I finished my ATC's for this months swap at our Mixed Media Studio, the theme this month was 'Hand Lettering'. We could use any words or phrases that we wanted but they had to be hand lettered by ourselves. The first ATC I did was one showcasing the name of our Mixed Media Studio group, which is 'K & C and the Sunshine Girls'. The 'K & C' are for the owners of the group, Kathie and Cherie, and the rest of us are the 'Sunshine Girls' :O)
Initially I was going to use my felt pens or distress markers to colour the ATC but then decided to paint it using Distress Ink and the Tim Holtz water brush. I'd not tried that technique before but now I am in LOVE! The colouring, shading and gradation you can get is amazing and it is super easy. Just dab some Distress Ink onto your craft sheet, load your water brush with some ink and start painting.
For the second ATC I decided to hand letter the inspirational phrase 'Do what you love'. It is my mantra these days as I am blessed to be able to make art each and every day, which is definitely what I love to do :O)
My hand lettering was inspired by several talented folks, I watched a video by MadeByMarzipan:
and by Joanne Fink:
And then also used some of the techniques that I learned while taking Stephanie Ackerman's 'A Whole New Doodle' Ecourse.
Give hand lettering a try, it seems very daunting at first but it's fun once you get going. And definitely give the Distress Ink watercolouring a go, so fun! Have a great Sunday everyone and happy creating!