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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2014, 09:29:41 PM »
Who uses photoshop or another editing tool?  I don't have anything--not even a printer! 


Photos of my card haven't been posted yet but mine was photoshopped. You can take the calligrapher out of the graphic designer, but you can't take the graphic designer out of the calligrapher ;)

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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2014, 09:40:36 PM »
Mine hasn't been posted yet, but I have to confess mine was photocopied ... just straight up photocopied on a machine ... I was going to scan and digitise, and print in pretty colours, but I just ran out of time.

I had wanted to have cards printed for the Colour Blue exchange, but I have a veeeery tight budget this month (unexpected trip interstate!) so I think each one will be a unique work of art ... of paper just pulled out of my stash, so a mishmash!

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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2014, 10:35:38 PM »
I so wish I had been able to take part in this, and am quite excited about the Blue exchange. I am also curious, as this is my first time participating in something like this, how people make their cards. Is everyone original, or are people making one and printing them off? They are all so awesome. I love seeing everyone's wonderful work!

Star, you'll likely receive both.  Some people do one original and make prints to send out.  Other people make each card individually.  Whatever way you want to do it is great!
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2014, 10:40:21 PM »
debbie - i'm guessing mary ellen used a masking fluid for the card...something that i am having fun playing with now!  it's super easy to use and flows better than some inks!

I bought some masking fluid recently - Dr. Martin's - and I'm having a horrendous time with it.  I don't know if it was old or what.  I have tried to dilute it with water, to no avail.  It won't flow, and it dries crazy fast on the nib.  It's not just difficult to work with - it's completely not functional.  Any advice / suggestions welcome!
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2014, 01:43:26 AM »
debbie - i'm guessing mary ellen used a masking fluid for the card...something that i am having fun playing with now!  it's super easy to use and flows better than some inks!

That's what I thought, Joi, but I'd like to "know."  I'm one of those damned inquiring minds...  ::)


ditto!  i would like to know which nib she used with the masking fluid, the lines are so crisp!

what is this masking fluid y'all are speaking about?
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2014, 02:43:20 AM »
Here's Sienne's adorable watercolor card and envelope:





I love seeing everyone's creativity. The cards are all so beautiful!

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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2014, 03:13:21 AM »
Alrighty, here's the colorful mood-brightening card from Debbie :)
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2014, 09:46:34 AM »
debbie - i'm guessing mary ellen used a masking fluid for the card...something that i am having fun playing with now!  it's super easy to use and flows better than some inks!

I bought some masking fluid recently - Dr. Martin's - and I'm having a horrendous time with it.  I don't know if it was old or what.  I have tried to dilute it with water, to no avail.  It won't flow, and it dries crazy fast on the nib.  It's not just difficult to work with - it's completely not functional.  Any advice / suggestions welcome!

i will start another thread on masking fluid...

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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2014, 10:04:03 AM »
Here is Moya's. So wintery from the Southern Hemisphere on this summery day in the Northern Hemisphere.

I tried to show the little jewels she attached. Such a wonderful design.
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2014, 10:51:42 PM »
Here's a picture of the card I received from Samantha - good advice I'd say :-)

For those interested, I have posted an entry about the process of making my cards on my blog (linked below).
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2014, 09:44:44 AM »
If you are waiting for a card or two, and don't want to see the card/letter you are awaiting here before you get it, stop reading this thread and come back when you want to.

LOL! I followed Mike's instructions and stopped there! Hope to look at everyone's today! Be back soon!  ;D
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2014, 02:15:42 PM »
Here's Susan Lui's card! I love how it has texture and dimension! It's amazingly summery, bright, and beautiful! Opening it was like a present that kept getting better and better. Thank you for making such a wonderful card, Susan!





I love the hatching in the seal, too! Did you design this, Susan?
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2014, 03:10:46 PM »
Here's Susan Lui's card! I love how it has texture and dimension! It's amazingly summery, bright, and beautiful! Opening it was a like a present that kept getting better and better. Thank you for making such a wonderful card, Susan!





I love the hatching in the seal, too! Did you design this, Susan?



Gracious!  The detail and layers on this are amazing!  Susan, are you a graphic artist? 
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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2014, 01:29:30 PM »
mine was done in steps:  watercolor,  lettering,  scan both and layer in Photoshop!  play with intensity of watercolor layer,  play with lettering color or none at all,  which is
what looked best.  the possibilities are endless, which can be a good thing and a bad,  if you know what I mean. 

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Re: Summer Exchange Letters Received
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2014, 03:17:54 PM »
Here is my beautiful summertime card from Elsa, as well as the envelope. Elsa, is that gouache? Underneath bleedproof white? Whatever it is, I love it - and perfect choice of washi :)

Thanks Moya! It was cheap craft paint with Winsor Newton white over top. It was entirely experimental.

I'll post Robin's when I get home.
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