Ken Oliver, Dylusions and Hahnemühle

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Lately l have been playing with liquid watercolor, trying some old techniques and some new techniques. Seeing what works and what doesn’t. Yesterday I pulled out a couple bottles of Ken Oliver’s Liquid Watercolor and I want to show you what I did with them. This project began in my Report & Art Book from… Continue Reading


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



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



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


Embedded Letters

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Time for a new tangle technique. And I expect it is going to be all the rage. Embedded letters. Let me show you what I mean. Sure. I know. Not necessarily new. It’s all been done before. But now we are including them in tangle art. And it is so much fun! Let’s walk through… Continue Reading