There is something elemental shared among artists and crafters, regardless of chosen medium: creative energy. Crafters dabble, collaborate, muse, and make, all in their own way and on their own timeline. For all crafts, there are established techniques to follow but wild, innumerable ways to experiment, using the basics to launch crafters to new heights. Crafter's Devotional can aid that launch.
Each week day is allocated its own entry, on which the reader will find a daily dose of craft content that inspires, instructs, and illuminates. Weekend entries explore topics and techniques in greater depth--perfect for enjoying on a more leisurely pace.
Barbara (Bourassa) Call (North Andover, MA) is a professional writer and editor specializing in crafts, food, and health & wellness. She is the author of five books, including Beyond Scrapbooks: Using Your Scrapbook Supplies to Make Beautiful Cards, Gifts, Books, Journals, Home Decorations and More and a 4-book children's book series called Get Active!
You know the saying, "keep it simple " or "less is more"
Well that's what today's inspiration is all about. Click on the image to enlarge and read about the importance of one word and how designing around it can be a great way to work.
So my word is "Welcome"
With a little snarkiness thrown in....get it????
This is how I made my "Knot Welcome" sign
Then I used the surrounding paper as my template to get my spacing right. I simply cut it out in a straight rectangle.
I taped the surrounding paper onto the slice of wood along the top edge with paper masking tape (the removable kind you use when painting) so it would hing up. I adhered each letter in the spaces.
Then I glued a bit of rope tied in a knot. I should also add I embellished the edges of the letters and the knot with a bit of gold ink from an ink pad.
So pick a word and make something!
Do you have a good homophone you like to use? And how?
Leave your answer in the comments and you are entered to win a free book!
If not and want to know more check out this List.
There are some good ones and some I had to go to dictionary.com to look up. I love learning new things.
And on a final note, if you liked this project and want to see another one I did only die cutting fabric pop on over here.