Week twenty-one

SKILL BUILDING: Making Stickers!

Have you ever drawn something awesome in Procreate and thought to yourself, this would make such a cool sticker…but how???

There are many ways to produce stickers, from DIY to professional manufacturing. In this new tutorial mini-series, I’ll teach you three different methods for making stickers: printing at home and cutting them out by hand, how to make stickers with Procreate and a Cricut machine, and all about ordering professionally printed stickers. I’ve also made a Sticker Resource Page with tips about setting up sticker sheets, outlines and cutlines, great places to order your stickers, sticker vocabulary, and so much more!

The first video about printing and cutting stickers by hand is live now! The other two videos will be coming out within the next week, with lots more information and tips on the resource page to come.

How to Make Stickers with Procreate

How about making some stickers out of your MAE art this week?

May's Theme:

make stuff

Week 21: Creative Hobbies

Aside from drawing, do you have any other creative hobbies? I love things like sewing, woodworking, and baking. This week, our prompts are all about hobbies and interests of the creative variety. For each prompt, the idea here is to draw the tools and materials, or maybe even a completed project related to that hobby. Here are some ideas I came up with for each of the prompts:

Sewing: needle, thread, sewing machine, scissors, straight pins, pincushion, buttons, fabric, thimble, measuring tape

Photography: cameras of all kinds, lenses, film, polaroids, tripod, lighting, camera bag

Woodworking: hammer, nails, hand saw, tape measure, wood, nuts & bolts, sawblade, electric drill, power tools, speed square

Cooking/Baking: mixer, whisk, mixing bowl, measuring cups/spoons, rolling pin, baking sheet/dish, cupcake wrappers spatula, piping bag + tips, scale, potholders, food ingredients

Music: musical instruments such as guitar, piano, ukulele, trombone, drumset, banjo, maracas, xylophone, etc., sheet music, turntable, headphones, songwriting notebook, computer for music editing

Ceramics/Pottery: sponge, potter’s wheel, turntable, rib, needle tool, potter’s knife, loop tools, fettling knife, apron, clay, glazes, paintbrushes, kiln

Knit/Crochet: yarn skeins, yarn balls, knitting needles, crochet needles, scissors, measuring tape, stitch markers

The Prompts

Week 21 | may 17-23

creative hobbies

Mon: sewing
Tue: photography
Wed: woodworking
Thu: cooking/baking
Fri: music
Sat: ceramics/pottery
Sun: knit/crochet

This piece was drawn using my Gouache Paintbox brush set for Procreate

You can access each week’s prompts, with links to reference photos, at makingarteveryday.com

This Week's Tutorial

Live Tutorial! DATE at TIME PST

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The best place to catch the live stream is on the Bardot Brush YouTube Channel. Don’t forget: You can watch or re-watch the previous livestreams on my tutorials page on Bardot Brush!

In this video, I will walk you through how I created stickers at home using the print & cut by hand method. I will show you how to get all your artwork onto one page to make a sticker sheet, how to print directly from your iPad, review different inkjet sticker papers, including a durability test, and the pros and cons of this method.

 

This Month's Progress Tracker

You can always download the current month’s Progress Tracker at bardotbrush.com/progress

(its a .Procreate file, so you can keep track of your progress right in Procreate!)

You’ll find instructions about how to use the Tracker at the link above. I even made you a star stamp brush for you to use! It’s my Procreate version of a gold star sticker.

Share and Connect with other MAE Artists

We’ve got a Facebook group just for participants of Making Art Everyday and all things Bardot Brush! Come join our group of supportive artists of all skill levels, share your work, ask questions, and be a part of the community!

Making Art Everyday is brought to you by me, Lisa Bardot!

I’m the owner of Bardot Brush, one of the leading brush makers for Procreate. If you’d like to support me, please check out my premium brush sets that inspire creativity at bardotbrush.com.

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