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!