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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 [...]

Video using one stencil three ways with a Gelli Plate®

  Is it a reverse print?  Is it a negative print?  Whatever you call it-  you can create very different looks from just one stencil. I'm using a Gelli Plate® to quickly get my new stencil, Arched Aqueducts, loaded with paint. In the process I get a bonus print with a great grungy vibe!  I'm giving [...]

Video using Colorburst and Maya Road chipboard shapes to create color magic

While cleaning out my studio, I found quite a few treasures that I have been saving. Please tell me I am not the only person who has accumulated too much stuff!  Well...I need to stop saving and use more of them and I will thanks to Ken Oliver.  He shared the perfect idea - to use chipboard [...]

Video of a pipette and India ink art journal page inspired by Sue Pelletier’s book

Sue Pelletier has created a fabulous book full of inspiring eye candy in a rainbow of happy colors!  Now, I might be biased...but not because she used one of my stencils (which is loaded with texture and text joy on p. 17) but because she is an encourager of creativity with a laugh out loud sense of fun! It [...]

"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 [...]

This month's Colorful Gelli Print Party is brought to you by a party...party fork that is!  One of the many reasons I love the Gelli Plate® is that you can use just about anything with it, including a plastic fork to create quick texture. I'm also mixing the Deco Arts fluid acrylics right on the 4" [...]

I'm popping up in all sorts of places lately....I've just wrapped up filming 4 videos with Northlight and I'll be sharing all the little secrets like who scared me the most next week on the blog.  And I'll have a few extra stories from it just for my newsletter friends.  If you don't want to miss [...]

Video sharing how free and playful creating artfully can be thanks to a 5 year old

I was fortunate to be able to watch a master create recently.  She created with abandon. Pure freedom from an inner critic.  Freedom from judgement.  Who was she?  A  5 year old! My entire artistic journey has been about getting back to that place. She never asked if it was right.  She never asked if it [...]