16 Dec, 2014

FIRST BIRTHDAY CHALKBOARD

2018-01-27T16:19:36+00:00 Tags: , , , , , |

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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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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