2016 Topic 21: Typography, Fonts, Quotes
Hello everyone, it’s Pavla here with my take on the topic of Typography, fonts and quotes.
My artwork is full of words and quotes. What I like to do is to take a quote and highlight a word or two. I usually print the quote and make my chosen word bigger, or replace it with a different font or use some big alpha stickers. I found out that Emma Godfrey’s stamp sets are absolutely ideal for this. They have one big word and several quotes that usually contain this word – which makes it ideal for replacing. Tonight, I’ll be creating two cards with Emma’s quotes.
Step One: I cut two square pieces of acetate – because I like to work on square shapes. I stamped one with the swirly circles from Emma Godfrey’s EEG07 stamp set and the other with the “snowflakes” from Emma’s EEG19 set. I used the white StazOn inkpad.
Step Two: Next, I cut two smaller square pieces of cardstock and created two different backgrounds using various Fresco paints. I watched several videos on YouTube studying Seth Apter’s signature technique of “printing” with structured paper on paper. I’m in love with this technique, the effect it creates!
Step Three: Next, I added more stamping. The tiny stars are also from EEG19 set, the spiky circles are from EEG15. I outlined the stamped images with paint pens to highlight them a bit.
Step Four: Now, the quotes. I stamped my chosen word/quote combination on black cardstock in white ink and on a piece of velum in black ink. At this point, I didn’t know which I was going to use but it turned out I used both versions in the end...
Step Five: I attached the two backgrounds on the acetate pieces and created a simple card for the back side to cover where the front pieces are glued to the acetate. I used the same stamps and added a smaller quote.
Step Six: To finish the front, I took my paint pens and added some accents here and there.
I hope you liked this simple mixed media cards. See you some other time!
Oh Pavla, thank you for showing your acetate backgrounds, those are beautiful and a brilliant idea to add another dimension to a card. Using words as a focal point really gives them weight and meaning. As you say Emma's combinations of text are perfect for this. ~Darcy
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