Friday, 28 August 2015

Mixed Media Art Tag - Fragile Temperament

Created on a Manilla tag as a gift for one of my young You Tube viewers.  Here's the video:


Ranger Size 8 manilla Tag
Dylusions Spray: Lemon, Vanilla Custard
Prima Heavy Gesso
Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Festive Berries
Sequin Mesh
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Cryogen Cardstock

  • Stampotique - Goat Monster
  • Stampotique - Squiggle Arms
  • Limited Edition - Fragile Temperament Text
  • Darkroom Door - Weathered Stripes
  • Indigo Blu - Script Background
Copic Markers: YG21. YG23, YG25, YG17, B04, BG02
Faber Castell Pitt Pen - Black Brush Nib
Sakura Micron Pen - Black
Posca Paint Pens - Black, White
EK Success Heart Punch
Zig Glue Pen

Decorative Painting - Snowman

This is a wooden coaster painted with acrylics following a decorative painting pattern by Renee Mullins.  The pattern is a free download and can be found on here site here:

8cm Round Wooden Coaster
Acrylic Paints
Graphite Paper

Friday, 21 August 2015

Art Journal Page - Endless Summer

Summer themed art journal page created for You Tube:

Strathmore Visual Journal - Mixed Media Paper (9 x 12")
Prima Heavy Gesso
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints: Irish Cream, Nougat, Mermaid, Bora Bora
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Titanium White
Lumiere Paint: Pearl Turquoise
Stewart Gill Meta Mica Paint: Chestnut
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black
Brilliance Ink: Pearlescent Beige

  • Stampin' Up- Crackle Background; 
  •  Traci Bunkers - Blind Melon Alphabet Set
  • Impression Obsession - Beauty Text
  • PSX - Celtic Alphabet

Nellie Snellen Die: Straight Hexagons
Tafetta Smoth White Card stock 160gsm
Pan Pastel: Turquoise Tint & Pan Pastel Soft Tool
Seashell Collage Images - Graphic Stock
Golden Matte Medium
Golden Soft Gel Medium
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Gold Accent Beads
Crafter's Workshop Stencils: Mini Chickenwire Reversed, Mini Punchinella
Liquitex Light Modelling Paste
Palette Knife
Ranger Cut N' Dry Foam
Royal Brush: 3/4" Glaze
Art Master Detail Brush
Old Credit or Key Card

Friday, 14 August 2015

Art Journal Page - There Are Always Flowers

My latest journal page recorded for You Tube:


Strathmore Visual Journal - Mixed Media Paper - 9x12"
Golden Gesso
Golden Matte Medium
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Titanium White, Quinacridone Magenta

  • Stampin' Up - Victorian Lace Background
  • PaperArtsy - JOFY 14, Hot Picks #1203
Patterned Paper: Prima - Princess Collection
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cornflower Blue
Caran D'Ache NeoColor II Wax Pastels: 
  • Payne's Grey
  • Prussian Blue
  • Bordeaux
  • Royal Blue
  • Orangish Yellow
Prisma Premier Pencils:
  • Blue Violet
  • Violet
  • White
  • Magenta
  • Yellowed Orange
  • Spanish Orange
Prisma Verithiin Pencil: Blue Violet
Inktense Pencil: Spring Green
Pan Pastels: Phthalo Blue, Violet, Magenta, Hansa Yellow
Pan Pastel Soft Tools
Royal Glaze Brush 3/4"
Reeves Flat Brush 1/4"
Art Master Detail Brush

Friday, 7 August 2015

Altered Reed Diffuser Bottle

For this project, I started out with an empty reed diffuser bottle from Yankee Candle, and altered it with a variety of mediums and techniques.  The process is shown below on my You Tube channel.

Empty bottle - I used a Reed Diffuser Bottle from Yankee Candle
Tissue Paper - Plain and patterned
Soft Gel Medium
Clay mould -
Premo clay by Sculpey - White
Tissue Blade
Glass board - For working with clay
Ceramic Tile - For Baking the clay embellishments on
Silks Acrylic Glazes: Key Lime, Mediterranean Blue, Majestic Blue
Lumiere Paint: Halo Blue Gold; Pearlescent White
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paints: Cadmium Yellow, Naphthal Crimson, Raw Umber, Permanent Green Light, Brilliant Yellow Green
Golden Fluid Acrylic - Carbon Black, Paynes Grey
Prima Junkyard Findings - Rose Heart Corners
1/2" Glaze Brush - Royal
Art Master detail brush
Daler Rowney System 3 Filbert Brush - #0
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Scissors