I have a list of projects to start working on as soon as my second round of midterms are over! I can't believe this semester is already halfway done. Today I have a guest from across the world. She has the cutest blog and some great design projects! Meet Pratya:
Hello new friends,
It’s really nice to meet you and I’m so flattered to be featured on the Hello Hydrangea blog today!!
I’m Pratya. I am a part time blogger from Indonesia and the owner of The Oliveandlavender blog. I only blog on the weekend because during the week I work as a junior architect in a consulting firm. Blogging is a way to share my passion about crafting, handmade, upcycling and lovely things, just like my blog's tagline!
Today I wanted to share an upcycled project that I finished recently. I was given this clock a few years ago by my friend as a birthday gift. It has a Mickey and Minnie mouse background on it. It was cute, but I was bored with it :)
So... I decide to change that background picture with something that has a more simple, graphic look. I started to browse the web for some inspiration and found this Seb Lester website. He has designs absolutely gorgeous typography art prints and illustrations.
To start this project I had to disassemble the parts of the clock and remove the background image. With the background image I traced the circle pattern onto some cardstock paper so that the size of the new background image would match the size of the clock.
Then I just began to sketch the handwritten typography using a pencil. I used ink and a micro pen to make the lettering more bold. Parker ink works best for the thick parts and a micro pen for the slightly thinner parts. Once that was done I cut the paper according to the form of the circle that I traced earlier.
All I had to do after that was stick the new handwritten typography image background onto the clock and reassembled it. And voila! I have a new clock!
It was so simple to do! You can try it as a clock or just frame it to make a typography poster to decorate your room.
I hope this inspires you - you can see other upcycled and handmade project I’ve made on my own blog.
Thank you so much Lindsey for having me here at your wonderful blog!!
Have a very lovely day, everyone!!