Love Potion

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Inspired by a tumbler I bought from Bando. Also can I just say I’m ecstatic with how well the label on this turned out. I managed to get it to look aged so well!

Watercolours, glitter glue, Brush pen, Pigment Liners.

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It’s Coming

It’s getting to that time of year. You know the time when people go mental shopping. I think I can safely say it will be the first year I will not have to work in retail during Christmas. It’s going to be nice, I won’t have to put up with or grin through the dumbest questions and having a person ask me 3-4 times if I’m positive there’s nothing more in the backroom (like it’s really capable of hiding, and if it is there it’s on hold for someone who’s not you).

I’m so pleased to not have to deal with that for once.

Anyway, I posted WIP pics of the cute little plaid cards on my Instagram last night, and got a surprising response. So I decided to share them here as well. These are all 2″ x 2″ cards for the amazing people I worked with for the past 5 years, they’re also getting some homemade hand salve since it’s freaking dry as hell in that damn store.

And in the thumbnail on the right you all get a preview of me practising my handwriting fancy style skills.

When I make cards again next year, I’ll be sure to use watercolour paper, as the cardstock was a bad idea, it buckled like I knew it would, so they’re currently being flattened out under heavy books.

Anyway, I hope to have more stuff posted before 2015 ends. Stay tuned!

Holbein Watercolors, Gold and Silver FolkArt Craft Paint.

Extra Extra

I finally got around to finishing the calligraphy label on my manila envelope.

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So as I’m looking at it, I’m noticing a lot of problems, aside from symmetry a couple of lines aren’t completely parallel.  It’s bothering me to no end, but only when I look at the photo of it, in person I barely notice these imperfections. I will continue to strive for the day when I don’t have as much trouble with fonts as I currently feel I do.

0.3 mm Pigment Liner in Black, 0.5mm White Uniball Gel Liner, and white Crayola Pencil Crayon

WIPs, and Manila Envelopes

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Original sketch.

I always end up with lots of loose pages in my sketchbooks, since I pull out pages, trace patterns, etc, so I’ve taken to adding a manila folder glued to the back cover to hold them. I looked at it and thought, “Damn, that’s one boring envelope..” so I started doodling on it.

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