Monday, May 23, 2022

Scenic Mixed Media Coloring

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In a VERY surprising plot twist, I had a highly productive weekend! I took a half day off on Friday and I cleaned, organized and cooked for the upcoming week. I made chicken salad, my red lentil tofu, some amazing lemony cauliflower and cooked bacon for next week's breakfast tacos. 

Y'all know how much I hate deep drawers, and my craft desk is built with two Bisley filing cabinets and an IKEA top. I love the filing cabinets, but I really only need one drawer with actual hanging files, so the rest were a huge jumble of things I use during my lives - my MISTIs, my pre-cut paper for gel printing, my black inks, my spray bottles, etc. So I finally had enough and found a good storage system that works in that space. So I did that, and I gave away a lot of the contents of those drawers on my Buy Nothing Group, and made some people happy, so that was a total win. I also cleaned out the Raskog cart next to my desk that holds my heat gun, most used pens, pencils, erasers, towels, etc. It's been bugging me for a WHOLE PANDEMIC, so that felt good.

After all that was done, I had Sunday for true crime and crafting. I binge listened to the Counter Clock podcast season 4 and HOLY COW. I love Delia and they release a whole season all at once so you can binge, and this season's case is insane. The weather was crazy cool after a front came through so I crafted with open windows :).

Since I had a whole day, I decided to bust out my colored pencils for this super duper fun desert scene

For the larger areas - the sand, the mountains and the sky, I put down a layer of OLO before finishing with pencils. The rest is all pencil. I used this blender pencil as well, which I've had for years and forget about all the time. Such a cute scenic image. I really hope they come out with more of these, because this is a very fun way to spend some time.


The most recent in the Clarence series was up next. It really squeezes my heart that Mary Ann has developed an entire product line around my little squirrel. 💛

I was laughing the whole time I created this though - since lately a lot of things seem broken - the flame stencil was the perfect grounding for the parachuting squirrel and the sentiment is hilarious.

This one is all ink blending and pencil.


Stamps – The Rabbit Hole Designs
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Dies & Stencils – The Rabbit Hole...
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Derwent Chromaflow Colored Pencils -...
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OLO
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Amazon.com: Criusia Underwear Drawer...
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Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
[ GLS ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool...
[ ELH | MSP ]
Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5 -...
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Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Understand Blue Bundles Specials for...
[ CTC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
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Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
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CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
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Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
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Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
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MaryAnn is donating 100% of the profits from one very special set on her site to charity. She is an avid RZR off-roader with her husband and a whole good friend community in California, and tragically, she lost a friend in this community very suddenly. She is dedicating a charity campaign to this community as a result. So if you're part of this community or would like to contribute, check that out here.  

Then go on and have a great week, would ya? :) Loveyameanitbye.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

VIDEO: Junk Journal Cover + Giveaway

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Aaah - I'm in my mixed media happy place today! I made these projects for the new Hero Arts Summer Catalog back in February and have had to keep them under wraps until today, so I'm excited to show you these and the video of the process.

You'll see this in the video, but I used Umber & Sky paints, Gold Glimmer Metallic ink (splatters) and these rub-on waxes with the Chain Link Die and the Locks Dies. The cover is made out of this heavyweight chipboard.


On the back of the journal and on this matching card, I also added drywall tape (the only place I've found this is Lowe's and it isn't branded) and on the card I used this stamp set for the sentiment.


I made a second card/journal combo as well. I started by stamping the Cobblestone Background. Then I used this alphabet stencil and Hero Paste to create the phrase Make Art. When that was dry, I rubbed on Just Rust ink, and used both the Sky paint and gold glimmer ink through the matching Cobblestone stencil. I rubbed the edges with the glimmer ink and splattered it as well.


I repeated the process on this kraft journal - I had bought this bulk pack of them for a retreat I had, so you might be able to find them in a smaller package or just split a package with friends. It's a nice size - I take some of my true crime notes in these because they lay so flat and don't take up much space.


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Here's the video - come back for the giveaway!



Locks Dies
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Chain Link Die
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CG792 Cobblestone Bold Prints | Hero...
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Cobblestone Stencil
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SA033 Subway Letters Stencil - Hero Arts
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CM612 Creative Quotes | Hero Arts
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GM100 Gold & Pewter Glimmer Metallic...
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Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint 1oz...
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Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint 1oz...
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NK352 Hero Paste 4oz. | Hero Arts
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Amazon.com: Craf-t Products Complete...
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Amazon.com: 50 Chipboard Sheets 8.5 x...
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AF256 Just Rust Mid-Tone Shadow Ink |...
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Kraft Notebook - 48-Pack Bulk Lined...
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Lineco Polyvinyl Acetate - 4 oz
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Floral Glass Craft Mat — Glassboard...
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5 -...
[ ELH ]
MIS-T Rulers
[ MSP ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Understand Blue Bundles Specials for...
[ CTC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

The catalog has a mixed media focus, so you're going to find some really fun things in here, including new waxes, pearls and pastes. The projects the team did are beautiful - and you can see my projects in this graphic!



If you hop around today and leave comments you will have a chance to win a mixed media prize! Here's the full list. Enjoy yourself! Loveyameanitbye.


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