HELP, SUMMER ENDED TOO SOON! Is it just me, but does summer fly by way faster than it did before? Now I’m trying to sort through my email inbox (which I never really got to cleaning), gather my textbooks, read all my summer assignments, plus more--all while enjoying my last few moments before slavery, uh, … Continue reading HELP, SUMMER ENDED TOO SOON! | guest post by Katie F.
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
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
Hiya and Happy Tuesday! Today, we'll be decorating envelopes. Who doesn't like to receive gorgeous mail? I know I do🤩😍😊. Let's get started, shall we? You'll need: three blank envelopes (I'm using these silvery ones), a paper plate, three or four different colors of acrylic paint, two stencils, and Q-tips. Envelope 1 Pour some paint … Continue reading Tip Tuesday: Mail Art
Hi guys! What are your favorite art mediums? Do you have a stash of markers just for coloring? Today, I'll be going through two of my favorite art mediums and how I use them. I'll begin with watercolor! I LOVE watercolor. It has give you a variety of looks--gentle, bright, or muted. With a water … Continue reading Favorite Art Mediums
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
Hello! Maybe you noticed that my blog looks different. . . Last week, I decided to completely redo the blog's appearance. I'm using the Colinear theme and I'm going minimalistic! Black and white are my main colors apart from a pop of blue and gray. I'm now at Bloglovin'. 🖤 Click the widget in the … Continue reading Blog News 2/24/18
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