I recently had to take a few months off blogging. It wasn’t for any bad reasons, but between running my own business and planning a wedding I got a little overwhelmed. But now, the wedding is over (It was awesome!) and I’m ready to get back to the blog… I REALLY REALLY missed it!
So, first post back as a married woman… Here’s the 3D sign I created for the wedding. I wish I had taken better photos along the way, designing it, but like I said before I was really busy and stressed out with the wedding.
To design the sign, the first thing I did was to design it in illustrator. I designed it to scale where 1 inch was equal to 1 foot. The I started with the “L” It was the easiest of the elements. I cut the front and back out of large pieces of cardboard. Next I cut pieces of cardboard 6 inches wide and masking taped the 2 sides of the L to the edges with a 1 inch lip all the way around. Then I covered ALL of the edges in masking tape, first so it wouldn’t fall apart, and second so the edges would be smooth and hold the spray paint.
Next I did the same thing for “Mr” “&” “Mrs”.
Then I spray painted each piece to match the CMYK theme of my wedding. (I’m a graphic designer by trade… CMYK are the printer dot colors, as well as the colors of my design company.)
Once the 3D pieces are painted and dry, the next step was to line them with LED wire or (L-Wire). I have an obsession with this stuff. I used clear packing tape wrapped around the edges to hold the L-Wire on. I actually got Dave to help light up the “L”.
The last part of this HUGE project was to mount the piece together, which I was able to accomplish with a mixture of hot glue and packing tape.
So… Here’s the final result… and I’m in love! Check it out!
And here are a few shots from the wedding