Sunday, February 15, 2015


I am still in the works of completing
my text art project. I decided to do quilling, which uses rolled up paper to make a design. It takes a lot more time than I thought it would to roll each one and glue it, but I am almost done. 
I decided to do a Chinese word because I love how artsy simple words can look. I decided to do the first letter in warm colors because I had only rolled up those colors and I wanted to get started on my project. But I think the warm and cool colors adds character to the artwork.  So far, it has come out very nice and I am very pleased with how it looks. I don't think I would've done anything different. 

Once I complete this unit, I'm thinking about either doing an acrylic project or a print making project. So in the next to weeks I will be completing one of those two units. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Text Art

For this project, I did my research using Pinterest under a board named "Text Art". I discovered a lot of different types of art that had text incorporated into it. From shading using different size text to create an image to using everyday materials to create a word. There were a lot of techniques that I have never seen before.  
For my first challenge, I created a cross using bible verses to create the shape. 
It was tricky to get all the words to fit perfectly straight, but once I added shading, it blends the line more. 
For my second challenge, I created my name out of colored pencils. 
I haven't officially started my final project, but it's in the works. I have somewhat of a plan. I am pretty sure I will do "quilling" which is where you roll paper and make designs out of it, with which I was going to use to form a word.
These are my ideas/sketches, I am still unsure of what word, or symbol, I want to create, but I am very close to starting my final project.