More Alcohol Ink Tips

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Alcohol ink makes some of the prettiest pieces of art! And there are as many ways to use the inks as there are people working with them. I still have so much to learn about these beautiful colors! Today I want to show you how an absolute mess was turned into a wonderful save that… Continue Reading


Art From Others

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Does your artistic journey ever need to be inspired? Where do you go to find new ideas, new techniques, new artistic things you want to try? Well, I’m hoping this spot right here is one of those places! For sure! Even I need encouraging, motivating and inspiration. To meet those needs I keep a file… Continue Reading


Marabu Alcohol Ink

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You already know how much I love color! Making color in almost any media just makes my day. Yesterday I was having a little trouble getting anything accomplished – like many of you are right now – so I turned to a favorite product. Alcohol ink. Specifically Marabu Alcohol Inks. In this post I want… Continue Reading


Paper Bag Junk Journal

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Looking for something to do while you socially distance yourself? Something different, fun and easy to do with the supplies you already have on hand? Today’s project is the ticket! Today I made a paper bag junk journal. Gathering my supplies, I brought out four lunch bags, a variety of scraps of scrapbook paper, some… Continue Reading


Got My Hares Did! Hahaha!

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Building artist trading cards (ATCs) and swapping them is a lot of fun! Creative Crafty Friends recently hosted a Letter H Swap and I may have gone a little loopy for one of the two I made! Let me show you. But first. I needed to make two ATCs with the letter H in mind…. Continue Reading


Bluebird

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Miranda Lambert has a new song out called Bluebird. Now, I’m not really a Miranda fan but the lyrics to this song just stuck with me. And I like the song. Especially this part: And if the whole wide world stops singingAnd all the stars go darkI’ll keep a light on in my soulKeep a… Continue Reading


Altered Playing Card Art

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Playing cards. ATCs. Similar for sure. Both are 2.5” x 3.5” and you can turn a playing card into an ATC. Want to see? I began with this collage element that was on a sheet from Joggles. This Alice was the perfect size for my playing card. Running this piece through my sticker machine turned… Continue Reading


Letter V Swap

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Creative Crafty Friends continues to give me ways to create art other than just tangling. I enjoy tangling, but really I prefer making color and these swaps gives me that opportunity. For this particular swap we worked on the letter V. Letter V is not so easy to come up with words for. Did I… Continue Reading


Art Journaling Alice

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Creative Crafty Friends has halted mailing swaps during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped us from crafting! One of the recent prompts was to make an art journal page including three elements. Anything else was fair game. The elements were: an animal, a bit of foreign language on a paper and something representing time…. Continue Reading


Tiptoe Through the Daisies

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Yet again I have been having problems with my mail service. They have been trying to help me but the problem has eluded us. My mail service is located in Italy and France, and you know what is happening there these days. MailPoet did just run an update on their program, so I am hoping… Continue Reading