How To Add Lettering & Faux Calligraphy On Different-Coloured Fabric Bags | Joy Tay | Skillshare

How To Add Lettering & Faux Calligraphy On Different-Coloured Fabric Bags

Joy Tay, Pen & Ink Experimenter, Hand Letterer |

How To Add Lettering & Faux Calligraphy On Different-Coloured Fabric Bags

Joy Tay, Pen & Ink Experimenter, Hand Letterer |

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4 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Play: Permanent Marker vs Fabric Marker on Light Fabric

    • 3. Play: Lettering Using Pen Marker On Dark Fabric

    • 4. Your Class Project And Thank You

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About This Class

If you are looking to add calligraphy and lettering on coloured bags to personalise them as presents and packaging for the upcoming holiday season, letterer Joy Tay has a few tips for you in this 19-min Skillshare class.

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

You will be taken through a step-by-step approach of how to overcome the challenges of working with different-coloured fabric bags and how to select the right types of lettering supplies.

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! 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 tips for selecting the most appropriate types of bags to choose from so that your beautiful lettering work can shine.

Play. Get tips on how to create faux calligraphy and troubleshooting tips in working with differentwriting supplies so that you know which situation calls for which!

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 where you learn how to do your lettering on fabric bags. You can call me Joy and I'll take you through specific parts of the prep, play and display process. So you're able to select the right kind of Truls and supplies, and it will all work together harmoniously in infusing your calligraphy all metric on these fabric bags that you'll be working on. You can use it for a personal project you can use. It s a gear then no prerequisites to enroll that I'll be using model line as well as focal a graffiti in this class. If you have knowledge about that, great if not as long as they can. Right after but And I bet that's you. You can use your old style of rhetoric and uses class as an inspiration to create your own style. So come on, join me. I cannot wait to see inside 2. Play: Permanent Marker vs Fabric Marker on Light Fabric: if you're gonna be using light colored property, but really recommend that you get a textile marker as opposed to just using a prominent pen so you can see the effects Here. I use the permanent pen for this flourish, but I use this textile marker to write the words. Um, what I did was for both, actually, when I first wrote on it, they're both equally dark and then Esparta instructions. I actually I ended for three minutes and then I put it through the washer. After the washer, you can see that the paint still comes. The ink is still visible when you're using the fabric marker, but the ink has almost disappeared if using a permanent marker. So if you're fabric is light in color, this is the way to go. Just use a fabric marca as this is a light colored fabric. I've decided to use the fabric marca So before we thought you might want to make sure that so the ink doesn't come through that the other side, you might wanna put a piece of paper or cat box. Okay, so, yes, office is now protected and we can start writing. We're gonna use full calligraphy for this piece. So just write out your mean Let this first you can see that the ink doesn't greet on this fabric. Just gonna join s. Okay, So I was sharing with you that we're gonna do a folk agree for this piece. What you're going to do is where the down strokes will be. Draw another line beside and we're gonna fill in the lane. Okay? So you can leave the up strokes s idea. Oh, if you want, you can go through one more time to make sure that is equally dark, but leave the weight as it is. So there's another downstream on the B and go over your obstructs if you wish to. Same thing for the l. A. Is a down stroke drawing the line beside And that the line for your down stroke off your eyes. U s me. Want to go over your obstruct? Okay, they go. If you're worried about washing this I was sharing in my instructions before this. That actually for a fabric marca this piece spends it goes through the washing machine. It will stay after you Have I ended. So not to worry about it. Enjoying your bag 3. Play: Lettering Using Pen Marker On Dark Fabric: If you're thinking of using a textile marker off fabric Marca for dark colored firebreaks, it's hard to say that you're out of luck. You might be able to find it, but it's not so easily available for me. So I had to find other alternatives. So the two colors that can show up well on the black piece of people or any other dark color fabric for me, I find that there were only two for the other pence that I use. The color just sinks into the black and you can't really see it. So the two that worked for me, when is the Deco color and the other one is the Moloto? So because I have a black peas, I think I would like to have silver on black. So although this books well, and you can try it out yourself, I'm just gonna use the Moloto. Remember, if you're working on our break to have a protective piece inside so that the ink from the pen will not sort through and you can protect the other side of the bank and also your surface. So I've also put in an Annville Apia. For me, it helps because it centralizes when I want my designed to be. Remember, when you are walking with the Molitor, remember the shake the time. Steady the fabric and you might want to smooth it out. Draw study so you can see the color comes out and it doesn't sink into the fabric. That's why I've chosen to use the Moloto. This is just the first coat. You can go over it again for its again or even. But so during four calligraphy, as I shared in earlier videos, when you see the down stroke drew another line beside so that the down strokes are thicker than your obstructs. So this is your down stroke. You can call it in. Okay. Same thing for your tea, Dahlstrom for E. There's, ah, awkward connection here. So I'm gonna use the down the down stroke to cover it up. I think the line from my a my why? Okay, so you can see the color that's come out. But it is not Opie, so you probably have to do a few coats. Okay. Can't gonna write the letters below the p. All right. Stay positive. Shake The kind of you feel for the upcoming food. Okay, Stay positive. And to balance it out, look at more and just gonna drew drop all Yeah, too big over and two smaller ovals from the pulse. And you're gonna fill up a 10 if a suckle here or of that circle kind of like, um, you'll be drawing something a hell are people okay? Stay positive. So I'm gonna come back. I'm going to do another coat on this and I'll show you what it looks like on the second coat. I'm just about done putting my second coat on the words. As you can see, this one has already been drawn twice over this one also. And you can see that compared to the first coat, stay of this comes up a lot brighter. So if you're Inc doesn't really flow, just remember to shake it and test it and make sure that the really comes out. Hey, if you're good to go, I would do stay with you. They can see how the color really comes out when you're doing a second coat. And the Moloto liquid chrome is a very good option to have. If you're trying to draw on the bag, especially on dot fabric color in your down strokes. If you suspect that your ink is not flowing, keep working it on people and try to see with the The ink is coming out as you wish it to can see it starting to look so much better on the second coat. Next would o. T color in your down stroke at the guest wrote in the up strokes. But you're a He conceives a little scratchy because of the fibers of the claw. But the motor does a good job in being able to right on it. Otherwise so. It's a really good option to use, even trying to find something that right on dark colored fabrics. So again, down strokes, color it in. Misha is thicker than your upstroke. Never. Why? So now it's just more about coloring it in because he already have a base from your first coat. Okay, so let me just check again, okay? Compress on the pin to meet your living force. Eunice and five was caught on the tip. Okay. You probably have to keep on doing that to make sure that increase both so I can get Chris Blind and Alexi, hold your cloths that it's taught. I hope that this shows you what you can do it. If you have a dark colored fabric and you want to do a calligraphy on it, stay positive. Here's an edited What I Drew just now was with the Moloto, and it is actually one that is, too mm, he to him in. It's not focusing, so but it's two women. If you want your lines to be crisp, then you might want to go over just the outlines in the one and then tick. So I'm just gonna show you a little bit how I do it. So where the edges are, you can go over it with the one and then pen so that the lines are crisp. There's no bleeding, but you just want it to look neat. Hey, so when you're writing it out, it looks really neat. But sometimes when you're going over your down stroke, your strokes might be quite fuzzy. And it's not something you like. You can just go over the edges off your letters or the outlines in the one mm tip like So again, If you feel that the ink is not coming out, try again. Press on the tip, make sure the ink is flowing out. Okay, so I'm gonna do the best. I'll stay, and I'll show you a picture off How the end product looks like. So here's the end product. After two coats off the ink, As you can see, it really pops against the black. So this is one option for you to use if you're thinking off customizing about before calligraphy. 4. Your Class Project And Thank You: Hi again. How was the class? But they parts of the constants by you. I hope so. Now, for your class project, What you're gonna do is we're gonna select a fabric bag. So I select a dock one and a light color. When it's up to you what you prefer when he selected a bag, you're gonna put your lettering and design on it, and then you're gonna snap a picture off the finished piece and put it up in our class project. Do you have any questions at all about the counts? If you do, please feel free to go to the community section middle and post a new discussion. If you're interested in working with other kinds of fabrics, I do have other cancers or other kinds of materials. I work from materials ranging from a gate Zizek et so I hope to see you in another car once more. My name is Joy and thank you for taking this class