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Creepin’ It Real – Frankie and his Cat

Here’s a really funny-named stamp set…Creepin’ it real! ha! Totally gonna be my new phrase for the fall!

Creepin’ It Real – Frankie and his cat

The Darcies sets with the cute tin pins are so much fun – and if we try to match up the colors, they can teach us a little about how to color the image. The cool thing is that it covers up the face…so you can feel free to practice there, since it won’t be seen anyway! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And for those taking the Autumn Scenes Minicourse – here’s two backgrounds!

Supplies

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Copic Sketch Fine Nibs (new bullet nibs)

 

Copic Sketch Fine Nibs (new bullet nibs)

I posted a video over on my 2nd channel a while back – but have had lots more questions since. So today – a quick update with suggestions on choosing pens you might want to swap out nibs on! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s the full clean and simple card – sometimes easy is best, eh?

Supplies

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Giveaway, Card Drive, new Copic classes and SALE

H’lo everyone! Just popping in to let you know a few things going on….links below the video:

And THANK YOU for all your support on the Harvey fundraiser and card drive. I decided to give the max that I had planned to give, even without enough comments, because, well ya know. I love to give! Where did I choose? I gave my $1000 to Vets and Vets Hurricane Relief. They’re veterans and veterinarians – and they left yesterday for Houston. They’re pairing up with another group, Rescued Pets Movement, and one of the things they needed desperately is a commercial washer/dryer – just think about all those soggy doggies and kitties! I’m pretty proud that I’m helping them – because, you know, my little guy is a LOVER of baths and water and towels. I’d love it if you can join in with me and give a few bucks – it’s not tax deductible because they’re just people going down to the Gulf to help. But let’s help them be successful!!

My kids helped me write to all the police and firemen…

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Drawing Faboolous Halloween Scenes

Drawing Faboolous Halloween Scenes

You might know from my Instagram feed that I’m a little obsessed with fall scenes right now – partly inspired by the Autumn Scenes class. I wasn’t planning on doing any more classes til Christmas cards start in September (tomorrow!), but my patrons encouraged me to help with a fall cards class – and now I can’t stop! Today’s video shows all halloween-scenes in Colored Pencil with Gamsol….and at the end, see this same design but with scenes from the class in Copic marker! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Mini Copic Class: Autumn Scenes

For those taking the Autumn Scenes class – try something fun like this with the lesson techniques! They’re tinier so you need to adjust the size of strokes etc, but….give it a try!

Belated Happy Frankenstein Day!

I didn’t find out til the afternoon, or I’d have swapped around a few posts – but it was Mary Shelly’s birthday. So I did a drawing of Frankenstein’s monster! (I am reminded that he is the monster – the DOCTOR is Frankenstein!)

Stay tuned tomorrow for a back to school sale on Copic classes!

Supplies

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Watercolor a barrel of monkeys!

 

Watercolor a barrel of monkeys!

Have you ever played with those monkeys that come in a plastic barrel? They’re red, blue, and yellow, maybe more colors nowadays….but they were a favorite when I was a kid. I’d make all kinds of long strings out of connected monkeys! This set could do something similar…or they can hang on a vine! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Cute little guys, eh? And I mean what I said in the video. Someone needs to make a barrel of monkeys and post it on Instagram, I’m dying to see someone try it! I’m just short on time 🙂 

Supplies

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Loose watercolor flower cards – Honeybee + Ellen Hutson + Helping Texas!

Let’s send donations and cards of encouragement to Texas! 

Loose watercolor flower cards – Honeybee + Ellen Hutson

I had a big stack of watercolor cards and postcards staring at me – I stamped up some sentiments from this beautiful new set from Ellen Hutson and Honey Bee – limited release, so pick it up quick! – and just started going to town with flowers! If you’ve taken the Fresh Florals Class, it’s some encouragement to you to get loose and wild with your painting! Note that this stamp set works so well with some other Honey Bee stamp sets that Ellen bundled them up at a discount!!! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

So quick…so pretty!

 

Send some sunshine to the Gulf – and help me fundraise!

I had this video made before the hurricane….but I’m going to send ALL 25 of the cards I made out of these cards and postcards to first responders in the Gulf. Sunshine is exactly what’s needed, right!?

I’ve put together some addresses that you can send cards to, as well as organizationss we can all donate to. For every comment on this post by Friday Sept 1st, I’m donating $5 – so be sure to leave a comment telling me how many cards YOU commit to send out in the next 10 days. Yes, 10 days is my deadline, or you know you won’t get around to doing it!!

For the addresses and orgs to donate to, click HERE  or on the image below! After leaving a comment, that is!

Facebook Live videos mentioned in today’s video:

Throughout July (World Watercolor Month), I did a bunch of Facebook Live videos – so for those who love realtime watercolor – have at it! Click on each photo to be taken to that video on Facebook.

Supplies

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Copic Coloring Glass Jars – Flora & Fauna Mermaid Kisses

Copic Coloring Glass Jars

Flora Fauna’s Mermaid Kisses had a jar. So those who’ve been around here a while will know…I had to put stuff in them! (I may need a playlist for all my glass-jar videos soon!) In today’s video I give you some tips for coloring glass jars….hope you enjoy it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Coloring my favorite ice creams!

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” -Dad

 

Coloring my favorite ice creams!

Today’s video is a quickie – before the ice cream MELTS! Gah! I filmed this a few weeks ago when it was in the upper 90s at my house – which meant 85 in the house. Thank goodness for a breeze! But boy did it have me dreaming of the ice cream truck of my childhood. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

What’s your favorite flavor or type of ice cream?! Two hands up for chocolate!

Supplies

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Honey Bee’s Swimming By – with Zig Clean Color Pen Tips

Swimming by:Blending Tips with Zig Clean Color Pens

I haven’t gotten out my Clean Color markers in a while, so I though tit was about time! In the video I’ll give you a few tips on getting them to blend on watercolor paper – and balancing color across the image too. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

She looks so happy, doesn’t she? 

Moremaids? Yes!

(Didja see what I did there? A moremaid pun!) (groan!) Just look at them all! Mermaid lovers, go wild! lol.

 

Supplies

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Easy Copic Underwater Scene – Avery Elle Bubbles

Easy Copic Underwater Scene

I make scenes. I know that drives some folks nuts, knowing they’ll never be able to do that stuff anytime soon. But how about one that’s easy? Like not-staying-in-the-lines easy? This technique is one that you only have to be a little brave to do – and have some juiced-up markers at the ready! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.