Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Art Inspiration: Rifle Paper Co.

 So after about 4 days of on-and-off room cleaning, it's looking at about 25% done. You may think, "oh gosh Laura, that's it?" but for me, this is already a mini victory and one step closer to conquering the clutter! I stand by my word that I won't post any more DIY projects until I'm done cleaning, but I am allowed to post some ART right? haha.

While browsing nonchalantly on Pinterest - a highly-dangerous pastime for soon-to-be brides - I came across Rifle Paper Co. and totally fell in love with Anna Bond's cute yet elegant stationery. She creates all kinds of paper products for different occasions, and if you're a bride looking for some gorgeous invites, she can even do custom illustrations!

Now I'm pretty set on designing my own invites, but I'm not opposed to taking inspiration from others. I decided to try my hand at one of Anna's coaster designs since I had just found my tablet pen after a YEAR (room cleaning comes in handy after all!)

Even though her designs are carefully hand-painted and I just drew mine with a tablet pen on Adobe Photoshop, I think it turned out pretty nicely! After my drawing was done, I used the texturizer tool (filter >> texture >> texturizer) and selected the canvas option to create that textured paper look. As a finishing touch, I added a part of one of my favourite verses about LOVE from the Bible (to read the full passage, see 1 Corinthians 13:4-8). 



I'm so happy to have found my tablet pen!! Now I can start drawing more on the computer! :) 

Just as a side note: I'm not trying to copy Rifle Paper Co.'s designs - it was more of an art exercise for me to see if I could replicate their hand-painted style using online tools. This was just for personal practice and that's why all the creativity credit goes back to Anna Bond! :) Even though I love how my version turned out, I wouldn't ever print it out to give to people because it's not my own design. 

I'm still learning so much about art. So... JOIN ME in celebrating the amazing work of other artists, and follow me as I develop my own style and journey along the road of artistic self-discovery! (Now if you said that last line in a deep, manly movie-trailer voice, it would sound so much more epic).


28 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!~ hehehehe.. did you draw it on the tablet and print it on cardstock?? So nice... aww.. I wish I were there to have fun artistic adventures with you. :(

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    1. i did draw it on the tablet, but i didn't print it out... i used a texture tool on Photoshop to get that effect. haha. just playing around with it. YEAH i wish you were here too... then u cud teach me how to sew... properly. HAHAHAH

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  2. Beautiful! Mint green and coral is the best color combo in my opinion, although I really like sage green and lilac too! You are so talented Laura! Keep up the good work. You will be a great candidate to open up your own studio for little ones like 4 Cats! You should consider.

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    1. 4cats you say? i definitely shall consider. ;)

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  3. I think your work is great! Love it =)

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  4. great post, great work here.
    would lurv us to follow each other.
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. love ur draw! so awesomee! :)

    http://calitahin.blogspot.com/

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  6. thank u!
    hugs+kisses
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)

    BLOG | TWITTER | TUMBLR | SHOP

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  8. oh thank u so much, it means a lot :) i followed back, i just simply love your blog. xo

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  9. looks amazing hun, I've never used a tablet with photoshop before, think I may have to purchase one now. Can't wait to see what you design for your invites.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for following, I've followed back x x


    Jodie
    www.jodiesjunk.com

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  10. So beauty, dear!
    And very cute blog!

    I`m your follower now.
    And I`ll be SOO happy, if you follow my blog:-)

    Tatiana

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thank You for the lovely comment :D
    Of course, I'd follow You back!

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  12. Hihi. Long hair for wedding is great, but one year is aaa loong time :P Maybe you dont like short hair at that moment anymore :)
    I´m following you back. Argh, sorry, my english is so bad.. Hope you dont mind :D ♥

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  13. That is so cute!!!
    You have a great blog. would you like to follow each other?
    I do it first :)
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Fabulous post and thanks for the follow...m following back !!
    Love and Kisses!

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  15. Great post, u have a lovely blog
    Thanks for following, I'm following u back

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  16. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog:) I am following you back now:)

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  17. This is awesome! I absolutely love the flower print and the complementary colors!
    Nice blog!

    xx, Martha

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  18. Great Work ,love it! :)
    follow new

    Lovely Greetings from Austria ,kisses :)

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  19. Beautiful art print!! Thanks for your comment and following my blog. I'm following you now girl.

    www.wear2day.com

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  20. These are amazing, I need to get a tablet pen! Great post :)

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. wow!... you did a wonderful job love :). too cute.

    Followed you :)

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  22. I love this post, your work is very pretty!
    Cute blog, I'm your 43 follower if you like my blog too I'm waiting for you :D
    Xoxoxo

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  23. Wow!! Amazing work!! :) Love it!!

    p.s. I love your blog too so I follow you now with google friend connect!! Hope you'll do the same! I wait for you in my blog!! Kisses!

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  24. So impressed! My first thought was where did she find those, I wanted to purchase them!

    Erin

    http://thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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