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 …


  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 …


  Inside: how to make a faux tree trunk fairy house with supplies you have in your stash!   Have you ever put two socks in your washing machine and when it was finished only found one? It happens to me all the time! The explanation for this phenomenon is that the socks get sucked into the washing machine’s pipes or get pulled under the drum. However there’s another more controversial explanation which I like much better… the fairies stole one of the socks! You don’t have to believe in fairies to make this faux tree trunk fairy house but… it won’t hurt 🙂     FAUX TREE TRUNK LOOK Making a faux tree trunk look is a process of making one material look like another material. Tree bark has two distinct characteristics you need to consider: Texture: the bark is not smooth but very coarse and has a lot of texture. So you’ll need to add texture to the …


  Inside: what is zentangle and how to make it in your craft projects   I told you before I can’t draw BUT I found an amazing way around it! I discovered a way to draw beautiful patterns with no problem and professional looking results. It is called zentangle and you won’t believe how easy it is.     WHAT IS ZENTANGLE   The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We call these patterns, tangles. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These simple shapes are the “Elemental Strokes” in all Zentangle art. Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. There is no up or down to Zentangle art. You don’t need to know what a tangle is going to look like to draw it. You just need to know the …

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