I Opened an Amazon Associates Store!

amazon-associatesI’m moving up in the world!  I have opened an Amazon Associates Store!  This will help those of you who are interested in the products and supplies I use in my work.  Just click on the link in the top right-hand side of this page.  I have created a category called “Supplies I Use” that leads to a list of products that I have in my stash.  I will also link to each product at the end of each post to make it easier.

Thanks for having a look!  Please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you….especially if you have experience with this Amazon program as I’m trying this out for the first time.  Thanks!


#LoveFallArt – Art Journal Page – Gothic Lady (time lapse video)

This is my second video for the #LoveFallArt festival happening this weekend on YouTube!  This is organized by the Creative Arts Collaboration group and is running from September 17th to 20th.  The theme is Fall/Autumn and all you have to do is type in #LoveFallArt into the YouTube search bar to see an amazing variety of artistic and creative videos made specifically for this event.

I love art with a gothic theme.  Since we are heading into autumn and Halloween, I took this chance to make this art journal page.  I found the image of the shrouded woman in a magazine and have been waiting to use it.  I chose to do this page on a loose sheet because of its size.  The loose pages can be bound later into a book.

Thanks for watching!

#lovefallart - gothic lady#lovefallart - gothic lady1#lovefallart - gothic lady2Supplies:

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper

Distress Ink – Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade

Heartfelt Creations Background Stamp – Large Elegant Word Background

Recollections Cling Stamps – Haunted

Versafine Ink

UHU Gluestick

Scrapbook Paper

Tim Holtz Alterations Die Cut – On The Fence

Kaiser Craft Lace

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Recollections Floral Embellishments

Creative Memories Halloween Punch

Black Cardstock

Golden Soft Gel (Matte) Medium

Thanks again for watching.  Remember to go to YouTube and search #LoveFallArt to see other artistic videos.  And hit the like buttons and share and comment!  Have a good weekend!

#LoveFallArt – Art Journal Page – The Story of the Tree (time lapse video)

I’m so excited to be participating in September’s Creative Arts Collaboration!!  We are a group of YouTubers that create artistic content and this month’s theme is Fall/Autumn.  Beginning today, September 17th, 2015, there is an online art festival and you’re invited!  Your ticket to see this event is #LoveFallArt.

All you have to do is type in #LoveFallArt into the YouTube search bar and you will find an amazing variety of artistic talent that have put together their creative content just for this event!  This art festival runs from September 17th to 20th, 2015 so make sure you visit everyday to see new content being uploaded.  And the great news is that this content will be available forever!

My first offering is linked below.  This is an art journal page using a stencil that I have used before.  I used Derwent ArtBars, watercolours, ink, stamps and acrylic paints.  Thanks for watching!

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Derwent Artbars


Folkart Stencil – Curly Tree

Archival Brilliance Ink – Coffee Bean

Memento Ink – Rhubarb Stalk

Faber-Castell PITT Pen

Stampendous Stamp – Marks

StazOn Ink – Olive Green

Uniball Signo Pen – White

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint – Primary Red, Primary Yellow, Cadmium Orange Hue

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape

Golden Soft Gel (Matte) Medium

White Cardstock

Alphabet Stamps

Versafine Ink

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to search #LoveFallArt on YouTube between September 17th and 20th.  New content will be uploaded everyday by lots of creators!  And remember to like, comment, share and subscribe!

Art Journal Page – Creating My Purpose (time lapse video)

Another art journal offering!  This page was completed over two days, off and on, in between cameras running out of batteries and taking care of life.  I took the time to show all of the supplies I used in the video so this one took a little longer than usual.  I found when I was learning new art journaling techniques, I appreciated the videos that showed the products used.  It was a huge help to me as I was beginning (and still learning!)  I also listed the supplies below.

Thanks for watching!

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Liquitex Gesso

Liquitex Basic Acrylic Paint – Dioxanine Purple, Titanium White

Impression Obsession Background Stamp – Distressed Lines

VersFine Ink

Stampendous Stamps – Marks

StazOn Ink – Royal Purple

Gelli Prints

Golden Soft Gel (Matte) Medium

Americana Craft Paint – Warm White, Lamp Black

White Cardstock

Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Industrial Blueprint

Inkadinkadoo Alphabet Stamp Set

Cross-Stitch Fabric

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pumpkin Spice, Dragonfly

Toilet Paper Roll

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Faber-Castell PITT Pen

Thanks for stopping by here and watching the video.  Please don’t forget to like this post and share the video.  Thank you for all comments!

Experimenting with Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate (time lapse video)

I finally broke into my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate!  I’ve had it for a few months now and I was nervous to try it.  Like many of you, I’m sure, I watched as many YouTube videos as I could find to learn techniques on how to make prints.  Of course, I filmed my adventures for your enjoyment below.

Some prints turned out really well, others were learning experiences.  Some could be used as backgrounds for art journal pages or cut up as collage elements.  Even though some prints may not be perfect, all of them can create interest on a page.

I used inexpensive paper to make the prints.  I purchased a large pad (24″ x 18″) similar to what teachers used to use on an easel in the classroom.  I cut each page into four and it was the perfect size for the plate.  The paper was heavy enough that it wasn’t transparent but not as heavy as cardstock.  I want to use the prints in my art journals and cardstock would have too much bulk for my preference.  I used both craft acrylic paints and Golden acrylics, stamps, stencils, bubble wrap, fabric and wooden stir sticks to make marks on the plate.

gelli prints  I’ll even use the “leftover” sheet to cut up!

gelli prints1Thanks for stopping by and watching the video.  As always, hit the “like” button and leave a comment below.  And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Make Time to Art! #4 – Change Direction (time lapse video)

Another video in my Make Time to Art series!  This is a time lapse video in a handmade journal that I purchased.  The spread took me 30 minutes to complete and the supplies are listed below.

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you would like to see more videos and hit the “thumbs up” button while you’re there.  Thanks for watching!

change direction1change direction3change direction2Supplies:

Liquitex Gesso

Golden Liquid Acrylic Paint – Hansa Yellow Opaque, Pyrrole Orange, Teal, Cerulean Blue Deep, Quinicridone Magenta

Versafine Ink – Black

StazOn Ink – Royal Purple

Tim Holtz Arrow Stamp

Alphabet Stamps

Faber Castell PITT Pen

Stampendous Marks Stamp

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Please hit the “like” button and leave a comment if you have any questions.  I love to hear from you!

Art Journal Page – Believe (time lapse video)

Hello again!  I’m on vacation this week and I thought it would be great to post another video!  This spread was done in my Moleskine watercolour journal and took about 38 minutes to complete.  I began with a layer of gesso and then glued some music sheet paper and patterned scrapbook paper down.  In the end you can’t see the scrapbook paper through the paint, but that’s ok.  It still gave a little texture on the page.  A complete list of supplies is listed below.

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Liquitex Gesso

Stickles – Star Dust

Dylusions Stamp – Word Love

Scrapbook Pages

Golden Liquid Acrylic Paint – Teal

Americana Craft Paint – Vivid Violet

UHU Gluestick

Uniball Signo Pen – White

Versafine Ink – Black

Memento Ink – Teal Zeal

Heartfelt Creations Background Stamp – Large Elegant Words

Flower Stencil

Dina Wakley Mixed Media Stamp – Woodcuts

Derwent Inktense Pencil – Deep Indigo

Thanks again for stopping by!  Please leave a comment, like or share this post if you feel inspired.  All feedback is welcome!