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How to Store Your Stencils

stencils on stencil rack

I’m pretty sure I saw this idea for stencil storage in a video by Carolyn Dube. I think it’s pure genius. The best thing about it is that you have a place to put your stencils after using them when they are wet. They used to get stuck to each other or on the table and […]

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How to Make Your Own Adult Coloring Pages

coloring page

Coloring pages for adults are all the rage. All you have to do is walk into any Michael’s or even Walmart’s to see the plethora of coloring books for adults that are available.I did a post on adult coloring ‚Äča few months back with many ideas for coloring but, this post is just a bit […]

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How to make an image transfer with packing tape

image transfer of jelly fish

I’ve always thought of image transfers as being a complicated process and they can be depending on what technique you use. I once tried it will gel medium and it took quite a while as I had to  let layers of gel  dry in between coats. So it was with great delight that I discovered […]

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How to make rubbing stamping activites more efficient

rubber stamps of flowers

I don’t know how many stamps you have but, my collection has been growing and I never seem to remember what I have in which drawer. (I keep them in a movable  plastic cabinet with 3 drawers). When I noticed the idea somewhere of how to keep a record of your stamps I thought it […]

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Did school squash your creativity?

Could your education have affected your creativity?Do you feel uncreative? Are you scared to do anything creative without someone giving you exact, step by step directions? Are you  scared to mess up?It may help you to go back in time to remember what  your education was like? Do you think it may have had anything […]

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Quotes in Mixed Media: Putting it all Together

old book pages background with quote and stencils

This post is the last in a series of basic mixed media techniques. I wanted to do a post that pulls together all of the other posts in this series. I started with art journaling and have posts on stamping, stenciling, printmaking, collage and lettering which are all the ingredients you need to make a mixed […]

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Adding Lettering to your Artwork

quote wit stenciled tree and punched leaves

Lettering is an art form onto its own. However, adding words, sentences or whole quotes to your art is  a great way to tie it together and is a well know practice in mixed media art.There are books, websites, YouTube videos  and whole courses dedicated to lettering to help you learn any style you want […]

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22 Adult Coloring and Doodling Activities

homemade coloring page

Doodle designs and coloring books for adults…what’s the difference? Coloring books for adults are all the rage in case you haven’t noticed. Wherever I go I see more and more adult colouring books. Even though doodling & doodle designs is also very popular it has not spawned the type of industry adult coloring has  along with […]

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Printmaking made easy

Have you ever experienced printmaking? Are you even clear what it is? If we put aside technical terms like etching, woodcuts, lithographs, screen printing, engraving, first editions and limited editions  we can talk about my definition of printmaking and how it translates to simple, fun printmaking activities you can do to have fun and make […]

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No Art Inspiration? Make Backgrounds

collage of backgrounds

13 fun, intuitive, relaxing activities to make backgrounds and collage material  You want to do art but, you’re not inspired OR you just don’t know where to start. Especially when you don’t think that you are creative. Making backgrounds is the ideal way to really loosen up and have some fun. It will help you […]

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