Friday, 28 August 2015

Mixed Media Art Tag - Fragile Temperament

Created on a Manilla tag as a gift for one of my young You Tube viewers.  Here's the video:


Ranger Size 8 manilla Tag
Dylusions Spray: Lemon, Vanilla Custard
Prima Heavy Gesso
Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries
Sequin Mesh
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Cryogen Cardstock

  • Stampotique - Goat Monster
  • Stampotique - Squiggle Arms
  • Limited Edition - Fragile Temperament Text
  • Darkroom Door - Weathered Stripes
  • Indigo Blu - Script Background
Copic Markers: YG21. YG23, YG25, YG17, B04, BG02
Faber Castell Pitt Pen - Black Brush Nib
Sakura Micron Pen - Black
Posca Paint Pens - Black, White
EK Success Heart Punch
Zig Glue Pen

Decorative Painting - Snowman

This is a wooden coaster painted with acrylics following a decorative painting pattern by Renee Mullins.  The pattern is a free download and can be found on here site here:

8cm Round Wooden Coaster
Acrylic Paints
Graphite Paper

Friday, 21 August 2015

Art Journal Page - Endless Summer

Summer themed art journal page created for You Tube:

Strathmore Visual Journal - Mixed Media Paper (9 x 12")
Prima Heavy Gesso
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints: Irish Cream, Nougat, Mermaid, Bora Bora
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Titanium White
Lumiere Paint: Pearl Turquoise
Stewart Gill Meta Mica Paint: Chestnut
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black
Brilliance Ink: Pearlescent Beige

  • Stampin' Up- Crackle Background; 
  •  Traci Bunkers - Blind Melon Alphabet Set
  • Impression Obsession - Beauty Text
  • PSX - Celtic Alphabet

Nellie Snellen Die: Straight Hexagons
Tafetta Smoth White Card stock 160gsm
Pan Pastel: Turquoise Tint & Pan Pastel Soft Tool
Seashell Collage Images - Graphic Stock
Golden Matte Medium
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Gold Accent Beads
Crafter's Workshop Stencils: Mini Chickenwire Reversed, Mini Punchinella
Liquitex Light Modelling Paste
Palette Knife
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Royal Brush: 3/4" Glaze
Art Master Detail Brush
Old Credit or Key Card

Friday, 14 August 2015

Art Journal Page - There Are Always Flowers

My latest journal page recorded for You Tube:


Strathmore Visual Journal - Mixed Media Paper - 9x12"
Golden Gesso
Golden Matte Medium
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Titanium White, Quinacridone Magenta

  • Stampin' Up - Victorian Lace Background
  • PaperArtsy - JOFY 14, Hot Picks #1203
Patterned Paper: Prima - Princess Collection
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cornflower Blue
Caran D'Ache NeoColor II Wax Pastels: 
  • Payne's Grey
  • Prussian Blue
  • Bordeaux
  • Royal Blue
  • Orangish Yellow
Prisma Premier Pencils:
  • Blue Violet
  • Violet
  • White
  • Magenta
  • Yellowed Orange
  • Spanish Orange
Prisma Verithiin Pencil: Blue Violet
Inktense Pencil: Spring Green
Pan Pastels: Phthalo Blue, Violet, Magenta, Hansa Yellow
Pan Pastel Soft Tools
Royal Glaze Brush 3/4"
Reeves Flat Brush 1/4"
Art Master Detail Brush

Friday, 7 August 2015

Altered Reed Diffuser Bottle

For this project, I started out with an empty reed diffuser bottle from Yankee Candle, and altered it with a variety of mediums and techniques.  The process is shown below on my You Tube channel.

Empty bottle - I used a Reed Diffuser Bottle from Yankee Candle
Tissue Paper - Plain and patterned
Soft Gel Medium
Clay mould -
Premo clay by Sculpey - White
Tissue Blade
Glass board - For working with clay
Ceramic Tile - For Baking the clay embellishments on
Silks Acrylic Glazes: Key Lime, Mediterranean Blue, Majestic Blue
Lumiere Paint: Halo Blue Gold; Pearlescent White
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints: Cadmium Yellow, Naphthal Crimson, Raw Umber, Permanent Green Light, Brilliant Yellow Green
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Carbon Black, Paynes Grey
Prima Junkyard Findings - Rose Heart Corners
1/2" Glaze Brush - Royal
Art Master detail brush
Daler Rowney System 3 Filbert Brush - #0
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Scissors

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Art Journal Page - Stand Out

This is an art journal page created with a mixture of paints, and collage elements from Graphic Stock - Link in the video description if you wish to download the same images I used.  The project was created and recorded for You Tube:


Moleskeine Sketch Journal
Ranger Dabber: Citrus
Americana Craft Paint: Sour Apple
Golden Fluid Acrylic:

  • Titanium White
  • Pthalo Blue (Green Shade)
  • Hansa Yellow Light

Lumiere Paint: Halo Blue Green
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints:

  • Inky Pool 
  • Mocha Mousse
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Pudding

Graphic Stock Collage Images (See link in video decription)

  • Crafter's Workshop - Mini Daisy Cluster
  • Imagination Crafts - Tropical Leaf

Archival Ink: Leaf Green; Manganese Blue
Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Taffeta Smooth White Cardstock: 160gsm
Golden Matte Medium
Background Stamp: Stampin' Up - Love Definition
Alphabet stamps: Large Grunge Text- Unknown Manufacturer; Small Alpha Text: Studio G
Posca Paint Pen: Black
Faber Castell Pitt Artis Pen - Brush Nib - Black
Sakura Micron Pen #02 Black
Tim Holtz Scissors
Paint Brushes:

  • Royal Langnickel 1/2" Glaze
  • Reevees Flat #4
  •  Daler Rowney System 3 Filbert  #0
  • Art Master Round Detail Brsh #2

Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Prima Marketing (Finnabair Line): Light Paste
Palette Knife

Friday, 24 July 2015

Art Journal Page - Pride And Faith

My latest art jornal page created in a Moleskeine Sketch and recorded for You Tube.  Please like, comment, share and enjoy!

MoleSkeine Sketch Journal
Anita's Acrylic Craft Paint: Cream, Antique White
Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint: Titanium White
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paint: Mermaid, Bora, Bora, Beach Hut
Archival Ink: Watering Can, Jet Black
Stencil: Prima Marketing: #960445

  • Impression Obsession - Beauty Text
  • Large Alphabet - Die-Namics - Vanity Licence Plate
  • Small Alphabet - Studio G
  • Itty Bitty Background: Stampin' Up

Neo Colour II Water Soluble Wax Pastels: Periwinkle Blue, Malachite Green
Royal Langnickel Glaze Brush - 1/2"
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Taffeta Smooth White Cardstock: 160gsm
Paper Trimmer - X-Cut
Golden: Matt Medium
Sequin Mesh
Faber Castell Pitt Pen: Black (Brush Tip)
Jar Lid - To create rings
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen: Sky Star

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Art Prompt / Inspiration Boxes

This is a project I started over on UStream a couple of years ago, and never got around to finishing, so I got it out again this week on Ustream, and also made a second box from scratch and recorded the entire process for You Tube.

Thank you to the wonderful Dede Willingham who gave me the original idea for this project.  Please check out her wonderful artwork here:

And here's my project:

Paper Mache Boxes
Tissue Paper
Microsoft Word (for the Prompt Words) Link to my lists in the video description
Tim Holtz Stamps - Odds & Ends
Lumiere Paint -

  • Large Box: Crimson, Pearl Violet; 
  • Small Box: PearlBlue, Pearl Turquoise, Pearl Violet
Glimmer Mist Sprays - Various Colours
Taffeta Card Stock - 325gsm
Tim Holtz Art Parts
Golden Gesso
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Zig Two Way Glue- Chisel Tip
Golden Matt Medium
Ranger Glossy Accents
Acetate Sheet
Royal Langnickel Synthetic Brush - 1/2" Glaze
Tim Holtz Scissors

Friday, 17 July 2015

Art Postcard - Art Feeds The Soul

A mixed media decorative postcard created and recorded for You Tube.

Supply List:
Tafetta Cardstock - 325gsm
Glimmer Mist Sprays: Sunfloer, Candy Apple Red, Mimosa
Lumiere Paint: Crimson
Stamps: Mesh Background: Unknown Manufacturer;  Background Splatters- Stampin' Up
Archival Ink: Vermillion, Jet Black
Liquitex Light Modelling Paste
7 Gypsies Paper Pad - 8x8 "Paddington"
Crafty Individuals Miniatures - Flowers & Butterflies
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Carbon Black
Ranger Glossy Acents
Tim Holtz Scissors
Glue Stick
Prima Distress Tool
K & Co Metal Art Pieces (Hope)
Stencil: Wendy Vecchi "3 Flourishes"
Die-Namics Die - Notebook Edge
Digital Word Art - Etsy (unknown seller
Fleur De Lys - Micheals
Art Master Detail Brush #2
Reeves Flat brush #8
Palette Knife

Friday, 17 April 2015


Two cards created for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge where the theme is arrows, and an extra challenge of using green.

I used brushos for both cards, plus a range of stamps, stencils and die-cuts.