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I Don’t know Jack According to the Art Journal Page thumbnail

A little found poetry did not go as expected on this art journal page.  I had high hopes for it since I was using a page out of a Danielle Steele novel.  Turns out…I don’t know Jack but I do know how to play and have fun! https://youtu.be/rSOyRzNpfrw Watch Using found poetry in an art [...]

Using a Spark of Art-spiration and Finding Bed Head Betsy thumbnail

Finding images inside free Sparks of Art-spiration is like spotting objects and characters in the clouds.  In this one, I saw Bed Head Betsy, a very happy woman waking up excited about the wonders the day holds for her. In the video, you can see how I bring the image out and use it to build an [...]

I Never Know Who Will Show Up in my Art Journal thumbnail

It’s always fun to have visitors in the studio, especially if they are as silly and happy as this guy!  He’s Norbert and just popped out of the Spark of Art-spiration I used to start playing in my art journal.   Originally, I saw 3 people on a hill in the Spark, but you can tell I [...]

A Purple Bunny Hopped Right Into My Art Journal thumbnail

What do I do when I want to play but a blank page doesn’t inspire me?  I grab a Spark of Art-spiration and see where it takes me.  This Spark brought a purple bunny into the studio for another cardboard page in a Permission to Play journal. https://youtu.be/arZKvXOFOV0 Watch Starting an Art Journal Page with a [...]

A Rainbow Caterpillar Stopped by for a Visit thumbnail

I never know what I will see when I look at a Spark of Art-spiration.  Didn’t expect to have a rainbow caterpillar stop by but when something this silly pops in, I just have to see where it takes me! What is a Spark of Art-spiration? It’s a free download that comes in my newsletters as [...]

I used to find shapes in the clouds…now I find them in my paint palette! So many characters with such ridiculous stories to tell! What do you see in them?

I used to find shapes in the clouds…now I find them in my paint palette!  These characters all came from this one paint palette.   They have slightly ridiculous stories to tell..okay not slightly! One of these characters will be the next Spark of Art-spiration but I can’t decide which one to include as the free download in the [...]

Oops…I Went Too Far with My Mixed Media Play thumbnail

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 [...]

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 [...]

Playing with Transfer Artist Paper

Playing with Transfer Artist Paper thumbnail

Doing an image transfer is so easy with Lesley Riley‘s TAP.  How easy? It’s even Carolyn proof!  The directions even say “You cannot over-iron it!”  They were right!  My so very sad ironing skills were more than enough to make this work perfectly!  This is a part of the TAP/StencilGirl blog hop so be sure to check [...]

There’s No Spell Check In Art…Oops thumbnail

There’s no spell check in art.  Once you paint a word there aren’t any squiggly red lines alerting you to a misspelling.  Or a quick delete button to fix it. So what did I do when I had a typo? Nothing.  It’s just an Oops.  Well, I did laugh at myself…I have always been a [...]