Category Archives: Make Your Own Supplies

Journaling By 5’s, Session 4

is focal point.  This might be a picture, quote, stamped image, sketch, metal piece, ephemera, whatever you want.  Since I am working on my Women of Strength art journal, mine will be images of the women and quotes.  This journal … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: DIY Tortillions

I have tried to make these things by hand several times.  Jenniebellie came up with the perfect DIY Tortillion. After your kids are finished with their suckers (or lollipops, if you prefer) cut off the icky part, leaving the clean … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Hardboard

Did you know hardboard is a great substrate for your paintings?  You can find this at your usual home improvement stores like Menard’s and Loews.  Often I find smaller sizes already cut.  You can purchase 4′ by 8′ sheets and … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Distress Oxides

I have been playing with distress oxides all day.  I have several techniques I can share with you.  I will update as I discover more ways to use this very unique material. Embossing.  You can use this ink as it … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Frugal Stamping

When stamping an image on your paper, use an old mouse pad beneath the paper.  It is soft enough to have a bit of give which gives you a better image. Color your stamps with crayola markers (or any water-based … Continue reading

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DIY Misti Stamping Tool

Here is a you-tube video showing how to make a DIY Misti stamping tool.  The lady is a friend of Lindsay, the Frugal Crafter.  I found the video on Lindsay’s site.  I would have made one to show you, but … Continue reading

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When Creativity Leaves You

I confess, I have been struggling lately with my creativity.  My health problems and my injured hand have left me without the ability to make much of anything.  This has sent me into a downward spiral creatively.  I’ve made some … Continue reading

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