Category Archives: Challenge

Get To Know Your Supplies: Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor pencils are a staple in an artists tool kit.  They are versatile and an easy thing to use.  The color is in a stick, encased in a wood pencil.  Some are solid pigment sticks without any wood exterior.  They … Continue reading

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It’s All About Recycling, Part 2

Here is today’s project using recycled materials:  This is a doll made from an old paint stick.  I primed the paint stick, drilled two little holes in the sides where the wires for the arms come through.  I made the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Recycled Materials I Use

in my art practice.  These are things I use all the time, are things you have access to right now, and are also a great way to build a stash if you’re just starting out.  In no particular order:  Chipboard … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Art Journal

The cover is a breakfast bar box, the paper covering it is the paper that covers my desktop as I work and I smear all my stuff all over it.  The pages are left over scrapbook paper from another project.  … Continue reading

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Recycling and A Bucket List Check-Off

Today’s daily art is all about recycling.  I wanted some tags for future art journals so I grabbed some used manila folders and covered them with book pages.  After they dried, I cut them into tags.  I also covered a … Continue reading

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Journaling by 5’s, The Journal’s Purpose

I have decided what the art journal I’m making using the Journaling by 5’s method will be about.  Women of Strength I have a list of women I admire/who have really changed the world as we know it.  Here they … Continue reading

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Art Journaling by 5’s, Session 3

Pattern.  Using stamps or stencils. I used stamps.  I worked quickly, often cross-contaminating my ink pads (of which I have precious few) and was unhappy with the way the stamping turned out.  I went over every page with a stamp … Continue reading

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