Make Quick & Easy Inspirational Doodle Art

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Mother Theresa artwork

 

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How excited was I to discover that Unity Stamp Company has a new line of stamps designed by Stephanie Ackerman?!  The answer is very... much... tons.  I ordered several from this line and others.  They are full of inspiring words and I couldn't wait to get creating with them.  Today I am sharing the easiest project out there.  Just stamp, scan, enlarge, print, cut out and frame!

Inspiring artwork tutorial

Inspiring art tutorial

You can color with copic markers if you want, or scan and open in Photoshop to color digitally.

Stamping techniques

For this one, I added shading in Photoshop with the drop shadow function.  Stephanie has a great class (several great classes, actually) teaching you how to shade the letters.  I told you all about it my Marker Art post over the winter:

This was my first class from Stephanie, and I would take them all if I had time!  She has a wonderful way of explaining her techniques so that about anyone can create lovely art in no time.

Make your own stamp art with Unity Stamps @savedbyloves @unitystampchick

I love the Mother Teresa quote!  I colored the heart with red copic markers in 3 shades before scanning and enlarging.

Framed Scrapbook Paper Art TutorialThis one I scanned in without color and added the yellow/blue-green in Photoshop.  Pretty cool because I can just change it if I don't like the outcome.  That is the biggest perk of digital art in my opinion!

Framed stamp artwork

I think next I will go the other way  with these designs and shrink them down for creating a soldered pendant, or shrink film jewelry!

How do you use stamps in your artwork?

This is not a paid post!  I just wanted to share Unity Stamps and Stephanie's new line because I love them.

DIY Easy Barnwood Frame and Free Printables

[pinit] DIY Barnwood Frames from Ana White Plan + free inspirational printables by @savedbyloves

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 I have always wanted to make my own frames.  It was time for some new printables so I finally gave it a go, using this Barnwood Frame plan from Ana White as my starting point.  You can read on to see how I tweaked Ana's plan to get 11x17 inch frames and to download your free Wayne Dyer and fruit of the spirit printables.

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This project is fantastic because the frames look awesome, and are super cheap.  I found 1x2 in 8' strips for $0.75 at Lowes.

Follow Ana's Plan linked above, but change your cut list as follows to get 11x17 frame openings:

2– 1x2s @ 14, 1 1/2″ flat side mitered so the shortest length is 11″

2– 1x2s @ 20, 1 1/2″ flat side mitered so the shortest length is 17″

2 – 1x2s @ 15 1/2″, edge side mitered so the shortest length is 14″

2 – 1x2s @ 21 1/2″, edge side mitered so the shortest length is 20″

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Corner clamps are super helpful!

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Here is an Albert Einstein Printable in a different color scheme that you can also download below...

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I made a smaller frame for print in 8x10.  I finished with homemade chalk finish paint I made from this chalk finish paint DIY.

Download and print:

Wayne Dyer Heaven Quote

Fruit of the Spirit Printable

Wayne Dyer Change Quote

Albert Einstein Quote

I printed my 11x17 prints on regular copy paper and mounted them to white foam board with spray mount.  I cut the foam to fit the frame opening and secured the mounted image to the frame with thumbtacks.

I hope you enjoy the printables, and give making your own frames a go.  It is super rewarding!

50+ The Best Instagram Crafts on Earth

Over 50 DIY Instagram Projects to Make Updated Square @savedbyloves

Instagram is a wonderful way to document life in photo form. I love looking back and remembering all of the moments, and checking in to see what my friends are up to. Not only do pictures say it all, they are also great for some super awesome DIY projects. That brings me to today's post, 50+ DIY Instagram crafts that rock!

Over 50 DIY Instagram Projects to Make Updated Square @savedbyloves

Printables & High Res Watercolor Background

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Free butterfly watercolor printable, digital stamp, Dylusions ink, from @savedbyloves

Free butterfly watercolor printable, digital stamp, Dylusions ink, from @savedbyloves Digital scrapbooking, dylusions ink background, art journaling

I have been a busy girl, playing with spray inks, stamps and my new printer (which I scored over the holiday for a steal)!  As a result, here are a couple of free printables for you to enjoy!  This is a watercolor paper sprayed with Dylusions for the background, stamped with inkadinkado Insect Amalgam cling stamp, and touched up with white gel pin and black Pitt pen for depth.

Just right click the link under the thumbnails to pull up the full res file and save it to your computer or print.  I also included just a watercolor background for you to play with in Photoshop.

***UPDATE:  After much research on printers for mixed media art, I landed on the Epson Artisan 837, and am loving it!  Gorgeous scans, prints, wireless, vibrant, perfect so far.  

EPSON MFP image

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Free butterfly watercolor printable, digital stamp, Dylusions ink, from @savedbyloves

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Photoshop watercolor background texture

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Alter these any way you want.  Please do not sell or redistribute as your own, but instead, direct people here for the files!

 

Autumn Pop Art Printables

[pinit]#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts

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It was time for me to update my wall with some fall art.  If you have been around here for awhile, you know I switch out these 3 11x14 frames to match the seasons, and provide you with free printables when I do so.   I made these fall themed prints in Photoshop, using the background layers from the Z Gallerie trio shared previously.

#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts

#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts

#Printable #Fall Decor by @savedbyloves #DIY #crafts

DOWNLOADS:

Click the thumbnail to bring up the full resolution file and print at home or send to your printer service.

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Creative Space Printable Trio

Yesterday at Printable Decor, I share these Z Gallerie inspired prints I created in Photoshop.  They are available for you to download and print, size 11x14.  Add some color to your creative space with this free printable trio.

Whimsical Bunting Subway Art Printable

Target knock off subway art with printable and display DIY from Printable Decor

Today at Printable Decor, I shared this Target knock off subway art printable and the display DIY.  The Target original cost $24.99.  Go see how I created the finished piece for under $2!  Submit a printable while you are there, and be sure to follow along on FB and Twitter for daily freebie prints to decorate your surroundings without emptying your wallet.

Instagram Photo to Uprinting Rolled Canvas

Instagram to Canvas

Do you wish you could have your Instagram filtered photos on a big canvas to display, with0ut spending big bucks?  UPrinting canvas prints are the way to go.  You apply a free Instagram Photoshop action to your photo, upload it to the UPrinting site to get a rolled canvas print for half the cost of a stretched canvas print, and mount it on a garage sale or thrift store painting with Mod Podge!

Here is how I did it:

Download and install Daniel Box's free instagram Photoshop Actions

Instagram Canvas Print

Photo to Canvas Print

How great is this?!  When I got my rolled canvas print, I was absolutely amazed with the quality.   The canvas is thick and tough, the print just like the file I uploaded.   The user interface and ordering process at UPrinting.com are super user friendly and hassle free.   At such reasonable price, I will be ordering  more.

Join me in following UPrinting on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Disclosure:  I received product and payment for this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are honest and mine.  I believe in everything I promote.  My readers are first.

See what others are doing with these great rolled canvas prints:

 

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful Subway Art

Beautiful Subway Art

This print is now hanging in my stepdaughter's bedroom and she loves it!  I made it in Photoshop and you can download the full res 11x14 at Printable Decor; Be Beautiful Subway Art Printable.  I had mine printed on regular paper at Staples for less than $1, and put it in a frame I had on hand.

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Fall Printable: Keep Calm Count Blessings

Keep Calm Free Printable Fall decorating with printables is inexpensive, quick and easy, especially if you can just use your home computer.  This is an 8x10, framed in a garage sale frame that I picked up for a couple of bucks and spray painted black.  Jumping on the "Keep Calm" bandwagon, here is a Thanksgiving themed version for you to print.  I plan to display it until Christmas, and switch it out with a holly jolly version. Keep Calm Free Printable To download, Click here and "Save Image As". For the chevron "Give Thanks" printable, click here. Fall Free Printable I would love to hear about your fall decor!