DIY Painted Tin

Hi! Do you have a ton of old and empty mint/candy tins? Ever wonder what to do with them other than throw them out? I have a small collection and was wondering how to spruce the tins and make them artsy! Let's begin! You'll need: old metal tin acrylic paints (I'm using Jane Davenport Acrylic … Continue reading DIY Painted Tin

DIY Gesso 2.0

Howdy y'all! (No, I'm not a Texan XD). Are you wondering what gesso is? What it's used for? Are you confused?  I'll answer all these questions and more! Gesso is surface preparation. It can be clear, white, black, or any color. It provides a little "tooth" or "grit" for your media to cling on to. … Continue reading DIY Gesso 2.0

Weekend Photos

Greetings and Salutations, to quote Eugene Meltsner. (Do you know where he's from?) Over the weekend, I took a photo shoot with some of my art pieces and a garland of lights (I have a set from Terrain at Anthropologie). I took these photos in a dark bathroom and then turned the lights on. What … Continue reading Weekend Photos

Tip Tuesday: Ocean Themed Artist Trading Cards

Hello guys! Today, we'll be doing some ocean/sea themed ATC's. Unsure what an ATC is? Check out this page. The finished product will be similar to this: You will need: 3 blank ATC's on watercolor paper, watercolor, PVA glue or a glue stick, scissors, small brush, water, collage paper (or tissue paper), markers I'm using … Continue reading Tip Tuesday: Ocean Themed Artist Trading Cards

Tip Tuesday: Washi Tape Resist

Here the first ever Tip Tuesday! *drumroll please* Do you ever want to try resist in your art such as revealing eye catching white space in watercolor or acrylic/oil paint? I love the big reveal! I've always wanted to try masking fluid but it's so pricey. (P.S. If you don't understand what resist and masking … Continue reading Tip Tuesday: Washi Tape Resist

Tip Tuesday

Hi guys! Introducing the newest series on quaint & darling: (drumroll please) Tip Tuesday!! Every Tuesday (hopefully), I'll post some quick trick, technique, or artistic advice. I have some really fun ideas in mind. Do you have some ideas or tips you love? Comment below and we'll chat. I might do a post on featuring … Continue reading Tip Tuesday