Tuesday, April 7, 2015

elizabeth's versal peony

these versals were going to be something else. after i had the preony stamps in hand, and could feel the cool ridges that feel like real engraving, i thought it would be fun to put engraving details on the versals, but the envelope is super cheap, so i am not going to spend a lot of time on this envelope and hope to make a better version on a really nice 100% cotton envelope.

i thought the ramirez stamps would be my new favorites, but i think the peony stamp might be in the lead at the moment.


  1. This is super!!! Just when I fall in love, another good looking gal comes walking down the street. I'll paint your house for an excemplar .

  2. i have never done my own versal exemplar. i use the ones that are all over pinterest. just do a search for versal and you will see several. if you are not on pinterest, do a google image search for *versal contemporary* and you will find the same ones. after you draw the outline, the fill-in is lifted directly from the stamp. the individual petals are wavy on one side, and straight on the other side. the tiny lines fan out, from the straight side towards the wavy side.
    glad you like it and want to try it.
    if i get my chores done today, i'll post another example.

  3. Those versals are awesome, Jean! They are elegant and energetic at the same time...and that's a combo that's hard come by.

  4. I'm crazy about this one, Jean. Those stamps are really pretty and look so good with the lettering.

  5. thanks for the last two comments...i will do a couple more (using your names) to show better details...and jill, if you want to email your address to me at my email address, i will mail yours to you
    jmwilson411 -at- yahoo -dot- com