Playing with type


I love all the quote art I’ve seen on sites like Pinterest. It’s amazing to me the stuff people come up with. Admittedly, I’m usually pretty envious of illustrators abilities to do lettering.

So tonight I needed to snap out of that mode and make my own Type/Quote art. I had drawn this little saying on notebook paper, but it was pretty blah. I decided to cut it out and put it on a masonite board with some of my paint markings. I rarely make marks without thinking about them in my design, so the background is actually a random and fun departure for me cause it is very unintentional!

Anyway, it turned into a fun little personal project. Here’s just a bit of my story if you’re interested in reading it 🙂

Until next time Swellions!


Letter Lighting: A fun font craft

letter lighting

Want a quick and easy way to make your space look super hip in only a couple hours? I wish I could tell you that this was hard, but it was sooooo easy. It just took the time to randomly stick vinyl letter type stickers in various sizes (I purchased mine at Michaels) to a plain white paper lantern. You could do this with really any kind of plain sticker. It would also be cool if you used all of the same color but then put in a sticker in another color (I’m thinking red) for an added pop of color.

I know you’ve seen me do this same sticker look on other projects, but since I have so many extra vinyl stickers, I decided to whip up another project! Besides, I never get tired of this graphic look! If it ain’t broke, why fix it?


another view

I’m submitting this project to the Iron Craft Weekly Craft Challenge. This week’s theme (and the first challenge ever) is Lighting the Winter Gloom.

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I added this to the following linky party as well!