Archive | June 2012


I LOVE SAVING MONEY!!! Who doesn’t? There are some things I won’t compromise on but alot of things we sit and wish we can buy and use in our journals or Art and we just can’t. Today’s economy is down and some of us need to eat rather than Art. But not anymore!!! I made a video showing how to use alcohol inks on different papers and they work AND the best one how to make your own using ACRYLIC OR WATERCOLOR PAINTS!!!! OH NO SHE DIDN’T –OH YES I DID! I also show you how to make your own crackle using white school glue and acrylic paint. But instead of me talking and talking….Here is the video! Let me know what you think and show me stuff you make with them!!!! I hope you all have a Blessed weekend and do a bit of Art!

Creative Paperclay Fossils

I have been playing with Creative PaperClay for years. This month I had
some of the mixture that I previously made into molding paste left over
that I didn’t want to go to waste. While thinking about how I could use
it, I remembered something I made with my son years ago for a
project…. FOSSILS!

After choosing which molds I wanted to
use, I cut the tip off of the baggie that contained the watered down
clay and squirted the mixture into molds. I let the clay dry for 2 days.

The top part of the clay dried but it was still very wet
underneath so I gently pushed down the dry part and smeared (for lack of
better word) the clay that came up through the cracks. Finally, by day 4
it was just where I wanted it to be. I pulled the pieces out and turned
them over let the top finish drying overnight and were ready to be
worked with.

When I did the project with my son, we got real
sand and glued it on foamboard to make a realistic scene. I am using
masking tape and some colored chalk on paper to give you idea and show
what it looks like and what you can do.

The number of child
projects you can use this for with are endless. You can coat these with
3D Crystal Lacquer and put them in one of those chalk balls you can make
for your child to open up or you can hide them in your yard or the sand
box for the little ones to find!!!!





Hi Everybody! I am so excited for my Amazing Mold Putty post this month. I love using materials that are traditionally meant for one thing in a completely different way. I have an odd way of looking at things and I always love to experiment. I am thrilled to be on this team because EVERYONE experiments and it doesn’t make me feel quite as odd!

Here is what I did this month. I was sitting one day looking around my art room while I was doing a journal page. I have tons of stencils, but that requires me getting paint out and setting everything up and blah blah blah. I also love doing Random Acts of Kindness especially because with today’s economy people can’t always afford all the stencils, stamps and fun things that are out there. SO, after being inspired by these two realities…….I made my own stamps….from stencils with Amazing Mold Putty. SAY WHAT? OH YES I DID!!!! lol – I made a video to show you but it doesn’t do them justice. I am like a mad scientist now. I love this technique because you can pick which part of the stencil you like best and use it to make your stamp. And best of all, now you have two ways to use the stencil. Here is a GREAT coupon!!!! Use the code AMP20at check out, and get 20% off of your order!! Offer expires – Sept 30, 2012.