I love to read and I do it frequently. You can only imagine how many bookmarks I have gone through in my life. The paper ones tear, the metal ones discolor the pages, the wooden ones break… I had to come up with a better idea because these are just not working out for me. So, I’ve seen people make magnets using this same technique and I decided I could use it to make bookmarks. It is super easy and only takes a few minutes (excluding the time you are waiting for the glue to dry.) Read the whole post
Category Archives: Art
DIY Mini Winter Scene Painting
I don’t know about your weather, but it’s pretty cold and snowy here.The cold weather has been a roller coaster this year. One day is -10, the next is 40 degrees. I’m about over that junk.On a more positive note, the snow and ice is absolutely beautiful and I wanted to capture that in another mini painting, this time with a winter theme. The last two were summer and fall.
If you’d like to make your own, follow the steps below! Read the whole post
DIY Mini Pumpkin Painting
Tis the season for pumpkins, costumes, scary makeup and scarecrows. Pumpkins are my favorite part of that, so today, I chose to paint just that.
We painted a beach sunset a few months ago for summer. Well, because I wasn’t ready to let go of summer. I’m not embracing the cold weather now, but I’m more open to the idea, ha.
So, grab your supplies and some friends and meet me at step 1 below!
Mini pumpkin painting supplies
- paint brushes
- paint palette
- water cup
- paper towels
- mini canvas
- acrylic paint
- light green
- dark gree
- navy blue
- medium blue
Step 1: paint set up
Drop a few blobs of paint on your palette. Read the whole post
DIY Mini Beach Sunset Painting
I haven’t painted anything in SO long! That’s why I got excited when I found these mini canvases. I could have time to paint, but on a smaller scale. And they’re so cute. Who wouldn’t love these? I think I’ll make one for every season and keep them on my desk at work.
They don’t take long to make and definitely add some oomph to your space, wherever that may be. You only need a few supplies and some small paint brushes. Read the whole post
#InkTober Weeks 4-3
I did a really bad job keeping up on the last two weeks of InkTober. I also forgot to post them. So here they are. I missed a few days.
I was just doodling to occupy myself.
More doodles with some typography.
This was my terrible attempt at Jessica Jones from Marvel. I’ll make a better sketch of her someday… one that does her character justice.
This is a very creepy halloween decoration that my neighbor puts out every year. Read the whole post
Inktober 2016: Week 2
Week 2 has been a challenging one. But I got each drawing finished for the InkTober weekly update!
Hocus Pocus: Mary Sanderson
Hocus Pocus: Winifred Sanderson
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InkTober 2016: Week 1
I do not have a craft to post today, because this past week was the first week of InkTober!
InkTober is a drawing challenge that was initiated by an artist that wanted to get better at drawing with ink. He dedicated time every day for the month of October to improve that skill. That challenge is accepted by artist everywhere, including myself, from Oct 1-31st.
I’d love it if you would join us! Artists are sharing on all social media platforms using the hashtag #inktober or #inktober2016. Read the whole post
DIY Colorful Triangle Wall Art
In elementary school, I remember doing a project similar to this one. The challenge was to make art with geometric shapes. I really enjoyed it. I believe I used squares for mine because I didn’t have a choice. I imagine because it was easier for the art teacher to cut out. Now, there are shaped hole punches, which makes this process so much easier.
I wanted to do something a little different with this art project, though. Read the whole post
DIY Spring-Inspired Abstract Wall Art
This blog post is part of The Craft Challenge! If you want to learn more or are interested in joining the challenge, send a message to Emily from A Pop of Red.
This month, the Craft Challenge is a Springtime craft. I was originally planning to make Duck Tape flowers, but I changed my mind.
Spring is a time to get out of the depression of the cold winter months. That means blooming flowers, bright colors and spring cleaning. Read the whole post
DIY Watercolor Bookmarks
I know that e-readers are popular. I love my Kindle. But there is something about opening a real book and flipping the pages while getting a whiff of each one.
E-readers are great but, for me, nothing will ever replace the experience of a physical book. That’s why I am always reading a few books at a time, one on my Kindle and one with real pages.
Recently though, I misplaced my bookmark so I had to find a replacement. Read the whole post