Saturday, May 6, 2017

Hand Lettering #11: Personalized Birthday Magnet, Aries

Hi everyone!!! :o)

I hope you're enjoying your weekend. :o)

Today I want to share with you a hand lettered personalized birthday magnet I made for a friend crafter/blogger from Slovenia, Valentina. She is very creative and super friendly. :o)

How I made the magnet...

I cut a 2" diameter circle base from a Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

I stamped an adorable Aries from Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set on the circle base and hand lettered word Aries in block letter handwriting style.

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, but I colored it after Kathy's challenge. I went with same design and lettering style and made samples for entire Zodiac, but I didn't colored them. I still have a lot of unfinished samples from my personal challenge, some I messed up and still didn't write a wrap up post.... Spring brings laziness here on my blog. LOL :o)

Back to the magnet.... I colored the Aries in watercolor technique, using Distress Inks. Then I heat embossed in clear a gorgeous Hero Arts 'Reverse Constellation' background. I watercolored constellations with Distress Ink Mustard Seed and left the circle dry on air.

I cut a circle out of a magnet sheet with large scissors and glued it together with the colored circle using 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.

As a finishing touch, I coated Aries's horns and hoofs and constellations with Clear Wink of Stella.

Dimensions: d = 51 mm (d = 2")
List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set
  • Hero Arts 'Reverse Constellation' backrogund woodblock stamp
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Ranger's Arcihval Ink (Jet Black)
  • TOZ Leonhardy black drawing ink
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Black Soot
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Clear Gloss, Regular, WA01R)
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. Clear 999)
  • UHU universal glue
  • magnet sheet
  • EK Success Circle Cutter
  • dip pen nib (mounted on a paint brush)
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • 32 cm x 32 cm x 1 cm glass plate
  • water
  • paper towels

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



  1. ja, valentina je res super dekle in tole je prekrasno, fina ideja in super se blešči.

  2. I know how beautiful are these magnets, and I'm sure that Valentina will love her gift as I LOVE mine! :D

  3. Milka, thank you so so much! :) You're so kind girl and amazing crafter. I'm really happy to meet you here on the blogworld. And I absolutelly love my aries magnet! :) It's perfect! ♥



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