Illuminated Letter "H"
Another fun illuminated letter project with a letter near and dear to my heart. In olden times illuminated lettering was the gold standard as books were hand written and illustrated. Manuscript is actually broken down as "manu" meaning hand and "script" referring to the text body. An illuminated letter was usually the first letter of a page or paragraph. It was always enlarged and in color with gold applied in areas, while the rest of the text remained black. The images used to enhance the letters include animals, plants, and mythological creatures. Illuminated Letter "H" © Nicole Wilson