As I’ve mentioned in nearly every blog post, I plan to find new ways to use my paintings in different types of projects.
In the past, I’ve done my greeting cards, which has been the best seller, and I’ve also created posters and calendars using inDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. However, why should all of them be on the computer? Can there be other ways to do it?
After a recent class trip to the Laney College FabLab, it got me inspired to take my creative skills to a whole new level! One of the newest projects I created was a plaque to identify my business, inspired by one I saw someone had already done.
This was made of a clear plastic acrylic material with my logo, what Kevin’s Cards is about, and even one of my paintings engraved right on it. It also has a plastic K and C from my logo to give it some support.
This project took a lot of planning and adjustments to get it just right. First, I used Illustrator to create a basic design of what the final product would look like. Then, I had to do a test cut on a piece of wood to get an idea of how the lettering would be engraved.
Once that was complete, it was on to the block letters, which took the most adjustments to get to fit just right. In the end, it turned out to be even better than what I anticipated.
Now I can place it on my desk, or take it with me whenever I have another card sale, so people can now have a better understanding at what I do! The FabLab is definitely one of the places where my inspiration will develop and who knows what I come up with next!