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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 using spray paints with a stencil to create patterned paper

My mission was to use up all my old spray paints since I rarely use them now that I have found some that smell less, are easier to clean up, and have the exact colors I love.  I covered the table with a painting tarp, grabbed my boxes of paints, and even had a little [...]

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 [...]

Playing around layering spray paints and a stencil to create patterned papers

There isn't enough space in my studio.  A common problem for me since I seem to collect all sorts of things.  To remedy this situation, I have given myself a deadline to use it or lose it.  Whatever spray paints from a long ignored drawer I don't use up today, get donated to a local art [...]

Come Play at Stampaway!

I'm teaching 3 mixed media workshops at Stampaway, and couldn't be happier about it.  Why? The people I meet there are fantastic!  Second, the creative energy and excitement makes my soul happy! (and I always manage to do a bit of shopping there too!) On Wednesday, August 5th, it's Stamping with Paint.  Ever wondered how to [...]

"You'd be so good at vandalism Mom!"  Hmm...maybe I need to rethink the example I am setting for my children....nah!  Everyone should grab a can of spray paints and let loose occasionally!  Nothing seems to be safe here from the paint lately at our house. The neighbors haven't rioted yet with all the color.  As [...]

Video showing what a round Gelli Plate can do -so many many things!

Would the 6" round Gelli Plate be much different than the big one? I wondered...I wasn't sure until I played with it.  It is different! The size feels so different than the 8" plate.  And thanks to the size, what I could do with it in my art journal blew my mind.  Take a peek at [...]

Video making your own spray inks using Color Burst by Ken Oliver  with Carolyn Dube

Have you seen Ken Oliver's Color Bursts before? These bottles are loaded with a mighty powder that explodes with color when it gets wet.  A full rainbow of fun!  Check out the video where I share how they worked as a spray ink and as watercolors too! I'm not the only one playing with these - [...]

I went too far.  I was just playing around on cardboard and was really becoming very very happy with what was developing.  So I kept going...and then I went too far. Does that ever happen to you? Was that a mistake?  Nope, not at all.  It was an Oops, an Outstanding Opportunity that Presented Suddenly.  The [...]