The craftings of a shadowy figure...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wicked Little Number...

So the first project I will share is a ceiling tile I entered into a contest at a local restaurant.  I did a play on Something Wicked this Way Comes...

As you can see they used the big tiles...I don't think I realized just how big or how brittle they were until I did this.

I tried to use sealant on the tile since it's so porous, but honestly I don't believe it helped.

I used basic acrylic paint and foam brushes.  The foam got torn on the tile but I
really don't know that regular wall brushes would have worked better.  Coverage is just tough on a tile.

I tried to sketch things out and then make that sketch into a template, anything that could help me plan things out.


I mostly worked from the top down

The writing on the tile proved a little trickier.  As I mentioned the coverage made delicate details difficult.  I guess a big part of the problem is the fact that I got to the bottom and just wanted to finish.  In order to use an appropriate font instead of my handwriting I would have had to print out the title, a few letters at a time in order to get them to their necessary size since anything I had was just wrong size and style wise.  And according to Murphy's Law - the printer was out if ink.  Then I would have had to cut out each letter and then deal with spacing, soooo my handwriting won out.


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