Oh there is nothing like a little paint to get the ol noggin going crazy! I've been chosen as a Decoart helping artist and I can't wait to show you the wonders you can create with this very affordable quality craft paint. I couldn't wait for my order to arrive so I got some of the chalk finish paint from the craft store and I love it! It's thick and creamy and covers beautifully without having to sand and prime....my favorite quality being an impatient painter. You can visit Decoart here... http://decoart.com/ and look at their extensive line of paints! You can also get it at most craft stores and even some local hardware stores! I'll be posting some of my projects very very soon! Yay....now to the studio!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I'm super craft ADD. Everyday is kind of a surprise! Since I have a completely awesome collection of all the art and craft supplies I can just play and make new things up whenever I want to. It's so good.
Today I came across some little canvas tags. I painted one yellow and just started stitching it. I backed the tag by cutting an aluminum tray just a tad bigger than the canvas tag. Added some accent beads and put it on a braided ball chain necklace. I like how it turned out.
Maybe I will make more but knowing all those supplies await me who knows what tomorrow will bring?
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Have a super day! Make it beautiful.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I saw these little Easter erasers at the Dollar Store yesterday and my mind instantly saw them as stamps. I buy erasers there regularly to use as a base to carve my own designs but these shapes reminded me of the layered screen look I love so much from the 1970's. When I got home I realized my stamp pad selection was pretty weak but I resisted the urge to head out to the craft store and looked in my stash for the juiciest markers I could find. These markers were perfect and bonus they have that nostalgic smell! I just marked the erasers up and stamped them on card stock.
Since I am a slight pen fanatic and go through sharpies like crazy I thought I'd try out the pens from the dollar store too. There were 3 in a pack. They are great for crafty stuff but no good for art. I used the black felt tip to accent the stamps and give it the retro vibe I was hoping for. What a perfect project for the kiddies for Easter cards!
Give it a try...you only have to spend a buck or two!
If you do use this idea share a link in the comments! I'd love to see your projects too!
Friday, March 20, 2015
Just a little taste of things I have recently worked on. A few of these things are available right now in my etsy shop just click on the link right over there to the right. ...this is my favorite emoji.
Have a great weekend! I'm spending mine with 7 art sisters and we are going to giggle, make art, eat good food and drink a couple drinks. Weekend perfection!
Sunday, March 15, 2015
I like to say I have tried all mediums and sampled all supplies but I'm such a liar. Never have I tried and only until recently have I even heard of Gouache. I don't really know what makes this paint do what it does but I kind of love it. I didn't spend much, just under $10 on a student kit with my 40% off coupon at my local Hobby Lobby. I didn't really know what it was so I didn't want to go all crazy right away.
It's likely that is going to happen.
I LOVE it! It's kind of a mix between acrylic and watercolor. I tried it straight up on my art journal that had a coat of gesso. It is thick and creamy and covered very well. To blend I just got my brush a little wet and the colors mixed beautifully. I typically draw on card stock with a sharpie so my next experiment was on a little drawing I did of a plant. This was the magic for me. I like watercolor but when you use it on cardstock it's pretty much permanent but with this I used it straight and then when adding the different tones I was able to blend the colors on cardstock with a little water! Magical magicness!
Do you use gouache? If you do show me your work! I want to see how others use this amazing paint. Just leave a link in the comments.
Color my world happy!