Monday, May 27, 2019

Easy Alcohol Ink Floral Technique + Save The Crafty YouTuber Video Hop!

Hi friends! I am so excited to be part of this awesome Save The Crafty YouTuber Video Hop this year! Justine does an amazing job putting this together. Be sure to head over to her Blog to find out more information about the entire hop, participants, our sponsors and the prizes!!

Because this is a video hop, please head over to my Youtube channel to get started with my video. Then just follow the links in the description of each video. Easy Peasy. I am giving away a box of goodies to one lucky comment (ONLY YOUTUBE comments) so be sure to head over there. Plus, I think the alcohol ink technique is pretty dang cool that I used and I hope to inspire you to give them a shot.

I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Ranger Ink Guest Artist: Be Brave Art Journal Page

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Hi friends! I'm so excited to be back with another Ranger Ink Guest Artist post! I played with white space in the new Dina Wakley small journal that I am loving right now.

To see the full project including the step by step tutorial,  please visit the Ranger Ink Project Page! I also have a full process tutorial available on my Youtube channel or you can watch below!

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Totally-Tiffany Stash and Store Storage System Review

Hi everyone! I recently joined the Totally-Tiffany Blogging Troop and I finally have my first review ready after weeks of stalling. Organizing is NOT my strong suit which is why I am super excited to be part of this team. My craft room is a hodge podge of different things I currently use for storage and it took me quite awhile to figure out what exactly would work for the things I didn't have the best system for. I finally narrowed it down to the Stash & Store Craft Supply Organizers. I picked 2 of the 7 Drawer Craft Supply Organizers and 1 of the 5 Drawer Craft Supply Organizer. I absolutely LOVE the 7 Drawer for storing all my alcohol inks, smaller watercolor inks as well as sprays and Copic Reinkers. The 5 Drawer system didn't work for me but my daughter took it for her fairy doll supplies and it works beautifully for her! These fit perfectly in many of the cube style shelving units. 

I didn't mention it in the video but these boxes come pre assembled which is awesome. I thought I was going to have to do some assembly but nope! They also have cardboard dividers which you see in the video separating different products and keeping them in place while in store. You can find the direct dimensions using the links I provided above. They are made from a very heavy, sturdy cardboard (for lack of a better description...), it isn't made from plastic or wood making them very lightweight but sturdy.

To see more how I use them in my craft room, check out the video!

Do you currently use Totally-Tiffany for any of your storage needs? 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Mixed Media Monday: Watercoloring in the Dina Wakley Media Small Journal

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a beautiful weekend spending time with your kiddos or mothers or just feeling loved. My weekend was made up of all the things I love: art, reading, playing Cranium with the kids, laughing and just relaxing. I got a special foot massage from my oldest I didn't even have to cook once yesterday! Creating this page was one of the things I was able to do. If you head over to my Instagram page, you'll even get to see what my oldest created for me! 

My page was inspired by April's Our Mixed Media Moods Challenge. Every month, DeeDee Catron and Jen Engle release a new photo mood board inspiration. I was definitely drawn to the picture in the lower left and it gave me the perfect excuse to try my favorite watercolors in the new Dina Wakley Media small journal. The pages in there are 100% cotton watercolor - crazy thick and textured - and I love the way it looked and reacted with them.

I also wanted to include more of the tile print texture from the bottom right as well as that gorgeous coral color from the upper right. The quote I found in the DWM collage quotes is also inspired by that photo. I love the way the collage paper blends into the background with the gel medium.

I started this entire page with the watercolor florals. In the video below you can see me paint in real time one complete rose. Loose, undefined watercolor is my favorite. I will try other styles but nothing makes me happier than this. I hope you enjoy this week's mixed media video! Until next time!

I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used when possible. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mixed Media Monday: Distress Oxide Sprays + A Video Voice Over Take Over with my Daughter!

Hi Everyone! I recently picked up 3 colors of Distress Oxide sprays and finally used them to create this tag in my art journal. I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Tag It challenge from last week (so obviously, didn't get this entered) but love the page and how it turned out. I used the new Large white tags from Dina Wakley Media Incredibly, all of the colors created on this tag were made by using only 3 Distress Oxide inks (Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber) When I was thinking about trying this new medium (even though I wanted ALL the colors) I decided to pick 3 primary-ish colors knowing they would mix and  blend to give beautiful multiple color blends. Choosing these colors or 2-3 of your favorite colors is a great way to try new things to decide if you're going to use them or not.

I'm obsessed with this purple the Mermaid Lagoon and Picked Raspberry created! I also did some tone on tone stamping with the same colors of Distress Oxide Inks to create a little texture in the background. 

To create the wings I stamped a dragonfly stamp from Red Lead Paperworks on some old book paper and cut them out. Then I collaged them on my tag and in the end added purple shimmery stickles to them - which I LOVE. I also cut out some random words to place over the lips of my DWM collage girl. This pretty much sums up my current mood lately as I've been feeling super down and out with my artistic abilities and whatnot as I feel forgotten or cast off; unkown even! Which is silly but sometimes it feels as though I'm being passed on by but I'm also reminded that I do art for me and sharing it is something I love whether I inspired 1 single person or 100!

So, to counter the feeling of oblivion, I loved this sentiment that comes in the dragonfly stamp set. While I may have this feeling, I am going to continue to open my wings to the world....with my art, with myself, with trying new things and even living an entirely new lifestyle as we gear up to sell our little fixer upper this summer! 

That said, one thing I'm doing to start this opening of my wings is finally hit the trigger on my Patreon Page! I'm calling this little announcement my soft launch. Yes, if you enjoy my art, my YouTube Videos and would love to support me in this way so I can continue to provide free content while also providing more real time tutorials and possibly workshops with kits, I would love to have your support! I'm still adjusting the tiers a bit but nothing will be taken away from what is offered currently. Just rethinking (over thinker here) what to best rewards your patronage with! 

Also, here is the process video I made for this page. My daughter took over my voice over for this one and it's pretty cute to hear her describe what I do! LOL I hope you'll enjoy it as well!

I use affiliate links when possible for all the supplies used in my projects. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel. Thank you so much!