Monday, September 26, 2016

Miss Princess ornament

Cinderella is one of my all-time favorite movies. When I was a child, I watched movies over and over again, especially in the summer as a way to escape the hot weather (as well as a mental escape).
I love using the characters from these movies as inspiration for some of my ornament work. For this Miss Princess ornament, I used the art stones and pearls adhered with soft gloss gel to create a stunning texture area at the top of the ornament. And I finished it off by adding a couple flowers wrapped around the top and as a feature point on the back. Remember to sprinkle a little magic wherever you go!

supplies used:
pink box flowers - 590734
soft gloss gel - 961435

I just received my ginormous design team box the other day and I just HAD to over-haul my studio. I love how everything is super organized and neat. Now I can get even more creative:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Prima Stencil work

oil pastels 814328
catalyst wedge or palette knife
wood board

I adore stencils!! I love using the texture paste on top of a black gessoed wood board. The effects are stunning. Then to enhance the designs with the Prima oil pastels and paints really makes them pop. One of the tricks that I love to do is to extend the design out by drawing similar designs out from the stencil work. I think this helps "marry together" the elements of the background. Also, combining organic shapes and geometric shapes are one of my favorite ways to use stencils.

Here is a short video of the process. enjoy!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016


I am so excited to announce I'll be teaching for Wanderlust next year! I hope you'll join us in this journey.....

Wanderlust is whole year long journey - an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on weekly basis (each one is full length, high quality and downloadable), access to the Wanderlust Community with a supportive and friendly atmosphere, where all classes are gathered. You will also find there various activities that will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to simply enjoy the process of making art. Together with the class you will also get an exclusive whole year discount to leading art and craft retailers..
Wanderlust class is the perfect alternative to in-person classes!

Buy Wanderlust 2017 before 31st December 2016 and save 20%!
Early Bird Price - £79! (regular price £99)
Now it’s a great time to buy the class to take advantage of the current exchange rate!

Follow the teacher's reveals every day on Everything Arts Social Media. Every day somebody new!
As far revealed are: Mary Wangerin, Wilna Furstenberg, Amanda Grace, Alena Hennessy., Guiana and Jessica Sporn

click HERE to see the incredible video teaser