Friday, September 6, 2013

jan's tennis letters

i invented this style for jan because she confided in me that she likes envelope art but she really doesn't have a huge interest in calligraphy or lettering. i completely understand. lettering can be frustrating. so, i thought i would just take random colors and make her name really big and add enough black to pull it all together.

it's hard to imagine what it looked like before the black was added. It was UG-leeee.  so i did another envelope and made three scans to show the progress.

you have to click on the Read more, to see the steps:

rows of random color (to build the letters)  then the first outline is a 1.2mm round ZIG Writer

the first three letters done in the same patterns i used on J-A-N

two more patterns. i probably need to do some more research on patterns. those scallops got a little muddled on the y


  1. Wow, I really love this one! I've been following your blog for a while, and I occasionally pin photos from here as snail mail inspiration for letters I send, but this one compelled me to comment. Thanks for sharing all of your creative mail!

  2. thanks for posting. i enjoy hearing from readers. it's nice to know that people are inspired to decorate their mail. :-)