Enlarging handwritten pieces for display
I was commissioned by my sister’s mother in-law to enlarge a handwritten prayer that her Nanny (grandmother) had written on the back of a small card. The original size was approximately 2in x 3 1/2in (see below):
I used my light board to trace Nanny’s writing and enlarge it. I was careful to stay true to her exact penmanship as well as her lines as it’s part of her character! (handwriting is so personal and unique)
After the enlarging was completed, I used graphite paper to transfer the prayer, exactly as Nanny had written it, onto a 12×16 canvas that I built specifically for this project. The final product is done in acrylic.