Mixed media using Design Memory Craft and Faber-Castell products. How to video included.
Not really, but I wish that were true! I have been trying to up my crafting game and it's resulted in some purchases of supplies and then actively using them. I try to make sure that I use my supplies regularly and I haven't bought new supplies (besides adhesive) in a few weeks. That might not sound spectacular, but for me that's a long time. The truth is I realized I have enough supplies right now to go "shopping" in my craft studio; that realization forces me to use/rediscover what I already own. Doing this has yielded some "Responsible Crafting". I'm using that to refer to things like making swatches:
Practicing my handlettering:
And even working on my digital art:
I've been working to really get the most out of my supplies and I have to say I'm pretty happy. I feel like I have fallen in love with some of my supplies all over again, which I like because I think it's easy to fall into the trap of "hoarding" supplies and being afraid to use your "good" supplies. To be honest, the whole reason you buy things should be so you can use them. I'm trying to take my own advice there, happy crafting!
So I have been participating in the #sisterswithheartinart challenge on IG, and every week there's a new prompt, this week was "Peacock", so I took it all the way. I started by drawing on black card stock.
I used Prismacolor pencils.
Then I colored the body in and cut out the outline.
Then I got my bag of feathers.
Then arranged them behind the body.
Then I attached it all to a distress inked background. I also hand lettered the quote and mounted it on glitter paper.
This did take a while, but It was really fun, next post will be my first post for Quick Quotes! Happy crafting!
Hi everyone! This post just to capture the last of my cards and artwork for the week. I made this card for a challenge, the prompt was "Cup".
This was done by drawing the cup on watercolor paper, using Tombow brush pens to color and then embossing the #muglife.
i also found the time to do some more hand lettering.
I used a mixture of Pitt artist pens, Sharpie Fine, Le Pen, and Copic markers for this one. Took about 2-2.5 hours from start to finish, hopefully I'll get faster. I'll be starting next week with a 10 minute card, until then Happy Crafting!
So I've been working on my hand lettering and really trying to improve. I'm hoping that by next year I can do freehand with no pencil guides...in the meantime, here's what I made!
And then this.
I've just been trying to create something everyday, no matter how small, you can find the time too, happy crafting!