Simple Mark Maker

Mark makers. I’ve talked about them a decent bit lately. Things you find around your home that you can use to make interesting marks in paints or on gelli plates. This may be the shortest post I’ve ever made. My daughter and I subscribe to Fab, Fit, Fun and each season we open our boxes… Continue Reading

Letter Q ATC

Not long ago I cut a King playing card apart to make an ATC for the Letter K. This time I cut a Queen playing card apart for the Letter Q. I began with a blank ATC, three craft paints and a brayer. Just a dab of paint – this ATC is 2.5″ x 3.5″… Continue Reading

Tangle Time

Each night after dinner I have been trying to fit in a few moments of tangle time before Mark and I watch our programs on tv. It is a good habit to get into. Relaxing and enjoyable. Let me show you this past week’s tiles. All the tiles are 3.5″ square regardless of how big… Continue Reading

Gelli Plate Florals

You can make really cool floral backgrounds with gelli plates, too! Let me show you a couple I made recently. I began by rolling out a layer of iridescent blue/green Pebeo acrylics with my brayer. You already know I am on a mission to use every one of the stencils I own, so I looked… Continue Reading

Last Christmas ATC

Over the past week I have shown you ATCs I made using a playing card as the base. Which works out great because the two items are the same size – 2.5″ x 3.5″ each. In Creative Crafty Friends we had a swap where we made three altered playing cards about anything Christmas. I’ve already… Continue Reading

Gelli Plate and Bubbles


Mark making tools. As you find them put them into a box to save for days like this one! Let me show you a couple finds of mine. I don’t remember how I came into possession of this really cool piece of paper. It is thick and sturdy and I immediately thought gelli plate when… Continue Reading

Polar Bear ATC


This was a fun ATC to put together – I love how it turned out! Creative Crafty Friends had a swap going for three altered playing cards turned into Christmas ATCs. I showed you my vintage Santa Clause not long ago. Today let’s see how this sweet little polar bear ATC came together. I began… Continue Reading

Easy Gelli Plate Project


Last week I showed you a bunch of prints I made with gelli plates. Today let’s walk through a really simple technique that anyone can do with some basic supplies. Supplies. Uh yes, a photo would be helpful. Instead here is a list: gelli plate brayer acrylic paint – cheap is good stencil paper. And… Continue Reading

String Time!


It’s that time of week again! Thursday is String Time! in Tangle All Around! Each week on Thursday I give my tangle group a string to work with. Keep in mind the tile I drew the string on is 3.5″ square in real life. On my desktop screen it looks like it is 7″ square…. Continue Reading

Letter R ATC


Last week I showed you an ATC I made for the letter R – it was a rose. Today I want to show you the other ATC I made for the swap in Creative Crafty Friends and it is one of my favorites! I had this great collage sheet of rabbits and wanted to use… Continue Reading