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4 Simple Steps to Use an Art Book for Inspiration thumbnail

One of the things that I enjoy about reading an art book is that it inspires me to play.  Now, I don't always do exactly what is in the book or do it exactly how the artist did it.  It's a place to jump off, to start, to play. Today, I used Mary Beth Shaw's [...]

Stamping on Gelli Prints with Some Strong Women thumbnail

What do I do with my Gelli Prints? I play with them.  How?  So many many ways.  Today, I'm stamping on them. Using Gelli prints with stamps gives it the painterly, loose look I like without having to plan.  If I tried to color the stamps intentionally, I'd over think it and all the looseness [...]

Bloopers are just Oops's (what is the plural of Oops?).  Things don't always go as planned...but that is what makes it fun! Well, after you finishing laughing (and you are welcome to laugh at me or with me on this one) be sure to check out the workshop giveaway! http://youtu.be/N2tNCi3YLBg Watch Bloopers from One Pull Wonders [...]

Picasso Meets the Gelli Plate

Make Picasso style portraits in minutes on the Gelli Plate! For this months' Colorful Gelli Print Party I am showing how easy it is to do.  Picasso was a master with lines, especially when creating faces.  But I am going to "cheat".   I didn't practice drawing.  I didn't master the proportions of a face.  I went to [...]

On Top of World Playing with Rubber Stamps and Stencils thumbnail

I feel on top of the world when I play...so I captured that feeling with rubber stamps from Viva Las Vegas Stamps and StencilGirl stencils! Today is day 5 of the hop and it is loaded with inspiration!  There are 2 great prizes so be sure to check the end of this post for details [...]

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 [...]