Archive for May, 2012

Comparing Alcohol Markers

Comparing Alcohol Markers

May 25, 2012 |  by  |  Copics, Tutorials  |  1 Comment


I have a new article over at Get It Scrapped.  I purchased 3 other styles of  alcohol markers to see how they stacked up against Copic Sketch markers.  You can see the first installment that examines some of the facts of all four marker brands and then looks at Spectrum Noir markers a little closer.  Check it out HERE.

Tree Motif

May 20, 2012 |  by  |  Scrapbooking  |  1 Comment

Amy Kingsford wrote a recent article for Get It Scrapped looking at a whole range of layouts using tree motifs.  You should really take a peek I got a ton of ideas from the artists and the variety of tree shapes and layers.  One of my favorite layouts made it in the list as well, my Mom will recognize this one, it is a favorite of hers as well.

Water Color Pencil Tutorial

Water Color Pencil Tutorial

May 18, 2012 |  by  |  Tutorials  |  No Comments


I have a new tutorial over at Tiffany Doodles check out the link to get all the details!

Water Color Tutorial

Got Glue?

May 16, 2012 |  by  |  Announcements  |  No Comments

Are you a smash journaler?  Do you like to dabble in art journals?  Or have you been eyeballing the trend but a little nervous about starting something new up?

Tami Taylor at Creative Passion has put together an AMAZING FREE class to get you started and to inspire and challenge you to create or continue a junk journal.  You still have time to sign up for this free class but don’t delay class starts

Here are all the details…

Class will be in session for four weeks, beginning on June 6, 2012 and you’ll receive a new lesson each Wednesday (June 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th.)

Lesson 1 – What are Smashbooks, Junk Journals and Ephemera Diaries?  Let’s talk about these books. What are they? Why keep them? What products should you have?

Lesson 2 – What goes into these books?  This lesson, we’ll discuss all of the wonderful things we can collect and put into our books.

Lesson 3 – Getting Artsy.  We’ll explore doodling, spray inks, and other medias that can be used on our pages.

Lesson 4 – Putting it all together.  We’ll talk putting all the pages together.  Creating layers and dimension.

Bonus – Scavenger Hunt – a pdf full of ideas on things to collect and put on your pages.


What class materials will I get?

Written pdfs that will show you the ins and outs of these books.  You’ll also get videos showing tips, techniques and pages being assembled – all related to these fun books.  Plus – you’ll receive free printables that were designed by some of our very own teachers and friends of Creative Passion.




Prisma Color and Gamsol Pansy

Prisma Color and Gamsol Pansy

May 7, 2012 |  by  |  Tutorials  |  1 Comment

I completed a new tutorial over at Tiffany Doodles.  I am using a new medium for me, Prisma color pencils and Gamsol.  The effect is beautiful and very easy.  When you have a chance stop by and take a peek!


Make sure to scroll down to my last post to see my latest experimenting and let me know what you think 🙂