Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hand Lettering #4: Motivation Quote Magnet, Computer Font as an Inspiration and CASEing

Hello everyone!!! :o)

I hope you're enjoying your week. The weather these days makes me very tired, but I manage to play my hand lettering challenge every day, at least for couple minutes. :o) Thank you for your wonderful support on this challenge and comments you leave me daily. I appreciate it a lot. 

Today I want to share with you another hand lettered magnet I made.

To make this one, I CASEd a card I made two years ago, Follow your dreams Card. I went with same design and layout, images and colors. Differences... layout shape, coloring medium, font.

How I made the magnet...

I cut a 3" x 3" base from a Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

I hand lettered quotation in block letter handwriting style. I like a font I used on the card I CASEd, so I tried to hand letter similar font. I used dip pen nib and black drawing ink.

I stamped a tiny snail from Paper Smooches 'Forest Whimsy' stamp set on each side of the base and drew line path / frame line.

I prepared various hand lettered samples during my personal challenge Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2017 to color during a 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. This one also. I hand lettered it on DAY 6 of my challenge and colored it on a DAY 5 of Kathy's challenge (the day before yesterday). :o)

I colored tiny snails in watercolor technique, using Distress Inks, and left it dry on air.

A friend gave me bunch of magnet sheets last year to make my own magnets. I cut a magnet square, a bit smaller than the colored sample and glued them together with universal UHU glue. I pressed the magnet with a 32 cm x 32 cm, 1 cm thick glass plate and left it pressed for an hour. When I glue together two different surfaces, like in this case, paper and magnet, I always press my projects.

As a finishing touch, I covered snails' houses with transparent varnish to create glossy accents and left them dry couple hours. :o)

Dimensions: 77 mm x 77 mm (3" x 3")
List of supplies:
  • Paper Smooches 'Forest Whimsy'
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Ranger's Arcihval Ink (Jet Black)
  • TOZ Leonhardy black drawing ink
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Antique Linen
    • Tea Dye
  • UHU universal glue
  • Gloss Resin Super Clear
  • magnet sheet
  • dip pen nib (mounted on a paint brush)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • crafting needle
  • 32 cm x 32 cm x 1 cm glass plate
  • water
  • paper towels

I'm entering my project to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, March 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

2) The Daily Marker, 7th 30 Day Coloring Challenge
This is my 5th entry to this challenge.
colored: DAY 5

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. These tiny snails are so cute!!! :) Love the glossy accents on their shelles, it gives a lot of dimension! Your handlettering skills are so good!

  2. Super, Milka! You are so talented!

  3. This is so sweet, Milka. Lovely and CAS. Thanks for playing along at HLS WC with this original and beautiful card.

  4. Oops, sorry. Very sweet magnet. The snails are sweet and I love how you finished them with Glossy Accents. I also love the card that you cased and your hand lettering is very cool.

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers. Jenny x



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