We continue our Artful Adventures today as we look at another way to use a printable download. How do you like the picture for our adventure this week?
My definition of a printable download is one which is ready to print and could be plopped in a frame as is, except for perhaps trimming it. The ones I am using this week are from Stampin’Up!, and come with not only the printable .jpg image, but have the digital stamps/brushes so that you customize colors of elements, change them around or use them on any of your digital projects. Yesterday we worked on one for St. Patrick’s Day, and today we have one that is not just word art, but has a sweet little picture.
Let’s take a look at what we are starting with today.
This is a very sweet piece which is certainly framable as is. However, around here, we like to kick it up a notch! So let’s grab a fine tip black pen and just add some doodles on this piece after we print it! We are only going to add a little definition to the larger elements, and let the more fine line work stay in the background, kind of like a piece of background paper on a card or scrapbook page.
Once again, I want to stress that it doesn’t have to be perfect! Like our friend Joanne Sharpe says, “Perfectly imperfect!” If it needed it to stay perfect you would just leave it as it came off the printer. Just try your hand on a little bit of doodling, if you haven’t. If you have, you may not have thought of giving yourself a headstart by using something straight off the printer!
Next, I just added a bit of a shadow to some of the lettering with a light, warm gray marker. I wish I would have used a smaller tip marker, but…. it’s done. Nobody is really going to be up close and examining it with a magnifying glass. If they are, and they don’t like it, they should just make one of their own to admire their own self-imposed perfection!
This next photo is up close and personal. Take a look and notice how imperfect it is. (I have to say, I never in a million years would have dreamed I would be telling people to take a close look at something I did to take special note of how imperfect it was!) There are finer tipped pens that may have been more appropriate for the doodling on this, yet they weren’t handy at the moment I wanted to work on this. Remember when you were young and liked to color and doodle? It’s still fun!
Try your hand at a project like this and come post it on the Artful Adventures Facebook Group! We would love to see what you are up to!