How To Draw a Face

As promised I’m sharing with you a video tutorial on How To Draw a Face. I realize that a step out photo tutorial is not as informative and clear as a video tutorial so here it is. Before you say that you can’t draw and this is too complicated let me tell you a little secret. Not too long ago I said exactly the same thing! I was sure that drawing a face was something beyond me and since I don’t know how to draw this is something I will never be able to do. I was wrong!  How To Draw a FaceI don’t like to be wrong but in this case I was thrilled. Drawing a face is much easier than it looks and all you have to do is follow a few steps. How to draw a face is all a matter of technique. Really…no skills are needed, just using the same technique over and over again. If you …

Altered Playing Cards – part 2

We’re continuing with the Altered Playing Cards series and we’ll be exploring new mixed media techniques and ways to alter the playing cards into amazing pieces of art. Today we’ll alter 4 cards using different materials like gelatos, acrylic paints and distress inks. Don’t forget we are using the 52 power words list we created in the 52 word challenge where each one of you wrote 52 words that inspire you and empower you. Each card is matched with one word and is designed to correspond with that word.  Altered Playing CardsEach card is design according to my interpretation of the word and it might not “speak” to you. Feel free to change things and give each design your personal interpretation and style. The techniques and materials I use are for your inspiration and are meant to give you ideas and ways to alter the cards.Before you start don’t forget to cover all your playing cards with gesso to prepare them …


  Inside: you’ll find what is gel printing and the basics of gelli printing – materials, tools and techniques you need to know!   Although I have a room full of craft supplies I never seem to have the paper I need. I’m a control freak so I like to match my papers to the theme, mood, colors and basically everything.   So it drives me crazy if I don’t have the exact same paper I envision in my head.   The solution: Compromise on the projects I make, which is unacceptable to me… Make my own papers Move in the craft store so I’ll have access to as many papers I want   I decided to make my own papers and I found the most fun, easy and creative way to do it!       WHAT IS GEL PRINTING   Gel printing or gelli printing is a form of art to make prints called monoprinting. Previously in order to …

Altered Mixed media Playing cards

These altered mixed media playing cards are just like creating mini mixed media canvases or art journal pages but much less intimidating and at least as much fun. The small size of the playing cards makes it easier to create or experiment with techniques. Plus the fact these are inexpensive playing cards makes the creating process less binding. So if you until now you were on the fence in regards to mixed media this is your chance to give it a try. Altered Mixed media Playing CardsI used regular playing cards and gessoed their back side, I thought maybe I’ll want to play with them so I left the images on the front intact. After the gesso was dry I started playing. I treated each playing card like a canvas or an art journal page and created on it. I didn’t want to create a series of cards or something like that, just give every card its own place.The really fun …

52 Words of Happiness Challenge

I’m starting something new: 52 Words of Happiness challenge. Life is not easy. It’s complicated, difficult and sometimes really annoying. We all have problems and things we have to deal with, it doesn’t matter if we deal with personal issues, family issues or any other kind of issues, we all have them. But we persevere, we don’t give up and we do the best we can. We have happy moments, blessed memories, people we love, things we enjoy doing and places we like to go. Most of the time life is not so bad…it can even be fun and joyful. I believe that as long as we are here we should make the best of it, embrace life and everything it brings, live every day to the fullest and try to look on the bright side as much as possible. 52 Words of Happiness There are 52 weeks a year. I always feel that when a new week starts it’s like a …


  Inside: how to use watercolors in art journaling and how to make art journal page backgrounds with watercolors.   I was always kind of scared to use watercolos because I don’t know how to draw. All the amazing creations I saw online with beautiful watercolor images really discouraged me from trying because there was no way I could make these art journal pages. I was so wrong! Watercolors are so easy to use! I just couldn’t believe it!  You can do it too! Just follow the steps in this video tutorial and start making amazing art journaling pages using watercolors!     WHY USE WATERCOLORS IN ART JOURNALING   That’s a good question! If watercolors are so difficult to use then why bother? Watercolors is a very forgiving medium – when you use watercolors for backgrounds, for covering the page or for coloring abstract shapes this medium is very forgiving. You don’t need to be accurate or follow a …

Steampunk Hot-Air Balloon

The steampunk queen strikes again! FYI I didn’t give myself this title…you did, or at least some of you Lol! I sure love steampunk and I’m happy to share with you another project. This one looks difficult but it’s much easier than you think! It’s because of all the tricks I’m using here to create faux metal and keep everything light weight. I started with a plastic ball I got at the craft store, you can use an ornament or even a glass ball, although you will need to be a little bit more carefull with that. I covered the ball with pieces of gold Duck Tape and then painted it with black acrylic paint. I waited for about half a minute and then wiped the paint with a paper towel, creating a really pretty effect of blackened metal. I added faux leather stripes with faux rivets and steampunk embellishments, including a propeller. I used an old cardboard box as …

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