Projects

Italian Scroll Blank

A while back I’d picked up a copy of The Prayer Book of Michelino Da Besozzo.  It’s got a lot of nice examples from the original prayer book to include illumination and calligraphy.   I’d planned on using one of the plates for a scroll at some point.  The last time I went to visit […]

Terry Pratchett Quote

Originally this had been done as a fun quote piece in my practice book.  It turned out REALLY well, and I shared it on various social media.  Katie fell in love with it.  Neither of us could convince me to cut it from my book, so she requested a framable recreation. The original was done […]

Birth Announcement

My friend Keziah requested a custom berth announcement scroll for some friends of hers.  Turnes out they’re huge Lord of the Rings fans.  As I’m steadfast against teaching myself Tengwar (the official elvish script of LotR) I decided to go with Insular Miniscule and Insular Half-Uncial.  the Miniscule is close to Tengwar, and the Half-Uncial I […]

First try at making walnut ink Part. 2

So I noticed that While I had soaked a bit of rusty iron in the ink, while cooking it down had started to make it darker, it would get even darker on the nib.  Mind you it wasn’t eating the nib any more than normal but I was getting black caking, which could be wiped […]