Crazy World mixed media tutorial (ST49)

Crazy World mixed media tutorial because… Why not?! Today I am eager to test out my new large Strathmore mixed media journal and Carabelle Studio Wonderful Flower Strips Stamps!! Let’s get right into this Crazy World mixed media page 😉 Part 1. First I am...

Not much time! Quick mixed media page ST46

A quick mixed media page for when you don’t have much time! This quick mixed media page tutorial will show you that even if you don’t have much time, you can still be creative! Simply use a page full of leftover paints and marks from previous sessions...

Mixed media art tag tutorial 1 – Studio Time 45

Mixed media art tag tutorial Well my friends, turning a humble shipping tag into a mixed media art tag could become an addiction indeed! I know they have been around for a while and I have seen tons of beautiful creations but… It has taken me until now to create...

There Are Always Flowers mixed media tutorial ST44

Pretty flowers mixed media tutorial What do you do when you have pages in your journal covered in paint and ink? You just start a new page spread of course! Here are the steps I took for this pretty flowers mixed media page spread: I started on my flowers mixed media...

T is for ART 3D mixed media tutorial ST43

The last letter in my 3D mixed media project 🙂 The letters A and R are done and dusted so I am now tackling the last one! Follow me along in this video tutorial (and I hope you will feel inspired to move away from painting on flat surfaces to trying out a 3D mixed...

R is for ART paper mache tutorial ST42

I recently shared with you the first instalment in my paper mache tutorial: 3 letters forming the word ART that I will use to decorate my studio and mixed media supplies store. You can watch the tutorial for the letter A first but the letter R is actually the one I...

A is for ART mixed media project tutorial ST41

A mixed media project to start the new year! Do you have mixed media project ideas whirling around in your head? I certainly hope so because one of my main ones is the opening of my own mixed media supplies store so I can supply you with all the cool mixed media...

Merry Christmas Art Journal Spread ST40

Christmas art journal pages that make me happy! I have a favourite motto: “It’s never too late“! I did this Christmas art journal spread just before Christmas and now, I wish you a Merry Christmas! lol I had just received a brand new Carabelle Studio...

Little Clouds Art Journal Tutorial ST39

Little Clouds art journal tutorial in the heat! It’s very, VERY hot today out here in sunny Australia! The fan is buzzing in the background, moving my art journal pages around… But it’s keeping me cool while I attempt to do an art journal spread and...

Heavenly art journal tutorial (ST38)

Feeling rusty! Lately, the last thing on my mind was creating heavenly art journal pages lol My head has been buzzing with a new exciting project I can’t quite talk about yet… And let’s not forget the release of my 2nd book ”Secret...

Watercolor circles mixed media tutorial (ST37)

Did you get your freebies? In my last post, I shared 9 free watercolour circles printables as a thank you for your ongoing support. Isn’t it nice to get some pretty presents every now and then? I sure think so and I know you will appreciate them 😉 Download them...

Leaves and Clouds mixed media tutorial (ST36)

Leaves and Clouds… Where did they come from?? I’ll be honest, I’m not really in the mood to paint today! I feel sleepy, I have a commissioned painting to work on, new paintings to varnish… I notice my mind is looking for excuses…...

Stress release painting tutorial (ST35)

Take some of my stress release medicine! Stress release I hear you say? What stress? I’m not stressed, I’m just fine… Hem, mhhh… You know that feeling when you have so many things going on and not enough time to do them all? Yeah, that makes me...

“Go with the Flow” Mixed media painting tutorial

Mixed media painting means no rules and so many possibilities! Even if you have limited art supplies you can have so much fun in your mixed media painting journal… All you need though is to feel loose and carefree, and just go with the flow! But it can be easier...

How to stop sticky journal pages!

Probably the only thing that hurts an artist’s ears… AAARGGHHH!!! Yes, that awful crackling sound! The one that creates a big knot in your stomach and makes you start sweating and swearing when you realise two pages are stuck together in your art...

Free art journal tutorial (Studio Time 17)

A new art journal tutorial for you! Sometimes, simple is best and the most simple fun, such as painting with your fingers and making flowers with your fingertips, feels just right! When you feel like painting but aren’t sure what to paint or where to start,...

Free art journal tutorial (Studio Time 16)

Man, I feel soooo chilled… 🙂 And no, don’t think for a minute that I have been smoking something suspicious because that’s not my style! I was just feeling high on life, with my belly full of peanut butter (shhhh… don’t tell anyone I...

Free art journal tutorial (Studio Time 15)

Fall in love, every minute! A little bit of blue… A little bit of green… Add a dash of mauve… Some iridescent shine… A little stencilling and stamping… And… Voila! What’s not to love about life (when it goes this smoothly,...

Studio Time 3 – The Birth of a Painting

I love finding out how someone gets to create their beautiful artworks… it’s just so magical to see them start from nothing and end up with a piece that has so much meaning and beauty, both for the artist and the viewer. I figured you may want to see how I...

Hooray for online painting workshops!

Finally! I didn’t realise how much work is involved in creating those lovely videos we all watch so often online… So much editing and processing! But, I now have a few of my own so, if you can’t make it to one of my ”in person” studio...

Online workshops coming soon!

I know, I know! You have been asking me to do online workshops for a while now and I have been procrastinating because they require so much time to film and edit… But, the wait is over! Well… almost 😉 Yes, I am currently working on bringing you new fun...

How to draw a profile face

I enjoyed Adriana Almanza’s simple video tutorial showing how to draw a profile face… She does gorgeous girly works, check her out here: http://www.adrianaalmanza.blogspot.de Hope you get inspired to start drawing 🙂...

Free Colouring Pages for Adults

I have fond memories of colouring books and crayons from when I was a kid and I remember quite clearly how important it was to me to colour ”in the lines” and not go over them. Maybe that’s where my slight OCD ”penchant” started from 😉...

Where to start to create mixed media?

I have always been fascinated by the beautiful artworks created by some mixed media artists. You can use just about anything you have in your studio: paints, pens, paper, lace, small objects, inks, etc and combine to create completely unique and original pieces. But,...

Funky Custom House Numbers & Letters

Give your house some funky street appeal! There is more work involved than you may think! Each one is sanded, primed, sanded again, hand painted with a minimum of 2 coats and highlighted. Finally, I paint all edges and back in black (2 coats) to make the colours pop...

Tutorial: create your own 3D art!

I came across this fun and well explained tutorial by Soulstyle a few days ago and fell in love with it because it is so easy to create (even for someone who has never been very creative!) and gives you fantastic results. There Tracy has created a canvas with pears on...

Investing in art – what you need to know

Ever wanted to buy art as an investment? You may have already done so many times already or may just want to purchase your first piece but either way, you can’t just walk into the process without knowing some very useful advice. For example, have you considered...

Rules for Hanging Art

Everyone knows how to buy a piece of art they like but not everyone knows how to hang it properly once it’s unwrapped at home! Sometimes it is crooked, sometimes there is too much stuff around it that detracts from its impact and sometimes, it’s not even...

How to create a wall art gallery

Are you in need of some cool ideas to add colour to your room and give it a really modern twist? If you have a lot of photos or paintings you would like to display, creating a wall art gallery is an excellent idea! This will allow you to display everything in one...

Art Collecting for the Faint of Heart

Not sure what to do to uplift your drab walls? Have you always wanted to add some art in your home but didn’t know what to pick or what you really like? Don’t worry, there are a few things you can do, starting by figuring out what kind of art you actually...

Create your own sanctuary…

It’s not always easy to decorate our homes because there are so many styles to choose from! If like me you would like it to be comfortable and welcoming, how we achieve that? Here are some articles which talk about choosing things like soft colours, mood...

Decorating ideas for your living room

In most homes there’s one main room that all family members seem to enjoy being in during the evening. Whether it’s to watch television, play a board game or simply to sit and catch up, the living room is often the most used room in the home. When you are considering...

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