Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DecoArt Mixed Media Haunts Challenge

Hello Creatives!!

I am BEYOND excited to share this project with you today!

As you know, I have been a little (or a lot!) obsessed with Sugar Skulls lately. So when I saw that DecoArt Media was having a design challenge for Halloween, I knew I wanted to stretch myself and do something that is COMPLETELY out of the box for me...a 3-D SUGAR SKULL!

I searched high and low for the perfect surface and I found this skull at our newly opened JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store. It is made of Styrofoam and I thought was creepily perfect!

We became very good friends....

Ready to see his transformation?

To make my roses, I used the 6x6 "Cabbage Rose" Stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. {see the end of the post for a complete supply list!}

I wanted to keep my pink roses the highlight of this project, so I kept my other details simple with flourishes and dots painted with various DecoArt paints.

I added some Junque and Gem stones from Marion Smith Designs to finish it up with a little bling

What is is about sugar skulls that are the perfect combination of creepy and beautiful?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my project as much as I enjoyed making it.

What about you? Have you tried something new? Maybe a product you've been scared of? Maybe taking your art off a canvas or out of a book and trying something fun and 3-D? Or must need to START?

No matter where you are...You CAN DO IT!! 

Just try. 

One of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, has a quote that I love: 

So go and DO something...mistakes and all. :)

Until next time...

P.S. Shameless plug....PICK ME ANDY SKINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

P.S.S. Supply list as promised: 

DecoArt Materials

DecoArt Media
Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black, Titanium White, Interference (Gold)
Modeling Paste 

Dazzling Metallics
Peacock Pearl 
Rick Espresso 
Festive Green
Crystal Green 

Americana 3D Gloss Enamels
Transparent Glass Writer: Black & Yellow

Americana Acrylic Paint 
Electric Pink
Purple Pizzazz
Citron Green

Other Materials
Styrofoam Skull-Joann Art and Craft Stores
TCW514S "Cabbage Rose" Stencil-The Crafter's Workshop
Junque & Gem Stones-Marion Smith Designs
Graphic Structure Paste-Daler Rowney

Friday, October 23, 2015

DIY Adult Coloring Book Pages

Hello Creatives!

Have you jumped on the coloring book bandwagon?

Today on The Crafter's Workshop, I show you how to take your coloring book pages to another level by making your own!

Here's a sneak peek: 

Head on over to The Crafter's Workshop blog for full details!!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop-Sneak Peek Video

Hello Creatives!

Have you had a chance to check out the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop?

You can check out more information and register here!
Gratitude Junk Journal

I wanted to give you a sneak peek into my class and my heart behind it, so I made this "trailer" for you all!

Register fast and you could win some amazing prizes!

Check out my original post for more information:
Gratitude Junk Journal Blog Hop

Hope to see you there!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Blog Hop!!!

Hello Creative Peeps and welcome to the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Blog Hop!  

Hop along with us to meet all the amazing instructors who are opening their hearts and studios to you to help us all learn more about finding gratitude in our everyday lives. have a chance to win a FREE spot for you AND a friend as well as the chance to win a GREAT prize pack! {keep reading for more information on that.}


If you arrived here from Tiare Smith Designs then you are in the right place. If you are starting here just follow the link below to go to the next blog and continue on the hop.

Gratitude. A feeling of appreciation or thanks. 

It seems so easy, but can be so difficult...especially with all the outside voices telling us so many other things. Through the month of this workshop, you will have the chance to find gratitude in everyday ordinary things.

For me...I chose a topic that is near to my heart...literally...LOL. I chose: My Body. 

Here is a sneak peek!

Now for the good stuff.  Here is how you can win A FREE SPOT FOR YOURSELF AND A FRIEND, share my link to the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop Page Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop , Share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and be sure to use #gratitudejunkjournal  and tag your friend when sharing.  Feel free to use the following button when sharing!  

One lucky winner and a friend she tags will win.  Contest is open October 14-18!  So hurry get your entries in!  Remember, #gratitudejunkjournal that is how we will find you!  And no worries, if you have already registered, your workshop fee will be refunded. Easy peasy!

Oh but wait there’s more!  Just for being an early bird registrant you have the chance to win this great prize package too!  Everyone, who signs up between 10/12 and 10/22 will be entered to win!  It’s raining prizes!  Hallelujah!  

Well it is time to move on to the next blog to see more art and learn more about our AMAZING artist instructors.  You are going to want to SIGN UP FOR THIS WORKSHOP 

Next on the hop is: Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli !!! 

Happy Hopping!  Have an AWESOME day.
Live. Love. Laugh. GRATITUDE!

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