I started this process by first designing the letters in illustrator. The red dots denote the x-height.
After finishing the initial designing process I moved on to photographing the letters. For this I used a tripod and grid for consistency. The photos were edited in photoshop so the grid wouldn't show.
After all of the letters were complete I used photoshop to put them together to create my words. My words are Sticky, multicolored, and Corn Syrup.