Friday, March 28, 2014

Art Note Cards for Sale

I have these 3.5 x 4.25 inch blank notecards for sale. They are a coated glossy finish and come with an envelope. You can get the assortment of six pictured above for $15. Or you can purchase the pick and choose method for $2.00 per card.  If you are local, just inbox me and I will deliver. If you need them shipped, there will be an additional shipping and handling fee of $3.00. I will have them in my shop soon so you can purchase through Paypal (see SHOP tab on blog).

Each card is a print of my original art on canvas.

Additional cards are $2.00 each.

This card is a special edition print with all profits going to the Dorcas House. They are $2.00 each.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Art Journaling in Mixed Media

I've been hard pressed for time lately, plus with this weather it's been too cold in my studio, so I've been turning to my art journal to create. Just loved creating all day by a cozy fire today. I've come up with some great new color combos, inspiration ideas and have had a chance to try out some new techniques. I thought I would share a brief tutorial of how I created this mixed media page in my journal today.

First, I started by Mod Podging some magazine scraps, scrapbook paper and heart doilies to my journal page.

Next, using a Tim Holtz acrylic paint dabber, I covered the white space with yellow. Then I used an old gift card to drag more acrylic paint over the page. 

Using a stencil, acrylic paint and gesso, I continued to add more texture to the page. I cut out my face shape from an old coloring book page and glued it in place.

More details and more texture.

….and more texture with some stamping, a little shading, details, and final embellishments with some chip board painted cutouts.

I just loved how she turned out!

I just added a new "shop" tab to my blog, and will be adding new art for sale each week. I'm working on some cool gift tags, magnets and will have printed cards. If you want to keep up with my most current works, follow me on Facebook!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Art Journaling with Gelatos

I've been doing a lot of art journaling lately, so I've been trying to expand my horizons with some new products. I've had this set of Quartet Alphacolor Water Crayons for awhile now, but they are not my favorite. You have to wet your paper pretty good to get them to blend and get a nice water color effect. They are good for some things though, like outlining or shadowing.

I just discovered Faber-Castel's Gelatos and I've fallen in love! They are mess free, easy to use, and you can create a variety of effects. Plus, they are like drawing with a tube of lip stick-how much fun is that! I thought I'd take you through a journal page I've started using only Gelatos, Water Crayons and gesso.

For Valentine's Day we made these Pintrest inspired heart shaped crayons, and this color combo was my favorite. It was the inspiration for my journal page.

I started by drawing some random shapes with the Gelatos (pinks and reds) and Watercrayons (green and yellow)

I started blending the colors with a very wet brush with firm bristles. 

Next, I added some white gesso and blended more. This toned down the colors a bit, and gave it a more creamy texture.

I added some stencils prints with thin white gesso. I stenciled over the color blocks to soften the edges.

More drips, stamps and details...

Some shading...

Lettering with white gesso.

And shading on the letters.

I outlined my letters with a thin black sharpie marker. I'm still looking for a good liner pen if anyone has any suggestions.

I'm not done yet, but this was my stopping point. The best part is, I did this all at my kitchen table with very little mess to clean up. The Gelato sticks are so convenient! I purchased the red Gelatos set at Michaels. I went back today and purchased the blue set. Unfortunately, at my Michaels, they don't have a big selection of these. I have a feeling I will be find a place online where I can order a set with more colors.

I will be posting more journal pages in the upcoming weeks.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Gelli Prints

I recently purchased a Gelli Art Printing Plate and have become obsessed with all the colorful, beautiful layers that you can create with it. It's been a super easy way to get some beautiful backgrounds for fun art projects for the kids, and for my art journal pages.

My kids love using the Gelli plate also. It's so fun experimenting with different textures to see how the print turns out.

We made some Valentine cards by printing onto paper grocery bags…

Some cute toppers for our Pintrest inspired Valentine treats...

And some gift tag/book marks.

I'll be showing some of my journal pages soon.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine Gift Ideas

This year for Valentine's Day, give the gift of art. It lasts a lot longer than flowers or a box of chocolates. Here's the new art I have available for your special someone. Inbox me through facebook if you are interested in purchasing. I also have additional pieces available at Scallions and Reinvented Vintage. 

This 10 x 8 bouquet is done in a heavy impasto style in acrylic on a stretched natural burlap canvas. $50

This is a 5 x 7 on a stretched gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It is mixed media with a heavy impasto style. It is $40.

This 12 x 12 mixed media piece is on a stretched traditional canvas with finished edges. It is $65.

These 4x4 inch mixed media pieces are on thick gallery wrapped canvas cubes with finished edges. $25 each

These 6 x 6 canvases feature hand painted papers and are on stretched canvas cubes with finished edges. $35 each.

This 6 x 8 mixed media piece is on a natural burlap canvas. $35

This 5x7 mixed media piece is in heavy impasto style on a thick gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. $40

In box me through Facebook if you would like to inquire about any of these pieces. Payment accepted through PayPal-a shipping fee will be in addition to listed price. All small canvases will be specially wrapped and ready for you to give to your valentine. After this week, these pieces can be found at Scallions and ReInvented Vintage. You can see all my art at

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