I’ve got a few things to let you know about….and aren’t you the lucky one, subscribed to my blog, so you get to hear about them when others have to wait? First a watercolor tip, then a little info on new classes!

Don’t clean your palette yet!

The post on Ellen’s blog went awol so I’ve copied portions of it if you’re interested in the cards. Hopefully the blog post will fix itself! 

See captions below each for a little about the making of the cards:

The first of the cards uses the new Hands die – all those great ethnically-painted hands are celebrating someone doing a GREAT JOB! I diecut the Block Words out of white cardstock, then cut the same out of black and inserted them so it’s nice and flat, and popped up all the hands. The confetti? Nuvo drops!
Next up are the clean and simple Fortune Cookie cards – all I needed was some dimensional adhesive, and the stamp set that has so many fabulous sentiments for the insert and the card.
My favorite of these cards pleases my sweet tooth! I used the cookies from Ginger HouseBaker Lady elements to create a background with Twilight ink  the Letterboard dies to make the tray, and a sentiment also from Baker Lady. The cookies can be decorated as I did with Nuvo drops – or think about all the gems, glossy accents, and other products that can be used! There are stamps that you can use with them but just cutting out the dies lets you have freedom to decorate your own way! 
If you’re a Bible Journaler – you might want to know about the books! I wrote one book with tutorials/instructions, and a workbook that I showed in the video – that is printed on Bible paper. It’s awesome for trying out techniques and practicing things before going to your Bible. I painted on a page that has rocks to color in – and by mixing browns and greys together, it created some beautiful rocks!  


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for the above projects. 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.

Kids Drawing Class (available now)

This weekend I launched the new KIDS drawing class! It’s only $5, and would be a great Christmas gift along with some new crayons and markers for the littles in your life. There’s a little promo video on the class page you can watch to see if it suits your little’s abiilities. Note that some of them watch my crazy YouTube videos and do a bang-up job, so even if this looks past what they can do, you might be surprised!

Intermediate class: One Rose Four Ways (launches 12/24)

I’m testing an idea for those who love ALL the mediums like I do…I know there are a number of folks who have taken all the Jumpstart classes, so I’m trying a mini class with FOUR mediums! If you need Santa to either 1) send you a gift card or 2) get you art supplies for classes, they are below – links in the captions. Class will be $15.99 like the other Mini courses.

It’s an intermediate class – that means I recommend the Jumpstart classes before this. But you can judge yourself if you’re ready. If you’ve taken them then you likely have the supplies needed (listed in captions). 

In class, I’ll be supplying a digi image of the rose, and a photo from PMP (so get a free account there) – you can transfer the image to your paper by printing (for copic or pencil), using graphite or other transfer paper, using a lightbox, or by putting the paper and print up to a window to trace it. 

Conte Sketching pencils in black (2B), a White Pitt pencil – soft, blending stumps, toned sketchbook. (I’m using grey but there’s also a tan.)
Stonehenge paper – a regular pad, or I’m using this spiral sketchbook. Polychromos (Blick, Amazon) colors are shown here – you can substitute with whatever brand you want to use.
Copic Sketch Markers R05, Salmon Red —-  Y17, Golden Yellow —-  R89, Dark Red —-  R59, Cardinal —- R37, Carmine —- YR04, Chrome Orange —- YG23, New Leaf —- YG99, Marine Green —- YG95, Pale Olive 
Daniel Smith Watercolors: Anthraquinoid Scarlet —-  Aussie Red Gold —- Sap Green —- Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor Brushes, Short Round 8 –—  Short Round 12 —- and Cold Press Watercolor Paper Pad 9×12 

Thanks for scrolling down through the post! I know it was a long one 🙂