Thursday, January 1, 2015

video series:
make your own art supplies

This new video series is an extension of what I teach in all of my online classes.
I will show you some creative and easy ways of making canvases, paints, collage paper and a variety of other mixed media items. Take everyday items and make your own art supplies out of it.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

video series:
painting on a magazine page

This is the 43rd video in the series. 
It's an easy way of recycling and making your own collage paper.
Use acrylic paints and any magazine.
paint fast and messy.
set the timer to 10 minutes...and paint something, paint anything.

Monday, November 3, 2014

and the winner is:

The winner of the box set of Golden paints is

Blogger Amy A said...
These have been on my wish list for awhile now. What a generous chance! 
October 28, 2014

congratulations Amy.
Please email me your mailing info.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Giveaway: Box Set of
Golden Acrylic Paints

My new online classes are coming up in November.
I am simply thrilled to get started and I am kicking things off with a giveaway.

from The Painted Page part 2
I am giving away a box set of Golden Acrylic Paints which would work great in any of my classes...including  How to Paint on Fabric

Will ship outside the US.
Enter to win by simply leaving a comment below.

The winner will be randomly selected via and 
announced on Monday November 3rd 2014.

good luck!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

painting on a magazine page

make your own collage paper by painting on magazine pages.
This is the 40th video in the series.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Online Classes:
buy one, get one FREE

 I have been busy working on my upcoming online classes called Paper Jewelry and The Handmade Guide to Art Journaling.

I have also been working on reviving some of the classes that I previously taught.
soulcraft is a class I taught as part of STITCHED and Fabric Art Picture Frame is a class that was featured on HGTV- the Home and Garden channel.

To celebrate the revamp of these two new classes,  I am having a week long sale.
buy one get one FREE.
register for any of my classes and get the second class FREE.

sale ends July 21st 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

painting on a magazine page

This is the 37th video in the series.
It is all about painting something....painting anything.
This is meant to be an exercise in painting fast, intuitively and free form.
Set the timer....15 minutes.
Just paint.

Just do it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

New Online Classes
Buy one, get one FREE

This week, I am having a super sale of all of my online classes.
Buy one, get one FREE.

Simply make a note of the class you would like 
for FREE in the order form.

This is a sale that I offered a few weeks ago to 
all 21 SECRETS members, 
and it was such a hit and so well appreciated 
that I decided to do it again.

Buy one, get one: sale ends June 16th 2014, 10 pm EST

Meanwhile, I have been super busy working on my new book.
So super excited about it 
and I can't wait to share the contents of it.....soon.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

how to make a stamp

While spring cleaning a few years ago, I found an entire box of cassette cases in my closet.
I completely forgot that I had these and decided to put them to use.
Ever since then, I've been repurposing cassette cases to make printing stamps.

supplies needed:

First, seal the cassette case with a strip of tape.

The craft foam that I prefer to use has a paper-backed adhesive side, so I like to stack up
about 3 to 4 sheets in order to make a stamp that
extends high above the cassette case and that is a bit thick.

Draw any kind of shape you want.
In this example, I am keeping it really simple, but you can get
quite detailed with this material by cutting into it with a wood burning tool.

Cut it out and assemble it on your cassette case.
Save any left over bits to make another stamp.

Print on paper or fabric.

You can use a brush to apply the paint directly on the stamp or use a paint pad.


For more fabric painting and fabric printing ideas,
register for my online class
How To Paint On Fabric