Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Creating Tea-Stained Initials

As part of our Lettering range we create personalised Initials on tea-stained paper. We wanted to share with you two of our latest commissioned orders.

To start the process we cut the watercolour paper to size - this was A4, then using tea-bags we colour the paper to give it an antique feel and set aside to dry. Drawing up the letter outline is done with lead pencil and the personalised characters and other elements are added.
This customer requested soccer, chess pieces, poker cards and some of our characters.
Using watercolours we then paint in the characters, this is done little by little, building up colour as we go to add shading and dimension. Final touches are added such as white to highlight.
Here is the final "O", really happy with this, the chess pieces came out great!

This "L" was to include little cakes, a chef's hat, a lizard and birds. We love drawing cakes and birds so this was super fun. Here is the beginning stages...

Ta-da the finished "L"! We did receive an email from our client who was delighted with the results, thanks Katy!

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