NEW! I AM AN ARTIST PRINT + PROJECT

I am so excited to share this new product with you! It’s something that has been on my mind for awhile and when I got this idea, I knew I had to follow through and make it! I hope you like it! :)

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I AM AN ARTIST PRINT + PROJECT

The “I AM AN ARTIST” interactive letterpress print was created for artists and creatives of all ages and disciplines to embrace, declare, and have a physical representation of who they are!  It’s also a reminder that there is so much value, abundance, and potential in the artists we are meant to be and in all that we create!

In a world where people tell us who we can’t be, what we can’t do, and continue to perpetuate all the false myths and stereotypes surrounding being an artist, I think it’s so important we confidently, comfortably, and proudly say, “I am an artist.” Let’s drown out all of that noise and make sure OUR voice is the loudest (which is not always easy to do!)

Here’s my favorite part about this print: the blank space is meant for you–the artist–to fill in with your unique mark in the medium(s) of your choice!

When the print is finished, I invite each artist to share a photo of it along with their story and what the phrase “I am an artist” means to them. I believe that by doing so, we can help others feel less alone in their creative journey as well as encourage and inspire!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Believe in + embrace yourself as an artist!
  • Decorate and add your artistry to this print. Use the swatch included to test your medium(s) to see how it reacts with the paper before using it on the print (most water-colors, paints, and inks are compatible). Enjoy the process of creating and have fun with it! (Above is my finished print!)
  • Frame/display your finished print in a place where you can see it every day.
  • Submit a photo of your finished print and story to the I Am An Artist Gallery(This is optional but highly encouraged!) Also take a look and discover what other artists have created!

If you have an artist in your life, this makes for a wonderful gift! Not only is it a fun activity for them to explore their art, but it shows them you believe in them and are supportive of their artistic endeavors. It’s great for all ages and I especially love the idea of gifting this to young artists so they embrace this part of themselves early on in their journeys.

PRINT DETAILS

  • The print measures 5″x7″
  • The method of printing is letterpress
  • Printed on 220 lb cotton stock, chosen because of the quality and ability to work with many mediums
  • Mediums that work with the cotton stock include: watercolors, acrylic paint, markers, brush pens, inks, paint pens, pencils, and crayons (see swatch below). You can also easily punch through the paper to embroider on it. There are many possibilities!
  • Comes with a swatch to test your mediums on
  • Includes instructions and details about this print and project
  • This print is available in my shop

SUMBIT YOUR PRINT TO THE I AM AN ARTIST GALLERY

Visit the gallery to submit your work and get inspiration! Share your print and story and see what other artists have created and learn about their journeys.

If you share your work on Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @atiliay and use the hashtag #IAAAprint

If you’d like to see my print and read my story, you can find it here.

PRINTS FOR A CAUSE

$1 from each print will be donated to DonorsChoose.org to support arts in our schools and classrooms. I think it’s so important to make space for art and nurture young artists. In the wake of the hurricane and storms, I hope this can go towards helping a teacher and their students who have been affected by it.

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YOUR AUGUST PDF | WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET PDF

Every month I send out a freebie PDF to newsletter subscribers as a thank you for inviting me into their inboxes as well as to encourage creativity and curiosity!

This month, I’m sharing an oldie but a goodie, the weekly planner sheet! I decided to send it out because it paired well with a mini 7 day sketchbook challenge I am trying out (you can read more about that here–and join me!)

I created this sheet because I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for when it came to a weekly overview. I’ve used it for years and it has helped me remember the things I need to and stay organized! You can fill it in with what you need, such as scheduling / blocking off time or jotting down a few thoughts at the end of the day. I usually use the numbered area to write down the top 3 priorities for the week and I love a good quote so that’s what I use the space on the bottom right hand side for. 

A lot happens in a week and I hope this weekly planner can help you feel a little more prepared, relaxed, and ready for the days ahead!

If you are a newsletter subscriber, check your inboxes for this email or find it in the PDF Library. If you’d like to subscribe to get instant access to these PDFs as well as the entire collection of free downloads, sign up for Atiliay’s newsletter below:

Each month I send out 2-3 newsletters: one with the month’s free download, another with give back, shop, and product updates, and the last one with a letter to self PDF and shares (links, articles, etc.) for the month. I love sitting down and writing each one–I’d love for you to join me there :)

Happy August!


2021 BETTER LETTERS IN 15 CHALLENGE

The 2021 main challenge is here!

The Better Letters in 15 Challenge is a set of FREE brush lettering projects and worksheets based on the idea that 15 minutes of practice per day will help you improve your lettering! It is something that has worked for me and I wanted to create a fun and easy way to do this.

Better Letters In 15 consists of mini monthly challenges as well as a yearly main challenge–which is here!

For the next 4 weeks, we will be breaking down and brush lettering the phrase “celebrate your journey”. I would love for you to join me for this year’s challenge which includes free worksheets and tips! And don’t worry about signing up too late because you can start the challenge at anytime! When you sign up, you will receive the links to all the lessons that have been shared so far and begin your 4 weeks then.

For all the details and to download the worksheets, sign up for the Better Letters In 15 list to get all the emails you need:

I hope you will try this challenge out! Don’t forget to follow on Instagram – @atiliayletters for reminders to help keep you going and to share your work!

Happy lettering!

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YOUR JULY PDF | SUMMER BOTTLE TAGS

Summer Bottle Tags by Atiliay
Summer Bottle Tags by Atiliay

Every month I send out a freebie PDF to newsletter subscribers as a thank you for inviting me into their inboxes as well as to encourage creativity and curiosity! This month, I wanted to create something for our summer gatherings as we enjoy bites and drinks with our loved ones!

The July PDF are these summer bottle tags–print, cut, and slip onto wine/sparkling cider/your beverage of choice bottles for a fun touch when you head over to picnics, potlucks, and BBQs! I especially like the fizzle sizzle one :) I’ve also included blank bottle templates as well–you can design and personalize one for the party host or get help from the kiddos!

These tags print on regular 8 1/2″ x 11″ sized cardstock.

If you are a newsletter subscriber, check your inboxes for this email or find it in the PDF Library. If you’d like to subscribe to get instant access to these PDFs as well as the entire collection of free downloads, sign up for Atiliay’s newsletter below:

Each month I send out 2-3 newsletters: one with the month’s free download, another with give back, shop, and product updates, and the last one with a letter to self PDF and shares (links, articles, etc.) for the month. I love sitting down and writing each one–I’d love for you to join me there :)

Happy July!


JULY MINI BETTER LETTERS IN 15 CHALLENGE

This month’s challenge is inspired by the summer season!

The Better Letters in 15 Challenge is a set of FREE brush lettering projects and worksheets based on the idea that 15 minutes of practice per day will help you improve your lettering! It is something that has worked for me and I wanted to create a fun and easy way to do this.

This month’s mini challenge is inspired by the classic lettering challenge with prompts and when to letter them! The format is 3 words per week throughout the month of July. I recommend picking 3 days, 1 day per word, 15 minutes per day. That gives you time to focus on each prompt, try out different forms and connections, practice, and then letter your final word onto the worksheet.

I also picked this mini challenge to help us get ready for the main Better Letters In 15 Challenge which is launching NEXT MONTH!!! Get ready!! :) I hope this will help us warm up and ease into more lettering in August.

If you’d like to join in on this, get more details, and download the worksheet, be sure to sign up for the Better Letters In 15 list to get the emails and links to previous challenges by clicking here:

I really hope you will try out this month’s challenge! When you’re done, be sure to snap a pic and tag me over at the NEW brush lettering account, Instagram, @atiliayletters, or email it to me–I love to see your work!

Happy July and happy lettering!

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NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT FOR BRUSH LETTERING | @ATILIAYLETTERS

I’ve been thinking of how I can better present and organize information, ideas, tips, photos, and real-time videos for brush lettering and decided to create an Instagram account that was completely dedicated to it! I hope this can become a resource library for your brush lettering journey and a place you can visit to feel encouraged and inspired!

I’d also love for this account to become a community for brush lettering enthusiasts of all levels and a place where I can share your work!

If this sounds like something you’d like to see in your feed, join me over at @atiliayletters! I hope to see you over there! :)