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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. [...]

Mastering the Layers thumbnail

Can creating complex layers on a gel plate be simple? Absolutely! Layering comes down to just 2 factors. Once you know what those are, your prints aren’t random. https://youtu.be/lIqB5gdnn9o You can go through a lot of trial and error to get the great prints, but what if you want to get there quicker? That’s where [...]

A Pen That Can Write on Wet Paint? thumbnail

Can a pen really write on wet paint? The package said it marks on wet and oily surfaces so that says wet paint to me! https://youtu.be/ym5KQ1E26Fw The play began on this wood panel. But the paint was totally dry since it was stenciled eons ago with my Alternating Diamonds stencil I created for StencilGirl. But [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Play Is the Beginning of Knowledge & an OOPS thumbnail

Does everything go as planned? No & that is the fun, this is play after all! You’ll probably laugh at how many times I redid the stenciling on this piece of recycled cardboard and why I chose to do the very last thing to it. https://youtu.be/Zc3mt5etQvs You can art on anything- including cardboard packing material. [...]

What if an idea doesn’t make sense? thumbnail

Ever get a crazy idea that just doesn’t make any sense to you? When you’re art journaling, ideas can be nonsense – so follow them! In the video, you’ll see what idea got stuck in my head plus when I had a great big case of hesistation– and why that’s a good thing! https://youtu.be/Mnv-R6EwKgU Is [...]

The Danger of Art Journaling thumbnail

There are dangers to beware of when art journaling. You’re not in danger, actually the opposite because art play is soul nourishment and a way to release stress. But it can rather hazardous to certain art supplies. One art supply isn’t gonna make it out of this play alive- see what happens in the video. [...]

Ripped, Torn, and Layered thumbnail

This all started with 2 gel prints. Then the ripping. The tearing. And that’s when I realized the plan I had wasn’t going to work. And that was a good thing because where it ended up was far better than what I had planned! https://youtu.be/BkKFPxlWBuo These 2 gel prints sparked the idea for this art [...]

Using a Spark of Art-spiration thumbnail

Play.  It isn’t just for kids, it’s for grown-ups too.  Kids jump right in to play – no warm-up needed.  Adults sometimes need a little help getting to that playful place. That’s where my free Sparks of Art-spiration can help. See how to use a Spark as a springboard for your play in the video [...]