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Frida Helped Me Get Unstuck

Frida Helped Me Get Unstuck thumbnail

Starting in my art journal can be the hardest part for me.  Why?  Because that is when I tend to over think and trap myself in my head.  When I am in my head, I get stuck. How do I get unstuck when art journaling? Challenges.  There are rules, guidelines, and most importantly for me, a [...]

Doing the Twist with a Gelli Plate for this Month’s Party! thumbnail

Welcome to this month’s Colorful Gelli Print Party! This month we’re making a simple tool that creates fantastic patterns on the Gelli Plate with just a simple twist! Check out the video to see how much fun an empty vitamin bottle can be!  http://youtu.be/WXcXWzFofq8 Watch Using a Twisting Tool on the Gelli Plate on YouTube.   [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

  http://youtu.be/OtzYDdeNdeo Watch Using a Gelli Print on a Mini Canvas on YouTube. On those days when I am feeling self critical, it is easy for me to think about my failures. You know those big failures like when I forgot to make a reservation at the restaurant.  Or when I forgot my kid had an orthodontist appointment. [...]

It's summer here and that means outdoor entertaining.  I tend to use cheap white plastic cutlery and it looks like cheap white plastic cutlery.  Once I put it in a red and denim blue box it suddenly looked a whole lot more festive and ready for summer fun. How'd I make that box? It's Eileen Hull's ATB Sizzix die with some [...]

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 [...]