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A Look Back – Hand Carved Stamps

November 2, 2022

A Look Back… at hand carved stamps! I love using my rubber and foam stamp designs in my art journal pages. They add pattern and detail and another element of my style into what I’m creating. Sometimes though, I don’t have the motif that I’m looking for in a ready made stamp so… I carve … Continued

A Look Back – Got the Blues

October 5, 2022

A Look Back – I’ve got the blues. The art journal blues. No, no, I’m not sad or anything :) I’m talking color today! I’m keeping it simple and taking a look back at some art journal pages that are blue. All shades of blue, but definitely LOTS of blue. Let’s have a look: Let’s … Continued

A Look Back – Layering Stencils

September 7, 2022

A Look Back – Lots of times I’ll reach for a stencil when I want a quick background in an art journal or mixed media piece. Pair a stencil with some acrylic spray paint or acrylic paint and a makeup sponge and it’s almost instant success. But then there are times where I want the … Continued

A Look Back – Playing with Lettering Part 2

August 3, 2022

A Look Back – Today I’m revisiting a topic I covered once before: how you can play with lettering in your art journal or mixed media projects. You don’t have to have amazing handwriting skills to mix things up and create some impact with your lettering. Below are 5 ways to do it whether you … Continued

A Look Back – Let’s Make Patterns!

July 8, 2022

A Look Back – Sometimes I get on a pattern-making kick, either because I come out with new stamps that lend themselves to patterns (like when I released the Triangle Love rubber stamps) or maybe I just need a more meditative art activity than the usual. The repetitious activity can be very relaxing, especially if … Continued

A Look Back – Clothing I’d Like to Wear

June 1, 2022

A Look Back – Often I will include a figure in my art journal pages and hey, they’ve got to wear something ;) Usually I reach for my stamps and stencils to give their clothing a little pattern and style and sometimes the art magic happens and their clothing turns out pretty nifty. So nifty, … Continued

A Look Back – Acrylic Ink in Action!

May 4, 2022

A Look Back – Supplies are one of the things that really inspire me and it’s easy to amass a ton of them… and then kinda forget what you have. When I moved recently I was reminded of all the wonderful acrylic inks I have that are good for so many different techniques. It is … Continued

A Look Back – April Flowers

April 6, 2022

A Look Back – Here in the US they have a saying that goes “April showers bring May flowers” but hey, I’m ready for the flowers now LOL. My neighborhood is right there with me and in fact there are trees and bulbs making a colorful show every where I look. So I thought I’d … Continued

A Look Back – Thoughts on Perfection

March 2, 2022

A Look Back – As artists we are obviously very aware of the visual world and that means it’s easy to get caught up in getting things to look right… maybe even perfect… but what is perfection and who sets the rules anyway? I thought it might be a good time to give perfection a … Continued