Tuesday’s Tip: Stabilo Magic

LB 2014 Choose Joy

This one is quick, easy and fun.

Break out your Stabilo Pencil.  Draw, sketch.  Make faces, make hearts, make flowers, make wings.  Add a little water to a brush and spread…just like watercolors.  The effect is beautiful.

This is a creation done for a lesson in LB2014.  Fun.  Love the technique.  Love all the fun elements I added to the page.

Have you tried this with your Stabilo?

Embrace your art.  Free your soul.



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Embrace Your Art: 100 Faces

Well, the start of 100 Faces.
I am starting another series.  I shared the start of my Whimsy Tree Series  on Friday.  I think series are a really good way for me to go.  I have a goal each day, I have something to do and grow, I have direction.  Pretty cool.  I get to learn, share and create.  What could be better.
Today, I share my first 5 faces.  Love how they all turned out.  I also, now have some goals for future faces.  I am actually feeling excited about painting faces.  LOL!  It took me awhile to get here.  So glad to have arrived.
Well, here ya go.  My first 5 faces.  I love that when I look at each face, they tell me a story.
Face 1 of 100
She is confident and strong. She knows when she walks into the room she will command the attention of men and women alike.
Face 2 of 100
Excited! Looking too cute and ready for her first dance.
Face 3 of 100
Big hair. Don’t care. She loves her bright colors and enjoys being just who she is.
Face 5 of 100
Looking fly. Although, apprehensive about getting on the plane, she is ready for warm weather. Her bags are packed and she is headed for the beach.
Face 4 of 100
She felt uncertain but she put on a pretty dress and big flower, anyway. She stepped outside to enjoy the day.
All art is for sale!
Which is your favorite? Why?
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The Start of My Whimsy Tree Series

I have decided to try doing a series again.  The repetition can be tough.  However, I have read that there is great reward at the end.  The plan is to do a series of 10 Whimsy Trees.
Doing a series of paintings is a great way to grow your art, learn something new, try something new, learn what you do and do not like, try techniques.
Just doing the first 3 paintings in a row, is already proving to be a wonderful lesson in my own art and what I like most.  I get to try different techniques, tools, colors and with each painting I grow, I learn.  So far this is fun.  I often get bored with the same subject but I am feeling happy and enthused with this one.  Should I get bored, I will just move over to a different series…100 Faces…another challenge I am taking or perhaps I’ll do 10 Beautiful Birds.  The point is, you can do more than one series at a time, if doing the same subject/theme/colors sends you into the “ho hums,” just do more than one series at a time.
If you decide to try doing a series keep in mind it is not about duplicating, it’s about doing the same thing in different ways, using different colors, different techniques etc.  If nothing else, just have fun!
Here are my first 3 Whimsy Trees.
Whimsy Tree 1
Whimsy Tree 1 of 10. Looks like gumdrops. Love the colors. Love the flourish branches.
Whimsy Tree 2
Whimsy Tree 2 of 10. Decided to change the background colors to make them brighter, also decided to sponge on my leaves, using the same colors and put the flourishes as roots. LOVED the new background colors and stamped leaves. Not too thrilled about the bull horn branches.  This one feels like I stopped too soon and I almost went back the next day to add more but decided this is how I felt on that day and it stays as is.
Whimsy Tree 3
Whimsy Tree 3 of 10. A little peek of Fall. For this on I changed up the colors of the leaves, still sponging. I changed the techniques on the background and added more flourishes. So far, this is my FAVORITE tree.
So tell me which is your favorite Whimsy Tree 1, 2 or 3, why?
Whimsy Tree 4 coming soon.
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Napkin on an Art Journal Page

Journal 52 Week 46 Napkin

Napkin on an Art Journal Page.

Last night was another artsy, awesome time.  We made another great art journal page.   If you missed the Art Journal Party you missed a night of laughter, fun and creativity!

I want to thank everyone that came out to create with me.  I truly enjoyed making “magic” with you.   I hope you did too! Here, I share the WONDERFUL, art journal page we created!

Supplies used:   DecoArts acrylics, PITT Pens, Dylusions Spray, Napkin, Faber Castell Pastell Pencils and stamps.

About this page:   We are still following the prompts of Journal 52.  This week’s prompt is “Napkin”   This is my first time using a napkin on an art journal page.  Don’t really have decorative napkins around so this one had to do.

Ideas to note:  

Keep crafting with me!

Questions and comments are cheered!!!
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A Napkin Affair: Free Art Journal Class


Time for the another art journal class – Art Party Wednesday with Tiare and it’s going to be artsy!    As usual, I will be live-streaming tonight in my pajamas, starting at 8pm est.   I am excited to continue sharing my art with you.   I hope that you are planning to join me.  There’ll be crafting, laughter, chatting and fun! And it doesn’t matter whether you are a scrapbooker, art journaler, mixed mixed artist or card maker, the techniques I used can be applied to ALL!  So be sure to tune in!

November 19 Color   November 19 Supplies  

If you are planning to join the party, here is what you will need:

  • The  color scheme and supplies, substitutions are welcomed and encouraged.  Use what you have. 

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Art Party Suggested Supply List (supplies are typically listed in bold.  However, these are the supplies I am planning to use but I could add more as we create. 

  • Gesso (to prime your paper. You want to use this if you are using a thin paper.  You don’t have to use if using a heavy mixed media, acrylic or watercolor papers.)
  • Modeling Paste or Whipped Spackle
  • Gel Medium
  • Napkins
  • Sponge
  • Watercolors
  • Prima or other flowers
  • String or twine
  • Acrylic paints
  • Gelatos
  • Mists
  • Stamp Pads
  • Stamps
  • Templates
  • Rub Ons
  • Markers
  • Pastel Pencils or Charcoal Pencils
  • Sharpie, Copic, White Paint Marker or PITT Pens for writing/doodling on top of paint
  • Paint tray (I rarely use mine but they are handy…I put paint directly on my mat most often.)
  • Journal with heavy paper to hold up to the painting and misting.
  • Heat tool for quick drying time.
  • Pages from a book and kraft paper or paper bag.

See ya tonight!

Embrace your art, free your soul.