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Stretching Your Stencils thumbnail

One of great things about stencils is the flexibility to create a variety of looks. One of the ways you can do this is by “stretching” a stencil – taking something short and making it tall. https://youtu.be/ibzN7rBdE4w Today’s play began with a background in my journal. This was made many moons ago and you can [...]

Art Journaling with Felt thumbnail

What do I do when my muse keeps saying “You bought it, you might as well use it”? I use it! Today’s play involves 2 things I’ve bought and not used plus a bunch of O.O.P.S.ies! https://youtu.be/OZlgZTf5IUY It’s almost embarrassing how long I’ve had the felt shapes. How long? Could be at least 5 years [...]

An O.O.P.S. Is a Good Thing! thumbnail

This art journal page didn’t go as planned. And that’s a good thing! Why? Because I made a boatload of O.O.P.S.ies on here and each O.O.P.S. led me in a better direction than I planned! What’s an O.O.P.S.? It’s an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. https://youtu.be/bnmkF9u0pCg Using ho hum gel prints is a great way to [...]

Playing with Acrylic Gouache and Some Nonsense thumbnail

What’s the play for today? A rainbow of Liquitex’s Acrylic Gouache, some cardboard, and taking a risk. I took a risk, used something that set off my inner supply hoarder and that almost ended the fun. But there was a way to quiet down that noisy supply hoarder and I’m sharing it with you in [...]

Thinking isn’t always a good thing. It led to problem after problem on this art journal page. I had thought myself into a quandary but there was a way out of it. https://youtu.be/TGFa_zuQUOc This art journal page has been through a lot. I loved the colorful background that I had. And then I had an [...]

StencilClub Mash Up! thumbnail

Excited to share a Mash up collaboration with the ever fun Mary Beth Shaw with you for this month’s StencilClub release! It’s a mash up and what that means is we picked our faves from each other’s stencils and then riffed on them isolating part of the design and shifting the size up or down. [...]

How to Deal with the Blank Page thumbnail

What can you do when you’re staring at a blank page wondering what you should do? Get started. But how do you decide where to start? One way is by using an free Art Play Prompt. https://youtu.be/-I9_ExjiEAI Get signed up to get a new Art Play Prompt each week. Art Play Prompts are a place [...]

Tree of OOPSies thumbnail

This wasn’t a color in the lines kind of a day or one where things went as planned. Was that a bad thing? Not when I’m playing with stencils and art crayons! https://youtu.be/NVUw5YaC-ZE The tone of the play was decided right here as I stenciled the Modern Tree, designed by Mary Beth Shaw. I thought [...]

Who Told Me to Do What? thumbnail

I was told to do all sorts of stuff- and it was a blast! In my most recent live stream, I completely trusted the friends in my Facebook group, Rediscovering Your Creativity, to tell me what to do. I had to do what they said, in the order they said it. It was fast and [...]

The Power of Play thumbnail

Ever have one of those days where everything that could go wrong goes very wrong? That even the littlest things upset you? That’s where I was – and my day was miserable because of my mood. But how can you shift a mood from mean and cranky back to being who your really are? Through [...]