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I use a wide variety of paint... ...but my two most used brands are Golden Fluid Acrylics... ...and Liquitex Basics. I don't know about you, but I have been known, on more than one occasion, to buy the same paint color over and over. I also am somewhat unaware of what I have. I find myself reaching for blue, but which blue? Both problems have such an easy solution: make paint swatches. I went online to Liquitex & Golden's websites and found color charts. Neither site had a printable color chart that really worked for my needs. I ended up... Read more →

If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post. Thanks! I recently ordered some Birch Panels from Dick Blick (like a candy store... Read more →

Hey there! Today I want to share a fun jewelry DIY with you. These earrings are made from paper, but nobody will be able to tell! Watch the video for the how-to: I think they're super cute! If earrings aren't your thing, you can easily use paper beads to make a keychain, Christmas ornaments, bracelets, or even a fabulous necklace! Find the paper bead template in the Balzer Designs Downloads area. Here is a silly animated .gif of me wearing the earrings. Thanks for stopping by! --- P.S. I am a paid spokesperson for the Brother ScanNCut. That said, it's... Read more →

You guys, I've decided to try something new out. I'm hosting a full-day class at my apartment in midtown Manhattan! As you can imagine, seats are extremely limited, so sign-up early! I'm teaching the technique you see below (among others): Here are all the details: What: Carving Stamps for Patterning! This class is all about carving patterning stamps – ones that can be used over and over to create beautiful repeating patterns! Along with the basics of transferring images, carving stamps, and printing, you will learn tips and tricks for carving stamps that create complex patterns depending on how you... Read more →