March 19, 2015

Learn how to do it

Hello!
Today we have a new exercise for you at Mixed Media Place :
 ... TYPOGRAPHY ...


We'd like to invite you to create any kind of project in which words & letters play the main role.
Play with different types. Alphabets. Calligraphy.
You may focus on the letters but also words and sentences.
A quote. An affirmative sentence. Or just letter soup.



For my project I used a stencil with the Greek Alphabet, a script stamp and a really cool Pablo Picasso's quote:
 "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it".
 To create the mixed media background I applied first a coat of Light Paste and then I used the stencil with a custom paint made with Light Paste and Fresh Oregano Pigment - I really love this color! Then, I glued some paper pieces here and there, I covered them with a thin coat of White Gesso and stamped with the script stamp. In order to alter the chipboard pieces I used embossing powder with a similar color to the photo. The sprays I used all over the composition have also very similar shade to the color of the photo and I just like that a lot! For some final touches I applied with a paintbrush some Plumeria silk here and there.





Supplies list


So, I can't wait to see your creative typography!
You have time to present your works until April 16th - 'see' you there! 



6 comments :

  1. I love this piece that you have created - it is gorgeous! I have to tell you my favorite little added items were the cluster of safety pins - don't ask me why - but it's awesome. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art.

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  2. Stunning project!! So many gorgeous details!!

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  3. Υπέροχο....Εξαιρετικό κορίτσάκι μου!!!Ξέρει τί παθαίνω...Βλέπω αυτά τα εξαιρετικά πράγματα και μετά σκέφτομαι...Πώς καθάρισε τα χέρια της μετά;;;;Χε χε χε...Έχω κάτι μιστ δεν βγαίνουν με τίποτα...Πέρα απο την πλάκα πολύ δουλειά και για να το φτιάξεις και για να προετοιμάσεις όλα τα υλικά...Δεν είναι μόνο η διακόσμηση που φαίνεται με την πρώτη ματιά!!Μπράβο σου

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  4. Beautiful! What a creative way to follow the challenge, it's really gorgeous....I just love your style...so inspiring xo

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  5. Πολύ ωραία η τυπογραφική σου έμπνευση Αθανασία !!! Γραμματάκια , χρώματα και υφές (...και μια πολύ σοφή κουβέντα ενδιάμεσα ) σε μια εικόνα !! Σούπερ !!

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