Faux Calligraphy and Lettering On Wood | Joy Tay | Skillshare

Faux Calligraphy and Lettering On Wood

Joy Tay, Pen & Ink Experimenter, Hand Letterer |

Faux Calligraphy and Lettering On Wood

Joy Tay, Pen & Ink Experimenter, Hand Letterer |

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9 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Prep: Cleaning and Choosing Wood For Lettering

    • 3. Prep: Choosing Suitable Driftwood For Lettering

    • 4. Play: Lettering On Driftwood

    • 5. Play: Removing Paint From Driftwood

    • 6. Play: Lettering On Clothes Hangers

    • 7. Play: Removing Paint From Wood

    • 8. Play: Lettering On Wooden Keychain

    • 9. Your Class Project And Thank You

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About This Class

Explore how to create personalised keychains or clothes hangers made of wood, with names or words which are meaningful to you. In this 20-min Skillshare class, letterer Joy Tay will teach you how to wow your guests by incorporating your hand lettering or calligraphy skills on wood pieces for your events, gifts or your own home decor.

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

In this class, you will be taken through a step-by-step approach of selecting supplies and the types of wood that you will need, and how to create the lettering on the type of wood which you have chosen. Get foolproof methods to create these elegant calligraphy pieces that attract compliments every time.

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

Intermediate level: Familiarity with the modern calligraphy style would be great for best results; or as
Beginners: No experience in lettering or calligraphy? No worries! Get a similar look with your own style of lettering using supplies readily available at art supply stores.

What You'll Learn

Preparation. Joy will take you through her methods for selecting some types of wood materials for calligraphy so that your beautiful work can shine.

Lettering on Wood. Get tips on how to create lettering using different types of wood surfaces, helping you become flexible in your options. Through three different designs on three different wood products, Joy aims to fire up your creativity to create wood pieces with calligraphy which everyone will love.

Let's get creative; the possibilities are endless!

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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. We're going to infuse the beautiful calligraphy, all lecturing on wood. You can call me Joy and I'm here to take you through a specific path off the press, play and sleep process. And this class I'll be showing you how I work on three types of wood. You can't like something that you're more comfortable with. And I'll also take you through houses. Select the right tools and supplies so that you can infuse a beautiful calligraphy harmoniously on your own designs. You can use this as home to call GIF or even parts off your offerings for your clients handover requisites to enroll in this class. But I do use monoline calligraphy. It's up to you. You can use your own style objecting as long as I get my alphabets. Hey, feel free to refuse any style you like. Come join me. I can't wait to see inside 2. Prep: Cleaning and Choosing Wood For Lettering: for preparation. Let's think about two thieves cleaning and choosing cleaning. If you get your word from across supply store or a department also wiping it with a dry cloth will do. I wouldn't necessarily introduce water because there times when at least water marks in the wood, especially the word is not treated, so you want to play it safe. What comes in all shades of brown dogwoods are lovely. Contrast white and metallics. While light colored woods can help your black ink stand out more, think about what things off pains you're using to decide on the shade of brown. You want to get a note on the type of wood before buying your wood pieces, especially if you're working with untruth that would like so else. What kind of what is it? So this is driftwood, but you might want to see if, um, you know what kind of wood is it? Softwood. If itself would like pine, it will absorb a lot off the ink. It will cause feathering when you're doing your piece. This may be the effect that you're going for, but if not, then that's something to consider. If you prefer to get crisp lines, then use but like birch or walnut, or use what has already been treated 3. Prep: Choosing Suitable Driftwood For Lettering: drift would look so dramatic that I cannot help but one experiment with it. Find a piece that has flat surfaces, so that's easy for you to write on. I wouldn't recommend they use appointed Nip for this because the times might get caught in the wood fibers. So we will use paint pens for this because what is porous, especially if there is no surface treatment, you are unlikely going to be able to take off the ink after you have drawn on this. So mistakes are fatal. Just kidding. There is never a mistake that we cannot recover from if we choose to. So if let's say you're using a solvent, stick off the paint. If you made a mistake, there still gonna be some traces off the ink. So what you can do it is. You can take sandpaper and you can send off the paint on and will be as good as new. If you need to reuse your food 4. Play: Lettering On Driftwood: but this particular driftwood I'll go with the Molitor acrylic one fall due to the absorbency of this word. The other pains that I've tried just sinks and absorbs the paint. Um, so the motto is the one that I have found to give the best performance because the shade of this would have stock. I'm gonna go with the white Moloto. Now I think about this piece, anything about where it came from, I think about what he has gone through. And the one word that came to my mind is the work flow. It'll be nice reminder for me because I need to remember more often that embracing changes a lot more productive than resisting change. I'll be doing more the line calligraphy for this as the flat surface, every here is quite small. Before you thought, writing with your Moloto pain pin number to give it a shape and always keep another piece of people is that you? Do you make sure that, um every time you feel that Penis running out check press your pain pin and check whether the in flows out. Yes. So make sure you keep something like this handy by your side All right. So let's get started to write the word floor so you can select a driftwood that's flat. This one is not particularly flat, so I will need to angle it. So I'll put three fingers to the back to make sure that stable use my thumb to stable life the driftwood on writing the workflow because off the nature off the would you can see that there's some parts that I will have to go over again because the paint pen acrylic ink is not able to get to it. So it isn't pat, that seems like, are there gaps? But that's okay. We're gonna go over it again. Says, well, just like the right kind of driftwood that will be easy for you to work on. Go facility. Yeah. So the workflow and then you're gonna check for areas where you find that the Penis skipping and just Yeah, I'm just gonna do more of the touch ups and gonna show you what the final piece will look like. You have the final piece. I'm really touched out some of the parts that, uh, um, a little bit lacking in ink so that it appears or pay throughout the word. I also extend that the entrance drop off the F because they just want it to, um, have a sudden, kind off wave to coincide with the workflow and what this piece brings up for me. I hope you enjoy this. And I hope you go on to make your own driftwood letter pieces. 5. Play: Removing Paint From Driftwood: if you want to reuse your driftwood, I wouldn't recommend you using Evolve into even though I know that the acrylic one for all . Ma, little pen if dissolvable in rubbing alcohol But we can do for wood is you take a sandpaper and you're a bit off. So I really rubbed off the bottom off the entrance stroke for the F. Yeah, speaking to the scene of the exit stroke and you can see that it was thought to come on. Yeah, just be patient. 6. Play: Lettering On Clothes Hangers: we'll be working on these clothes. Hanger. I'm going to be putting the name here off the bright in white. Amusing the deco color extra fine. Everyone be putting the name off the groom here in black. Um, I really like the green off the wood here, so I'm going to have the name going to be in a diamond shape. I'm gonna put Painter's tape on all four sides and I'll show you what that looks like. I wanted to work with the green off the wood piece in mind. So what it was I followed the line off the hanger diagonally from the left to the right outwards. And so that's how a pace that the people escape the same way. So from the right to the left, I followed the line by gonna line up. And that is going to be the other side of the painter's tape for the bottom off the diamond . I was ordered to follow again the grain. So I pasted the painter's tape from the top left to the bottom, right. And so, until I get a diamond shape, I'm gonna be writing the word ning the name off the bride in white here, and so you'll see how. But I think off the people's tape, the diamond shape will appear once you're ready to Scott, shake your pimp n That's not the ink. Make sure it's flowing well. And then I thought the knee. So I'm gonna be writing out the name Me. I do it in monoline, and I'm gonna do the name inside the diamond shape. You can leave. It s monoline if you like. Or if you prefer 04 calligraphy. Check where the down strokes are and draw another line of sight. He feel you have a contract it in your thicker down strokes and you're in the obstructs. Okay, so there you have it. If you really want the diamond shape the show through, you need to make sure that the edges off the diamond has some embellishment. I'm gonna use my gold tickle color and in Cree any kind of embellishments at the sites just so that when you take off the painter's tape, the shape shows through. I'm going to be doing dots e think goal is a beautiful compliment. Make sure you have the guts all around. Yeah, so now you take off your painting state and you see a clean diamond shaped thing. Yes. To the same breath of a black like a color. Just so you know how the different colors work with this pine colored hangar and asked if the other piece I will be drawing in the down strokes can see that the deco color have a very Popik. I think it was very well on Wood s 50 at the peak. I won't do the borders in gold. Take this off. You have to pay. Yeah. So if you feel like you want to write the date, you can write their own any of this sides and only of the sites. So because I just like to write the number two, if you just write the date 20 year, February. Thank you. We'll take the other way. You go. 7. Play: Removing Paint From Wood: What if you made a mistake and you want to take the paint pen off? I recommend that you take a claw dab a bit off. Uhm pink the no on it before. And then we came up. Yeah, they will try again with the black. I'm gonna put some more off the paint. Enough. What? You have this black? Because the wood is porous. You can see that some of the black goes into the greens off the world. But you can put more off the pain tonight to see how much you can take off. We can still reuse it. It's probably hot. Yes, would. It's porous, as I mentioned in a previous section off this class. So not all of the pain is gonna come off, but most of it will, especially for the white. You can see here. Yeah, So don't be worried If you made a mistake or you want to do over, just use paint thinner, turpentine, and you'll be good to go 8. Play: Lettering On Wooden Keychain: have another piece of wood here. It's a key chain. This would has already been treated I got at a craft store, so it may not be as porous as a drift work. Um, this reminds me off the ship off our house and, ah, quote that comes to mind if art is a journey retake without leaving home. So I'm gonna be writing it on this teaching. So as usual, before you begin walking on your pain pins, give it a shape. Make sure that the incomes our take another piece of people mission of the Incan smooth. You're good to go. And then I will write that face over and over again that art is a journey retake without leaving home. - You write it over and over again. So it's OK if I don't finish the word. - If the ink doesn't come out, maybe might need to change the angle off your new and how you're holding the pen. All right, it again continue. C Okay. 9. Your Class Project And Thank You: Hello again. How is it? What new? I guess that the cost block. Now, go ahead and think about would really that portrait that you like to work on these on the methods that option before, Like the wood there comfortable working with. Tell me how you gonna use it. Is it for kind portrait? It's a home to call. And if you your electric on it, snap a picture of the finished piece and uploaded to our class project. Do you have any questions at all? I'll be happy to help. You can post your question on the discussion board in the community section below. Now, if you're interested in working with other materials, I do have confidence. Based on a gate to visa Keen. I hope to see you then. Once again, My name is Joy. Yeah. Thank you for taking this class