Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Chapter 2 Lettering Design

I used the word CALLIGRAPHY throughout although at times it becomes indecipherable.
Finally I made one example using folded paper and overwriting.

Next I played with combinations of inks, bleach, wax crayons, a candle and added gold pen.

Next I used a variety of pens, brushes, sponges, a cork, card edges etc to make different letters.

I tried making letters and writing on the computer using Microsoft Paint.

MODULE 4 Line and texture in media

Finally I made a collection of various media used in correspondence and packaging.

Next I looked at different types of lettering and fonts.

I researched the use of lettering in various situations.

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Resolved Sample

My finished resolved sample.

I mounted this piece by lacing it over a piece of mountboard cut to size and covered with cotton batting as a padding.

Finally I made a machined cord using yellow gimp and two shades of turquoise metallic knitting yarn. These were oversewn by turquoise and bronze metallic threads. I couched this down by hand in a spiral and added a hand couched spiral of dark turquoise dyed boucle yarn .

The third layer consists of spirals of machine embroidery using three shades of turquoise (one metallic) and metallic bronze.

I started with a background of dyed linen in a yellow/gold/orange colourway. I stamped this with various spiral shapes using the fatter and thin ends of a bamboo skewer. I used turquoise and white fabric paint mixed to create three tones of turquoise and a bronze metallic fabric paint.