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Perhaps most commonly used in advertising and design from shop sign writing to modern digital displays, beautiful and powerful typography has demanded the skill of dedicated artists for centuries. However, if like us you struggle to write a shopping list neatly and can only dream of creating a textual masterpiece then look no further.
By following our seven simple steps you too can create a bespoke piece of typographic art that will look as if it’s been executed by one of the greats.
To begin, choose your design. This can be anything from a piece of typography in a magazine to a picture you’ve always been fond of; we’ve opted for a slogan we created on the computer and printed off on A4.
Tip: Make sure you reverse your chosen design. This means when you start tracing, the side you have drawn on will end up being on the back of the glass.
Take your chosen frame apart to get to the glass. We’ve gone for an A4 frame to fit our design.
Take a duster and a clean dry cloth to give the glass a wipe down and remove any dust.
Place the glass over the top of your design and position centrally.
Now take your Rust-Oleum Leafing Pen in Gold and begin to trace the design onto the glass, working from top to bottom. Once the first trace is dry, go over again to build up the colour.
Once fully dry place the glass back into the frame and secure.
Your custom frame is now ready to be proudly displayed on the wall or even in an arrangement on a table. All you have to do is wait for the first: “Where’d you get that then?”. Well…