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DIY 3D typography art

March 31, 2016

You might remember the custom-made love sign I made a while ago. I made it about a week before I met my sister again and had it hanging in my bedroom where I could see it every morning. I still love the quote saying “I like you a little more than originally intended”. But staring at it for 5 mins or until I could get myself to leave the comfort of my bed, I wasn’t really happy with the execution of it.

Do you know that feeling that you create something, think it’s great and slowly, slowly doubts start to creep in? But I wouldn’t be a crafter if I didn’t see this as an opportunity: to create something new and improved.

3D typography love quote art DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

I always wanted to try this 3D typography art I saw online and thought I give it a try. It was easier and faster than the faux watercolor version and it’s been hanging across my bed for quite some time now and I’m still happy with it. I guess it’s time to give it away – it was intended as present.

3D typography love quote art DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

All you need is:

  • thick white paper
  • colored paper
  • thin white paper to print this 3D typography template
  • a scalpel
  • a carving board
  • Washi tape
  • plywood

3D typography love quote art DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

First you need to create the template or download my quote here. Stick it onto the thick white paper and carve out the letters. Make sure that you don’t cut the left side of each letter!

3D typography love quote art DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Take the template off and it should look like this.

3D typography love quote art DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Now bend the letters outward.

3D typography love quote art DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

Put the colored paper to the back and stick it to the plywood with the Washi tape.

3D typography love quote art DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

This little stitched heart is a DIY I did some time ago. You can find the tutorial for that wood embroidery here.

3D typography love quote art DIY | LOOK WHAT I MADE ...

After I finished this I’m looking for some spring crafts. If you have an idea or want me to try something, let me know! I’d love to hear what you’re working on in the comments.

Now. Carry on!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Elsbeth March 31, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Hallo Sarah! Die 3D-Buchstaben gefallen mir gut, so wie ich überhaupt Papierarbeiten mag. Aber hast du eine Idee für das Re- oder Upcycling von CDs? LG Elsbeth

    • Reply sarah April 5, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Hallo Elsbeth, ich überlege mir mal was mit CDs. 🙂 Vielleicht gibt’s ja bald dazu einen Post…

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  • Reply Cara-Sophie October 21, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Hey, super Idee! Wo kann man denn die Template downloaden? und welche schrift wäre es denn?

    • Reply sarah October 21, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Hallo Cara-Sophie! Ich habe die Vorlage nun im Blogpost verlinkt. Happy crafting!

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