MGF, Master Grumble Framer
So last week I was thinking of expanding some of the things I offer with mats, and french lines were one of the things that seemed pretty simple for me to do, as well as bevel coloring. (I have experience with calligraphy, so compared to writing out words in copperplate or blackletter, making a straight line seems pretty easy, especially since I would do it by dipping a nib into gouche) Am I getting into something that I'm underestimating? I did a few test pieces that I can show customers (or not, depending on what everyone thinks) and while the color is off since I took the pics with my cellphone, I think you can get the idea. I have a gold, copper and silver Faber-Castell metallic pens that I like using, and varying thickness Micron pens. Or should I go all out and get a french line tool that you use an eyedropper with? Wouldn't freak me out to use it, but the pens obviously are much easier to deal with mess-wise. Funny enough, the day after I was thinking of offering french lines, a customer came in asking if I could do them.