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Posted 4/29/2013 by JoanneW in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 81,992
April 2003
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Loc: Jersey

Posted: 4/29/2013 12:21:02 PM
Just signed up on the spur of the moment for this class with Julie Fei Fan Balzer, only thought afterwards hope I don't need lots of specialist equipment for it as my budget won't stretch. It seemed to be destiny though asi have been thinking about trying to improve my writing recently and was even doing some practicing when the advert appeared on youtube.

Anybody else doing this class?

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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
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Loc: Southern California

Posted: 4/29/2013 3:14:23 PM
I am not doing the class. Lettering, I assume, means hand-lettering, which was done quite a bit more here when I first started scrapbooking a decade ago than it is now. I invested in many colors of pens because of that, but there were more things you could invest in, like tools and solvents to blend the colors.


PeaNut 81,992
April 2003
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Loc: Jersey

Posted: 4/29/2013 4:01:00 PM
Yes I remember all the hand
Lettering from ten years ago. I just want to be able to write on my layouts and not end up ripping it off hiding it or computer journaling instead.

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Sugar Snap Pea

PeaNut 257,999
April 2006
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Posted: 4/29/2013 5:58:59 PM
I signed up. I have seen Julie do lettering on other videos, and she makes it very accessible. I do art journaling, so I suspect I will use it more there than on my layouts, but maybe both

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PeaNut 532,261
December 2011
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Posted: 4/30/2013 12:06:32 AM
I am tempted but I got a lot going on right now...but I may join you...I LOve Julie!

It was fate that I would enjoy paper name is Sharmon (like the TP)!


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PeaNut 81,992
April 2003
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Loc: Jersey

Posted: 4/30/2013 12:35:59 AM
I am hoping I find the time but I am hoping it is the sort of thing I can pick up and practice wherever so will be easy to pick up when waiting for my daughter,ten spare mins in my scraproom etc

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PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
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Loc: Aussie in SC. USA

Posted: 4/30/2013 9:15:04 AM
I think its a great idea! I started out teaching lettering at an LSS and would love to see a new style of lettering come back onto scrap pages, journals etc. I didn't sign up for the class but will be looking forward to seeing some of the work done with it.

Really lettering can require only a minimal amount of supplies, a graphite pencil, and whatever colors you choose. They don't have to be all pens, you could use watercolor pencils, markers, regular gel pens among other things. I found I had most of the stuff in my stash already, but gel pens and colored pencils are pretty inexpensive, so you could easily buy them and not break your budget. You only need one good blender if you wish to go that way.

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