are new to wood burning, certainly not with this beauty! And the fact that there are so many challenging curves makes it all the more impressive. You are a master at this already! Seriously awesome.

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  12. Wow - your calligraphy is absolutely stunning! This one and the gold invitation take my breath away.

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