Monday, April 23, 2018

Slate is not bad either

Yeah, because granite's still hard. And when the slabs are already in place, it means making his engraving on his knees which is quickly painful.
So I resumed the slate engraving started last fall and abandoned because of cold.
The pattern is finished, all that remains is to dress it with filigrees. A few more hours of work ahead!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Granite is fantastic

It was nice last weekend so I couldn't stay scribbling in my workshop, I had to enjoy the garden a bit.
And I undertook to decorate the alley with various motifs, directly engraved in the slabs.

Starting at the end

and then trying a basic knotwork pattern

it's still quite long to do, granite is not easily incised, I will think about new patterns for next weekend if the weather continues.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


The showers were more numerous than expected this weekend so I had time to finish my initial T.

The filigree square is 5 cm wide.
The gilding is made with 24 carat gold leaf on acrylic gesso.
The letter as well as part of the filigree is made in Prussian blue and the other part of the filigree in cobalt blue & the support is an handmade linen paper.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

T in progress

Failing to be present in Nancy this weekend by default train, I compose a lettrine for a birth.
So it's a T.

But as the weather is fine this weekend, it is likely that the rest will wait because I will spend the rest of the time gardening.

Monday, April 9, 2018


New little filigrees done for warming up, all in circles.

In case you'd like to know, they are 4cm wide

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Filigree carpet

I (painfully) advance on my filigree composition.

I must have done about half of it, in 15 hours...
I may have seen a little big, or I may be filling in a little small :-D

And as one has to warm up when taking the pen, I do little things each time before continuing on the big composition.

For example, a flower design that I invented a few years ago but that I'm never tired of reproducing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Well, it's not totally successful (by far) but it's interesting.

The steel washer is 8cm in diameter, I let it rust for a while in the garden before writing some gothic capitals with etching varnish and then plunge it into a bath of sulfuric acid.

I like rust:-)