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Creativebug: Craft Yourself a Love Note

Creativebug: Craft Yourself a Love Note

This class is available to view here [link] on the Creativebug platform beginning February 14. You must use your JCLS library card to access this class.

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.

Learn how to:

  • Cut details using scissors
  • Work with the grainline of paper
  • Use adhesive for collage

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)

Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Access the collection for free with your JCLS library card.

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