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As you know, I purchased a one-year subscription to Scrawlr Box -- an art supply subscription box out of the UK. Each month I open the box and share my first impressions with you. These are my personal opinions about what works for me and what doesn't. I hope you find the video useful and entertaining! Here's a list of the box contents with links to purchase: Daler Rowney Mixed Media Art Boards Derwent Colour Line Maker Zig Vellum Twin Marker (link takes you to an orange marker, I couldn't find black) Molotow One-4-All Acrylic Twin Markers UNI Signo Broad... Read more →

Did you know that "Painted Wood Block Wall Art" is a thing? I stumbled across this etsy listing... link ...and it sent me down a rabbit hole. Here are a few other listings I found when searching "painted wood block wall art": link link link link If you're thinking what I'm thinking, then here are the supplies you need to make your own: Wood Canvases -- You can get a pack of eight 10x10 wood canvases for about $25 on Amazon. Your favorite paint or collage materials. If you're going to sell them: varnish. Personally, I have been known to... Read more →

I took some of my screen printed fabric and made a flat bottom zipper bag with it: The screen printed fabric I used for the pouch has a real grungy feeling to it (as opposed to the screen printed fabric I used as the background in these photos). I think that the grungy feeling makes it feel perfect for storing art supplies. It has funky flair but I'm not at all worried about accidentally ruining it with a splash of paint or an uncapped marker. Originally, I was going to use the fabric you see in the background to make... Read more →

If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, the concept is simple: It's a commitment to take ten minutes each day to do something in your art journal. No need to finish anything or even like it. It's about making the time to nourish your creativity every day! If you have the time to flip through your phone, you have the time to Art Journal Every Day. If you'd like to share what you make, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek. You can find new Art Journal Every Day posts here on the blog... Read more →

CanvasWorkspace is so many things that it can be confusing. For example: CanvasWorkspace is a 100% free program that allows you to create and edit files for your ScanNCut. CanvasWorkspace is the gateway for many of the ScanNCut add-ons and upgrades, such as the Roll Feeder. CanvasWorkspace offers you dozens of 100% free project with instructions and cut files. CanvasWorkspace is where you can unlock additional cut files from Disney, Tattered Lace, and other designers, once you’ve purchased them. There’s no doubt that CanvasWorkspace is extremely useful and definitely worth your time getting to know how it works. Today I... Read more →

Over the weekend I cut a few new screens and turned a blank white apron into something super cute and unique: I used three different screens, which all have a similar kind of feeling. By printing in a brick formation, and using the same color, it creates a unified pattern. You can see that I even rotated the screens when I printed them so that each print doesn't feel quite identical to the one next to it. I love how it turned out! If you'd like to learn how to screen print at home with minimal supplies, join me this... Read more →

Screenprinting is a process that has been used for many many years to put custom images onto t-shirts, paper (posters), tote bags, fabric, and more. This is what a commercial screenprinting machine looks like: Each color of a single image is printed separately. You can see that the t-shirts move around underneath the green, orange, blue, and black screens in the photo above. And by the end, they create a complete image, such as this multi-color poster: source Or this single color tote bag: source Over the years people have developed myriad methods for screenprinting at home. Some methods are... Read more →

The day before Hurricane Henri hit us, I had a booth at my very first art fair! The weather was warm and soupy and I sweat more than I thought was possible, but it was a great experience! I met lots of people, had human contact (yay), and sold a few things too. It was surprisingly very ego boosting. So many people had kind things to say about my work. It was a balm to my soul. If you're interested in all the details, I put together a vlog all about the experience and it's available now to Maker &... Read more →