Monday, February 11, 2019

Simon Says - Typography

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
definition: the study of the design of typefaces and the way in which the type
 is laid out on a page to achieve the desired visual effect

I created a Vintage Sepia look page in my Dina Wakley Media Journal using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Word Play Bigz die for the wording and to add texture to the background.

I die-cut lots of letters from scraps of white card using Tim Holtz Word Play Bigz die and fixed them to the Cotton Rag Watercolor pages using Dina Wakley Clear Gesso.  I then applied a coat of Clear Gesso over both pages to seal the surface ready to have some fun with paint.
I spritzed the pages generously with water and dabbed on Antique Linen Distress Paint and let the water work it's magic and move the paint around. I dried the pages and repeated the process with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint.
I spritzed the pages with Hickory Smoke Spray Stain and tilted the journal to let the stain run into the crevices of the letters. I dried and spritzed again in places until I was happy with the background. 
I inked the camera image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Inventor 8 with Black Soot Archival and stamped on to Idea-ology Plain Collage Paper.
I drew around the image with a wet paint brush, teased the excess paper away with my finger and fixed to the page with Distress Collage Medium Matte.
I inked one of the images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Fragments with Hickory Smoke Archival ink and stamped randomly on the pages.
I added Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon and Word Play die-cut letters
coloured in the same way as the letters on the left hand page
I inked the script image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Entomology with Black Soot Archival Ink and stamped randomly on both pages
and added splatters of Black Soot Distress Spray Stain
I roughed up the edges of  Idea-ology Found Relatives and Photobooth with Tim Holtz Paper  Distresser, applied a coat of Distress Vintage Collage Medium and sanded lightly. I added to the page with sections of Idea-ology Film Strip Ribbon and created shadows around the edges of the collage pieces and the lettering on the right hand page with a Black Soot Distress Crayon, faded out using a Detailer Water Brush.
I added Dina Wakley Media Tape and Collage Words fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium

Idea-ology Tiny Text Remnant Rubs and a Small Talk Chit Chat Sticker.

You can find all the products I used over at Simon Says Stamp, just click on the links below

Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and as always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

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I look forward to seeing what you create this week...
Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


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Janette said...

Really enjoyed reading this 'how to' Kath, far better than just seeing the finished results, thankyou for sharing, I really love the pages, amazing.x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Kath, love all those wonderful layers and the colours are fantastic. Love ❤️❤️

Lorraine A said...

Oh WOW Kath!! this is a showstopper!! the sepia tones and layered details are absolutely gorgeous!! Totally LOVe this!! ❤️❤️❤️

Hope you have a great week and be sure to set your alarm for any upcoming appointments, we don't want you to miss any, hehe ;-)
Lols x x x

Lula said...

Beautiful spread Kath. Gorgeous design. The mood you created with sepia is breathtaking.
Lula xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW! This is awesome! I love the layers, textures and design.
Linda xxx

Sarah - Crea S said...

Stunning pages! Hugs, Sarah

Glennis F said...

OMG I would love to see your journal IRL - what fabulous pages

Marci said...


Redanne said...

I have been saving those post until this evening so I could spend time just looking at this wonderful journal page! It is fabulous Kath, I love how you used the Word Play letters and how you built up the background colour. The fabulous camera is just the icing on the cake, it is gorgeous (I have an old camera that looks just like this). Hugs, Anne xx

Barbara said...

Kath you are absolutely an eclectic artist! the way yoo move between different styles is incredible! This page is perfection! Colors and design work so well and the vintage feeling you gave to this work is amazing! Barbara

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is GORGEOUS! The color palette is stunning and the splatters in the background are perfect. This is elegant and industrial and I think it's fabulous!

Macarena said...

Beautiful and so warm! Love the sephia and all the elements making this project so cozy. Great background with spread letters and the washi tape with scribbles is so cool! Hugs x

Maura said...

Wonderful pages, Kath! Love the vintage step back in time, and the sepia is wonderful. That big typeface looks wonderful in the background. hugs, Maura

Deb said...

Gorgeous Kath, I adore your colour palette and wonderful interpretation of the Typography theme, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fantastic art journal pages! Kath. The vintage effect and all the details on these pages are so stunning. :)

Anna-Karin said...

This journal spread is fantastic Kath! I love how you made the letters a part of the background and all the details and words, and images are so perfect together.