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Creating Stenciled Papers

I’ve created a video showing how I used Gelli® printing as a starting point to create stenciled papers

What can you do with the papers you make Gelli® printing?  You can build on the colors and lines already there with a stencil to create your own custom artful patterned papers.  Something strange has been happening to me...I have been having fun with subtle coloring. Not sure what is happening, but when the muse [...]

Minions and a Paintbrush

Couldn’t resist painting the Minions Amazon box!

Everything is paintable in my world, including fun Amazon boxes with Minions on them!  After watching the Minion movie trailer, I am just positive Stuart would approve of me painting him and the box...right Stuart... There are all sorts of these boxes from Amazon, with each a character and one with all 3, that I [...]

The secret of a mystery was revealed to me by my muse while I was art journaling.  Or perhaps she was having fun reminding of something I need to be reminded of every now and then.  Let's just say the secret isn't rocket science...  In this video, you'll see how I deal with not being able [...]

I’m following my impulses when I saw some dots on my paper – check out the video!

  The impulse to play struck me so I decided to follow it instead of running errands. This is way more fun than dropping off the dry cleaning!  Just a few minutes with some Dylusions paints and I was lost in play.  Enjoy a chuckle while you watch the video...it felt like I solved a Rubix cube when [...]

USArtQuest Mixed Media Play

It's no secret I love to play with art supplies so I was jumping for joy when I was invited to play with goodies from USArtQuest and Susan Pickering Rothamel and StencilGirl stencils!  It's mixed media big time...I'm mixing together all different supplies in this one art journal page! I'm a huge fan of Susan [...]

Art Inspired by Social Media

I’m playing and sharing how social media inspired my play! Click on over, enjoy the video and join the fun!

I love looking at all the inspiration on social media such as Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  When I was stuck and just couldn't decide what to do in my art journal, I turned to that inspiration to help me get out of my head and start creating. How exactly did I do it?  I [...]

It was just a piece of book text for wiping up leftover paints.  Just a place to test out if the I had reinked the ink pad enough.  This wasn't meant to be anything.  It was junk, but then it wasn't.  I saw a conversation happening between all these people.  They had a message for me [...]

Video exploring how Dylusions paints work in my art journal

Happy day! My box of Dylusions paints arrived!  I am a huge fan of Dyan Reaveley and her rainbow of colors makes my soul happy.  This is my first time using the paints and I wanted to take them out for a spin to get to know how they work for me. https://youtu.be/uG8HXL3Tpkw Watch Getting to Know [...]

Video using baby wipes and a stencil in my art journal

I'm about to say something surprising...I'm giving away one of my new stencils and the details are below.  But that isn't what surprised me.   Brown...I used brown.  Are you surprised?  I know I am!  And...get this...I apparently liked it so much that I had to wipe off the paint way more than I ever expected.  [...]

Stencils are versatile.  Why? Because you can use them how you like.  Use the whole thing at once or use bits and pieces of it. That flexibility is what keeps me using stencils over and over and over.  I'm sharing the fun by giving away one of my new stencils too!  Be sure to keep [...]