NORDLICHT CREATIVE | hand lettering

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Are you looking for a creative gift or would you like to have an individual backpack yourself?

DISCOVER HANDLETTERING | The art of beautiful writing

Our paper collection inspired Franzi from @Nordlichtlettering to a great backpack motif. We absolutely had to ask her if she could write you instructions on how to individually illuminate the bags & rucksacks in the paper collection.

HERE WE GO

What you need for this:

  • One of our rucksacks or a bag from the paper collection
  • Paper and pen for sketching, alternatively an iPad with the Procreate app
  • A watercolor pencil for sketching
  • A cloth and a vessel with water
  • A ruler
  • Waterproof acrylic markers or alternatively deco markers (e.g. Karin Markers Decobrush) and deco color varnish for sealing
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SKETCH

STEP 1

Measure out the area you want to design and transfer the size onto sketch paper or iPad. Make a preliminary drawing of your motif. With the iPad you can, for example, take a photo of your rucksack and have the sketch displayed on the rucksack.

TO DRAW

STEP 2

Transfer the sketch onto the rucksack with a watercolour pencil. Thanks to the waterproof surface of the rucksack, you can easily wipe off the preliminary drawing afterwards.

Now start to repaint the preliminary drawing with the acrylic markers. It is best to start with the bottom layer and add contours and details later.

 

DETAILS

STEP 3

When the bottom layer is dry, you can start drawing the details. For example, I have added a shadow to the letters and the banner. I also put some highlights on the ME. When the acrylic marker has dried, you can then simply wipe the preliminary drawing carefully with a damp cloth.

(If you use deco markers you have to be careful not to wipe off the paint with it. You should also seal the drawing with Deco Color paint after it has dried.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

 

RESULT

FINISHED ALREADY.

So quickly a beautiful, individual backpack has been created. The perfect idea for gifts with a personal message.

The NOAN backpack made of kraft paper is available in three colours. So there are no limits to your imagination.

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