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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Color Test with the new Gansai Tambi Gem Colors from Kuretake

Have you seen the stunning new Watercolor set from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi range - well it's called Gem Colors and they are super pretty and metallic looking and today I'm going to have a play and see how they perform. You know I like to play and test out new products before creating anything with them - so for my project for Lulu Art this month I'm going to test out the new Gem colors and see what they... Read more →

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Add Foil to your Planner Pages with the Heidi Swapp Mini Minc

Ever wanted to make a DIY foil page for your planner something cute and happy - well I did and I'm going to show you how I created this page in my super short and very sparkly and shimmery video! You're not going to need a lot of products for this, just grab: affiliate links in use where possible Heidi Swapp Mini Minc Machine Irridescent Minc Foil Stalogy A6 planner Happie Scrappie Printables - these are digital files that you... Read more →

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