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PanPastels + a Stencil = an Easy Background thumbnail

Have you played with PanPastels yet?  I love them because I never have to wait for them to dry, they are so rich and loaded with vibrant color, and I can just smear them around without any planning. Check out this giveaway!  PanPastels, a storage tray, Mary Beth's favorite sponges with stencils (which StencilGirl now carries) [...]

Am I Planning Today or Playing Today… thumbnail

Did I have a plan when I started this?  Was this carefully thought out?  If you're a regular reader of this blog you probably already know the answer. You can find the answer to that burning question over on my guest post for CreateMixedMedia! Be sure to notice what a piece of incredible artistic skill [...]

My Muse Gave My Inner Critic a Kick in the Pants thumbnail

My inner critic and my muse had a huge fight.  I am happy to say that my muse gave my inner critic a swift kick in the rear end!  And I got to play in my art journal!   The muse started out just inspiring me to use up leftover paints with a new stencil.  My muse is very [...]

Playing with Traci Bautista’s New Stencils! thumbnail

    It's no secret that I love circles and so I was eager to play with  Traci Bautista's new Circle Circle stencil for this blog hop!  There's lots of inspiration happening here so be sure to check them all out (and of course, get in on the giveaways!) http://youtu.be/BllV2RUOHXg Watch Playing with Traci Batista's stencil in my art [...]

There’s a New Color in my Rainbow thumbnail

I can't believe I am going to say this.  I had seen the writing on the wall during my trip to teach in Arizona and also when I hung out with Kirsten Reed in Memphis at Art Is You.  I had an inkling that this change was coming but I was still resisting it, until [...]

A Painted Deli Paper Birthday Card thumbnail

I needed a birthday card and I just wanted to play in my studio.  So, how can I do both?  By making an oversized card myself!   A great bonus of making the card, I was both happy when I made it and happy when I gave it. I used things like Deli Paper and [...]

PanPastels Make It Easy to Build a Pattern thumbnail

I'm playing with Orly Avineri's Soft Bones stencil from StencilGirl, one of her  5 new stencils.  I'm not the only one playing - this is a blog hop!  With a giveaway too!   PanPastels are a fast and easy way to build a pattern with a stencil because you don't have to wait for a [...]

Using Up Some of My Hoarded Stash thumbnail

Get Messy?  Yes, that is the challenge for the Craft Hoarders and StencilGirl Products blog hop!  In the spirit of Craft Hoarders I used up some of my hoarded items.  But I was quite surprised by what went through my head as I made this art journal page...and there's great giveaway info at the end of [...]

Spray Paint, Stencils, and an Overspray Oops thumbnail

It's summertime here.  Kids think of the pool.  I think of spray painting outside. As I brought my Liquitex spray paints out to the picnic table, I knew there was going to be an Oops.  There always is with me.  The Oops today was a gift that let me see overspray in a new way.     I covered [...]

I Seuss-ified my dog.  How?  With a circle stencil and doggie colored hair spray.  So far, Chewie has been the only other polka dotted dog we've seen at the park.  I know you're shocked...  This is the spray I used and it was a gift.  No idea where they got it but I did find some [...]