Sunday, September 9, 2012


After the cut-out comes the embossing.

I'm not satisfied, runes are not legible enough due to the strips between lignes.
I have two possibilities : 
- rework the cut-out to narrow these strips but, fragile as it is, I may destroy the matrix
- restart from the beginning

I'm going to think about it for a while in case a third possibility arise.


  1. I'll take your discards. Beautiful!

  2. Hi Benoit, What would happen if you DEBOSSED it? And or broke up the writing into blocks of Runes? I still very much like the design you have created.

  3. thanks Letterlady & Sue :-)

    Whatever I do, I will have to do on another paper, this one is lost.
    I already tried to emboss twice the same paper and I couldn't do it precisely enough to avoid marks.
    Same thing for "debossing", the paper will keep a trace of it and I don't want that.

  4. If it's "lost" anyway, why not add colour. (It could be black. I know how you feel about color.) Either colour what I understand to be the counterspace of each character; OR colour the inter-character spaces. If I understand what I'm seeing, these are two different things, and that is the problem. Or is it?

  5. Yes, it could be a solution but then it will be different from what I had in mind when I first started to work on it.
    But you're right, instead of throwing it away, I can experiment with it.