Greetings! I am blessed and humbled to announce that my friend Karen Letchworth invited me to be the guest designer for the month of August, at Word Art Wednesday (WAW). This truly blog-worthy site is dedicated to sharing God's word, as well as being a blessing and encouragement for its readers to be creative in any family-friendly form of visual arts.
For this week's project, I decided to make an Artist Trading Card (ATC) & coordinating origami envelope, which I plan to give to a friend as a reminder of one of God's promises. I began by printing this week's free Scripture file on white cardstock - feel free to grab it at the WAW #195 link above. I cropped it down to the official 2.5" x 3.5" ATC size and rounded the corners with an EKSuccess punch. Next, I doodled a leaf corner design to coordinate with the print of the origami paper I wanted to use for the envelope. I traced it with a black uni-ball air pen and colored it with Prismacolor watercolor pencils. I blended the colors with a wet paintbrush. When they were dry, I distressed the edges of my ATC with a walnut ink pad and Tim Holtz blending tool. I made a hand lettered label using the same procedure. Finally, I made a simple origami envelope, which you can figure out how to make through my pictures or look online for instructions. As a finishing touch, I glued my label to the envelope.
I hope you enjoyed my simple idea on how to use this week's Scripture. Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave a much appreciated comment. Blessings!