Monday, March 25, 2019

floral drawing- altered purse

By now you've got to know that I love to draw or paint on just about anything and my favorite surfaces are often accessories! Specifically purses. I love to purchase cheap purses completely transform them with my favorite techniques and supplies. 

This this particular purse I wanted to challenge myself to only use a Sharpie marker and a Sharpie oil based paint pen.

The purse that I used cost $6.99 and it is made from synthetic leather (not leather). In my experience pretty much any "pleather" accessories can be transformed with your favorite art supplies. I've transformed countless pleather purses and so far I haven't experienced any issues with cracking or peeling because I seal them with gel medium or a light layer of polyurethane.
My process was pretty straight forward- I used the purse as my drawing surface and drew all over it with a black Sharpie pen.

Then I selectively filled flowers with a white paint pen. My goal was to create a push and pull between the white, yellow and black lines.

The result is a pretty little floral bag that only cost $6.99 and a little bit of time and creativity!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

DIY ring organizer

I collect statement rings and I have a huge collection of them in all different shapes, colors and sizes. My collection has gotten so big that I now keep them all in a cereal bowl on a shelf in my closet. 

Recently I decided that it was time to get them organized and I grabbed things that I already had on hand to create a couple of ring organizers that I could store in my dresser drawer.

I used a drawer organizer for supplies and a bunch of foam curlers. 

The first step was to remove all the plastic from the foam curlers.

Next, I planned out how many foam curlers I needed to fit into the organizer. I glued them all together.

Then I painted the curlers with black acrylic paint and let it dry over night.

The last step was to glue the foam curlers into my drawer organizer. 

The result is a SUPER simple way to keep my rings organized, visible and easily stored in my drawers.

Monday, March 18, 2019

a peek inside my art journal

My latest online class Magazine Makeover is in full swing and I thought I would share a little preview of my art journal that is dedicated to only working over magazines. This process is such a fun way to play and practice using pattern, space, color and contrast!

Just a couple more days left to get in on the sale price for this this class and all my online classes! Link in profile

Monday, March 11, 2019

BIG sale this week!

Thursday is my birthday WOOHOO and it's a tradition around here to celebrate with a sale! All week long I've got everything in the shop marked down- online classes, handmade art journalsmessy pouches and more!

Head on over to the shop for all the good deals!

All online classes are marked way down.

I've got a fresh batch of homemade art journals on sale in the shop!

And a bunch of new handmade messy pouches.


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