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Video of my mixed media art journal play doodling with words and a stencil

Maria McGuire is a doodler.  She can make magic with a pen and she loves to create stencils that have spaces made for doodling.  I am not a doodler by nature but I have found doodling to be a bit infectious, in a good way! http://youtu.be/ZUXK1HkFhiI Watch Dream Landscape Art Journal Play on YouTube.   I started [...]

Using Craft Attitude on Metal

Video Using Craft Attitude with Metal from Walnut Hollow

Craft Attitude solved a big problem for me.  My problem of getting rich color on metal that won't smear.  I don't have a lot of metal paints and that doesn't matter any more! Keep reading because this is a blog hop so there's lots of inspiration and a giveaway too! I printed out one of [...]

Making your own papers on the Gelli plate means you have an instant collection of coordinating papers.  What can you do with those Gelli prints?  One thing is art journal with them. I picked 3 coordinating papers I made during this months's Colorful Gelli Print Party.  You can see how I made these prints using [...]

A Colorful Gelli Print Party video tutorial using rope to make your own texture tool for Gelli Printing

Just about anything can become a tool to use for Gelli Printing.  A bit of rope, glue, and cardboard have endless possibilities on the Gelli Plate. Check out the video for this month's Colorful Gelli Print Party to see how easy this is to make! http://youtu.be/TJvU3tIhuJs Watch Making a Rope Texture Tool for Gelli Printing on [...]

What a Colorful and Imperfect World This Is! thumbnail

My stenciling wasn't perfect.  My colored pencil work wasn't perfect.  Nothing on this is perfect and I love it that way!   This Gelli print, made using a technique from my One Pull Wonders workshop, started it all.  The swirls of color started to look like continents and it fit so perfectly with Mary Nasser's stencil...before [...]

Ditching the stress for more play with stenciled stockings!

This is like an inner critic with enough family baggage to fill a cruise ship.  Over the years, I have tolerated that voice and let it suck so much joy away. It is not going to be a masterpiece.  It is going to be done. It is not going to be perfect.  It is going to [...]

A Touch of  Mixed Media  for a Santa Ornament by Carolyn Dube

I'm going traditional with this Santa inspired ornament.  Why so traditional?  Because I have a Santa themed tree, which happens to be an upside down tree.  Can't be too traditional all at once here. New the to the upside down tree world?  You can read why I love this tree here. I bought these red [...]

Scribbling and Spraying Ornaments

Scribbling and spraying ornaments for a quick decoration

Plain is just so...plain.  I had these glass, and easily broken, ornaments that needed a little something added to them..and it had to be quick. Why quick? Besides my limited patience it is also December so time is even more limited than usual. I'm using texture spray and Pico embellishers from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukeniko.  These goodies create dimension [...]

Going graffiti with Santa’s sleigh

I have decided to use it or lose it (which means donate) all the stuff I have been saving for the "right" or "perfect" idea.  This fun wooden sleigh has been in my Christmas stash for almost a decade.  It is time to use it or pass it on to someone else. My purple hat [...]

Sealing PanPastels for mixed media projects

I adore PanPastels and what they do.  Since they are a pastel they need to be fixed or sealed in order to stay put, especially when I add layers on top of them.  When I say I add layers on top what I mean is I like to flood it with spray inks, brush paint [...]