Sunday, August 21, 2016

Art Journaling 8.21

Today is another day of ART JOURNALING :)

Last week(ish) I did a post for Donna Downey's STENCIL MANIA using her cone flower stencil, yupo paper and alcohol ink. The art journaling group saw, went crazy and asked to do it in one of our classes.. so this is my REDUX.

I've chosen a stencil with smaller openings and some different colors, but the result is STILL fabulous.

Take a gander at the video followed by some detail shots:

I have also popped this baby into my Society6 where there is 10% off Tote bags, pillows and other home decor TODAY ONLY!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fairy Tale Inspirations - A Mixed Media WORKSHOP ♥

I really enjoy teaching and spreading my love for mixed media. I started teaching locally with tag classes that evolved into art journaling classes. Then I sprinkled in a few OTHER mixed media classes like junk journals & gelli printing.

For the past couple of months I have been working on harnessing my artsy brain into a full day mixed media workshop packed with TONS of info. I am super excited to say that today it all comes together and is ready for presentation!

Introducing : Fairy Tale Inspirations

It's a mixed media workshop JAM PACKED with tips & tricks that will make your mixed media arsenal EXPLODE. see what I did there? haha.

We'll be talking about stenciling, stamping, chipboard, stamping ON chipboard, stamping WITH a stencil, stamping on texture, altering chipboard, using modeling paste, using gesso, image transfers, foiling, collaging, glazing, binding and much more.

We have paper, cardboard, chipboard, glitter, resin, foil, plastic and more on this sweet little project. 

We'll start with altering a paper mache box. Then we'll move to creating a tag that doubles as the embellishment for the front cover. 

And lastly we'll create a sweet mini book full of its own techniques to fit inside our book cover. Here's a quick flip through of the project : 

Now for the nitty gritty:

Early Bird Price : $99 (by September 1st)
Regular Price : $119

-3 Projects (most non basic supplies included)
-Verbal Instructions + Demo on a projector
-Written Instructions & photographs (to take with you)
-Lunch & Dinner included
-Select vendors on site

Location : 3560 East Russell Road Las Vegas, NV 89120

email or private message me to register :

You'll be emailed closer to the date with a super small list of supplies to bring with you ♥

Monday, August 8, 2016

Art Journaling GROWTH

It's August already -- a bit hard to believe that one honestly. We've had our first art journaling session of the month. We turned (I turned) it into a bit of a birthday celebration as it was my actual birthday. The last year of my 20s has officially started and it's going to be INSANE. I'm excited :)

#vaguebooking >>> More on that to come later!

Here's a HUGE and SPECIAL thank you to the amazing gals (and occasional gentleman!) that attend my classes and make them happen.. who helped celebrate my birthday and made me feel SO special.. to the crafting place staff.. to all of you <3 <3 Birthdays sure make ya know how special you are. How special we all are <3

This week for art journaling we chatted about creating texture using newsprint & acrylic mediums. We highlighted the texture with our palette knives and then added some 3D flowers & a sentiment to keep us going through the rest of the year.

Great stuff right? I've popped this page onto some products in my Society6 Store if you're loving it as much as I am :) You can find bags, cell phone cases, prints and more. You can find really great examples of my students' interpretations in our Facebook Group here, I encourage you to join! And now here's the video followed by detail shots and a supply list :

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fortune {A Mixed Media Canvas & Mixed Media MOODS Challenge}


Thank you so much for joining me today ♥

There are some PRETTY exciting things happening 'round here! This year I have found myself among some pretty amazing talent on the Donna Downey Studio Artist Gang for 2016.. one of those talented souls belongs to Jenn Engle of Mixed Media Jenn. In a joint effort to fill our youtube channels with high quality videos AND stretch our creative brains we've started challenging each other once a month with mood boards. We decided to bring the whole idea together in a segment we're calling Our Mixed Media MOODS.

Hosted by Jenn Engle & DeeDee Catron of course! On a rotating shift we will take turns creating a mood board for the two of us to base a project on. We will create said project under video, edit and upload to our respective YouTube channels. In an effort to include our friends and fans we're making the mood boards available to each of you and inviting you to also create a project! At this time there is no "incentive" except creative expression and comradery ♥♥ By linking up you'll provide us with a way to find you and our friends & fans to find you. That seems WIN WIN to me! pssst -- if you join us or talk about our pieces please include hashtag #mixedmediamood ♥

Our first board was from the delectable brain of Jenn :

I drew inspiration from the tint of gold, the neutrals, the astrology aspect, fibers and the nature / sticky / sort of natural element. Keeping those things in mind I created FORTUNE {A Mixed Media Canvas}

Um... RIGHT?! I'm so stoked with this piece. It really speaks to my soul and makes me feel at one with.. well.. my creative infused brain. I just loved the creation process and the final product. So please watch the following video, then feast upon some close ups, the supplies list, important links and then link up! ♥♥♥ See you on the 20th of August for the 2nd installment! 


You can totally pop on into my Society6 store to see this project on some products, too!!