Monday 7 November 2016

2016 #21 Typographical Transformation {by Tricia Duffus}

2016 Topic 21: Typography, Fonts, Quotes

Hi, Tricia from craftingfromthenaughtycorner here with a Typography transformation. I love altering things especially coffee tins (which I have a lot of!) and boxes. For this project I chose both to alter.

To start I gessoed some tins using a heavy gesso as I wanted to cover the labels. I did several tins as I then will have a few to play with later. I didn't gesso the box as it did not need it. Once dry I covered a tin and the box with a selection of old papers, roughly torn into differing sizes. Using matte medium I adhered them to the box and tin, varying the direction of the type.

I then painted them in Nougat to blend the background papers as they were in various shades of white and cream, You could miss this stage if you prefer this look. 

Next I stamped onto deli paper with Versamark and heat embossed with fine detail black embossing powder. I used the fabby Tracy Scott stamps ETSO1. On the reverse of the embossed side I then painted in the stamped images.

For the box I used Eggplant, Lavender, Sour Grapes and Moonlight.

I also embossed with the IDBG4 and IDBG5 background stamps, again in black. I then painted these in the purple colours and cut them out into individual elements. 

When the paint was dry I glued the stamped images onto my tin and box using matte medium.

When this was dry I drew around the images with a black Stabilo pencil and then went over this with a fine white brush to blend in order to add a bit of shading to the images and grunge it up a bit...I loves my grunge!! 

I then edged the box in black paint...Little Black Dress, my go to black.

The tin I spritzed with water so that the stabilo would run. I also added some gold paint and spritzed this too.

Finally I sprayed them both with a Spray and Shine spray as I wanted them to be very I sprayed them very heavily and did at least three coats. 

I hope you like the finished results. My favourite is the box as I love the contrast of the regimented type and the flowing quirkiness of the images. Anyhoo happy messiness to all Tricia

Ohh Tricia I like them both, but I think the box just wins. Fantastic contrasts of background text and the bolder embossed areas. I can see you had loads of fun, and Tracy's new stamps have so much wow factor they stand out beautifully. ~Darcy

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Helen said...

Two fabulous projects, they are amazing.

Hazel Agnew said...

Ooooo, love these Tricia. I had a little play with Tracy's stamp set yesterday and you have inspired me to play again. Haven't heat embossed them yet, but must go and play. Great projects. Xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous projects Tricia - love how the text shows through despite being painted with Nougat.

Lauren Hatwell said...

They look great Tricia. They really show off the text beautifully. Lx

Unknown said...

Love them! :)

craftimamma said...

Smashing projects Tricia. Love the embossing onto deli paper, it looks so effective painted on the reverse. Love the drippage on the tin too.

Lesley Xx

Lynne Gilbert said...

Great projects Tricia. X

Unknown said...

Thank you everyone. I do so love my coffee cans! Thankfully I can do without the chocolate boxes...well not the boxes but definitely the contents!!

Cheers and happy messiness

Wendy Mallas said...

Oh I do love these! The images really pop with this technique. Nice job xx

Debbie said...

loving your bold colours Tricia, it really suits these stamps. Great upcycling project

craftytrog said...

Fantastic projects, love them both! xx

Ginger said...

I love both of these Tricia, thank you for sharing.
Carol x