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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

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Watercolor a llama thank you card

Llama

This sweet llama from Flora and Fauna just cried out for a scene – some sky, some mountains, and a little grass. Just enough to make it interesting! Check out the video to see how I watercolored this one! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Beam me up! Color an alien invasion

Little known fact: When I was little, I was SURE that I was going to be abducted by aliens. 100% sure.

Beam me up! Color an alien invasion

I saw this stamp set and wanted to color these pudgy little aliens – and let them get beamed up to their ship! Though…I’m truly not sure how all three are going to fit inside the spaceship cabin…but I’ll let them worry about that once they get there, okay? ha! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Just look at these pudgy little guys! I wanna poke em like the Pillsbury dough aliens.

Supplies

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Creating Distance in a Scene: N&T Schoolhouse

Prehistoric Watercolor

Whether or not you make school-themed cards – I hope this one is worth a watch! I’ve had several folks ask about how to make a background that doesn’t fight with the foreground. Well, not asked in those words, but it’s the gist! So today, I’m addressing that. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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MFT Guest post + New Copic Class + Hero Kits

There’s  a sweet Copic video over on the MFT blog today…run, don’t walk, and check it out!

 

Supplies

  • Magical Day stamp set
  • Smooth White cardstock
  • Copic Markers
  • Black licorice cardstock
  • Daffodil cardstock
  • Glossy accents

Colors used in the background:

NEW CLASS coming Saturday!

NOTE: there’ll be no blog post emailed on Saturday to remind you – I’m trying to be a good steward of your email inbox! So check in at Art Classes and check out the class when you get up Saturday morning. Or if you’re a YT subscriber, you’ll see a video preview of it on Saturday!


Hero Arts Kits

You may have noticed the August My Monthly Hero kit sold out after only a couple days! If you keep missing ut, guess what? You can get rolling now – early – for the September kit! Deets below as well as on the Hero site HERE.

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Big snail? Little palm? Quick Copic-colored card (and a sale!)

Big snail? Little palm?

It’s time for the annual sale over at Purple Onion Designs – so get busy shopping! I’m keeping my video short so you have more time to look through all the cute designs by Stacey Yacula – she’s totally my fave designer over there. And lemme know on this card….is the snail really big? Or is the palm tree really small? hahaha! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Isn’t little Tucker the cutest snail  you ever did see??

Supplies

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Custom Patterned Paper + Plant Lady #thehumanrainbow

 

Custom Patterned Paper + Plant Lady

The Leading Ladies collection at Ellen Hutson is growing! This sweet plant lady has a green thumb…even though I don’t. (Hey at least I can on a card, right??) I’ll show you how I colored here in my #humanrainbow style, as well as creating my own patterned paper with some NEW papers from Ellen, too! (Colorable! woohoo!) Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A few more color combos, courtesy of Crafty Lady stamp set!

And one more share…last night I was playing around coloring a garden for the plant lady. This is as good as my gardening gets – MARKERS! lol.

Supplies

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Safari City Selfie – Lawn Fawn Wild for You

 

Safari City Selfie – Lawn Fawn Wild for You

Have you ever taken a selfie using a backdrop of a place you weren’t at? Or sometimes it’s just for a “better view” of that place? Welllllll these little critters wanted to pretend they were on vacation – in their selfie! It’s all colored on cream Neenah cardstock. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

 

Supplies

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Copic shading light colors – Hippo Bird Day

Copic shading light colors – Hippo Bird Day

I was recently asked about how to do shading while keeping the colors light. Well, rather than just going for light colors only, there are a few tips I have to color these darling hippos so they look light – but they still have dimension! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

How’d you like the recovery on my sentiment oops? LOL! Some days I gotta wonder about me and my lack of planning. 🙂

Supplies

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