Sunday, April 21, 2019
The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques
Released 28th Jan 2019 by Schiffer, it's 128 pages and available in paperback format. Author Caitlin Dundon is a Seattle based calligrapher, artist, and educator.
This is an accessible, well photographed book full of ideas which could be incorporated into journaling, wall-art, furniture refinishing, cards, and more. The introductory chapter (about 10% of the page content) covers materials and supplies, different media, substrates, found materials and more.
The rest of the chapters provide inspiration and loosely guided tutorials for using a variety of techniques to create finished artwork. The selected projects are attractive if not electrifying. I must say that the author's lessons on resist lettering and use of gesso for texture included some tips of which I was previously unaware.
The final chapter includes a resource list with links slanted toward readers in North America followed by a short index.
Three and a half stars.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.