I saw this image on Pinterest in my explorations. It's an umbrella with the Mary Poppin's song,
A Spoonful of Sugar, lettered all over it. I thought Leen Sadder did a clever job with it.
Then I said to myself, "Self, I want to do one." So I am.
Thought the spoonful of sugar song is delightful but I decided on quotes and sayings about art.
I designed the lettering in InDesign, printed it, and placed it under the umbrella.
I traced over it with a black sharpie®, fine tip and regular. Then filled it in.
I've designed all the panels and have finished three of them so far. Here is the first panel.
It rained the day before yesterday so I was able to test run it. And there were no smears or runs. Yay.
One artist tip. If you try this (which is really a lot of fun) decide if you want to write on the inside or outside of the umbrella. Leen did it on the inside, see below, so you can see the writing when looking at the person under the umbrella. I wanted my writing to be seen from the outside, so people could read it from a distance. I don't know how easy, or not, it was for Leen but for me doing doing the lettering near the top is a little tricky. Some of it I have to do standing up with the open umbrella in a chair just because it's awkward for me.
I'll show you the finished project when it's done. What quotes would you put on an umbrella?
9/1/2011 01:45:09 pm
that's cool! That would be a fun gift for the girls!
10/31/2011 04:44:54 am
It looks great Shannon! It was pretty hard to do it on the inside and I ended up in all these strange positions- I actually used a lightbox to make it easier to trace my design onto it. Looking forward to seeing the finished version! Best of luck
Thanks Leen for the nice words and the great idea! Even though it's awkward I am still happy doing it and did use a light box to begin. But, I found that since the umbrella is green I can see through it pretty easily. I have 2-3 panels left. I will be posting.
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