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Yes, You Can Cut Your Stencils!

I wanted a tall tree with full branches of wonderful leaves in my art journal.  But I didn't have that- or did I?  I made some surgical "adjustments" to the Branching Blossoms stencil to get the look I was after.  I used scissors and the very fancy tool called an index card. Why did I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Color Bloom Spray Inks Did Something Wonderful thumbnail

I'm a big fan of spray inks and when there is a new one I have to try it out.  I bought some Color Bloom spray inks and started playing.  They sprayed fine. The big handle was easy to use. They had some shimmer.  But there was one way they were far superior to other spray inks I've [...]

My Knock Down, Drag Out  Battle for White Space thumbnail

    My battle for white space continues.  I love the look of white space but color is my addiction.  This was a knock down drag out fight between color and white space.       Round One Goes to Color It isn't glamorous but it is a place loaded with color to start!  This [...]

    I had a blank canvas in front of me and I just could not make a decision on how to begin. Paint or spray ink or watercolors?  Stencil or collage or sketch?  Blue or green or purple? The questions just kept coming.  I was completely in my head.  Frozen. Not a decision could [...]

Although I can't hop on a plane to travel right now, I can take a trip in my art journal!  My muse is my travel agent and she's booked me to Venice for this trip. Below is the progression of my art journal page as I played with the newly released, Venetian Large 9x12 stencil [...]

There was something fishy about the story that my muse popped into my head as I was playing.  So fishy in fact, that I began to think about the plausibility of the story.  My logical left brain jumped in while I was playing.  That did not go so well until my inner teenager with ample [...]

In the process of making a pattern with  Thanks A Lotus  I backed myself into a corner. But you'll see that if I back myself into a corner, I can get myself back out.  The tragedy was averted (pretty easily too...) as I played with Andrea Matus DeMeng's incredible stencil for this jumbo blog hop celebrating her designs [...]