General Announcements

Pass the Brush – Takeover Event with Sarah Matthews

So excited and honored to be participating in “Pass the Brush” here on my blog and on Instagram too!

“Pass the Brush” is the artistic community’s version of “Share the Mic.” The objective of this event is to show solidarity within the mixed media community and to amplify black mixed media artists so their voices can be heard and art can be seen in a broader audience.

On July 16th and 17th, the amazing Sarah Matthews will be taking over my Instagram feed, as well as my Creative Squad Instagram feed. Sarah is an incredible printmaker artist (and a fellow ArtFoamies designer!) and I am honored to “pass the brush” to her :) Please check her out here on her website too.

And then, also on July 17th, Sarah and I are doing an Insta Live broadcast together where we will talk with each other at 12 noon EST – so be sure to tune into that here on my Instagram.

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Last Day for Free US Shipping

Hurry into the Online Shop to save – If you spend more than $25 on physical products through TONIGHT, July 5th at 11:59pm EST in my online shop, you can get free shipping in the US. Just enter the coupon code BDAYFREE when you are checking out.

What counts towards the $25 minimum?

Foam Stamps:

 

Stencils do too:

 

And don’t forget about Rubber Stamps:

 

My Artwork is part of the deal too!

 

The sale ends tonight, Sunday July 5th at 11:59pm EST so NOW is the time to head over to the Online Shop to see what is there :)

Enjoy and hope you had a fun Weekend!

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FREE US Shipping Weekend!

Lots to celebrate this weekend: July 4th and my Birthday! Woohoo! Are those fireworks for me? LOL ;)

And how about we celebrate with Free US Shipping this weekend? If you spend more than $25 on physical products through July 5th in my online shop, you can get free shipping in the US. Just enter the coupon code BDAYFREE when you are checking out and all those goodies will get shipped to you for free! Who doesn’t like something for free?

It’s a great time to buy foam stamps like my Mini Toledo stamp:

 

Or how about a few of those rubber stamp sets like my Triangle Love set for making tons of cool patterns:

 

And of course my stencils are part of the deal too…

 

…And ALL my Artwork too like my Yas Queen mixed media painting…

 

…or my giclee prints

 

Shop around and see what there is – all physical products are part of the deal and the offer ends at 11:59pmEST this Sunday, July 5th. Just use the coupon code BDAYFREE when you check out :)

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A Look Back – Cool Stuff You May Have Missed 17 – Acrylic Spray Paint

A Look Back – This time I’m looking at one of my favorite mixed media supplies – Acrylic Spray Paint. I particularly love how you can layer and apply a veil of color with it, and it is so perfect with using stencils too. Below are 5 ways to experiment with Acrylic Spray Paint in this Look Back.

A Look Back is a blog series to show you some projects and posts that you may have missed – sometimes going WAY back in the archive. I think it will be fun to revisit a few ideas that we haven’t seen for a while. I’m excited to see how a little look back might inspire something new in the future :)


 

First up we are going back (way back) to 2013 and this post about some of my essential supplies – as you can see I have been a fan of acrylic spray paint for a long time now :) I list a bunch of ways I loved using it back then – many of which I still do!

 

From 2016 you can watch this Creative Ice Breaker video and see me in action with my Lily Wallpaper Stencil and some white liquitex spray paint. I love how spray paint can make a super crisp design or a soft focus one with a stencil.

 

Next up is this post from 2017 where I use Montana spray paint for the first time – a favorite brand of water-based spray paints with a cool matte finish. Here I use my popular Versailles stencil:

 

In this post from 2017 I show how to layer up 3 different stencils with spray paint and make it work. Here I get nice results from using my Mesa Verde, Granada, and Santa Fe stencils that all work well together.

 

Finally, here is a post from 2019 when I was doing the Stencilfied Challenge. It’s a really nice example of what look you can get from blending just a couple colors of spray paint with one single stencil – in this case my Buenos Aires stencil. This is one of my favorite ways to use acrylic spray paints for a background.


I hope you enjoyed this look back and maybe it inspired you to give something new a try :)

Here are some of the supplies I used:

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LAST DAY – Foam Stamp Sale

Today is the LAST DAY for my Foam Stamp Sale in my Online Shop! All my foam stamps are 20% off through tonight, June 14th at 11:59pm EST. 

Just use the coupon code FOAM20 when you check out to save. 

You’ll find lots of old favorites like…

Grove Street Positive Negative set – love these two bold circle patterns, apart or together :)

 

Space Oddity – a hex shape that pulses with energy…

…and Far Out – your new favorite stamp for mark making or visual texture!

 

Also in there are 2 NEW sizes for my Midtown stamp set. This 4 piece set of buildings is my go to for a funky cityscape. The Midtown Set is now in a new size and I’m happy to also announce there is now a Midtown Mini set too!!! Super cute little buildings. Check it out below:

Both sizes are going to be a lot of fun to play with.

Hurry into the Online Shop and use the coupon code FOAM20 to save 20% off your foam stamp order. Sale ends tonight, June 14th at 11:59pm EST.

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Foam Stamp SALE in the Shop

ArtFoamies are Back and I’m having a big sale in my Online Shop! All my foam stamps are 20% off now through June 14th at 11:59pm EST. 

Just use the coupon code FOAM20 when you check out to save. 

Besides using them in my Art Journal, I love artfoamies for all kinds of projects and with so many techniques. Check out some fun inspiration for how to use them here in my Foam Stamplifier challenge

Here are some of my favorite foam stamps:

I love my Batik foam stamps (shown here using acrylic paint) – don’t forget you can stamp the back side for a solid block of color too! These are nice for fabric projects like clothing or kitchen linens.

Foam stamps look pretty awesome used with embossing powder – here’s my Park Blvd positive and negative set. Great for cards or maybe even a paper garland.

Foam stamps and watercolor paint? You bet! This is some hot pink with my Mid Century Squared foam stamp. Pretty juicy.

Here I pressed my Jazzed, Far Out, and Groovy foam stamps into paper clay with Moonlight Duo ink for some sweet decorative bowls. 

Head over to the Online Shop and get stamping on some fun Summer projects of your own. Hurry hurry, stock is limited and the sale ends June 14th at 11:59pm.

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NEW Online Workshop: Artful Adventures with Paul Klee

Today my newest online workshop Artful Adventures with Paul Klee goes on sale on my website!

Get ready to go on another exciting Artful Adventure with us! Through 5 lessons you’ll learn a variety of fun and innovative ways to translate elements of Klee’s playful signature style into your own unique art journaling and artwork.

Sign up NOW to enjoy great pricing: Early Bird pricing – 25% off the regular price of $39, so just $29.25!!! – now through April 27th.

Check out the promo video:

 

Sign up now through Monday, April 27th and get the workshop for just $29.25. Throughout the workshop I show you ways to pull off Klee style elements that are fun to experiment with and can add a touch of whimsy and individuality to your own artwork. We’ll learn an image transfer technique, ways to build backgrounds with color and pattern, and discover the freedom of letting loose and even covering things up, all inspired by the artwork and techniques of Paul Klee.

Class begins on Monday April 27th. If you are ready for another Artful Adventure, Sign up TODAY.

This workshop is the fourth in the series so far. The Artful Adventures workshop series introduces you to master artists from around the world and throughout history, and through their techniques and style inspires YOUR art journaling and artmaking. Check out Artful Adventures with Gustav KlimtArtful Adventures with Joan Miró and Artful Adventures with Andy Warhol in this series.

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Live Stream: Studio Visit with… Me!

This is a fun thing that is happening tomorrow: my friend Jimmy Leslie is interviewing me for The Fine Art Collective! It will be on their Instagram live story feed here @TFACNA, so tune in tomorrow, April 16th at 12noon EST. 

The format will be very cool – a split screen with Jimmy and myself, I will be  in my studio, answering questions from Jimmy AND you! So stop by and get in on the conversation.

A little about TFACNA – “The Fine Art Collective North America is part of a global network of artists & technical experts dedicated to sharing art materials knowledge & skills.” It’s a great resource and I’m honored to be sharing my story with them :)

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NEW Rubber Stamps – Spring 2020 Release

I have some NEW rubber stamps coming out today! It’s a big exciting group and I am very happy to be sharing them with you. AND if you are around today (April 3rd) at 12noon EST be sure to catch me LIVE on Facebook for my Kaffeeklatsch where I will be showing the new guys :)

In the meantime, here we go. Here is the Wabi Sabi set, a fun set of 6 little stamps that are perfect for adding abstract, mark making to your artwork:

And here are some of these stamps in action:

Next up is the Mini Motifs set – all these were inspired by designs that I found on my fireplaces at home!

The Mini Motifs can be used for so many patterns or for a little ornament here and there:

And then there is the Triangle Love set – wow these are fun to use for making patterns. I will show you in a bit how you can make kaleidoscope-like patterns by rotating and stamping the triangles… 

These are amazing to play with to create patterns:

And finally two different birds in the Bird Stamps set – Early Bird and Nightingale so you can “put a bird on it” ;)

Here are these lovelies:

I hope to see you at the Kaffeeklatsch later today to see the new stamps and just to catch up on everything:

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