One of my favorite things to do with white alphabet stickers is to add my own mixed media flair to them and create totally new and unique alphabet stickers. In the past I’ve shown how I use Faber Castell markers to color the letters I need to perfectly fit a page I’m doing, today I’m going to show how to add additional mediums to make them even more unique.
I have finally decided on my word and verse for the year so I wanted to illustrate my faith for that verse. I first scraped on several shades of blue and green and then added white to tone it down on the background. I actually covered the whole page except for the verse I was focusing on. Then like usual, I added stamping around the background and then some elements over the top. I cut up this clear cuts sheet with the flowers on it to scatter around the page. Since the background was blue, the flowers were looking a little purple and didn’t stand out. To make them stand out, I took a light pink paint and painted around the circles on the back side of the clear cuts, just where the pink flowers are. This made them really pop out and shine. I added tabs and stickers with the word “KNOW” three times on the page. Three is my favorite number plus, I like using the rule of threes in my projects. I also highlighted the verse and put some washi tape around the page. For “Be still” I really wanted to add some fun so this is when I decided to create my own unique alphabet sheet and share it with you.
First I gathered markers and paint in similar colors. I also chose a marking stamp that I liked and thought fit the markings on the page already. I also grabbed a contrasting marker to use as stamp ink. I also grabbed one sheet of white alphabet stickers.
Next, I scribbled a little with the markers.
Then, starting with the darker colors and ending with the lighter colors I scraped on the acrylic paints.
NOTE: You want to keep the paint very thin so that you can eventually still pull the letters off the sheet. Do not water them down though because too much water will pull the stickers up and they won’t be sticky anymore. This is why I love the Illustrated Faith acrylic paints for this project, they aren’t too wet to cause problems, yet can be scraped thin and still be vibrant colors.
I like to end with white or even white mixed with the main color to really lighten up the letters, but still see the texture and color from the darker layers.
Lastly, when the paint is all dry, I stamped on some fun markings… or you can use a marker and make your own markings over the top. NOTE: Instead of using an ink pad, I brushed color on the stamp using a Faber Castell Big Brush marker, which gives you so many extra options for permanent ink that won’t smudge over the acrylic paint.
I then pull off the letters I need and adhere them to my page. I love how the “L”s are sideways on the sheet so the markings go a different way. So fun!
I chose to adhere down all the clear cuts and made the top main piece something you can flip up and down using washi tape at the top. This way I’m not totally covering up the scripture verse and can still read it.
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