Monday, January 06, 2020

NEW CLASS! the recycler's journal begins today!

Friends I am so excited that my latest art journal class The Recycler’s Journal begins today! And you can still get in on the $20 sale price! I've got a little peek and class information below.



THE RECYCLER'S JOURNAL
$30.00 $20.00 Early Bird SALE!
Launches January 6th
More information or register HERE

I am SO PASSIONATE about creating on a budget and using what I have one hand! I am even more passionate about using trash and recycled materials in my mixed media projects. In this class we will be using an art journal to explore all kinds of prompts, mixed media techniques and exercises that make use of recycled materials, trash or things that would otherwise get thrown out.

We will be working through 1 lesson a day for 30 days. I will be sharing all kinds of concepts- using recycled materials for printmaking, stamping, mark making, creating unique backgrounds, collaged pages, building unique compositions pages with trash and so much more! My hope is to inspire you to create with unique materials and find inspiration in everyday things that so often get thrown out!

All of my classes have unlimited access which means you can access at any time and create at your own pace!


Thursday, December 26, 2019

end of the year sale!


Ok Friends! It's the last sale of the year- my annual end of the year sale where all classes are marked down from December 26th-January 1st.

Head on over to the shop to view over 100 class offerings!



Wednesday, December 25, 2019

merry christmas!




As always, I just wanted to say thank you guys! So much of what I do depends on my customers, my students and my readers and I so appreciate the support for my crazy creative business. I want to wish everyone out there a joy filled holiday. And from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you for being a part of our life!
Merry Christmas
xo Alisa, Andy and Lucy

Monday, December 23, 2019

creating with jules- air dry clay rainbow ornaments

I’ve been going a little Christmas ornament crazy over here, and whilst I could skip the whole busyness of the whole season, I could certainly make Christmas ornaments all year round! They are so fun and there are so many possibilities. I’ve been noticing lots of rainbows in Alisa’s blog & instagram lately, so I thought I’d create a tutorial that compliments all the modern rainbows I’m seeing lately :)

You will need:

-air dry clay
-acrylic paints
-acrylic gloss sealer
-thin string (I used kitchen twine)
-alphabet stamps


Start out by rolling some 1/2” diameter logs of clay. Start with a 4 1/2” log and bend into a ‘U’ shape and then layer a couple more longer logs around this one. 3 or 4 logs work well.



On the back, score and blend edges together with a clay tool. Some air dry clays work better than others for smoothing joins! Play around until you find a brand that you like.


Stamp a word onto the right hand side of the rainbow. You can copy the words I’ve stamped, or personalize. Named ornaments make great gifts! Poke a hole through the top where the string will thread through. Let dry.

Once dry, paint each stripe a different pastel color. Let dry, then coat the whole rainbow with a layer of acrylic gloss.




When the gloss was dry I used some burnt umber (dark brown) and painted the whole rainbow. You then use a well-wrung damp rag to rub back the brown paint to your liking. Leave to dry.


Loop some string through the hole, and you’re done.



Have a very Merry Christmas!

Jules :)

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