Typography in 3D

Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to “choose” between public justice and private happiness. It asks that women be free to define themselves – instead of having their identity defined for them, time and again, by their culture and their men.
Susan Faludi

H on my Desk

A friend gave me this cardboard box-like letter. It was painted in a bronze colour that I did not like much. So I decided to do a bit of iHanna transformation…

H is for Hanna

To cover the brown bronze color I got myself a new jar of gesso. The old one was like rubber, so dry I throw the whole thing away. I don’t gesso much in my art journals these days, so it dried up on me. Anyway. After two layers of gesso I thought I’d paint my 3D letter pink, but before I could do that I found these pretty Cath Kidston napkins I got from another friend once… Total aha-moment. Time for decoupage right?

Napkin decoupage

Got out my gel medium, and not to carefully slapped one layer of the napkin on each side of the letter. If you look closely it’s a mess, but from a bit of a distance I think it looks fab!

Here is the finished paper H:

Finished paper H

H is for Happy! Right?

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6 Responses to Typography in 3D

  1. Debi says:

    Hanna, this is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! You did an amazing job with it. I love pink and love this pattern as well. : )

  2. Marcia says:

    High-spirited Hanna has a harmonious heart in her happy home.

    So pretty!

  3. Rachel says:

    That is so pretty!

  4. Debbie says:

    This is awesome, Hanna…what a brilliant idea!

  5. That is so cute! I have several different printed napkin sets, so I could make a few letters myself. Thanks for the idea!

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