Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so thankful to still have my parents around. They are doing well in their new home, and I got to visit them last week. While there my Mom and I were stamping and I tried to show her a technique, but she didn’t have the suplly I needed. So we improvised, and it…

Stencil Acrylic Skin 1

Hi everyone! I haven’t posted a video in a while, and I just found a bunch of video clips that I had done over the summer. So, I decided to try to put some of the pieces together into a few videos to show how I play with paint and the Ranger craft sheet. This…

Marbled Leaves in Photoshop

I had planned on doing something for Halloween, but got sidetracked on a number of other things. One of these side projects was creating a pattern using the leaves from last weeks post. I got it done, decided it needed to become a stencil, and while working on the stencil, found images that I wanted…

Tracy Verdugo Inspired Intuitive Paint in Photoshop

I was lucky enough to be able to attend an Art Is You retreat this year in Stamford. I have never done anything like that before, never done art for 6 days straight, and never met such a great group of creative, fun, kind people all in one place. It was fabulous!! I took different…

Photoshop Conte Crayon

Last week I took a class from Pam Carriker. It was fabulous, and during the class she showed us some sketches she had done of faces. In Conte crayon, so they were this lovely orange-y brown color. They were have done and very sketchy, and I loved them! I had some sketches going, one from…

Gampi Paper Prints

I have printed on regular white tissue paper before, but I just got some cool tissue paper, called Gampi paper. It is sheer, but has an aged feel to it, because it has a slight brown tint. I decided to try to print on it, and see how it looked layerd on some paper I…

Gelli Art Rejects

It is no secret that I adore my Gelli Art Printing Plate. I go through lots of paper, and sometimes I get prints that are not quite so stellar ;-). However, I very rarely throw them away, because often I use those Gelli Art Rejects. Also, when I teach classes with the Gelli Plate, I…

Sanded Frame in Photoshop

Building on a couple of previous posts, today I have a quick video tutorial on how to take a picture that is sanded and use it in Photoshop to create a custom brush. I made it easy on myself by starting out with a print that was a solid color. Then I sanded it and…