Sketchbook Sunday: Raspberry

Hi friends! It’s amazing how fast the trees change this time of year. It seems like only days ago the trees were bare and now I walk the dog through the woods and everything is green, even the wild raspberry bushes along the trails. It is such a mood boost to see green leaves, flowering trees and to feel the warm sun on your face. With that summery feeling in mind I present today’s sketchbook Sunday time lapse!

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That’s it for me today. I have several videos I haven’t had a chance to blog on my YouTube channel if you missed them and need an art/craft fix. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

Paint a Pineapple!

Looking for a fun and easy painting to do? Here you go!

I used black watercolor paper but thick black cardstock will be fine too.

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Take a few minutes to paint today! Happy crafting!

Stamping with bleach & tinfoil!

Hi friends! I though with many of us being stuck at home I’d revisit a technique using supplies that almost everyone has.

We are going to use bleach and tin foil! Watch the video to see how these household helpers can be fodder for fun Father’s day cards!

This video is sponsored by Top Flight Stamps! SAVE 10% off your next order with coupon code: thefrugalcrafter10 *USA orders of $50+ ship free!

Supplies:

  • For bleach stamp pad you will need a tray or plate, folded paper towel and household bleach *I recommend washing your stamps with soap and water after using with bleach.
  • Stamps: Katzelkraft owls, Katzelkraft Accessories and Steampunk Ornaments
  • Cardstock in brown, white, and cream. This is the white cardstock I use for stamping
  • Gear die
  • Metal gears
  • Screw top brads
  • For the foil you can use a metallic foil paper like this or take household tin (aluminum) foil and coat it with alcohol ink and let dry and you will have a very similar surface that I used. Alternatively you can also paint the foil after embossing and sand some off when dry. It will all look awesome and you can use what you have!

I hope this project sparked some ideas of things you can make with household objects. Til next time happy crafting!

Weekly Crafty Chat & Sketchbook Sunday!

Hi friends! I hope you had a nice weekend! I realized that I am few posts behind on updating my blog (We spent the weekend painting the addition!) so I am going to post my weekly Saturday chat and sketchbook Sunday in one post! I hope it’s not “too much Lindsay” for you.

And here is a look at this weeks Sketchbook Sunday painting.

And here is the time-lapse video. There is a rel time lesson for this painting in Critique Club.

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Looks like it’s going to be a great week! Til next time happy crafting!

Goldfinch: Beginner Colored Pencil Tutorial

Hi friends, today we will draw and color a goldfinch in colored pencil.

Watch the video to see how!

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Happy crafting!

Kinetic Card: Blooming Bouquet!

Hi freinds! Today I am going to show you how to make a card that moves when you pull the tab!

Watch the video to see how!

To see the colored pencil blending demo for these flowers/leaves check out this video.

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I got a great suggestion from a couple of viewers who suggested using clear plastic packaging or acetate cut into strips for the blooming mechanism and that is a perfect idea! I hope you give something like this a try and til next time happy crafting!

It’s going to be a beachy day!

Hi friends! This weeks has gone from highs in the low 50s to the 80s! Only in Maine folks. As someone who is always cold I couldn’t be happier and plan to takeout the the kayak or paddle-board this afternoon at peak heat. I am sure the pond is ice-water-cold but I will gladly stay above it and soak up some sun! The weather man says we have 2 good days before we are plunged back into reality and I plan to enjoy them!

Today we are going to paint a peaceful, easy beachscape. Use any paint you have and join me!

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I hope you find some joy in your day. I have been rather stressed out this week so hopefully I can get out on the water and unwind today! Happy crafting!

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