Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Color Your Life

Welcome to the April stamp of the month, Color My Life, blog hop! (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Brenda's blog.  From here you'll head to Krista's blog for another great project.  Continue hopping from consultant to consultant for lots of great ideas!)
My project is an 8x10 sign that I am going to post in my classroom.  It is inspired by the book Wonder that I read with my 4th graders at the beginning of the year (and we were fortunate to get to go see the movie together!).  If you haven't read this book, then I highly encourage you to do so!  Because the main character, Auggie, is a huge fan of outer space, I chose to use the Star Gazer collection for my project with the April stamp of the month.
I used Pacifica ink to stamp "have" with a rainbow technique of first and second generation.  I stamped "courage" and "kind" with Archival Black so that I could color them more easily.  The arrow is stamped with Pewter ink.  I stamped "and be" with Canary and Poppy inks.
To color "courage," I first used my waterbrush and Pacifica inks to lightly watercolor each letter.  I then filled in the details with my Marina Shin-Han Twin Touch marker and Sapphire ink with my waterbrush.  For "kind" I used the same techniques with Canary and Poppy inks and Golden Yellow, Marigold, and Carmine Shin-Han Twin Touch markers.  I finished off this sign with Stargazer gems, Whisper thick twine, and blue burlap ribbon.

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  1. What a great idea! Your students will love the sign!

  2. I love this and your class will too. I love the idea behind it as well.

  3. What a GREAT idea!! Love it & I'm sure your students will as well. :)

  4. This looks great! Your students are lucky to have such a creative teacher! What a fun place to post your creations - I think I might try making something for my junior high students!

  5. As a retired teacher, I especially like this idea for a classroom sign. Great work!

  6. As a retired teacher, I love your idea to use this stamp set to make a classroom sign encouraging these values!

  7. I love how you colored the letters with a mix of different mediums! What a great addition to your classroom!

  8. What a great idea for your students. I love the way it turned out!

  9. Oooh! So love this and you using the sentiment with Stargazer! I love it and the ombre' technique! ;)


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