Create Jaw-Dropping Constellation Art With A Little Help From The Foil Quill!
Looking to create a personalised gift for someone special, that really stands out from the crowd? Then grab your foil quill, and check out the incredible project below! This stunning constellation art home decor can be personalised to any starsign, and makes a truly magical birthday gift… or just a fantastic way to add a bold and beautiful focal point to any room of your own home. Follow Helen Kirkham’s step-by-step guide below, and discover exactly how to create this beautiful design using watercolour paint, and your foil quill!
You Will Need:
- Brother Scan N Cut
- We R Memory keepers foil quill
- Gold foil
- White card
- Watercolour card
- Black pen
- White paint
- Splatter brush
- Foam pads
- Universal pen holder
- Watercolour paints
- Paint brush
- 11-inch box frame
Make Your Own Constellation Art with W R Memory Keepers Foil Quill
Begin by drawing out the star sign constellation in black pen; don’t add the stars just the lines of the constellation.
Helen’s helpful hint:
If you can’t draw the star sign constellation free hand, find a license-free image, and trace it.
Scan the image in to your Scan N Cut, save the image, and then add circles measuring 0.15 by 0.15 inches on to the lined drawing to create the complete star constellation. Use the ‘fill, function on your die cutting machine to fill in the circles.
Foil the star sign design on to the watercolour card using the foil quill. Then cut it out as a 6-inch circular piece.
Add clean water to the circle using the sponge from the watercolour set. Add the watercolour paint to the circle starting with pink, purple, blue and finally black. Keep the paper wet as you paint so that the colours blend into one aother. Use the splatter brush and white paint to create smaller stars on the circle.
Helen’s helpful hint:
Add low-tack tape around the edge of the card to keep it flat whilst you are painting. If, when the watercolour dries, you want to blend the colours more, add some clean water to the circle with a paintbrush. You can also add some more colour if you want a darker look. If, once the watercolour dries, it is slightly warped, place it under some heavy books and leave it for a day or two, to flatten it down.
I used cutting font 26 from the ‘Just my type’ USB to create the word ‘Gemini’ or whichever star sign you are creating – but you can select your favourite font! Group the letters together.
Using drawing font 15 from the ‘Just my type’ USB I then created the dates ‘21st May 21st June’; You can onbviously use whichever font you choose, and select your own appropriate set of dates for this part of the design. Group together ‘s’ and ‘t’ and resize to 0.55 by 0.55. Add a line from stored images and resize to 0.35 inches. Select all the words and the line and centralise horizontally, then group together and resize to 0.92 by 5.00 inches.
Centralise horizontally and vertically the two groups of words, and group them together. Add a square measuring 9.75 by 9.75 inches, and centralise the words within the square, then move them to the bottom half of the square, making sure to leave room for the watercolour circle. Save the square and words on to your Scan N Cut memory (making sure not to group the words and the square) then delete the square and, using the universal pen holder, write the words on the white paper, go back to the saved image and this time delete the words and cut out the square. Now you have the complete backdrop on which to mount your watercolour circle!
Glue the watercolour circle to the top of the square, and add the square to the box frame.
Now your gorgeous personalised constellation art is all finished, and would make the perfect gift for someone special!
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