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Hand Making Labels for My Cellar - Just Because!

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  • Started 7 months ago by mtwaller
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  1. mtwaller

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    Thought I'd share some labels I've been making for my cellar jars. I dabbled in calligraphy a couple of years ago and I've been wanting to pick it back up. These labels are the perfect excuse to combine two things I enjoy. They're not technically sound or "correct" in their proportions, but they're still fun! I might end up redoing these with more vintage looking paper at some point.

    Anyway, no real serious point to this post. Maybe it will inspire somebody else to get artsy or creative with their cellar. If so, post some pictures of your creative handiwork! Cheers!

    “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion”.
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    That looks like some damn nice calligraphy, mt waller. I honestly thought you'd printed them off until I read your post. I think distressing the paper afterwards with some tea of coffee would finish them off very nicely. Just make sure the ink you use won't run

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    I noticed the labels right away from your earlier post on the shadow box. They're a nice touch to any organized cellar/display. Good work! About the closest I'll ever come to that is using some fancy font with my printer. BTW, I found it helpful to include the leaf components or tobacco genre and date on my labels.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Really sharp!

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    I love it! That is wonderful. I started a handwriting coarse online last month and bought a fountain pen. This is right up my alley. Your work is great.

    Neal
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    Nice! Gives your jars a nice aesthetic!

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    Well of course you do, with that beautiful penmanship, artistic calligraphy. I do mine on the computer and play around with the typefaces, but of course, not nearly as handsome or inspiring as hand-done.

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    Well done!

    Clear tape over the labels?

    You might try a stationary store to see if they had any old stock that you could have for cheap.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Very nice! I have been doing the same thing as much as possible. Just love adding old-world touches to things when I can. I did the same label-making for my pipe rack at home. You can kinda sorta see one here. I have all three filled out now.

    I've been meaning to carry it over to all my jars, just haven't gotten there yet. Awesome work!

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    They look great...very classy. That definitely takes some talent.

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    Those are very nice.

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    I started a handwriting coarse online last month and bought a fountain pen.

    Neal, aren't you a physician? I thought it went against medical ethics for a doc to have nice penmanship

    Seriously good work, mtwaller! You've inspired me to do a better job on my jars from now on.

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    Thanks you guys, glad you like them! I’m pretty impatient and want things when I want them, so I didn’t really plan these out very well. If I had I probably would’ve standardized the sizes and used some paper with some more character... but what can ya do. Live and learn. Also I love the vibe of the original labels, which I cannot capture at all, so I’ll probably print and attach those to the lids down the road when I have a free Saturday. jpmcwjr yep it’s just clear scotch tape over paper. Didn’t have a better way on hand if attaching them, but seems to work ok. And carolinachurchwarden I really like your setup, it has tons of Americana character!

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    I've often used the wide tape over labels. Even waterproofs it if carefully applied with enough overlap.

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    How dare you forget the health warnings!!!???

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Impressive! I like them a lot.

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    Nice!

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    olkofri you're a funny one

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    That's a very classy way of doing it mtwaller!

    And carolinachurchwarden, I love that pipe rack!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    Very nice looking.

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    Very nice !
    Guess our school system is thinking about stopping the teaching of handwriting?
    Tis a shame.

    Paper

    Looks great.

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    instymp that’s definitely more what I had in mind!

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    Very nice. Definitely better than my painters tape and sharpie labels.

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    Nice callig' indeed! Your rack too, May-thew. If I weren't so basically honest (*&* have a thing about not liking the view from inside a jail cell) I might think about making a midnight purloin trip your way!

    Bill

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
    Posted 6 months ago #

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