An “Inspired” journal page with creative team Mary Szymanski

I love texture, and your the Vintage Quatrefoil Stencil is perfect for delicate texture that catches the paint so awesomely!   I’ve been into gold lately, so the texture catches the gold so nicely. The colors are autumn inspired … Enjoy the video


Supplies Used:

Miscellaneous scrap papers from my stash
Shawn Petite Vintage Quatrefoil Stencil
Dina Wakely Media White Gesso
Dina Wakely acrylic paint in Lemon,    Tangerine and Magenta
Krylon paint pen in Gold
Ranger Glossy Accents
Uniball Gold Gel Pen
Black Stabilo All pencil
DecoArt Extreme Gold paint
Black Golden Fluid Acrylic paint

See more from Mary Here:

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Signs of Gratitude Sunday Inspiration

It can seem that we are in winter alot through out our lives, but there are always signs that things will be ok, and that spring will come soon. Look for what you have to be grateful for in the middle of whatever season you are in, in your life and you will see the signs of comfort and beauty.

Enjoy your Sunday Inspiration video


Supplies Used:

8×8 mdf board, vintage and collage paper, matte medium, fluid acrylic paints,  charcoal pencil, sennlier oil pastel (white and black), Collage element window (in the shop) Cardinal in the resource library, bubble wrap and needle point canvas,

Stencils (night sky, pine cones, trees),

Vintage window collage pak

I’m excited to share my prints and original with you at 25% off! Just in time for the Holidays… the littles make the perfect stocking stuffer and I share with you in the video below how to make them truly a personal one of a kind gift.

Use Coupon code: thankful2017


I even have Christmas ornaments/home decor available in the sale. Here is a sample below. YOu can see them all HERE

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Innocence mixed media by Creative Team member Ulyth Menezes


By Ulyth Menezes

This project can be used in an art journal page. The heart has cracks in it but the beauty shows through regardless. 

Enjoy the video


Products Used:

Shawn Petite’s “Mandala”, “Birds, birds, birds” “In the Gardenscribbles, Liquitex super heavy gesso, Liquitex Inks, random stamps, rub-ons by Doodlebug and Kaisercraft.

You can see more from Ulyth

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Autumn Fairy with Creative team member Julie Campbell

Autumn Fairy 

Julie Campbell

Faces  are featured a lot in my work but when it comes to drawing and painting bodies it can be a bit daunting.  Using Shawns’ Wing and a Prayer stencil as a guide and a jumping off point makes it so much easier.  As you will see there are many variations of characters that can be created. I hope you will be encouraged to create your own little fairy from a few art supplies.   

enjoy the videoh


 Products Used:

Wing and a Prayer and Garden 2 stencils, Liquitex Matte Gel medium, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (tea dye), Pigma Micron pens, Uniball ‘eye’ pen, Derwent Inktense pencils (Iris Blue, Baked Earth) Dark Blue and Terracotta pencil, Stabilo All pencil, CaranD’ache NeocolorII pastels (scarlet and purple),Daler Rowney gesso, make up sponges and ephemera.

You can see more from Julie – Creative Little Hut

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