If you’ve been in the craft store during the last few years, you’ve seen the walls of chipboard or basswood letters. Which are cool, except for one thing: the typefaces are, at best, limited, and at worse…awful. (Curlz MT?!?!) So, I’m diggin’ this process to make custom 3D paper letters from any font your choose, in whatever size you like.
Jimmy Diresta doesn’t really provide a “how-to” here, but if you watch his technique of print, cut, glue, and paint, you’ll be able to recreate your own set in no time. I like the spray paint technique, which not only covers glue joints and adds color, but also strengthens the paper, making the project a bit more durable.
Watch the video below:
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