Friday, February 5, 2016

Time to go through the Looking Glass

Hello all!

This week I"m participating in a wonderful Art Crawl on Youtube: Through the Looking Glass hosted by Artsplorations with Mark Muir.

14 Youtube Artists are pulling out all the stops and taking you on an adventure! You'll meet many characters and see sights never seen before There are paintings, soft sculpture, Pen and Ink drawings, and even Polymer Clay. This is not a Disney Wonderland. :)

I am doing a Soft Sculpture Dormouse with a bonus video of how to make a cardboard Teapot just for added measure! You even have access to a PDF Pattern of the Dormouse that I drew up. This is the actual pattern I used to make this Dormouse. Though on the one in the video I left off the back legs since the video was getting long and the Dormouse sits inside the teapot!

Click the link below the photo to go to the Youtube video for the project!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Morning Glory Gnome Doodle Real Time Inking and Coloring

Break time!

In under 19 minutes you can see me ink and color this adorable gnome that I sketched while looking at one of my little felt Gnomes that I made last month. He just makes me smile and I hope he does that for you too!

If you want to color along here's the free coloring sheet that you can print out. :) Right Click on the picture and Save As to your computer. Then you can open and print. Make sure you know what folder it saves to on your computer.

If you grab the coloring sheet I'd love it if you would leave me a comment so I know you liked it!

If you want to see more of this kind of video please leave me a comment and let me know!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Easy DIY Blooming Watercolor Speed Painting Zen Doodle

New video up --can we say I'm already dreaming of Spring? What do you think?

Should I do more Speed Paint/Draw type videos?

This is so easy but has a lot of impact. Use what ever colors your heart desires. This painting was a sort of magenta, 2 colors of blue and 3 colors of green. Then dried with a hairdryer and doodled with a black pen. I think I will be doing a few more of these.

I may even do a coloring sheet!

Remember to get out and do something creative!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Great Art Quest Binder!

Hello all of my Creative Friends!!
Welcome to 2016! 
I am looking forward to the coming year as a time of growth and new experiences. 
A year long Art Quest guided by Cinnamon Cooney, The Art Sherpa is going to be my art school this year, I'm so excited! 

I am helping out in a small way by designing and creating this easy to make Binder for the art pages that we will be making this year.
Here's the download for the PDF instruction s on how to make my binder! 
I have also done a Youtube tutorial too!
Below are the Materials needed to make the binder:
Cardboard 2 pieces 1/2" larger than the paper you will be putting in the binder- for example for a binder that will hold 9x12" paper your front and back cover pieces will be 9 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Cardboard the same length as above by 1 1/2" wide for the spine
Heavy paper for covering the binder
Duct Tape for hinging the covers to the spine and to reinforce the corners over the cover paper
3 Pieces of ribbon the width of the binder covers and spine these are what will hold the paper in the binder
White glue for attaching covers (Mod Poge, PVA etc)
Fluid Matte Medium or Gloss Medium and Varnish to seal the paper covering
Tools Needed:
Metal edged ruler
Craft Knife with sharp blade
Cutting Mat
Awl or Nail for poking holes
Hole Punches 1/8" and 1/4" punching holes in the spine and in the papers to be bound in the binder
Brush to spread the glue/matte medium/varnish
Screwdriver and Large Screw or Hammer and large Nail to make holes in canvas panels
Here are the links again!
Instructable PDF on on how to make my binder! 
The Binder on Youtube tutorial too!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Time to Glitter!-Glitter Houses for you to make!

It is a shiny and sparkly time of year. 

Time to make it sparkle a little more, -who doesn't love a little Glitter?
This time I'm making this sweet little glitter house.

It only takes a little bit of time, card stock or thin cardboard like cereal boxes or face tissue boxes with pretty patterns, old Christmas cards just about anything that you like the look of or can be painted is fair game! Glue gun and glue sticks, craft knife, scissors, metal edged ruler, white glue or decoupage glue, and the glitter of your choice. I used ultra fine glitter on my examples.

Here is my template pattern to get you started.
Right Click on the image to save to your computer and then print!

There are many references on the internet for Glitter houses also known as Putz houses-

Here are a couple of my favorites:
Little Glitter Houses is an amazing resource!
Big Indoor Trains - This is a site that has loads of templates, patterns and instructions for building an entire village!

Remember to get out and do something creative!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Do you wann build...a Gnome? #lovewinterart

Hi there! Lots of creating going on right now, it is the season for it. :) this is video #2 of my #lovewinterart projects!

I just put up a sweet little project- it is a felt gnome. Made with just a couple pieces of felt a bit of stuffing, some pennies to put in the base and just a drop or two of glue.

First here't the pattern, just print, cut and trace the pieces on your felt.
And here's the link to the video to show you haw to put it together!
 Felt Gnome DIY

Please let me know what you think! Leave a comment be fore you go so I know you were here. :)
Remember to get out and Do Something Creative!