I started out by doing an under-drawing of the sigil I use to represent the phrase, "Be Brave, Be Joyful":
|Kind of like a hula-dancing snowman?|
|(basically I just sort of tilted it and hoped for the best, then swirled up the corners with a brush)|
Then, of course, there needed to be more silver glitter over the letters.
But then it was too much silvery glitter, so I went over it with a wash of black, to take down the foreground bling and bring the focus back to the phrase:
|Glitter is hard to capture in photographs.|
*tracking that video down made me incredibly nostalgic for my silk-screening days. ::sigh:: I need more free time/disposable income.