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How to use shimmery, shiny pigment powders (like Pearl Ex)

I must admit  that I don’t alway buy art materials because I NEED them. I love shimmery and shiny things and these Pear Ex pigment powders are certainly that. So they caught my eye and of course, using my Michaels coupons I had to have a set.BUT…they sat in my closet for a really long […]

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10 things to do with gelatos(or watercolor crayons)

Gelatos are water soluble crayons or watercolor crayons. I have a couple of packs of them, but also own a pack of distress crayons and 2 packs of recollections watercolor crayons.  I use them all but, I decided to do this post on Gelatos because I think they are the best known watercolor crayons. (and […]

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7 Acrylic Ink Ideas

Acrylic inks are gorgeous.  I’ve been buying them in Michael’s with 60% off coupons, bringing them home and storing them in my supplies cabinet. The ones I have are the Daeler Rowney inks and   the metallic liquitex inks. There are many shades and colors in both companies and they vary in price based on the type.These acrylic […]

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Inspired by Tori Weyers

Will you believe me if I tell you that this is not an abstract picture of ducks on the banks of  a pond?Toris directions were to make  a flowing black line creating​ shapes. She filled hers in with gesso, paint and gold marks.I filled mine in with bits and pieces of green and blue dyed paper […]

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Inspired by Jamie Dougherty

The activity that Jamie did was quick and easy. She covered her page with material pieces, gessod over it  and painted an eye on top of the gessoed page. I glued down pieces of material as well. (I used a palette knife to do this. I then painted a layer of gesso on top of […]

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Inspired by Diana Trout

This piece is a no fail watercolor flower  garden. Diana does it on a 400 lb watercolor pad, but since I did not have that I  just did it in my Canson journal.I started by making some loose flower like shapes with my palette knife and gesso. I scratched some marks into the gesso while […]

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Inspired by Rae Missigman

I usually like to show some sort of process I went through as I follow these prompts, but this one just didn’t happen.Frankly, I can’t even remember exactly what I did. Rae just kept making marks and adding paint and stencils and collage papers and lines and that’s just what I did.I started as she […]

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Inspired by Catherine Scanlon

This project was simple and fun to do. I started by covering my page with ripped pieces of paper from a book. I then divided the page up into sections with a black marker. Each section got its own pattern also in black marker. I then drew a small flower pot, some flowers in it […]

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Inspired by Andrea Gomoll

This piece looks totally different from what the artists Andrea Gomoll did,  but the basic steps were the same.I pushed gel medium through stencils and let it dry.I then took liquid watercolors (I only had golds and coppers) and let it flow over the whole page.She used 3D materials to create flowers​, so I went […]

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Inspired by Birgit Koopsen

For this inspirational piece I used the technique in a totally different way that the artist Birgit did. She used this technique to decorate a piece of furniture, a stool. I just used the exact same technique to fill up a double journal spread.I started by painting 2 pieces of deli paper 2 different colors. […]

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