New Video Tutorial – Reclaimed Denim Earrings – a fun and easy DIY project
The latest project up on my YouTube channel will have you crafting and upcycling some amazing, colorful and SUPER EASY DIY earrings. I think my favorite by far is the watercolory (yup, that is a word, I just made it up) fringe earrings, but I am thrilled with how all of them turned out. I think are not only a great craft project for kids, teens and the young at heart, but would also be a great item to craft up to sell at markets and fairs. My niece has already gotten her hands on the earrings I made for this video and claimed them for herself!
This is only the first of several projects in the works with my kids old torn up blue jeans, so stay tuned and make sure to subscribe!
Scrap denim – 2 pieces
Gel Medium (if you want the denim to show)Acrylic paint
Paint markers or paint pens (I used Sakura Souffle in White)
Adventures in Creativity – Basics Series Video 2 | Substrates
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. My sister made Christmas dinner for the first time ever this year and she ROCKED it! I think I am still full two days later. There is nothing like a great family dinner and some time with the family and their little ones to make the holidays perfect.
Part 2 in the Adventures in Creativity Basic Series is up and running. Part 2 is a short video introducing you to the most basic of the surfaces (or substrates as artists call them) that you will often use when making mixed media art.
I talk a bit about the different surfaces I use, such as: canvas panels, cradled canvas, cradled birch panels, papers and journals. Make sure to check it out!
You can watch part one (a basic “supplies list” if you are taking part in the FREE Adventures in Creativity series) here.
In the next video I will be covering the basic paint brushes I use when I create mixed media art and when working in my art journal, and it will be up sometime in the next 24 hours. I am hoping to have all 10 videos up before I return to classes next week 🙂 The holiday break from school has been wonderful and productive, but I am longing to dive back in to some school work. I did manage to complete a couple of new pieces of art over the break and have made some good progress on others. I am waiting to get some new (proper) lights so that I can take great shots of my artwork to share with you and I hope to have them in the next couple of weeks. (sooooo excited for them!).
So enjoy the video – there are only 4 days left to 2017 and I have been preparing to keep you busy with exciting adventures in the year ahead. I can’t wait, there is just so much to share 🙂
Click on the video above to watch. Happy Holidays everyone. I hope that the season finds you all well, healthy and happy. It is a particularly stressful time of year, so take a little break and watch me create this art journal page. Cheers!
It is my birthday today, but I want to give a gift to you!
The Creative Adventures are underway!
I have been busy preparing a series of FREE videos for those preparing to go on a creative adventure with me, I will be offering workshops and tutorials starting very soon (I have already filmed the first one (wink)). I will be making these available on my YouTube channel. You can subscribe to it by clicking here, and subscribe to my email list and Facebook page while you are at it so you do not miss out on any of the fun! Click the image above to learn more.
Who can join the adventure?
Anyone can join the adventure! This is designed for everyone, at any skill level. We will be exploring all kinds of magical projects; painting, crafting, journaling, learning and sharing, challenges and more. If you are more advanced in your creative skills, don’t worry, there will be intermediate and advanced content coming soon.
The “basics” series will feature a number of short, informative and fun videos to help you get set-up and ready for our many creative adventures ahead. I AM SO EXCITED TO FINALLY BE GETTING THIS OFF THE GROUND!
The Creative Adventures Series (and I have a lot of adventures planned for us) will begin once I have all of the “basics” series of videos posted. I will be sharing more about the creative adventure series in the weeks to come. Yay!
Do you want to join me in the journey?
The Basics Series:
Here are some examples of what you can expect to find in the Getting Started Series.
Basic supplies list
What surface should I use?
Glues and mediums
Tools: heat gun, protecting your work area
Tools: pens, pencils and other drawing implements
Extras: Stencils, ephemera, stamps
Extras: Freebies and other amazing tools you may have in the house
Extras: Fixative, varnish
Safety in the studio
Taking care of your supplies and tools, what you need to know
So make sure to stay tuned, these will be live very soon! And again, if you do not want to miss out on the fun make sure to subscribe!
Is there a particular video you would like to see? Let me know!
You can follow My Painted with the links below (just for the link):
I have finally completed editing and uploading my first edited video to YouTube.
My most humble respect goes to those who edit and upload videos on a regular basis. It truly was a long weekend project in every way. Hopefully with a large chunk of my learning curve out of the way my next video will not take me three days to complete. (And the video is only 5 minutes long!)
Now that that is out of the way, I can spend my final day of this beautiful long weekend making some art! Just 9 more days until I leave on my adventure to see Aaron. I am getting so excited to see him, and so excited to have my first real vacation in forever.
Andrew and I spent some time at the park with Daisy yesterday and while we were walking we saw the Easter Bunny! Well, ok, it was just a regular bunny running through the bush, but it was Easter Sunday after all. We spent time playing on the swings and in the sand. It was a wonderful afternoon.
I did not have a great deal of success with the Polycolor or the CarbOthello pencils on my page. The gel medium and acrylics on the page were not the best substrate for these beautiful pencils. I will continue to play with them and share my experiences.
So at last, here is the video!