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April 07, 2017

Ditch the Paintbrush......Projects

Earlier this week I shared options for applying paint without a brush.  I also shared that I am sinking deeper and deeper into the art journaling black hole.  YIKES!

I will admit I am really enjoying the journey.  I now spend time each morning playing in my new Dylusions journal.  I got the smaller one, which is perfect for me.  I like tiny.  Today I am sharing my first page with the world.

April 05, 2017

Ditch the Paintbrush

It's not secret that I hate to clean paint off or out of things.  Especially paintbrushes and stencils.

So, today I am sharing my favorite ways to apply paint without a paintbrush.  Read on to learn more.

April 01, 2017

April-Quote of the Month

This month's quote is about letting go.....of control.  (I see a watercolor piece in my future.  I love working with watercolors because they take on a life of their own, outside of my control.)

"You must learn to let go.  Release the stress.  Your were never in control anyway."

Your challenge is to make a visual representation of the quote.  You can share it on our Facebook group, or post a link to your blog in the comments section.  I would love to see your take on this quote.

March 31, 2017

Embrace the Uncertainty....March Quote of the Month

March's quote was-Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty.  Enjoy the beauty of becoming.  When nothing is certain, everything is possible.  For me this quote hits home,  I am in a period of transition and I am not quite sure what the future will bring.  It is a reminder to enjoy the moment and all of possibilities it holds.

For this quote I went back to my vintage roots.  I started my mixed media journey at the height of the vintage movement. Today, I tend to gravitate towards brighter colors.  From time to time, I feel the pull of vintage and this time I went with the inspiration.

Read on to learn more.

March 27, 2017

Exporing PanPastels, Part 2-Projects

As promised here are my PanPastel completed projects.

And now my fears have been realized.  Read on to learn more.

March 22, 2017

Exploring PanPastels

In today's post we will be exploring PanPastels.  Maybe you've hear of them, thought about purchasing them or maybe even have them, but aren't quite sure what to do next.

In my opinion, they will make a wonderful addition to your color mediums.  Let me explain why.

March 03, 2017

Comparing Crayons: Distressed, Prima, Gelatos and more!

Crayons are super hot right now.  And you know what that leads too....tons of options to choose from.  Are there any difference between the various options?  Which one is best for the projects I want to use them on?

Well, let's take a closer look!

March-Quote of the Month

New month....new quote.  I hope it will inspire your art work this month.  This month's quote focuses on accepting change.

" Trust the wait.  Embrace the uncertainty.  Enjoy the beauty of becoming.
When nothing is certain, anything is possible."

Your challenge is to make a visual representation of the quote.  You can share it on our Facebook group, or post a link to your blog in the comments section.  I would love to see your take on this quote.

February 27, 2017

Quote of the Month-What will your verse be?

February's quote was: "That you are here, that life exists and identity.  That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.  What will your verse be?"   This quote comes from one of my favorite Walt Whitman poems.

I paired it with the watercolor prints I made last week.  Then I got on a role with the prints and made a piece of tag art.  Can't wait until I can begin playing with the art journal background I made.


February 23, 2017

Amazing Watercolor Prints

Ever since I started playing with the Gelli Plate I have been obsessed with creating similar prints using watercolor paints.

What I love most about the prints created using the Gelli Plates is their randomness.  Each print is completely different and they have a unique sense of depth and interest.

After some practice I have come up with a technique that works.  I am loving the results.

Now I am obsessed with creating watercolor prints. :)