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Faux Calligraphy and Lettering On Glass

teacher avatar Joy Tay, Pen & Ink Experimenter, Hand Letterer |

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Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Play: Lettering on Glass Vase

    • 3. Removing The Lettering From Glass Vase

    • 4. Your Class Project And Thank You

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About This Class

If you are looking to put calligraphy and lettering on glass for the upcoming holiday season, letterer Joy Tay has a few tips for you. In this 14-min Skillshare class, learn how to incorporating your hand lettering or faux calligraphy skills to create that extra special touch in your holiday decorations and table settings.

Start here to get an overview of the Prep-Play-Display process for infusing calligraphy and lettering on different materials.

What You'll Learn

You will be taken through a step-by-step approach of how to work with glass (no teeth! too smooth!), and selecting the right types of supplies which work best for hand lettering or faux calligraphy.

The class is great for all levels; whether at the -

Intermediate level: Familiarity with the faux calligraphy style would be great for best results; or as

Beginners: No experience in lettering or calligraphy? No worries! The second video gives a stroke by stroke primer on faux calligraphy.

Let's get creative; the possibilities are endless!

Interested in working with other materials? Check out:

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Joy Tay

Pen & Ink Experimenter, Hand Letterer |


Pen & Ink Experimenter, Hand Letterer | Joynhands Designs

Oh, hi there! You can call me Joy, and I am Pen & Ink Experimenter at Joynhands Designs.

My motto is #letterallthethings, because why letter on paper when they are sooo many other surfaces to letter on? Join me as I take you through my experience and offer you tips and tricks on how to letter on different surfaces and mediums, so that you can create unique pieces that everyone will love.

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1. Introduction: Welcome to this class. You'll be learning how to use a beautiful calligraphy, a lettering off glass. My name is Joy, and I'm gonna take you through specific parts of the press. Play on the street process can use these as home. The core you can use the next guess or even this offerings. Well, then, no record sister rule. I do you for calligraphy. That's great if you already have a background in that. But if not as long as they can write alphabets. And I bet that if you I think you'll find that this constant exploration for you to develop your old style lettering come join me. I cannot wait to see you right across. 2. Play: Lettering on Glass Vase: I have the smooth face that I'll be using as a table Marca and I wanted white ink on the surface. I want something that it's opaque and the tended I like the most if the deco color so it smooth, it doesn't leave streaks and it's very opaque. You can always choose to write what you want written on the piece of people and use it for reference. And you can put it here so that you can see through the glass Always. You can always freestyle it. I'm going to do freestyle and I'm just going to write down table six. So it is gonna be this time off the tee if you're paint doesn't come out Price hot. Oh, so this looks like modern lying calligraphy. But I'm gonna put in the strokes later so that you can see the contrast between the six incidents. Let her finish off t so this But it looks like Okay, so if you want to do a full calligraphy style, what you're going to do is you're going to have double strokes where the down strokes are that the down strokes are gonna be thicker than the up strokes. So I find it for this pin, you will need to go through the strokes a couple of times for the ink to become radio opaque. So now filling you're down strokes and you go back and forth to make sure that the incomes up. So that's how T but did the same for the down stroke for E Siggy and begging for Do we share that thing comes out Telstra off a begging for now for the B. So it's reference. Just drop a line beside the original stroke and then you can go in for that in. But I like about the deco color. If even when I color in back and forth, it doesn't leave streaks it be you will do l coloring breaking for can well that are not e and then stroke the side on the left side, off the coloring begging falls. This would look like as you can see, the ink is pretty opaque, so it looks very nice. If you put something that is Doc inside here, which I wish your your picture off, they will do the 60 spell, press the tip down if the wind doesn't come up and then filling to get because it back and forth. Okay, so then you might want to look at your strokes and make sure that the down strokes are roughly off equal weight. As you can see, my l is pretty thick as compared to my A or my t. So I'm just gonna correct that and make sure that they're all roughly off equal weight for the down stroke and then a fit in the down strokes off my t My a also may be okay. I think that looks so much better. I'm gonna leave this a dry and then I'm gonna go through it one more time with the final coat, just to make sure that everything is nice and neat. I waited for the two coats to dry before during 1/3 coat. So I'm gonna try doing at that coat so that the paint looks smooth and there is also less streaks. So again, if you are experiencing the ink, not flow ranges, precedent baixada, and they will come. So again, as I shared with you, we were talking about the second quote. Just call it back and forth this time. We're also going over the up strokes which we didn't do on the second coat. Pull it back and forth. Don't forget the up strokes. Make sure that the surface off the ink is even and go over the part that you didn't go over for the second coat. Hey, you didn't did this part of the B. Okay? I think that's honest. Thick enough, so I'm gonna leave it alone, But I will go over the upstroke off the l in the E and the exit. Stroke T. Okay, we'll finish off the tee because the glass is really smooth. You might want to take your time so that it can do it in one continuous stroke. Okay, we do a final coat off the six over the part that we didn't and we're done. But co, it looks so much better. And I will show you what it looks like, what the final piece is gonna look like. But the flowers inside the base 3. Removing The Lettering From Glass Vase: But if you need to review this for another event, not to worry. This is very easily removable with painting up. So just take a piece of rag, soak it with your paints enough, and you will see that the paint pen think will come right off. Okay, so you take a piece of rag here and gonna silk it with my painting up? Yeah. And then just gonna rub it and you'll see it comes right off. The good thing about glass there is non porous. So, unlike wood or cloth, um, it's very easily rebuttable with using paint thinner. So there's still some box. Take another queen, a section of the rank. Soak it in pink tonight and it will come right off. Then you can reuse this again. Good of you. 4. Your Class Project And Thank You: Hi again. How was it for class? Project? You're going to be selecting a piece of glass that you want to walk on. Think about what kind of style off letter you want to do. You can view your calligraphy all electric on it. Snap a picture off finish. Please put up your design on our past project. If you have any questions about this class, you can feel free to go to the community section below and post the new discussions. I do have other Catholics were working on projects ranging from a gate in cities Bikini. So I hope to see you again. My name is Jerry once again. And thank you for taking this class.