I think this is a great project, and really creative – perfect for meeee 🙂
The only problem is that, well everything seems to have already been done!
After some random brainstorming, I narrowed it down to the ones I liked the best, including:
Ice cube typeface, Ice lolly typeface, Orange segment typeface, Lipstick typeface (which I have wanted to do for a while now – no copying – I WILL get around to doing it some day haha), Dirty t-shirt typeface, Broken tiles typeface, Cassette typeface
Me and Mr S. are going to go to the 3D Design studio on Wednesday and do some extrusion to make molds for type 🙂
I’m gonna steal some wooden stirrer thingys from Maccy D’s tomorrow (I’m going to pick up the perfume bottle that I won on ebay – and be chauffeur for my dad) and use them as the lolly sticks – the real things might be too big as letters will only be 9x9cm
The lollies will be made from wax (yes, more wax model making) and will have a nice glossy, coloured but translucent effect and I can spray some water on with one of those mist things to make it look like actual ice! 🙂 Excited much!
I hope this turns out as great as I am envisioning it in my head!!!
UPDATE 13/04/09 – I have been neglecting my blog recently, but I have been busy!
I started making the ice lolly typeface 🙂
Cutting out the template
Extruding with clay
Using the cheese cutter string thing to get different thickness Rs
Making a wall for the plaster mold
After it had set, I filled the plaster mold with hot melted wax 🙂
And voila! A wax R… awww and it floats too, how cute 🙂
Now I’m trying it in different colours…
…. and different material molds. This is gelflex stuff – rubbery and flexy so I can pop the letters out easier and also I can re-heat and re-use it for all the letters 🙂
Making more molds… I have chosen to do letters R, V, M, C, S and F!
Extruding M 🙂