Stationery - Chiswick

Typography decorative jar – using Chiswick chipboard letters.

Posted on 23 Mar 2015

Typography is the art of playing with letters – and some of my favourite projects include letters.
The Chiswick range of chipboard alphas are some of my favourites. Today I am sharing a quick and easy decor project with you using some of my favourite chipboard alphas.

Typography (from the Greek words τύπος typos “form” and γράφειν graphein “to write”) is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language readable and beautiful. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning). Type design is a closely related craft, sometimes considered part of typography; most typographers do not design typefaces, and some type designers do not consider themselves typographers. In modern times, typography has been put in film, television and online broadcasts to add emotion to communication.

typography jar

step 1 – select your chipboard letters from the Chiswick range. Colour does not matter for this project, as I am showing you a cool trick how to nutralize your alphas.
step 1

step 2 – adhere your chipboard letters to the front of a clean glass jar.
step 2
step 3 – Spray paint the entire glass jar in the colour of your choice. I opted for a clean natural look so I used cream spray paint.
step 3step 4 – While the letters are still on the front of your glass jar that is now spray painted, insert the blade of your craftknife
in between the fron coloured part of your chipboard letters and the base.

step 4

step 5 – Peel off the front part of your letters to reveal the natural part of the letters.
TIP: This is a quick and easy way of changing the colors of your letters without any effort.step 5

step 6 – Add some natural twine around the top edge of the jar and any other decorations.step 6
This is also a great way of using up those odd chipboard letters you have left over from previous projects, and those unwanted X’s and Y’s.
I hope you are inspired to find new ways of using those pretty Chiswick Chipboard letters.

PS. The Chiswick range of letters are of such a good quality, the spray paint didn’t even budge the colour,
hence I turned them into natural elements by removing the front.

Happy crafting until Wednesday!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.