Papercrafters Unite Against Racism! Crafters support brothers and sisters of colour in the never-ending fight for equality all over the world.
Justine Hovey is hosting a blog hop, Instagram hop, and YouTube hop for papercrafters to unite against racism. Visit Justine’s blog post for more details. Justine provides you access to graphics you can post in support of this great cause.
Ways to Help
Do you want to help affect change, but don’t know where to start? Jennifer McGuire has provided a link to 25 Ways to Help a Fellow Human Being Today. Also, please consider donating to one of the following charities:
• Black Table Arts – organizes and brings in black artists into communities and provides creative spaces for leadership
• The Loveland Project – helps provide therapy for black women and girls
• Fair Fight – a movement to ensure free and fair elections
• Black Girls Code – a movement to increase women of colour in STEM fields and exposes girls to computer science and technology
• The Bail Project – mission to combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States and helps reunite families.
Want to discover new to you talented crafters? Kristina Werner has provided us a link to Country Living’s article, 102 Black Designers, Crafters, makers, and More to Follow on Instagram Now.
Many thanks to Justine, Jennifer, and Kristina for these resources!
Have Courage And Be Kind
My heart goes out to all who are affected by racial discrimination and inequality. At home, we discuss the recent devastating violence and injustice with our three young daughters. They struggle to understand such cruelty, as do I. This sentiment from Altenew Better Together Stamp Set echos our feelings perfectly.
As for the card, first, I placed an Ellen Hutson Folk Hearts Die, blade up, on a piece of watercolor paper. Next, I filled the inside of the heart-shaped die with clean clear water.
Next, I removed the die and dropped in Red Cosmos and Coffee Break Altenew Artists Watercolor. Allow the colors to mix.
Allow the card to dry. Finally, I splattered with Altenew Jet Black Ink Spray and stamped the sentiment in Obsidian Pigment Ink.
We Are Better Together
The Altenew Better Together Stamp set has so many wonderfully supportive and encouraging sentiments. It is representative of their company culture and who they are as people. I am blessed to design for companies like Altenew that are diverse and inclusive of all people.
As you can see, these sentiments are so fitting. So, I couldn’t stop at just one so I included several on this simple masked card. First, I cut different size circles from masking paper with Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies.
Next, I ink blended with the new Altenew Ink Blending Tool and five different shades of brown. Here I used, the four colors of Altenew Coffee Break Crisp Dye Ink family plus Vanilla Creme ink.
DIFFERENT IS BEAUTIFUL
Need more inspiration for encouragement cards?
Check out this post/video featuring Altenew Better Together & Reason To Smile Stamp Set.
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