Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hand Lettering #12: Personalized Birthday Magnet, Aquarius

Hello everyone!!! :o)

Today I want to share with you a hand lettered birthday magnet I made for my friend. :o)

Last year, during my personal challenge Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2017, I hand lettered various samples, this one also.

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

I stamped adorable Aquarius from Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set on circle base, hand lettered word Aquarius in block letter handwriting style and friend's birthdays with Roman numerals.

I did same with the Virgo, for my friend's boyfriend, but I have no idea where I put it. It's not in an unfinished projects pile.

So, my hand lettered Aquarius sample finished in the pile of unfinished projects for almost a year. As my friend's birthday was approaching, it was right time to color it. :o)

I colored the Aquarius in watercolor technique using Distress Inks and left it dry on air.

I cut a circle out of a magnet sheet and glued it on the back of the colored circle. I pressed everything with a 32 cm x 32 cm, 1 cm thick glass plate and left it pressed through the night.

As a finishing touch, I coated Aquarius's outfit with Clear Wink of Stella. :o)

Dimensions: d = 51 mm (d = 2")
List of supplies:
  • Mama Elephant 'Cosmic Stars' stamp set
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Ranger's Arcihval Ink (Jet Black)
  • TOZ Leonhardy black drawing ink
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Peacock Feathers
    • Tea Dye
    • Vintage Photo
    • Walnut Stain
    • Hickory Smoke
  • 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
  • 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. Your hand lettering magnets are fabulous, I know this so well! :D :D Mine is just wonderful!! ;) Also this one looks amazing and your friend will be so excited when she/he will receive it!



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