Organising your Art | What to keep & what to throw?

Have a look around your studio or maybe even your house, are things feeling a bit cluttered? Do you have a pile of art, layouts, cards, or canvases waiting for attention, pages that need to be added to journals, kids artwork from the last 10 years or so, a stack of paintings from that very generous friend? If you love art, you’ll probably love having a home full of it. I do! For the last few months (you may have... Read more →

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7 Unlikely Craft Storage Ideas

OK so if you follow me on IG you would have seen me cleaning up, and cleaning up and still cleaning up my craft room over the last 12 months. I've had to come up with some unlikely craft storage ideas and solutions to cope with my stash as it’s no secret that crafting can take up a lot of space. Beginner and seasoned crafters alike will amass all kinds of creative materials that they use for most, if not... Read more →

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Steampunk Tag with Mitform Castings, Lindy's Squirts and Tim Holtz Paper Doll

Recently I was lucky (so so lucky) to be sent a fabulous box of the most amazing metal castings from Mitform, as part of their Toolbox program. I wasn't sure what to expect as I hadn't seen or used these before but to say I got a surprise is a bit of an understatement! So let me tell you a little about these Mitform Castings and show you my very first project using these beauties. TO start with these are... Read more →

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Finding Inspiration for New Art: 9 Free & Easy Ideas

Artist's Block is real and experiencing artist's block can put you in a difficult position as you need a constant flow of creative juices to create new art. Finding inspiration to encourage you to create these new pieces can often seem impossible, but here are nine of my favourite creative ideas that might just help you overcome your issues and get back on the groove. So, if you would like to find out more, read on to uncover 9 useful... Read more →

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Studio Safety Tips for the Arty and Crafty

Did you know that arts and crafts can be dangerous!!! Just think of all the times you almost stabbed yourself with a bookbinding needle, almost took a sip of your paint water, or burned your hand on hot embossing powder or a heat tool! Yes, art and craft can be a dangerous hobby! So let's take a quick look around the studio and look at a few quick tips to hopefully prevent some pain and perhaps crafty injuries, read on... Read more →

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Jane Davenport Art Time Watercolors Color Mixing Chart and Review

Hi gorgeous people, today I'm playing with some wonderful new Watercolors from self-confessed art supply addict Jane Davenport. I know I know, Don't I have enough watercolors already - well maybe yes, but these have something the others don't - a fabulous little wrist band and palette so you can have both hands free to paint and hold a journal! I'm going to begin with a quick review of the products, because with a price of $58 Australian you may... Read more →

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Prima Watercolor Confections: How I store and organize them

One Palette to RULE them ALL! The dream of many a Prima Watercolor Confections lover out there - well I did it (almost)! Hello gorgeous people! I've spent much of the Coronavirus lockdown swatching my watercolors, it seems I have a few more than I thought! It turns out I have quite a few Prima Watercolor Confections, (I'm only missing one set - Currents). For those who haven't seen these, the Prima Watercolor Confections are creamy watercolors that come in... Read more →

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Recycled Cardboard Mixed Media Altered Tag

I was honored to be invited to be a part of the fabulous Nomadic Soul Diaries Instagram challenge. I've chosen to make a mixed media tag from recycled cardboard for the challenge and I've used a bunch of my favorite products to add color and texture. I am one of the Wandering Stars for June and had a stunning bright color palette to work with. This is the inspiration board for the month of June for the Nomadic Soul Diaries... Read more →

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Moon Magic | Galaxy Themed Art Journal Page Process Video

I can't wait to show you how this galaxy-themed mixed media Moon Magic art journal page came into being! You will need to gather up your acrylic paints, pencils, Lindy's sprays, stencils and texture pastes for this one! I'll show you how to make a Galaxy background and then how to make art on top! I have to admit there were a few challenges, but I found ways to get around the issues and will be sharing my tips so you can do the same. Read more →

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Folded Christmas Card with AB Studio and Lindy's

Welcome to the Autumn Hop fun with the amazing Design Teams from Lindy's and AB Studio combining their creative forces for a massive blog hop with so so many amazing artists! Our hop is a mixture of Blog posts and YouTube videos with many gorgeous ideas, styles and designs and runs from 16th to the 22nd of November. Our hop begins on the AB Studio Blog and ends on the Lindy's blog with loads of amazing inspiration in between. So... Read more →

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