lettering for the "old Shul" atara

The text for this atara/neckband comes from the biblical story of Samuel. The boy, Samuel, is called by God in the night. Samuel thinks he is being called by his mentor, rushes to him and says " (Here I am) because you called me".

I wrote the text out with ink on cardstock using a square tipped paint brush. I then cut the letters out using an X-acto knife. I used the cards with the cut out letters as a stencil. the color was shiva paintstick applied with a stiff stencil brush.

I'm loving the wide letters. The actual color of the silk is a deeper maroon. I had already stencilled the Florentine grille design. I love how using the stencil results in such risp lettering.


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