Craft Yourself a Love Note
Beginner | 22 min 51 sec
Craft Yourself a Love Note
Take the time to tell yourself something sweet and craft youself a love note. Artist and Children's book illustrator Dawn M. Cardona has chosen "Stretch and Grow" as her message, a phrase that her father used to say to her and her brother almost every single morning growing up. Dawn encourages you to choose your own inspirational words and leads you through some paper piecing, a great stash buster for all your lovely paper scraps. The result is a special artwork that will remind you of your uplifting message every day.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Paper cutter
  • Scissors
  • Craft needle or awl
  • Craft knife or X-Acto
  • Cutting mat
  • Pencil
  • Paint brush
  • White gouache
  • Water cup with water
  • Slow and fast-drying glue, such as Yes Paste or PVA Glue 
  • Gelli plate and brayer
  • Various papers, such as vintage, found, cardstock, and painted (see Dawn's Make Painted Papers for Art Making)
  • Bristol paper, 9" x 12", 2 sheets
  • Printed letters in preferred font - regular printer paper works fine
  • Wet paper towel (optional)
  • Silicone spatula (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Cut details using scissors
  • Work with the grainline of paper
  • Use adhesive for collage
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Class Reviews
37 users recommended this class to a friend
Dale Lee
love using old scraps of paper
3 days ago
Mary Johnson
This is a different way of tittling scrapbook pages but I find that it has a lot of waste. I did like it though.
February 24, 2023
interesting and fun
February 23, 2023