Hedgehog Roundup

I thought I’d try a little something new. Bear with me while I explain!

In my experimenting with these Wednesday posts…I’m finding that YT viewers really don’t come over here to my blog at all. (LOL) I’d like to test out a little different approach to some of these Weds videos: creating a card blog post for card people….and let the card inspire a speed drawing or painting fine art piece on YT (or vice versa!), which would also let people know there’s a card post over here.

It may turn into a convoluted way to go about things, I’m not sure. But this gives me the heart-happiness of creating a fine art piece without the pressure of ‘teaching’ it (no voiceover), and the craft-happiness of sharing some cards with some favorite stamps.

If you’re a YT-only viewer, leave a shoutout in the comments here to let me know if you followed over here. Just so I know if giving you a card peek was worth making a related fine art video!

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The video for today is a sweet little hedgehog with a spring crown of flowers….she’s ready for Easter Sunday church, don’t you think? It’s drawn on Desert Storm cardstock with Copics, and accents added in colored pencils. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.

If you’re a hedgie fan….good news: you can get a print or pillow with this piece. I ordered one of the tiny mini prints on the little stand, that is just so cute!

Cards!

I also wanted to share a little hedgehog coloring with Art Impressions recent Hedgehogs stamp set – I gave them each a fun setting, of course, because – well why not?

This lil guy is lookin sharp…at himself in a dressing room!
OOPS! Poor hedgie popped his biirthday balloon!
Napping in the desert…only a hedgie would consider a cactus a pillow!

Bonus video roundup!

I’ve collected a bunch of my videos with hedgies in them….and in the supply list a ton of hedgie stamps! Collectors: I apologize to your wallet! ha!

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And I need to give you an utter silliness warning:

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Hope you enjoyed some of these older videos!

Hedgehog fans: I collected a bunch of different hedgehog stamps – some are in videos above, some just look like fun!

Flash sale!

Flash sale!

Hello again! A second post in one day, whaaaa? Sandy’s gone nuts! Nope. I had rearranged some things here on the blog, and the sale part didn’t get copied to today’s mousie post. Oops!

Anyhow – wanted you to know that since we’re all in that tax pain moment, I’m going to let art do what it does best: ease our pains! Take 19% off over at art-classes.com ….and go paint or draw or color something. Forget your tax blues for a little while. Enjoy!

Sale lasts through tomorrow due to my messup; coupon code is TAXDAY19 . . . Feel free to pass the word to your creative friends!

Mae Mouse

This little mousie is so cute – and the stamp set comes with lots she can hold, or you can play paper mousedolls like I did and dress her up!

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I used my Earth+ palette – the 6 colors that came with it, plus some others I picked out to go with it!

The background – that was pure playtime! Give yourself a treat and just start playing around. Mix colors, drop one into another, and see what happens. After this was 90% dry I dropped in tiny drops of water to create these little bursts.

The panel has a nice white space to add the sentiment I need at some point…what occasion do you think would be good for this one?

Marker Set Comparison

Marker Set Comparison

The new release of Art Impressions stamps is a great opportunity to check out some marker sets and compare them for colors – so that’s what I’m up to today! There’s a little bit of technique in here, but lots is about whether you want bright colors or more vintage or natural colors in your art.

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

It’s always good to create a practice page – whatever AI watercolor stamps you get, stamp them a bunch and play around with what colors and arrangements of the flowers you like best, and how much water is appropriate for your style, marker brand, and paper.

These two sets of 10, by the way, aren’t Tombow’s picks – they’re by Bonnie Krebs, the owner/designer at Art Impressions!

In each of my finished cards I also created multicolor sentiments using a markers and the MISTI – note that these Tombow markers may discolor clear stamps a little, but they’re perfectly usable even with color.

For my storage, I use these plastic cases….I break up sets but keep like-minded images together….flowers by approximate size, containers, buildings, bridges, fences, etc. It helps to know which case to go to when I’m doing each portion of a card.

New Watercolor Class: One Fish, Two Fish… + a winner!

New Watercolor Class: One Fish, Two Fish… + a winner!

I’ve had many requests for more watercolor classes….so it’s time to launch One Fish, Two Fish! In this class, negative painting is the primary focus – learning how to paint the areas AROUND the subject rather than the subject itself.

In this class, negative painting is the primary focus – learning how to paint the areas AROUND the subject rather than the subject itself.

This course will also talk a lot about edges. And combining styles and teachings of multiple instructors I’ve had – a valuable thing to learn as you develop your own style!

The class contains two full paintings, and they’re in real-time: one fish….

…and two fish!

If you’re interested in the class, see more about it over HERE!

Winner of a gift certificate from the Top Flight Stamps hop: Mary McCaslin!

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