home: featured [ Copper Blush ]
We love what they do at Copper Blush – simple and beautiful text signs, hand crafted for your home from wire, in a choice of fonts.
Have a fun slogan, poignant quote or meaningful words or personalised babe option. Choose what suits you, the room or location of your sign
Head to their Etsy store to find out more.
home: found this [ prints ]
A lovely discovery in this great little print shop – Little Dog Studio. A cool collection of prints both text and illustration based with prices from a super low £15! Whether it’s a quote to motivate you, an initial that’s personal or maybe something for the kids room, there’s something for everyone.
Have a browse of the Etsy shop and see what would be perfect for your home.
home: made [ creating with text ]
Discovering TipJunkie was a good moment. A collated selection of DIY projects all designed with the typography fan in mind.
From creating giant initials to hang on the wall to decoupage with book pages to word art, this feature has 16 projects to have a go at.
Our favourite DIY is the printed letters or numbers on a cork board, as featured in last Friday’s trend post. Either freehand or with stencils, with emulsion paint and a brush or sponge, you can get creative with words, letters and numbers on a simple plain cork board (see bottom right in the picture). A good spray varnish finish will help to ensure your work lasts and won’t chip with the daily use.
Home accessories and styling created with typography designs are the perfect way to personalise your home, whether it be the initials of the family hung on the wall, or the pages of your favourite book pasted onto the wall, a quote you love on a giant canvas, or even stencilled letters spelling out ‘welcome’ on a wooden hallway floor as you enter the house.
home: made [ printing ceramics ]
Sometimes home accessories just need a personal element. The current trend for getting creative with ceramics is a fun, easy way to create pieces for your own home, for a party or for a gift that stands out for being individual and personal.
There’s a variety of art mediums to use to get illustrations, text or any design onto ceramics or glassware. Transfer or decal paper can be printed on and used, sharpie markers can be used to draw, write and design straight on plates or cups and ceramic paint is also available.
Apartment Therapy offer a great tutorial for using printable transfer paper and you can buy printable decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper. If you want inspiration for using sharpies head to A Beautiful Mess.
Take inspiration from current trends in botanical drawings, typography and geometric designs. For extra depth to the design, layering your designs over already patterned plates can look brilliant too. Search eBay, charity shops and carboot sales for vintage crockery to use or head to IKEA for good quality plain modern ceramics.
Ceramics can be designed with names or pictures tailored for an event, a seasonal time of year or even with a selection of great motivational quotes or words.
If creativity doesn’t come naturally printing images onto transfer paper means you don’t actually have to draw or write a design yourself. And if you just can’t face a little DIY have a peak at Etsy and buy straight from the creative folk making it already, like the talented Ivonne Ellen who’s gorgeous pieces including vodka tea cups and animal illustrated plates are just incredible. Prices from £35.