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! :)
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.
- 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.