REVIEW - Arteza Gouache & Paper + Timelapse

Friday, March 27, 2020

I don't normally venture outside of my usual art supplies too much -- maybe here and there -- mainly because I really like the supplies I currently use, and because art supplies can be expensive, so if I like what I've got going on, why not just keep going with it. But, I have been wanting to do more work with gouache for a while (haven't used it since college), and, conveniently, Arteza reached out to me to see if I'd like to try some of their art supplies a few weeks ago. I've seen a lot of fellow artists out there giving them a go, so I thought I would too. So, in this post, you can watch me make a little gouache painting and review some of the products I was sent. Take a look...

Easy Elegant DIY Christmas Ornaments

Friday, December 20, 2019

Wow! Again, this year, at this time, I feel like I'm going a mile a minute trying to wrap up last minute projects and tasks. Not to mention the running around for shopping and errands. At times I do wish things could be a little easier and more calm this time of year, but I guess it just comes with the territory, and I love the Christmas and Holiday season so much--it's definitely my favourite part of every year--so I'll never "Krank" it!! I'll put too many things on my "to do" list, stress, meltdown even, and, at some point in there, realize it's all going to be fine - it's Christmas! So, in the spirit of squeezing tasks in, of course I had to get up at least one Christmas post! In this post I'll show you how to make 2 different Christmas ornaments for an elegant touch to your Christmas Tree. And most of the supplies can be found at a dollar store. Let's take a look...

Hand Lettering Series Part 5 - Bounce Lettering

Monday, September 23, 2019

Bounce lettering is one of the easiest ways to add some extra style to your hand lettered projects. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to creating bounce lettering, so that's what I'll be going over in this post in the Hand Lettering Series. Let's get into bounce lettering...

DIY Floater Frames Tutorial

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sometimes all you want to complete a piece of artwork or print, either made yourself or purchased, is a nice clean and simple looking frame. Floater frames are a great way to do this but they can be quite pricey when purchased in-store. In this post I will show you have to make your own slim-style floater frames for a lot less. Once you see how simple it is, you'll want to make frames for all your pictures! Let's take a look...

Hand Lettering Series - Part 4 - Uppercase Brush Letters

Friday, July 26, 2019

We're just over halfway through the Hand Lettering Series with this post; only 3 tutorials left after this one! In this post I'm teaching you one way to create your Uppercase Brush Letter Alphabet. I say "one way" because there are many ways, or styles, when it comes to brush lettering, but I feel this way is most commonly seen.