April 22, 2017

Product Play & Comparison- Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks Vs. Neocolor II

Hi! I wanted to share with you some play time in my art journal, I'm using my new Dina Wakley scribble sticks alongside my Neocolor II. Check it out!



Have a great weekend!

April 19, 2017

Lots & Lots Of Art Journaling!

Poor neglected blog... This is what happens when I have deadlines, and also pretty art supplies that call my name and tempt me to step away from the computer... The best way to know what I'm up to is to follow my YouTube channel, where I normally post process videos and tutorials at least twice a week. And lately there's a lot of art journaling on there!
Art journaling eye candy...




These colors make me so very happy...
I have lots of fun things coming, National Scrapbooking Day is just around the corner, so I will have extra projects for that day, on top of my usual videos and blog posts for my design teams. I'm also working on new classes, so lots to look forward to! 
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for fun things!

March 26, 2017

Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Water Color

I wanted to share these new (to me) watercolors I just got. Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Water Color. They come in 4 sets of 14, or open stock. I got Set A. They are so much fun, and the colors are INTENSE. 


These are not lightfast, but as someone who mostly journals in her art journal, it's not an issue at all. These are insanely vibrant, but with a little experience, they can be diluted to lighter shades, or mixed to create new colors, bright and neutral. 
These are the colors in Set A, and there are also a brown and black in the set that are not shown. I have to emphasize, the colors are not as they are in reality. The pinks are rather close, but even with some photoshop editing, I couldn't get the turquoise ones to show properly, so please take that under consideration.


Here's an art journal spread I started using these-


These are so easy to mix, here's a color wheel I created from just 3 colors-


I show you how these look and talk about the pros and cons in the video-


Thanks for visiting!

March 21, 2017

Art Journaling & More Art Journaling!

I've been art journaling a storm in my studio these past couple of weeks. I don't know if it's the supplies or me, or both of us, but I've been having so much fun! My head is buzzing with ideas for new classes, I wish I could paint all day long... So here's the latest spread I created in my wonderful Jane Davenport journal-


I managed to stop using my gouache palette (been having so much fun with it!), pulled out my Derwent Inktense Blocks (click here for these on Amazon.com) and Derwent Graphitint (love them! Here's the link) and created this simple and fast art journal spread-


Make sure you follow me on YouTube, so you don't miss out of any process videos and tutorials! Here are a couple of new art journaling videos from my channel, this one will be up in a couple of days-



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

March 17, 2017

New Gouache Palette Set Up

I recently decided to set up a gouache palette, so I filmed it for you!



I love bright colors, and wanted to have white also so I could mix my own pastel shades. I chose a mixture of Shinhan paints (for their vibrancy and great value), Winsor & Newton gouache (gorgeous vibrant pinks and purples) and a few opaque Shinhan watercolors (not shown in the photo. I added Lavender, Lilac and Jaune Brill #2). 






Here are pictures of my swatches. It's hard to get the colors to match on screen to real life, so be mindful that it is not accurate.





Mentioned in the video-
Amazon.com-

Mijello Martin Universal Airtight Peel-Off Palette

Shinhan pass

Winsor & Newton Gouache

Schmincke gouache

Jackson's Art Supplies (UK based online store)-
Mijello palette

Shinhan pass paint_

Shinhan watercolor

Winsor & Newton gouache

Schmincke Horadam gouache

Thanks for visiting!