Create fun and easy Halloween-themed letters with this tutorial from design team member Jodi Clark!
Jodi uses a computer-generated font on her card. You could use our ArtLiner pens to hand-letter a font of your own, or use alphabet stamps instead.
What you will learn:
You will learn how to take a simple font and color it to be the focal point of the design. This technique could also be used for scrapbook page titles, gift tags, gift box toppers, and more.
See how she did it below:
Select a computer font that is an "Outlined" typeface, or use a vector-based programme to create an outline of your chosen font. Layer a couple of fun bits of clip art around your font to complete the design.
Begin by using GB7 to colour an outline of the bottom third (1/3) of the letter, just to the inside of the design.
Next, colour to the inside of the GB7 with OR1.
Use the OR1 to lightly blend the two colours where they meet.
Finally with CT2, fill in the remaining area of the bottom third with the CT2.
Lightly blend the CT2 in to the OR1 and then out to the GB7.
Begin to colour the middle third by first colouring an outline of CR7.
Next, colour to the inside of the CR7 with OR2.
Use the OR2 to lightly blend the two colours where they meet.
Fill in the remaining area of the middle third with OR1.
Lightly blend the OR1 in to the OR2 and then out to the CR7.
Begin to colour the top third
Colour an outline of IG2 just to the inside of the design.
Next use the Blender pen to soften the edge of the IG2 so that it fades off to white.
This will leave just a little bit of soft shading at the edge of the letter.
After completing your colouring, crop your design and mount it to cardstock. Then apply to your card base.
If desired colour a strip of Harvest Moon Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker at the top and bottom for some added sparkly fun.