There is no right or wrong way to come up with a catchy design idea for a craft logo. Logos basically give a visual representation of a business's unique character. A logo can be as simple or as intricate a design as you wish, and can include colourful letters, numbers and patterns. With a few materials and straightforward directions, you can create a custom logo as an interesting craft activity.
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Things you need
- Plain white paper
- Copy machine
- Coloured pencils
- Computer scanner
- Iron on printer paper
- Fabric marker
- 3-D craft paints
Sketch different logo ideas, with a pencil and plain white paper. Test various designs until you come up with one you like.
Draw a neat, final copy of your chosen logo design and make three copies of this basic design.
Experiment with adding different colours to your logo design, using coloured pencils. Use each copy to try different colour combinations, and out of the three, pick the coloured design that you like best.
Scan the finished, coloured logo design on a computer scanner and save the image to the computer. If you wish to have multiple paper prints of your logo, you will easily be able to open the saved logo design and print the desired amount.
Print your design onto iron-on printer paper. This will allow you to transfer your design onto any cloth items of your choice.
Sketch a quick but accurate rough draft of your logo, this sketch will act as a guide.
Copy the logo design neatly on to the paper or cloth that you want the final logo design to be on. You can draw it on paper with a pencil, or on cloth with a fabric marker.
Paint in your logo design outline with 3-D craft paints. Use any colour combinations of your choice. Allow paint to dry completely before moving on to step four.
Add any extra embellishments, like sparkles, rhinestones, or beads. Embellishment additions are great for less formal logo designs and add an extra crafty and creative look.
Tips and warnings
- Iron-on paper can be found at most craft stores, and usually come in packs of multiple sheets.
- Carefully read directions that come in the iron-on paper package to avoid mistakes, like printing a logo onto the wrong side of the iron-on paper. Also make sure your iron is on an acceptable setting for proper adhesion.
- If your logos are remaining on paper products, you can cut them out and carefully glue them onto colour-coordinated construction paper. This will add creativity and interest.
- The technique to properly using 3-D craft paint is to paint in a dot by dot technique. Before painting directly onto your paper or fabric, practice the technique on a scrap.
- The 3D craft paint can act as an adhesive for any embellishments you wish to add.
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