More Marbling: Using Marbo Gum and Pro Marbling Paint

This marbling is really getting interesting and I’m learning so much. This next session I tried using Marbo Gum from PRO Chemical & Dye as the thickener for the size (water bath). It’s so much cheaper, and supposedly lasts much longer than carrageenan, and is easier to deal with. So even though the carrageenan worked…

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Marbling on Paper

I’m back with more marbling, but this time on paper. Unlike fabric which you prep by soaking in alum, for paper the alum water is painted on the paper. Mix up 1 teaspoon of alum in a cup of water and stir for several minutes until the alum is dissolved. Brush it on the paper…

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February Monthly Art Journal Spread

I’m continuing on with the monthly journal spreads. Here is my completed February. Now this month’s spread. You will notice no shamrocks or leprechauns! I’m still feeling the daily blocks are too small, but I’ve decided to continue on with this practice. I do like that it makes me record at least something each day.

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My February Monthly Art Journal Spread

I know it’s not February, but I wanted to get this monthly art journal spread finished early so I can keep up with this practice. This is my January spread that I’m working in now. Here is February’s spread: My lettering of February is pretty wonky. Not sure why I didn’t start my lettering earlier…

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2012: My Favorite Posts

I debated whether to do what my hubby did and list the top favorite posts from Pinterest or from my blog traffic. I decided to combine the two, and throw in a couple of posts that might not have gotten a lot of hits, but are some of my favorites. They are not in any…

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Starting A 2013 Monthly Art Journal

Years ago, I taught an online class called Monthly Write where on a certain date each month we would respond to four writing prompts and also include art and pictures. It was a fun class and I treasure that journal. I’ve really had trouble getting back into the habit of keeping any type of journal…

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How to: Easy Ribbon Bound Journal

Looking for an easy journal to make? Here’s fast one – a ribbon bound journal.   Here is what you will need: Paper for the cover. I used some beautiful handmade paper I had purchased a while back, but you could use any type of stiff paper for the cover. Six or more sheets of…

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How To Video: Sharpie Spin Art

This year I wrote an article for Quilting Arts on several different techniques using the Spin Art machine. While reading my email the other day, Linda Kittmer’s blog gave me the idea to try spin art with Sharpie markers. I’ve put together for you my first video tutorial on Sharpie Spin Art. This is on…

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Haul Video: David Tutera Celebrate Card Line

Friday I received some amazing stuff to play with.¬† Click on my very first haul video to see what was in the box. As I mentioned on the video, I’ll be playing with this stuff and will bring you a tutorial next week. Stay tuned!

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