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An engineer's creative corner studio.

hand lettering

All I do is craft, craft, craft...

Drawing, Watercolor, Coloring, Color, Cards, Crafts, How to, Hand Lettering, Paper crafting, Thrift, SuppliesGabriela SimsComment

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:

 

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

Practicing my handlettering: 

 

Done with Tombow Dual Brushpens

Done with Tombow Dual Brushpens

And even working on my digital art: 

 

Wacom Pad using Sketchbook

Wacom Pad using Sketchbook

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! 

 

Be a Peacock!

Color, Tutorial, Drawing, Graphic, Crafts, Supplies, How to, Diy, Cards, Coloring, Paper crafting, Hand LetteringGabriela SimsComment

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. 

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Then I colored the body in and cut out the outline. 

 

Just the body, but I left the bottom connected. 

Just the body, but I left the bottom connected. 

Then I got my bag of feathers. 

 

Might be messy... 

Might be messy... 

Then arranged them behind the body. 

 

First feather. 

First feather. 

Then I attached it all to a distress inked background. I also hand lettered the quote and mounted it on glitter paper. 

 

So many feathers! 

So many feathers! 

 

This did take a while, but It was really fun, next post will be my first post for Quick Quotes! Happy crafting!

More lettering and #muglife

Crafts, Hand Lettering, Cards, Drawing, Color, Coloring, Graphic design, Graphic, Paper crafting, ToolsGabriela SimsComment

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". 

 

#muglife  

#muglife  

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. 

 

Market and pen on white Bristol

Market and pen on white Bristol

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!