16 Dec, 2014

FIRST BIRTHDAY CHALKBOARD

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I’ve had a few people ask me since my last post about how I created Ava’s first birthday chalkboard sign, so I thought I’d let you in on the details. Firstly it’s not a real chalkboard but actually metallic markers on black foam board. I came across the idea online and thought it was really smart and far less messy to have at a party. Plus I’ve now got it hanging in Ava’s room and she can touch it as much as she likes!

I started out by writing down a list of things I wanted to include such as her favourite foods, first words and nicknames etc.. then I marked it out lightly in pencil to get the placement and free-handed it directly onto the board. Even though I love writing decorative lettering don’t be discouraged if that’s not your thing! I think any type of neat handwriting would be great as the effect of the metallic markers is pretty awesome. I was happy with how Ava’s turned out and it made a nice feature at her party.

First birthday hand drawn chalkboard

Bel
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11 Dec, 2014

FAVOURITE TEA LETTERING

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Here’s some fun lettering I created last summer for my favourite teas. I found these great canisters at a dollar store with a blackboard label already on the front and simply used acrylic paint to hand paint the permanent lettering. They are the highlight of my kitchen counter, my favourites have expanded now so I really need to paint some more!

Favourite tea hand painted lettering


Favourite tea hand painted lettering

Bel
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10 Dec, 2014

AVA LETTERING

2018-01-27T16:26:08+00:00 Tags: , , , , , |

Happy weekend! Thanks for following! I’m really enjoying this back cataloging of past projects. I’ll have some new posts to show soon, however for now the next project I wanted to share is one I created for Ava’s room a few months ago. It’s no secret I’m a hand lettering nut so I’ve been wanting to use Ava’s name in an illustrative type artwork for a while now.


Name lettering artwork in progress

I started by sketching up a few ideas and Kal really enjoys character design so I enlisted his help with some cute woodland animals.


Nursery hand lettering artwork

Next I decided it would look best in watercolour..


Nursery hand lettering artwork

Someone wanted to help…


Nursery hand lettering artwork

Finished and framed. I really enjoyed working on this artwork and collaborating with Kal has created such a special keepsake for Ava.

Bel
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