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Alcohol Inks on Mica thumbnail

Use alcohol inks to make a dreamy rainbow of color on mica and see how to attach something see through without seeing the glue! https://youtu.be/8gRsQ0GtK2w But what if you don’t have mica? You can use anything that’s glossy or non absorbent, like an office transparency. There are 2 things I love about Marabu’s Alcohol inks. [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Getting the Most from Your Stencil Masks thumbnail

How can you get the most from your masks when stenciling? By letting them do the hard work because masks can make things easier! https://youtu.be/Q9jnmoBlc8E The Silly Silas and Sigmund stencil set includes 3 masks and the stencil. That gives you a lot of flexibility so these crazy characters do just what you need. Using [...]