Washi Tape Journaling

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Have a lot of washi tape? I know. It’s like an addiction. You see one tape you just have to have and then another and another. And before you know it you have ten or twelve rolls in your shopping cart and you can’t decide so you get them all. And you take them home… Continue Reading


Let’s Make a Colorful Background

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Acrylic paints are really not my forte, but I am trying to get better at them. At least on a first name basis but probably never BFFs. Hahahaha! This is what I’m talking about. Right here! All this beautiful color! Lots of color involved, so is it expensive? I hear some of you asking what… Continue Reading


An Artfully Inspired January

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Hard to believe it but I finished January for the 2019 Artfully Inspired Life! It is an online class developed and taught by Joanne Sharpe. You can see a link to it right here. I haven’t had a lot of success in the past sticking with a class and following through but there is something… Continue Reading


Portable Watercolor from Prestigify

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Recently I made an online purchase from a company called Prestigify. When I went to the checkout, there was an offer for this cute little paint set at a reduced cost. Several companies are carrying these little flip out trays of portable color and I had been ignoring them for quite awhile. But since I… Continue Reading


Using Tombows as a Watercolor: Video

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Tombow has twelve new Dual Brush Pen colors out for 2019. Let me show you how to use them to make beautiful watercolor backgrounds you can tangle on. I will include photos showing how they look once dry after the video. These round tiles are 3.5″ in diameter. So much smaller than what you may… Continue Reading


More Acrylic Play

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Made more painted papers last night. It was snowing here and dark outside already, so you are going to see a little shine on some of the photos due to the lights being on in my studio. Sorry. It’s that time of year in Maine when it is dark outside by 4:00 in the afternoon…. Continue Reading


ATCs For the Letter S

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Remember that Facebook group I told you about called ATC Trades and Jams? Well they just ran a Letter S ATC Swap and I participated. Just sent my two ATCs off on their way to Michigan this morning. And they were so much fun to make! I pulled a bunch of supplies together and I… Continue Reading


Acrylic Play

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Working with acrylics is not my favorite thing to do. I like using them on a gelli plate and making prints, but painting backgrounds with acrylic? Well, I’d rather use watercolor. Hahaha! But I do think they turned out rather cool! Want to see? This is what I ended up with. I was shooting for… Continue Reading


Carol Boss, You’re the Best!

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Carol Boss, Marketing Services Manager for Hahnemühle USA, you are the absolute best! Most of you have been reading, and are familiar with, my product review posts for Hahnemühle. I know that many of you are now using Hahnemühle product because of those reviews. Well, there are actually four of us reviewers that have become… Continue Reading


More Inkredible Ink Backgrounds

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Someone asked me yesterday about Jane Davenport’s Inkredible Inks and how they compare with Dylusions Ink Sprays. There is no comparison. Dylusions will win hands down every time. You just can’t beat the bold, bright, beautiful colors of Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions! With that being said, if Jane’s inks are more readily available to you, they… Continue Reading