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Andy Warhol Quote Blocks

by Amy Bowerman

Hey there creative friends!  After a looong hiatus I’m back with a colorful ATB tutorial for you.  Where have I been these past few months?  Well, to make a long story short life happenings resulted in a complete loss of creative mojo.  Don’t cry for me though fellow artists todays tutorial will show you how to get your creative groove back with the help of some sage advice from one of my favorite artists…Andy Warhol!  Let’s get our Pop Art on and I’ll show you how to get YOUR groove back with some Andy Warhol quote blocks.

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So how does one come out of a 4 month creative slump when life keeps handing you lemons without any sugar to make lemonade?  Allow me to share my “recipe” for a Creative Jumpstart Cocktail…

Start by adding a splash of every color in the rainbow.

Next, incorporate 100 Proof Press stamps to give your creative cocktail some bite.

Sprinkle with Andy Warhol quotes for inspiration and shake.

Now say Hello! to your creative mojo!

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The real moral to this story is said best by Mr. Warhol himself…”Don’t think about making art, just get it DONE!”  I do what Andy says…the man spoke the #Truth!  Hence, I have titled my Andy Warhol Quote Block project “Andy Says”and keep it in my studio as a reminder, encouragement etc. to let my creative freak flag fly!

Now on to the Andy Warhol Quote Block Tutorial!

How to Make Andy Warhol Quote Blocks

You can easily create your own quote blocks from the wise words of YOUR favorite artist with Eileen Hull Sizzix dies, stamps, inks and your favorite embellishments.  This is a very therapeutic project if you need a creative jumpstart or if you just want to create some inspiring art for yourself or someone else.

Supplies:

  • Eileen Hull 3-D cubes Sizzix Scoreboards die
  • Mat Board
  • Ranger Distress Stains
  • Tim Holtz Layering Stencils (I used Dot Fade)
  • Ranger Distress Ink (Weathered Wood)
  • 100 Proof Press Stamps (Andy Stamp, Diva Stamp, Andy, Soup Can)
  • Assorted Surfaces for stamping (Mat Board, Rowlux Illusion Film, Specialty Stamping Paper)
  • Archival Ink Jet Black
  • Glue Dots
  • Tim Holtz Mirrored Sheets
  • Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Ransom
  • Micron and Sakura Pens

STEP 1:  Cut as many blocks as you need for your design using the Eileen Hull  3-D Cubes Sizzix die.  There are three sizes available on this die.  I used  the largest and smallest of the cubes and saved the medium-sized cuts for another project.

Andy Warhol Quote Blocks | Pluckingdaisies.com

STEP 2:  Color large block pieces with Ranger Distress Stains.  * Small blocks were stamped using a background stamp from 100 proof press. 

Andy Warhol Quote Blocks | Pluckingdaisies.com

STEP 3:  The photo on my iPad was my jumping off point for this project.  Many of the quotes pictured had a cool pixellated look to them.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Dot Fade layering Stencil to mimic that look on my Artist Trading Block pieces.

Andy Warhol Quote Blocks | Pluckingdaisies.com

STEP 4:  I used several surfaces to showcase these awesome Warhol stamps from 100 Proof Press including Mat Board, Rowlux Illusion Film, and Specialty Stamping Paper.  Get creative with your stamping surfaces, have some fun and watch your missing mojo is sure to find you!

STEP 5:  A quick google search for “Andy Warhol Quotes” gave me tons of inspiring words from Mr. Warhol which I hand-lettered on the larger blocks using my favorite White Sakura Pen and outlined with a Black Micron.

STEP 6:  Assemble Blocks and add stamped embellishments to sides.  Die Cut mirrored sheets with Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers circles and add Alpha Parts to centers.

Andy Warhol Quote Blocks | Pluckingdaisies.com

Now sit back, admire your handy work  and give yourself an “Atta’ girl/guy!”  You’ve got your creative groove back!

Andy Warhol Quote Blocks | Pluckingdaisies.com

I can’t promise that I will be back to my old blogging ways but I can promise that I WILL be doing what “Andy Says” and sharing creativity here with you as it comes to me.  In the wise words of Andy Warhol “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not STOP!”

January Art with Heart Challenge "Fresh Ideas" Sizzix Prize Pack

If you have some creative ideas to share there is a new Art with Heart Challenge all about “Fresh Ideas” and a great prize from Sizzix.  You can Link up HERE.

100 Proof Press Artist Trading Block Hop Recap

To see more amazing Artist Trading Block inspiration featuring 100 Proof Press Stamps go HERE.

Have a fascinating day!

Amy*

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 anna March 7, 2017 at 5:51 am

This a great project, i am a fan of anything Andy Warhol, thanks for sharing.

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2 Amanda Pink February 26, 2015 at 7:18 am

amazing creation ! Love it

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3 Claudine January 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm

This is really cool, love Andy and this is amazing!!!

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4 Anita Houston January 7, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Glad to see you back! These are WAY COOL!!! Love AW and his art style, and you’ve done well here!
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5 Anne R January 7, 2015 at 11:34 am

Anne says…. your Andy Warhol inspired project is INSPIRED! I love this with all the fabulous colours and wonderful quotes Amy! Great step by steps too. Hugs, Anne xx
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