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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Inspirational Quote Project

Hello crafty people!
Today my post is pretty photo heavy as I'm going to 
show you how I went about making this project
(click on any of the pictures to see them larger)
Recently I've been working on some pieces with 
inspirational quotes on them.
I'll be posting them as I get them done, I have
several in the works right now.
The first thing I did was decide which flowers I wanted
to stamp and color.
I stamped onto a 12"x12" piece of white card stock
and did all the coloring with colored pencils.
I stamped my first flower, which is an old one from 
Stampin' Up, into the upper corner of the page.
I also stamped it onto 
Inkadinkado Masking Paper, cut it out and used it as
a mask.
I had stamped the images I was going to use onto 
scrap card stock, colored them and roughly cut them out.
This way I could position the image and see where 
I wanted to stamp it.
I then laid the stamp over the cut out image and closed
the cover of my MISTI tool on the stamp to pick it up.
Placing the stamp over the cut out image also will prevent
any stray ink from getting where I don't want it.
As you'll see, most of the stamps were used more than 
once and that stray ink can ruin a project.
Here you can see where I used masking.
When I masked off a flower, then stamped over
it with another flower, then removed the mask,
the original flower appears to be in the front.
I just started coloring before I realized I hadn't taken 
a picture of the project with just the stamping on it.
Here it is, before I colored it.
I started by coloring a first layer of color.
This way I could plan out my colors then go back and
do any shading and intensify colors.
Here is what it looked like once I was finished
coloring the flowers.
Now it was time for the quote.
I printed the quote I wanted onto white card stock
from my computer.
I taped it to my light box and taped the project 
over it using Post It Tape.
Once I turn the light box on, I could see the lettering
and traced it.  Sometimes I put paints right to the
project, but since I wanted to use colored pencils, 
I felt it would be easier to trace it with pencil.
I traced all the lettering with a light hand.
Here is a close up of the traced quote.
Even though I used a light hand, I do wish I had 
used an even lighter hand.
Some of the pencil was a little darker than I needed,
it only had to be dark enough that I could see it to 
go over it with the colored pencil.
I think my project turned out nice.
I haven't decided how I will hang this project,
but I'll get that figured out soon and let y'all know.

Thanks for stopping in today to see what I've been up to.
I hope you'll let me know what you think of my project, 
and I hope you've learned something and/or been inspired
in some way.
Come again soon. 
Until then, make something pretty.

All the stamps are from my stash,
the ones I know are:
The flowers in the lower left corner 
"Poppy" from Our Daily Bread Designs
The roses in the lower right and upper left 
"Rose" from QKR Stampede
The 3 along the bottom
Anna Griffin Parrot Tulip Stamp
very old, I couldn't find a link for it.

Note the links are only to give a reference so you can
see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
and you may find better prices elsewhere.
I am in no way promoting any particular site.

1 comment:

Lisadwb said...

Kristie, that is gorgeous! You really put a lot of time and thought into your work and it shows!!