Holiday Hostess Gift using US Art Quest

Today I'm featuring products from US Art Quest. If you've attended rubber stamp and mixed media expos and retreats, you've probably seen Susan Pickering-Rothamel demonstrating the products there.  She is passionate about these products, product safety and product quality.  I've been a big fan of their products for a long time.  Just browsing their website I … [Read more...]

A Royal Cover Up for the Beach

Here's a quick couple of techniques that you can use to make the portions of the Heidi Swapp folder album cover work for ANY theme. You can place a base coat of Glimmer Mist onto the surface and quickly buff it off the surface to reveal the designs.  But what if the designs don't suit your theme?  Do a royal cover up! After the first coat is dry, add a second coat, a bit … [Read more...]

Airbrush through the seasons…

Yesterday, I celebrated the front garden. Today, I celebrate my ability to create a garden on my projects - regardless of the black thumb. You see, there is nothing like a Copic Marker, teamed with an airbrush to make an embellishment fit your project.  Personally, I don't like to buy embellishments unless they are clear, white, silver, least light enough that I can add some … [Read more...]

Thar she goes with the ink again…

Ok, first thing - did you know that you could choose PIRATE as your language preference on Facebook?  down in the bottom left corner, there is a language choice.  Click on yours - mine is English (US). This dialog box appears, with some interesting choices in the English category!    Try it.  Unlike the pirate crew, you can always switch back to a proper … [Read more...]

Flipping it over and ruffling it up a bit…

Rusty Things I attended a workshop with the fabulous Keith Lo Bue at the Art Is...You retreat in Connecticut this past weekend.  It was not unlike my prior workshop experience with Michael deMeng; another artist whose style doesn't suit me -- but oh, are the techniques a blast.  Now don't get me wrong - I can appreciate what these fine, fine artists make.  I would … [Read more...]