Gel Plate Printing with Spellbinders Dies

I came up with this idea after another hunt through my studio for things to use with my gel printmaking plate. Did you know that low-profile cutting dies, such as the Spellbinders Nestabilities are perfect for masking and ghost printing? The key to their use is to apply them, cutting edge UP onto your plate. You don't want that raised ridge being pressed into the plate. But with the pressure … [Read more...]

Registration Closes Monday for Art Is You Retreat – Stamford, CT

 There is still an opportunity to register for the most personable, creative retreat on the planet: Art is You!  Coming to Stamford, Connecticut, October 9th-13th, 2014.  Registration closes on Monday, September 15th.   I am offering my all-day workshop, BLINGitty, BAUBLEy YOU! on Sunday, October 12th, and I’ll be vending at the Art Trunk on Saturday, October … [Read more...]

Art Is You Workshop featuring ‘A Gilded Life’ by Spellbinders

On Sunday, October 12th, at the Art Is You mixed-media retreat - I am offering the following all-day workshop.   BLINGitty BAUBLEy You! "With a turn of the crank transform creations from blank. BLINGitty BAUBLEy You! Add twisted wire and some beads by the hank. BLINGitty BAUBLEy You! Certainly a crown is your insignia of rank. BLINGitty BAUBLEy You! I’m not pulling a prank. A Gilded … [Read more...]

Joy Canvas Collage

I love taking the Christmas decorations out of the boxes and decorating the house for the season.  As the years have gone by, more and more of those decorations have meaning to them, whether it's an ornament that signifies an important date or place, or the increasing amount of handmade decorations I've made through the years.  The mantel and shelves of my family room are … [Read more...]

Sunshine and Stampavie

One of the things I like most about Stampavie (there are so many things I like!) is their selection of boy-inspired imagery.  Let's face it - boy images are hard to find! Today's card is inspired by sunny weather, and the little neighbor boy a few doors down who just lost his first tooth.  Makes you want to go outside and play! Well I'm staying inside to paint one of my … [Read more...]