Tangling With a Glass Dip Pen

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A year ago I was seeing glass dip pens popping up in my Amazon feed. A load of them. And I had never tried one before so I thought I should rectify that situation and ordered a cool dip pen. Of course it was teal-ish in color. Isn’t it pretty? I paid about $8.00 on… Continue Reading


Tissue Paper Backgrounds

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The I Dare You! prompt in Tangle All Around this week is to make colorful backgrounds using tissue paper. (I posted a tutorial here.) I remember how much fun it was to make these backgrounds the first time, so I pulled out my tissue paper and played again. I bought this tissue paper on Amazon…. 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



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


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



From Gelli Pulls to ATCs

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On Facebook there is a group called ATCs Trades and Jams. I joined it a couple months ago and have participated in a couple swaps. I just completed my third one. Let me show you. The theme of this swap was the Letter C. My first thought was cookie and cat. And I figured everyone… Continue Reading


Fun With Black Gesso

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This gesso technique is a cool process that I learned from Tracy Lake in a class I went to last January. Tracy is a fun mixed media artist living and teaching in Connecticut. She has really great ideas! For this piece of art I used another 12″ x 16″ sheet of Cézanne Hot Pressed watercolor… Continue Reading