This site is about my life in the art studio. It includes drawings, paintings, knitting and cross stitch and fun art techniques. I will also include recipes and yoga and book reviews. This is a lifestyle blog with intentional and simple living ideas.
I am an artist and art therapist. I have a home studio, which consists of me drawing, painting, knitting, cross stitching and many other types of art. This blog not only includes art and crafts but also gluten free and dairy free recipes, yoga and anything about simple living and finding a spiritual calmness. I enjoy sharing everything about my life at my art studio.
You will need to have decorative paper. This can be ordered online, found at the craft store in the scrap booking section, or you can save interesting design paper from the mail or from gifts or wrapping paper. Also needed is mod podge. You can have it glossy or matte, either is fine. It really comes down to what you prefer.
I also suggested a stencil. This stencil will be easier for those that what an image without having to free hand draw it. You can trace an image as well through a light box. Pick a simple object, and then you can make more complicated ones later.
You draw your image, I used an apple shape. Then tear the decorative paper into small pieces and use the mod podge to glue it down onto the image you drew, the goal is to fill it in with decorative paper.
After it dries you can use a marker and trace the edge for a border.
Below the paint colors are Silver, Coral, Phthalo Green
3rd Group of Coasters
below the paint colors are Neon Purple, Titanium White, Pastel Yellow
Have Fun with Left-Over paint
I collected the dripping paint onto a tray. After I was finished with the coaster, I took paper and pressed it into the left over paint and made a print. I also brushed paint into my sketch book. This is a fun background for a sketch book multi-media artwork.
I hope you enjoyed this. I have a youtube video about it as well. Check it out.
It’s been a quick summer. I feel like I have returned back to all work and no play mentality. I have been working from home at a new job which I love. I don’t have the pressures of meetings and needing to be in the office for 40 hours. However I have not done a good idea with my art goals lately.
To recharge me and allow my mind to heal. I decided to try pour painting. It was fun, made me laugh and giggle. I felt like I was at the art experiment table in kindergarten again. It allowed me to be free.
I might make more. This may be my fun art that I do when I need to let my mind go and have some freedom.
I have been working on my art journal technique book and have a blog specifically for it. It is