Requests & New Videos!

Hello Friend! I decided to make a page just for collecting requests (my random scraps of paper floating around the house was not working for me) so if you want so see a particular tutorial let me know. You can begin by seeing if I have already done the tutorial you are wanting by using the search feature on my YouTube channel Click the button that looks like a magnifying glass under the channel banner:

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If I do not yet have the video you are looking for then leave your request in the comment section of this page! That way I can keep track of all of my requests in one spot! Also I wanted a place to showcase my current videos so the player below will play the most recent video and work backwards through the most recent 100:

Hmmm, I wonder how many days it would take to play back 600+ videos? Thanks for your requests! Happy crafting!

 

 

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  1. Hi Lindsay! Love your videos and great energy! Thank you for sharing your love of crafting. My sister and I have a joke about Fear of Crafting. It’s really fear of making a mess and not getting back to cleaning it up!
    Anyway, I was given a stack of old Whispers ink pad squares. They say they are permanent waterproof dye-based ink, and to clean them with solvent type cleaner. But what do I revive them with? Denatured alcohol or glycerin? I’m a-scared of ruining them with the wrong chemical! Thanks again! –
    “Fearful” in Virginia : )

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    • Dear Fearful (LOL) I use my Stampin Up reinkers. The whispers pads say they are permanent but they are not solvent based. Most of mine were quite dry when I bought them. You can use any dye stamping ink like Stampin up or Memento. If you think there is plenty of ink still in there refresh with a water/glycerin mix, 4 parts water, 1 part glycerin.

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      • Your inkpad refresher has tap or distilled water? I got a fabric refresher for just a buck and did not use it . Can it be used in arts and crafts instead of tap water? I can not stand vinegar and alcohol fumes, but fine with this fabric refresher. I wonder if I can use it instead of water even in watercoloring. Tap water here often murky…

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        • I used tap water but it was clear, distilled is a good idea. I wouldn’t use fabric refresher without knowing what was in it.

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    • Hi Lindsay! Gracei Shack here from fb!
      Its probably Morning where you are now🙂 I was wondering could you do a tutorial about how to draw/Paint a ‘spotted orchid’ I have done the 2 Paintings from your previous tutorails with the aqua tone watercolour crayons
      and a spotted orchid is very pretty and has vibrabt colours. They are so beautiful as are all the orchids🙂
      Thanks for your amazing tutorials!
      Take Care
      -Gracie Shackleton

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  2. Have you ever done Quilling and if so, could you tell me what you put them on when doing a large piece? Thanks

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    • I cover foam board with wax paper and build it there. I can glue and the quilling will come off the paper when I am done and the foam board allows me to use strait pins to hold the work as I am gluing.

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  3. Hi Lindsey,

    can you please do more bracelet tutorials for the Funloom, some with beads.

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    • Gosh, that’s finally taken off with a bang here in the UK! When they first started talking about them I was smiling to myself thinking that I’d seen them first when Lindsay demo’d them🙂

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  4. Hi Miss Lindsay. Thanks you so much for all of the wonderful work and time you put into jumpstarting my creativity when I’m in a slump. You are the BEST!!!

    I love making paper flowers and butterflies. I want to turn them into durable wearable pieces of art. My question is: What can I use to seal them with that will make them durable and/or water proof? maybe something that would even harden them somewhat when I use thinner papers?

    Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.

    Kimberly H.

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  5. love all you do! Could you list the products and tools that are your favorites? Also, organization. My craft room usually looks like a bomb hit it

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  6. Hi, Lindsay,

    Is parchment paper the same as deli paper?

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  7. Great tutorial Lindsay, you always inspire me. I’m only starting scraping, so its so great that I can watch some techniques that you’re sharing. Always brilliant.

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  8. Would love to see more with Inktense pencils .. Love your videos!

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  9. A watercolor beta fish! I have seen some beautiful photos online and would love to see you recreate it.

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  10. I love your tutorials for the art journal. I think that is something I will be starting. You have probably already mentioned this on your site but I can’t find the info. What kind of journal are you using? Is there a certain type of journal I need to find for the inks and watercolors?

    Thanks! Kelly

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  11. Hi Lindsay…do you use peerless water colors and what are they? I’ve just heard them mentioned once and was curious?
    Thanks, Brenda

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    • They are watercolors that come on a sheet of paper, I do not have them but I made a dIY tutorial on making something close:) search my blog or youtube and you will find it:)

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  12. Hi, I was watching your video on YouTube, ‘we are all stories in the end’ journal page mixed media. I would like to find out what kind of spay paint did you use / how did you make one in those spritz bottles.
    Thank you

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  13. I have a frugal project for you–rescuing gel pens. I mislaid mine for awhile and half of them quit working. I tried sticking a bamboo skewer in the back end, and the ink is still quite wet. Needless to say, drawing little circles isn’t working. I’ve tried soaking them in water, soaking them in acetone. I perhaps haven’t been as good on the follow-through after soaking, so perhaps I’ve overlooked the solution, but I feel like there must be something that can be done…

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  14. Hello Lindsay. I love the peony tut but can you do one looking head on to the flower? Thanks!!

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  15. Hi Lindsay, I love what you do and your You Tube videos. I hope you can give me some advice. A while ago my sister in law gave me a loan of some of her dies to cut out the shapes I might need. I cut some in patterned paper which is fine but I also cut some from chipboard. Some white and some kraft. I was thinking I could then decorate them to match my project. However, I’m finding it really difficult decorating them particularly the Kraft stuff. Felt pens don’t go onto kraft very well and some of the shapes are too intricate to put patterned paper on to cut round. I didn’t think this through very well but I hate to have to throw all the shapes away just because I’m rubbish at painting them and can’t get pens to look good, can you help? Any ideas of what I can do would be much appreciated! Thanks. x

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  16. Could you do a tutorial for a prairie scene? The colors out here are amazing with the full skies and bright fields!

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  17. Howdy Lindsay. Can you introduce me to the wonderful world of matting one’s work? I have a mattes cut that I’ve used very little but I would like to work with “standard” mattes and frames”, and have had overwhelming and incapacitating fear of putting mattes, art and frames together. Silly I know. I have several pieces done on standard 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper and would like know what size “standard” mattes and simple contemporary (non-frilly) black frames to use. Meaning – I don’t want to deal with odd sizes of mattes. Also, are there standard sizes for half sheets of 9″ x 12″ Does this make sense? Thank you for your kind consideration.

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  18. Hi Lindsay, a few videos ago you showed us a few watercolours you did while out with the kids, they were leaves and a birch tree, you concentrated on painting the tree on that occasion. I mentioned that I loved the birch leaves painting a lot and I would love it if you could find the time to do a video on the leaves as it was such a nice little study🙂

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  19. I would love to see how to mat your watercolors (front and back) please.🙂

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  20. Hi, Mrs.Weirich, I was wondering if you could do a review on the sizzix sizzlet dies, I am getting a big shot for my birthday(They asked me what I wanted, they don’t know what to buy anymore) my current plans are just embellishing my sign of my business with a little tack it tack(I have watched all the ask a crafts) glue and die cuts. Also, I would love to see how to mat your watercolors (front and back) please.

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    • matting video is done: http://youtu.be/DY0u8iJ9tVo ans the sizzlets are nice, I have a few. They cut paper, craft foam and thin chipboard but nothing to thick. I did not realize they were still making them! You might find some good clearence deals online!

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  21. I would like to see a colored pencil tutorial that involves snow and trees please,I too love Prismacolor pencils…

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  22. Hey Lindsay,can you print on watercolor paper with an inkjet printer and then use watercolors over it. Thanks for your help.

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    • you will need to trace over your lines with a colorless colored pencil so the ink will not run. Also watercolor apper can be very thick and might jam your printer if it is a bottom feed printer.

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  23. Hi Lindsay,
    I was wondering if sometime you would do a watercolor of a sundial with flowers around it. Love you YouTube Channel. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  24. Just love your Maine frugalness, being a girl from “The County” I really get it. Have you done any tutorials on photo transfers. I am trying this in my art journal but I am not being sucussful at all. Help if u can.

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  25. Can you please make tutorial on how to paint a vase with roses in watercolor? Thank you! 😊

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  26. Hi Lindsey! Really love your videos. I think you are very talented. I know that you love, love, love the Prisma color pencils, but I would love to see you do something with the less expensive Crayola or Crazy Art pencils, as a lot of folks out there, myself included cannot easily afford the more expensive color pencils. Thanks so much and please continue making those great videos.

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  27. I have amassed a lot of product. To be more accurate, I have drowned myself in stamps, paper, inks, sprays and more. Whatever I saw on Youtube, or in a newsletter, I bought and tried, and not always successfully. But, I never let that stop me from accumulating more. What do I do with all those finished cards, mini albums, tags and the hundreds of papers and other products waiting to be used in the next creation? There is only so much my friends and family can absorb of these “lovely treasures.” Love your videos and all your help and advice. Thanks!

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  28. So I am wondering about art tissue. In a book I have they use wet art tissue to leave color spots on the card and then take it off. Do you know anything about this?

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  29. Last Christmas I gave my daughter a Litograph (litographs.com) — which is essentially a high grade poster — of the New Testament in its entirety. Its huge 42″ x 63″. It will cost a fortune to have it professionally framed and I cannot find a DIY kit that large. So, I thought, “Aha! Lindsay probably has some great ideas since she does framing and she IS the Frugalcrafter, after all.” Got any ideas or thoughts?
    Thank you for everything you do for us.

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    • that is huge! I think I would see if you can get metal frame section in that size online from blick, cheap joes or Jerry’s then you will nee to have plexiglass cut to fit and call a n applience store to see if they will save a refrigerator box for you to use as backing board. I do not take in jobs over 32″x40″ because it is very hard to deal with in my studio. You might call ACmoore or Joann for a quote too before you go to this trouble, with the 60% off coupons they have for framing all the time it might be better to have them do it and save yourself the trouble. the plexi that size is going to cost a pretty penny and glass would be really heavy and hard to handle without breaking.good luck:)

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      • Thank you for the info!!! I’ll check with Joann’s (we don’t have an ACMoore here in the Atlanta area). I have tried to find the sectional pieces before😦. I was kind of wondering about putting two sectional frames together somehow (like one 42 x 30 and one 42 x 33 …but taking into consideration the frame size).

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  30. I love your watercolor tutorials, they are so inspiring! In fact, I tried one of them, the cosmos; it turned out pretty good, and it was SO much fun! I was wondering if you could possibly do one for Wisteria, I am trying to do a painting of them for my mom, but am having trouble with it. I can’t seem to get the distance and size of them right. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

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  31. I would love a tutorial on painting an owl…more a whimsical cute style owl than a realistic one.🙂 They are my obsession at the moment, ha! I was thinking a watercolor one would be really neat, but then so would an acrylic or mixed media one. I love your tutorials and find them so helpful!

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  32. Hi Lindsay! I was wondering whether you planned to do anymore quilling tutorials? Or any polymer clay tutorials? I would love to see what you could do with polymer clay. I love the stuff and always like to see what other people get up to with it. Love you video’s, thanks for all the advice🙂

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  33. Quilting? Tell me more, I only found fabric storage ideas and the 10 minute skirt when I search under quilt or quilting.

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  34. Hi Lindsay! I just watched your glycerin 101 video again (fabulous, by the way) and I remembered that there was something you recommended using aloe vera gel for. Of course, I can’t remember what it was. Are there enough uses for it to do an aloe vera 101 video?

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  35. Hi Lindsay,
    This may be a little off topic…..but I would like to know how you put your intro into your videos. I am doubting that you recreate it every time.
    I am not a complete newbie to making iMovies but I cannot figure this one out.
    Hope you will help me.
    Lori

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    • Hi Lori,
      I hope you don’t mind me jumping in here; but I believe Lindsay doesn’t add her intros in iMovie, instead she uses a feature offered by YouTube. YouTube has a feature that allows you to add an intro, that’s no longer than three seconds, to all of your videos. It will even add it to your old videos. Although I have no idea if this feature is limited to YouTube partners or not. Of course I could be entirely wrong and she does edit the intros in. I just noticed that even the older videos have the new intro; so I had hunch she used the YouTube feature. I hope that helps🙂

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      • yes, that is correct, it is a 3 second branding intro, Derral Eves had a great tutorial on doing it;)

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  36. I love all your watercolor painting tutorials, so please continue them. I would like to learn to paint butterflies, more pen and w/c pictures, painting w/Bombay inks, and any drawing tutorials you want to do. I try to start my Christmas cards by the end of October so I can have them ready to mail by Thanksgiving, so I would love to see any early Christmas ideas you might have.

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  37. Hi Lindsay. Thanks for taking requests. You are such a joy to watch everyday, a real treat–you always make me smile. I would love to see how you work with digital images. I have found a number of sites with downloadable, copyright-free images as well as those for sale. How can they be incorporated into art journals, cards, paintings, etc.? Also, did you ever redo the lining for the coat that you had mentioned in a much earlier video? Thanks for your help and your encouragement.

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  38. Oh my, I feel like such a pest leaving a request. (Well at least it rhymes :-D) The other day I had left a request on one of your blog posts. I had no idea this page existed when I left the request, so I suppose I’ll put it here so it’s in the proper spot. I’m not trying to be a nag, I just wanted to make sure I am doing everything correctly. I had requested if you could possibly make a video where you are using your hand carved stamps.

    I also have another request for you if you don’t mind. Do you think you could possibly make an intro to oil painting video? I think you did something similar with watercolor. I think it was the watercolor q&a where you talked about the supplies you need to get started in watercolor. I’m very much intrigued by oil paints but have never used them. I am so confused by all the different mediums available. From what I gather turpentine (which thins the paint) and linseed oil (which thickens the paint) are the most common. But I’ve heard many others mentioned. Something about liquin? Which is an alkyd or something? Also to use poppy or sunflower oil because linseed yellows the paint? And what’s the difference between the sunflower oil you buy to paint with versus the sunflower oil you cook with? This probably seems very silly, but I was hoping you could shed some light on the matter. I assume you have worked with oil paint because you have shown some oil paints and brushes in your studio tours and even made a video of an oil painting with water soluble oils. Thank you for your time!

    Oh! Also I saw these the other day http://www.dickblick.com/products/silver-lead-mop-brushes/ and I remembered for a time in your ask-a-crafter videos people were looking for color duster alternatives. I thought those might just fit the bill. They’re only $4.69 for six (78 cents a piece) and even have colored handles. You could coordinated the colored handle to the color family you plan to use the duster with. I don’t know, it’s just a thought.

    Thanks again. 😀

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  39. hi lindsey could you show me what brand would be easy to carry around and your way of carrying supplies with you.

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  40. Lindsay,
    I cannot thank you enough for your watercolor tutorials! They are pretty much the only thing I watch on YouTube anymore because they are so great! You are so encouraging to us that you have me convinced I can paint, too! I would like to add to the request list, if I may, two favorite animals:
    a BUNNY RABBIT &/or a HUMMINGBIRD.
    Thank you again, Jennifer in Texas

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  41. Hi Lindsay, you mention that you tear your own watercolor cards from larger sheets, is there a video on how you do that? How are you keeping that size from buckling? Also,are you mounting them on card stock? Now that will be enough to have you do a half hour video, which we all would love to see, thanks.

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    • I tear mine also. I’m not sure how Lindsay does it, but I fold mine in half — back and forth — making sure i have a nice crease. Then I unfold it and gently just pull the two halves away from each other. Once the tear starts, the tear just follows the crease. Then I keep repeating the process until I have the sizes I want. You can also score the fold if that feels ‘safer’ to you. At first it feels a little unwieldy if you buy the 22″ x 30″ but I haven’t messed up a piece yet. At least not until I start painting on it😉.
      I tape my paper onto foam core using low tack painters’ tape. I think Lindsay just uses binder clips on a foam core board.
      Have fun!

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  42. Hi Lindsay,
    I love your channel and blog, you are one the only thing I watch on YouTube now! Every morning I watch your videos! Now, sadly a few months ago I lost my beloved cat. I hated having no cat around, so recently I have adopted from the RSPCA a mother cat and kitten!
    Soooo, I’m guessing you allready know what I’m going to say but I’ll say it anyway – can you pleeeeeaaaase do a cat or kitten in watercolour?

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  43. Well dear Lindsay, Looks like you have enough material hear for another year of videos – lol!

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  44. Hi, Lindsay: [I left you a comment on Youtube today before you told us about this page–now, it’s in both places–sorry!] Just found you and You’ve inspired me to W/C again [as with most artists, I do one kind of paints for awhile then swap around]. Haven’t looked at ALL your watercolor videos yet but want to know, have you done a video on ‘pricing’ your painting for sale? And, do you price differently at different venues , i.e., farmers market, craft shows, pinterest? love your style of W/C–very similar to mine. thanks again

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    • Every market is different, I use the same price but I might have a sale in some situations:) I don’t feel right charging different people different prices.

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  45. Hi Lindsay! Greetings from hot, sunny California.
    I have two requests that I hope you’ll consider. I’ve been trying to paint a colorful hummingbird — not much luck so far. With the iridescent feathers I thought it would be a good opportunity to try using your shimmery-dollar store paint. I’d love to see how you paint do one.

    Maybe also a morning glory with leaves, flowers and vine tendrils. I’ve been trying to do one of those with colored pencil.
    Thank you for the wonderful videos, after many years I am finally getting back to making art…you are very inspiring!

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  46. A newbie to your site. Love it. U said u make crochet flower embellments, do u have a video? Also watched one about glimmer mist, didn’t understand the paint u purchased, where do u find it at? One more question, I seen another person do something with gloss paper, I tried photo paper, didn’t work, they used with wax paper, any clue where to purchase the paper at? Sorry for all the questions ..thanks and may u be blessed everyday.

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  47. I enjoy your videos. I especially enjoyed the longer watercolor tutorial since I’m a newbie to this art form. You are never boring, it’s like having you by my side even though we are hundreds of miles away. Anyway, I have a request (it may be a dumb one) could you show us the correct way to hold a brush? I noticed you hold the brush at almost a right angle to add detailed strokes. I tend to have a heavy hand when holding the brush as if the brush would walk away or something. Also when I combine colors they turn too muddy. Is their a technique for that too? Phew! so many questions. One last thing, you were born to teach, so keep it going. Thanks

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  48. Hi, Lindsay, I think you are so much fun and energetic. Love watching you. Would you please paint a hummingbird in watercolors? Thank you sooooooooooo much for all that you do!

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  49. Hi, Lindsay, this is another question about framing that HUGE Litograph. This is the description of the paper used, “Litographs are printed on archival, vinyl-infused paper that is tear-resistant, water-resistant, and long-lasting. Our quoted dimensions include a 0.75 inch border on each side.”
    I started wondering about using the DIY canvas braces to temporarily hang the piece. It wouldn’t have anything over the top (like glass or Plexiglas), but the paper they use is surprisingly sturdy.
    What do you think?

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  50. Hello Lindsay. Could it be possible to see you make more crafty goodies like the ones you made using Papermart products or any other products of course ? Thanks by advance.

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  51. Hi, Lindsey. I love what you do and can’t thank you enough for sharing your talents with us. I was wondering if you could post a tutorial of some blueberries still on a branch in watercolor pencils. Thanks so much!

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  52. I like the longer videos. Thanks!

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  53. I was gifted a set of Prisma-Color alcohol markers. Since these were my first alcohol markers I immediately stamped a bunch of images to color. Unfortunately, the paper pilled horrendously and they were totally unusable. What kind of card stock should I use?

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  54. Hi! I am in love with horses, and was wondering if you could possibly do a watercolor or drawing of a horse rearing or something cool like that…i have no luck with drawing horses, let alone painting them and could use some help!! (either the heads are bigger than their bodies or their legs look like chicken wings!🙂 ) Thanks!!🙂

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  55. Hi Lindsay: I always have a crochet project going while on a long car ride or a plane ride. Last year on the way to Hawaii, I cut out all the elements I needed for my Christmas cards! Great way to make a long plane ride much more pleasurable. (I made sure the small pair of scissors was approved before we left.) I love your watercolor videos! Now that my kids are grown I have lots of time to “play” and am trying to learn to watercolor and draw. I am not very good but I can see some improvement over the last few weeks. You are so inspiring! We will be visiting Maine (Bar Harbor, Booth Bay, and Portland) Sept 5-12 and I wondered if you will be participating in any farmer’s markets so I can stop by and say hello and buy one of your works of art. Maybe these cities are too far away from you??? At any rate, thanks for nurturing my crafty side! Carol

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  56. I’m watching as quickly as I can, Lindsay, but I haven’t found the answer to this question. How do you decide which to use for watercoloring: pencils, crayons, blocks, or tubes? I LOVE your watercoloring videos. I might have missed the answer. I don’t have the crayons, but wonder if I should. Maybe there are properties of the crayons that the other types don’t have? Thank you so much for offering so much entertainment and renewal of joy in crafting. 🙂

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    • what a great idea for a video!

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      • Oh! I can’t wait! I saw one of the videos yesterday where you used a combination of the crayons and pastels. Now I am really confused about it and wonder if pastels is what I should get instead. I do see that the crayons and pastels are more opaque. THANK you for being so kind as to respond to my question. Glad you had a good vacation! You’ll need another if all those requests above are any indication!

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        • Regina: are you talking about Caran d’Ache Neocolor II Artists’ Crayons? Depending on the amount of water you add are usually transparent but pure pigment with little or no water “can be” opaque.

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          • Yes, that’s the one I watched. Still, my basic question (and I hope you DO make a video) is how to decide which to use. I know they can be used together for good effects, such as the flower you were making. Thank you. BTW, on a lighter note, my husband (who is from ME) and I were debating the meaning of the term “pond” thanks to your video this morning. Were you by any chance vacationing on Rangeley Lakes?

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            • nope, not Rangely:) I think the difference between a pond and a lake is size, lakes are larger…or maybe it is that lakes are fed by a river…I was on a pond, it said so in the name LOL! I’m so secretive huh:)

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  57. Hi Lindsay….wondering if you have ever made a “no sew” or very little sewing poncho? I looked on youtube but was a little disappointed with what I found there. Thanks for all your help and ideas and keep us spurred on!🙂

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  58. Hello lovely artsy lady. I checked your site and youtube channel to ensure you did not already have a video for this, I wanted to request a tutorial on how to draw the Camellia flower. As if with a camera it was zoomed in close if you will. Something like this where you can even see the veins on the petals. http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/camellia-high-res-stock-photography/200355741-001

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  59. Hi Lindsay, I just watched your latest tutorial on the different colored pencils, it was very informative! I think the Spectrum Noir pencils seem really nice and will probably invest in them in the future. My question for you is are the Inktense color blocks the same as oil pastels? I was at Hobby Lobby and saw they had oil pastel sets on sale and they looked like the Inktense blocks you used in some of your tutorials. I really like how versital they are, and want to invest in a set. Any info. you can give would be great! Thanks and keep up the wonderful tutorials!

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    • Hi Jacki, the inktense blocks are like sticks of vivid ink that react with water then become permanent. The oil pastels at the craft store are water resistant. The chalk pastels can be used with water but are not the same.

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  60. Lindsay thank you so much for sharing your creativity and your thoughts on video. I really enjoy your “company.”

    I have a question: what could I mix with Pearl Ex powder (or eye shadow) that I could squirt through a needle-tip plastic squeeze bottle and it come out almost the texture of toothpaste? So far I’ve tried a lot of kinds of glue, but they are all too thin, and then I’ve tried adding marble dust to make it thicker but so far nothing has worked very well. My next thing is to look for the dimensional paint they use for fabrics and see if they have a transparent version that I can add the powder to.

    Thank you for listening to my obsession.🙂

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    • I think it would be cheaper to get the irridecent fabric paint by tulip in the fine tip bottles. They are about $1 at ACmoore I believe for a 1 oz bottle. I do not think you can make it cheaper.

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      • Jennifer, I might have missed what you were using this for. For non-fabric use, try Glossy Accents. It comes out thick and stays where it’s put. I have mixed mica powder into it and it looks like stained glass! You might also try clear glass paint, such as Gallery Glass. Hope this helps, too.

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  61. please help me with journaling,I will be traveling to Germany during December and wish to journal my trip with watercolor pencils and possibly watercolor paints. What kind of journal is best and what recommendations do you have regarding the pages – gluing, decorating etc. Please do more journaling . I love your videos and find them so helpful.

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  62. Hi Lindsay, I went back through your archives and in Oct 2011 you spoke of a crafting podcast. I did not have any luck finding them. Are there any archives of them? I think we all agree, you are so much fun to listen to and very inspirational. I painted the hollyhock card and everyone loved it! Thank you.

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    • it was fun, I had 4 episodes but I hit my limit of people listing before they wanted charge me (when I sighed up it said it was free) but it was expensive to continue so I focused on videos instead.

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  63. Hello Lindsay, I just finished watching the video on making permanent gelatin pad. I am living in a country town in Australia and not able to find glycerin. As I browsed the cleaning isle I noticed that hand sanitizer has both alcohol and glycerin so I gave it a try. So far it is setting up nicely and I can’t wait to try painting with it. They scent the sanitizer a little better than just rubbing alcohol so that is a plus.
    Thank you for all your enthusiasm and encouragement! I have been addicted to your painting vids.

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    • Please chack back and till me how it went, that is really smart thinking!

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      • I am not sure I am 100% on using the sanitizer. The mat was fragile and easily torn. It may not have enough glycerin in it to harden it more. I was able to get prints from it. The surface was smooth. I found the paints did need to be thinned with water to lift off with the paper. Straight paint seemed to dry and stick to the pad. It was worth a try though, so will wait till I can find a reasonable priced source of glycerine. Note; I am able to remelt the gel and remold it to use again.

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  64. I enjoy your easy of learning guidance when you teach us how to watercolor. I would like to see videos on how to color: a roster, winter scene, more birds and flowers.

    If you use a reference photo please post with your video. Have you ever consider creating watercolor patterns we could print off and transfer to our paper with tracing paper? Thanks for your williness and time to share your passion with us.🙂

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  65. I have many gel pens that don’t write even though they have ink in them. Is there any way to get them going again?

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  66. Lindsay, Hi! I am a great fan of yours. My request would be for everything CATS, Stamped ones, hidden ones, painted or photo, anywhere and everywhere. You might also make plain the items you sell as well, just a link at the bottom, also to the blog and facebook .

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  67. Hey Lindsay.

    I would love for you to do a “rainy landscape” scene, with stormy clouds and droplets of rain obscuring some of the image. I am at a loss as to how to do this myself without totally ruining the picture so a tutorial would be a real help to me.
    Thanks for being awesome,

    Travis (kineticpsi on YouTube)

    PS: I’m starting to go through ‘Ask A Crafter’ withdrawal. I’m hoping you’ll get it started up in October. I’m sure there is no lack of questions your faithful viewers have for you. (C;

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  68. I love your videos! So helpful. Can you do a video on dandelions?

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  69. Hi Lindsey, I would love to see your take on the Australian GUM Trees

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  70. Hi Lindsey, I really like your tutorials! I’m new in arts and was wondering if you can do a tutorial on watercolour landscape for beginners.
    Thank you

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  71. Hello Lindsay! I love your tutorials and I know them almost by heart!😀 Could you paint a winter snowy landscape at night? I tried to do something like this, but I didn’t know where to start and it all finished in payne’s gray LOL. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, I am in love with colors only thanks to you.

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  72. Can you please do a winter scene of a mountain with a ski resort(ski runs in between trees)?

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  73. Hi Lindsay, I love your watercolor videos and I am learning so much as a Newbie. I purchased some blank watercolor cards and envelopes and I’m having a blast with them. I would like to see ideas for kids birthday cards done in watercolor. The grandboys love flowers but something more for a boy is what I need. Hope you have some ideas. Thanks as always for sharing your talents with us. I do appreciate it soooo much!!!

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  74. Hi, Lindsay, love all your sharing…I would love to see a landscape done with the inktense from derwents…. PLEASE!!!!! Ruth

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  75. I love your watercolour work! Please can you do a video of a water colour poppy in your gorgeous Derwent watercolour pencils. Thanks, Emily🙂

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  76. I enjoyed watching you paint the under painting for this autumn scene. It was helpful, for I have always just gone for detail to start, amd now I see the benefit of just putting color down first.
    Sometime, will you show us how to sharpen watercolor pencils or colored pencils with a knife? I don’t know how to do it, so I don’t want to mess them up, for like you have said on numerous occasions, they are rather spendy.
    Thanks so much for all your wonderful tutorials. I am always learning something new, whether watching you do something, or just when you are talking during your demonstrations. You are a wealth of information, and I love it!
    Enjoy the rest of the summer vacation, for snow will be here before we know it!

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  77. Hey Lindsay, I love your watercolor and you’re one of my favourite artists on youtube, and maybe you could help me – a while ago my sister asked me if I could draw some animals for her but then I realized I have absolutely no idea on how to paint fur. Do you think you could give me some quick tips or maybe even make a video on it? It would help a lot, and if its not something you’re interested in I still appreciate you reading this.🙂

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  78. Love all your videos! I can’t keep the watercolor cards I paint, everyone wants them. Thanks for the tip on Blicks 100 pack cards. Could you do a watercolor painting of dandelions and purple Bull Thistles? Thanks

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  79. Hi Lindsay! Just watched your water media comparison. It was great. I too have some Caran d’Ache wc crayons. I have the 40 color set, and am saving for the larger set. Would you do some videos using these? Thanks Ever So Much!
    Love ya,
    Christine Rose

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  80. Love your videos! I especially love the watercolor ones. Do you have any on fruits or vegies ? I have seen the raspberry one and actually have done 2 of those. I was watching the comparison video you just posted and I wanted to let you know what I found out from Faber Castell about the difference between Gellatos and Gels…. the Gellatos have a different formula that make them archival. 🙂 They are pricey and I do not use them often. I love my Derwent watercolor pencils and Inktense and Neocolors II……….they are my go toos. toos????? is that even a word. LOL. Thanks again for all your hard work to keep this crafter going!

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  81. I would love to see a video on how to us the Koh-I-noor tri-tone pencils

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  82. Hi Lindsay, my watercolor painting has improved greatly by watching your videos, so please keep them coming. I have a few requests for ugh, the holidays? Here goes… pumpkins, Indian corn, a turkey (head profile). Thank you so much. I love the hummingbird. I watched the comparison video and had no idea there was so much to chose from. Great information.

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  83. Hi Lindsay!
    I would love to see you do a review on paper! I make a lot of cards and use white and cream cardstock for inking, stamping, embossing, and coloring with pencils and markers. I’ve tried a couple different types of paper: Bazzil and Stampin’ up!, but would like a full review and your opinion on the best quality and best price. I don’t have a lot of choices on where to buy the paper, so I end up having to buy online, and I can’t touch it! Help please! Thank you!

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  84. Hi Lindsay!
    I am having a very hard time painting a portrait and my paintings mostly turn out like the Ecce Homo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecce_Homo_(El%C3%ADas_Garc%C3%ADa_Mart%C3%ADnez ) . İt would be very helpfull if you could make a video on how to colour in/paint a portrait, 🙂

    Thank you !

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  85. I would love to see a calla lily watercolor card! I want to make a few to keep on hand to send out to friends. Also, a quick and easy “we’ve moved” postcard. We recently relocated from SC to AL and I would like to send out a postcard to a few family and friends.

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  86. hi lindsey,
    i’m new to all this coloring and have a hard time knowing what color combinations to put together. i love flowers and butterflys. could you do a you tube on how to work out color combinations for flowers and butters that make them look really lovely and a little bit 3D. thanks

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  87. Hi Lindsay, I just placed an order @ Blicks for the Reeves watercolor pencils & wouldn’t you know it, back ordered😦 so they must be great. I always mention that you recommend the items. For extra pull don’t cha know… I love your videos. I painted one for a new baby and they framed it & put it in the nursery. So that leads me to asking for maybe some watercolor tutes along the line of Mother Goose. (I don’t have stamps) . Thanks

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  88. Hi Lindsay! I love watching your youtube tutorials! Could you do a watercolor painting of holly leaves and berries for Christmas cards?
    Thanks!!!

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  89. Hi Lindsay, I’ve got some derwent graphitint pencils but can’t think of what to so with them. Can you come up with some ideas please?

    Also, my other passion is vintage fairground, especially gallopers (carousels in America), any ideas based on this theme would also be great.
    P.s. I loved the circus seal card.

    Kind regards
    Bev

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  90. Hi Lindsay, not sure if this is the right place but I wanted to share this bit of information: contact paper is so much nicer these days. I used some to put a wipe-clean faux wooden surface on the gatorboards I use to prop paper on when I’m painting. I am thinking it will perform much like the “craft sheets” I see for sale. A whole roll is six dollars on Amazon–it’s like Washi tape forever!

    Second is wondering if you have seen this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004I9SDO4/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1AGMH3GMBCF26&coliid=I669K0BJX6AFG

    *sigh*

    happy crafting to you too!

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  91. I even used some textured wallpaper. I layered it with gesso and painted on it using acrylics. Turned out nice.

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  92. Hi Lindsay, apologies if this appears twice, I posted it once but it didn’t seem to send.

    I love watching your tutorials, you make things seem so easy and carefree. I have some graphitint pencils but am lacking ideas for them, any tutorials using these would be great.

    I also have a passion for vintage fairground rides, especially gallopers ( carousels in America ). I would love some tutorials based on this theme. I very much liked the circus seal card.

    Keep up the inspiration.
    Kind regards
    Bev

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  93. Hi Lindsay, loved your Valentines Day scrapbook page. I have a lot of big sheets of card stock to use. Could you show how you attach them in your scrapbook or is there a video on it? I wonder if I could just cut my paper clips and attach two sheets together and place them in a 3ring binder. I’ll have to look at my Creative Memories books unless you have an easier way. Thanks

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  94. Hi Lindsay, since watching all your videos I am enjoying crafting so much more because of all the information you share. Thank you! Just wondering if you could recommend an economical paper to make small mini books that I can stamp on the corner of each page without the ink bleeding through on the back of the page. Computer or copy paper almost works, but there is a ghost image. I would like the paper fairly thin because I try to put 12 pages that I fold in half and then adhere them to the cardstock cover using needle and thread.
    Thank you for all your help and tutorials. Anne

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  95. I had requested at the beginning of spring for some gray turtle doves the possibly a pair making a nest. Really in any medium but to learn to draw them then colored in watercolor(would be most appreciated). And I can understand waiting till Christmas is what I had stated before but I just wanted to make sure it was put on this page as well for your benefit.

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  96. Please continue to make the jewelry tutorials only if you are inspired. I know many of the basics but inspiration can come from many a place. thank you for the many videos so far except for 3 other channel I watched every video of yours and those channels only come out once or twice a month, always enjoy your contributions.

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  97. Hi Lindsay, I really enjoy your videos and you have sparked a lot of creativity in me! Thank you for that. I was wondering if you could do a video of just your stamp collection. Also, i recently purchased some water colors but i don’t really know how to use them. I was wondering if you could do a intro into water colors or a video about anything you need to know about using water colors or some tips and tricks to successful watercolor painting. Thanks again Lindsay stay awesome and thanks for all the creative videos.

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  98. Hi Lindsay,

    I’m new to your blog and videos and know I’m going to be spending a good bit of time making my way through all the gems I’m seeing.

    I decided to plunge in this morning and make your permanent gelli plate (the recipe that calls only for glycerin and gelatin) in an 8″round cake pan with straight sides.

    I let it set for about 6 hours in the refrigerator and ran a sharp knife around the sides before trying to turn it over to remove it. Well,it sure didn’t want to come out of the pan. I carefully lifted one edge but the entire bottom adhered to the pan leaving a gooey mess.

    Any idea where I went wrong and how I might rescue it?

    Thanks!
    Donna

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    • remelt the geletin in the microwave. Wash the pan and spray with some cooking spray and repour the geletin and set over night. I have not used a metal pan before so it might be stickier. You can keep remelting it until you get it right though:)

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  99. I love all your video’s , your tips and your frugality!!! I have found that I love the Ranger Embossing liquid in the cute little Dabber bottle!!! However, it is a bit pricey. It is also very thick, that makes it awesome!! Can you make it? Or can you think of something to thicken the glycerin ??

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  100. I just saw your bead organizing video (Lindsey’s awesome bead storage 11/1/12) and really like the red square stacking bead storage containers. I looked at the Joanns website but could not find them. Any ideas where I can find those fabulous containers? Thanks.

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    • they are tough to find now but my sister has some in her shop Bryann’s Art’s And Crafts in China Maine, she does not have a website but you will mail order. The phone number there is 207 968-2498, it is part of Lakeview Lumber and that is how they answer the phone, just ask for Bry-ann in the craft department and she will help you:)

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  101. Would love to see you do the tutorial on the zentangle piece that you showed. I love you tutorials!

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  102. I would love a lesson on different colored zinnias. You needn’t ask if we would like that zentangle tutorial, we all love anything you do. I just ordered my second box of watercolor cards of 100. They are going like hot cakes.

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  103. I love and have learned so much from all your your flower paintings. And I’d love to see you start a watercolor series on different fruits and vegetables: watermelon slices, strawberries, orange slices, apples, green peppers, peas in the pod, tomatoes, etc. Not full blown paintings, just how-to watercolor paintings of these different plants. Thanks so much!

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  104. Hi,

    I watched your embossing tutorial after seeing someone else’s brown paper bag embossing tutorial. You may be aware of the technique of re-doing floors with brown kraft paper. I love that (very frugal) idea but don’t like the look at all. Do you think embossed brown paper covered with polyurethane could be used for flooring, or would the design flatten out underfoot?

    Would appreciate if you could respond to my email, if that isn’t done automatically. It’s LManheim@aol.com.

    Thanks!

    Lynn

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    • I think the paper needs to bond with the floor and an embossed paper would not. also it would get really dirty with the textrue and be prone to tearing on the raised bits.

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  105. I was wondering if anyone has told you they made the homemade gelli plate and the results good or bad from then to now.
    Homemade stickles recipe please.

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    • I have had some folks say that the plate is perfect and useable a year later and some say it has broken down. I wonder if climate/humidiy might play a role?

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      • It has been less than a year since I made my gelli plate, following your instructions, and it is still perfect. We ran over it with the camp trailer which broke the plastic container and I had to remelt and put it into a different, non-roadkill container, but since then it’s been sitting on the shelf unless in use, and still gives 100% satisfaction when in use.

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  106. P.s. More coloring with Bic permanent markers. Please…. 🙂

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  107. Hi Lindsay!! Well, I saw a video a while ago with watercolor and dip pens. It was really cool, but they didn’t do much with the technique. I’ve tried it a few times, but I wondered if you’ve ever used dip pens with watercolor before, and if you had any pointers on the best nibs and how to fill the pen. Right now I just load up my 10 round and scrape the nib against it. Just a thought🙂 Thanks for such a great channel. Happy to have found you!!

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  108. Loved the colors you used in the zentangle tutorial. Which brings me to my question, do you have a tutorial in color theory? I sometimes have trouble combining colors.
    Thanks

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  109. I was wondering if you could do a video on coloring a a christmas pinecone and berries with markers or colored pencils. Thanks so much!

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  110. Hi Lindsey.
    Thank you for your tutorials. My daughter and I watch your videos for instruction and inspiration.We love your watercolor tutorials. My daughter wanted me to request a watercolor tutorial, either watercolor pencil or paint, of fall leaves. Not trees or landscape, but various loose leaves. Please.
    Thank you.

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  111. Hi Lindsay, outside the box thinking is great. When I first started painting 4 yrs ago I couldn’t afford much. Started with cheap paints, brushes, etc. I didn’t want to waste money by messing up a canvas so I would rip up old white sheets, pieces of drywall, old boards & put gesso on them & they turned out pretty good. I framed them. It is nice to have them to look at to see how far I’ve come. Just believing in myself and having the courage to put my paintings out there was a huge step. I was very full of anxiety at first thinking I would be laughed at. But now I let it speak for itself and people like it and it’s selling. So, keep speaking words of power and encouragement to us, it really helps. Oh dear, I hear Canada geese flying over🙂 and I have enough supplies to keep me going for the upcoming season.

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  112. Lindsay,
    Your ability to stretch a dollar is a gift. Have you donr your own version of pocket page scrapbooking without using a preexisting product/system?

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  113. Lindsay, thank you for the simplicity of your designs! I am getting rather sick of the overly embellished items I keep seeing. It’s like they have to throw every embellishment they own onto the book or box or canvas. Forgive me, I digress. Anyway, my request is paper piecing so that it looks like inlaid wood. I know you did something similar with embossing powder and a stamp–and I loved that! But how to make paper look like fine wood veneers…..A more elegant look is what I crave. Perhaps using a plain wood or chipboard box. Thanks from a loyal fan.

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    • I’m not sure I know what you mean, do you have a picture?

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      • I am afraid to post the pictures because they don’t belong to me. I googled “paper piecing looks like inlaid wood” and there were some examples. But let me try to describe. You must have seen the cigar boxes with the inlaid geometric patterns (like quilt pieces). There used to be an old way of doing this with paper to make plaques, fronts of scrapbooks, greeting cards, and (yes) decorative boxes. It makes a lovely thing that is elegant and lacquered looking. Maybe it would be like decoupage with a quilt pattern? Hope this helps describe. Thank you.

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        • Didn’t mean to write a book. Wish I could edit my others. I’ve been wracking my brain and I remember that you use a positive and negative of the same design. Using different colors in the inlay. It’s great for kids or adults. With the modern stencils you could really produce some gorgeous cards using this technique. Or use something like a quilt pattern or even a coloring book picture.

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  114. I just got a set of the Derwent Colored Charcoal pencils. Can you do a video on using them? Thanks!

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  115. Could you please do a video on using Jacquard’s Pinata alcohol inks and Ranger’s alcohol inks (and any others that exist that I don’t know about yet) to replenish dry pens and markers? Thank you for all you do!

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  116. Hey Lindsay!
    I so enjoy your videos! Have you ever loom knitted? It is such a cool craft for all ages! So many charities need chemo caps, scarves and the like. I will send you a set of looms if you want. My email address is emarci at Hotmail dot com. (Take that spammers). Cricuitmachine.com has sets of looms for 2.00 a set. I took advantage of a special sale and bought 8 sets for 1.00 per set so that I can teach with them. Lots of loom knitting videos are available on you tube, but I would love to see what you come up with, either loom, spool, or finger knitting.

    Thanks again for all of the great information you share! God Bless You!

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    • Thanks for the offer but I have looms, I have a hat video up from last December. I’ll see if I can think of something new:)

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  117. I’d like more pen and ink (watercolor actually) tutorials like the Indian Corn one. Maybe more fall items like gourds, a scarecrow, a turkey, pumpkins (not necessarily jack-o-lanterns). And Christmas items would be great too.

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  118. I love your lastest vlog post on selling your work. More please🙂 And thank you so much for all the information you share. I look forward to each and every one.

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  119. Just thought I’d give you a heads up on a new stamp company: Altenew. Found them on a blog hop. Their clear stamp catalog includes geometric shapes, multilayer flowers (2 or 3 stamps per bloom), some Islamic and henna art images, city skylines, cute stick figure images and some cool sentiments. They appear to be very popular, because they sold out of many of their first sets the week they opened their online store. Simon says stamps also carries the line.

    One of the sets is an outline rose with assorted parts (buds, stem, etc). Since it strongly resembles the drawing you made for your watercolor rose, you might recommend it to your drawing-challenged painters, begin some collaborative efforts or start a law suit for copyright infringement. They have a magnolia blossom set that I have on order. The rose stamp let me practice watercolor shading.

    Hope all is well down East.

    Ellen Smith

    PS. Those little green things that hang down from the place where flower joins stem are called “sepals”. (I am a biologist, so you got a free consult!)

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  120. you may have already talked about this already. what is the best way to store pens? laying down sideways, right side up, upside down? which? does it even matter in the short term? thanks

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  121. Really enjoy your videos. I am a newbie to painting and drawing. Waited till over 65 yrs old to take the leap. I bought a nice Winsor & Newton ( case with watercolor tubes and mixing areas) set a few years ago. But, gave it up when I became frustrated. Recently, watch some of your videos and bought Derwent watercolor pencils hoping to get the hang of this medium. Requesting Sedona, AZ red rock area watercolor pencil or watercolor painting.

    Thank you,

    Leslee

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  122. Hi Lindsay! I realy love your videos and learn alot from them. I know that you have illustrated the book ”Tha Rainbow Pants” and I was wondering if you could do a video on how to illustrate a story or share some tips on the subject.🙂
    Thanks in advance!🙂

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  123. dear Lindsey,
    (i feel like i know you personally) i recently discovered your vids on youtube. let me just say, i am awake most nights past 2 a.m. watching and enjoying your work. i am not artistic at all, stick people is my entire repertoire of skills. so on a whim i purchased inexpensive water colors and followed (with pausing) your hummingbird tutorial. i must say, i shocked myself. with that said, today i followed along with you and completed the decorative corn with water color/ink. with the exception of too many kernels per ear, another success. i am anxious to get started on my next project with your help.

    thank you so much for sharing your gift of creativity with such a warm persona.

    i have a request for a water color, an under the sea type theme with vivid colors, fish, plants and many some sea anemone.

    thank you!

    julie

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  124. Lindsey, I couldn’t find a tutorial on napkin decoupage, I’ve seen a few examples but you make everything so fun. Have you done one of these? Thanks for your help.

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  125. Hi. I’m a recent subscriber. I’ve been scrolling through some of your older videos on youtube. I notice you like to use Gorilla Glue. I wanted to make sure you know to keep that glue someplace safely out of your dog’s reach. I worked many years as a vet assistant. 3 or 4 years ago we had a 1 year old dog brought into the clinic because he had chewed up a bottle of Gorilla Glue and consummed most of the bottle. Apparently the ylue is sweet tasting. Not only did he have glue all over his muzzle, lips and paws (which was very difficult to remove and left his skin raw) but we also had to surgically remove a large ball of glue – about the size of a softball – from his stomach. Gorilla Glue does have a label warning to keep the glue away from children and pets, but most people are not aware of how dangerous it can be. I think its a great glue but I think its just safer to not have it the house with all my pets. Just wanted to share. I love your channel, all your tips and especially your painting tutorials.

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  126. Do you have a video on how you make money posting videos on YouTube? You mentioned in one of your videos that is a source of income for you. Luv your personality and ideas!

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    • Not per-se but it the ads that run that make me money, also I am sponsored by some companies to make videos with their products.

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  127. Hi Lindsey, *waves* I’ve watched several of your water color videos and have enjoyed them but I feel sort of like I’ve come to class in the middle of the session. Do you have a series of videos or can you point in the direction of some that are the very beginning stages of learning to water color? For example, choosing materials or explaining how to get set up to begin and then an easy sort of painting one can do to have a satisfying finished product as a beginner. Again your videos are great but I always feel like I missed the first few days of class.

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  128. Today 9/24/2014 at splitcoaststampers there is a beautiful card with three autumn leaves made out of Sookwang tape and some gold leafing, with the veins of the leaves scrapped in with a pen. I looked everywhere on youtube and the internet for any tutorial on how to make these leaves. Can you show us how to make leaves using Sookwang or maybe another double sided stick tape that would be cheaper?

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  129. I’m running out of space to let my water mixable oil paint pictures dry. They take so long, several months, even with the fast drying medium, they become a nuisance. I did a search yesterday online for drying racks and of course the store bought ones are too expensive. I’m sure you have a solution and would like to see it in a video.

    My problems include: cat/dog hair, dust, small house and less surface space than most people, and it needs to be frugal.

    I bought some stretched canvas on sale and got some that is quite deep/wide–I don’t know what to call it, the kind that has canvas wrapped around the sides that are about 1.5″ wide. Ooops–they were on sale and it was before you told me to try canvas board.

    I think the canvas will need to be propped up on one side to reduce the dust that can pile up on it.

    thanks in advance for your help,
    Pat H.

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    • if the canvases are not too tall you can make a drying rack from wire cubes from target, use zip ties to make shelves then flip it on its side so they are vertical. Or look at the thrift store for a small shelf or cabinet that might work. Maybe you can upcycle boxes and make a slotted divider for canvasses?

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  130. Hi Lindsey, Someone told me you can use fabric paint, face paint and hair chalk in mixed media. If so would love to see tutorial. I don’t have any but a friend does and is willing to share with me. Thanks for your great vids and advice. Fiona.

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  131. Hey, Lindsey!! I have a confession to make, when I’m feeling sad or want to relax I binge watch all of your videos. You’re so awesome!! You inspire me so much! Anyway, I have a request for you to do. I requested this before you put up this nice little request spot, but here it is again. Do you think you could paint a tutorial on a watercolor octopus? Or maybe some jellyfish? I’m in the process of finding art for a tattoo featuring an octopus or some jellies and your painting style is exactly what I’m looking for!!

    Thank you! :))

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  132. Hello , Lindsey!! I have been a subscriber for a long time, but I havent found a video about illustrating a childrens book.Since you ilustrated the book ” the RainbowPants” , I thouth you would have some advice on how to illustrate stories. Could you do a video about this topic?🙂
    Thank you !!!!

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  133. Lindsay, a few days ago you did an awesome video on Zentangle. Would you consider doing a tutorial on how you did the “old-fashioned-design” that you did on that picture? I have tried to replicate what you did with no success. I even rewound the video probably about 10 times and still couldn’t get it! I’m sure it could be a very short tutorial. Thanks so much for considering it.

    By the way, I absolutely loved this tutorial.

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  134. Lindsay, I saw so burlap canvases at the art store the other day. Any ideas what to do with them? I’m thinking some sort of mixed media project.

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    • If I may answer too , yes you have a great idea about mixed media with this time of canvas ! The result is great. I made a clock out of mine because the canvas is strong enough to hold a clock mechanism without damages. You can also alter the sides to make it look old.
      Have a great time !

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  135. Hi Lindsay, is there any rule of thumb so to speak about where to sign ones art work? I once heard to sign it so your signature doesn’t off set the balance of the art. Does that make any sense? I’m having so much fun creating from your tutorials, thanks.

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    • Yes, i sign my name usually on the bottom half of the painting wherever it seems to need a little something and I do it in a color I feel needs to be there. Trust your gut.

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  136. Lindsay could you show us a painting video on how you would tackle a pet portrait? I’m trying to figure out the easiest way to paint fur. Would pencils be more helpful than paints?

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  137. Hi Lindsay: Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I would like to make my own wooden canvases. Can you tell the best wood to use for the surface and the frame. I have made some using Luan Mahogany and popular underlay for the surface and cedar for the frame, but I am concerned they may not be archival. Thank you for all your fantastic videos. Anne

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    • I really like hardboard like Masonite, it is not really wood but it is really nice. You want to give it 3 coats of gesso, altrnate the brush stokes and lightly sand between coats. Thin birch plywood is also nice. All wood is acidic, therefore you need to apply 3 coats of gesso to whatever you choose. Try masonite though, it is cheap and a really great surface. You can make a frame on the back to brace it out of ant wood the size you like but i’d only bother on pieces you don’t intend to frame and want a modern look. Small panels will not require the brace. Enjoy! Also Lowes will cut the hardboard or plywood down for you for free.

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  138. Sorry, I just saw the tab for request for new videos after I had posted on another page, so I will repeat my post here. I hope that is okay.
    I’ve gotten so much information from the Ask a Crafter videos! Here’s a few more questions…I just got a gelli plate (8×10) and have been trying to play with it. I used a brayer to spread acrylic paint on the plate, but my brayer didn’t seem to want to roll very well. Is it something I am doing incorrectly? Or is it the brayer? Which brayers are best? If I do have one that doesn’t want to roll, is there a quick fix for it? Is the roll affected by the amount of paint on the brayer? Also, any tips on size of gelli plate and size of brayer for which sizes of paper would be appreciated. In addition, I noticed that ithe gelli printing process seemed to work much better on standard copy paper instead of my Strathmore 400 Mixed Media paper. What paper do you recommend for gelli prints, and which ones should we stay away from? Standard copy paper is not something I would want to do a work of art on. Also, the gelli plate seems to use up an awful lot of paint. Is there a way to be more frugal in that regard? Do any other paints besides acrylic work well with the plate? Which acrylics work best? (I would love to see an in-depth video on all of this and anything related.)
    Thanks much!

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    • I have some trouble too with my brayer so this question is very interesting ! Concerning the paint, yes I think it is normal that it uses a lot. If you want to be a bit more frugal, use a cheaper paint at it will work as well. I tried cheap craft paint, a more liquid one and it works perfectly even better because it spreads more. This is my tip, hope it will helps.

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  139. Hi Lindsay! My hubby and I were just talking and we both have requests for you. Hubby was wondering if you could paint a bald eagle. I was wondering if you could paint a carousel. I noticed that you normally paint scenery type things, but we were thinking how amazing it would be to watch you paint these two things.🙂 Thanks so much. ~ Pat & Bill

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  140. Hello Lindsay! I’ve been enjoying your videos! Can you do a tutorial on drawing/painting hair? If not human how about animal…please. Thanks so much. Susan

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  141. first time painting request for you…one of my fav paintings of all times in Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night….i would love to see you paint that one!🙂 thanks!

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  142. Hi Lindsay,
    First let me say thank you for all your informative and entertaining videos. I have learned so much. Keep up the good work!

    I was wondering if you have a video explaining the differences between all the different kinds of markers out there and which markers to use for what? Alcohol, ink, water based, permanent? Spectrum Noir, Sharpie, Distress, Pitt, Crayola? Yikes! It’s all very confusing to me.
    Thanks,
    Linda Carreira

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  143. You should do a watercolor tutorial on a log cabin in the woods. For many years my aunt and uncle have let me stay up at their lob cabin just to get away for awhile. There’s a bunch of pine trees, dog woods, hickory, ever greens, ect. I’d like to paint them a picture of the scene as a thank you.

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  144. Hi Lindsay, I have learned so much from you. Having said that, I do have a request. Would love to see a watercolor pencil tutorial on a seascape of coral and fish. I live on the Gulf of Mexico, and I see that most of your tutorials stem from the Great Northeast.

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  145. Hi Lindsay, just thought of another request for you. I was only able to pick up a set of 12 inktense pencils. Could you show us how to paint a decent picture with such a limited palette of colors. Thank you!

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  146. Hi Lindsey! I love your watercolour tutorials! You have inspired me so much, I just have one question about how do you scan your paintings on to the computer? Do you use a scanner or camera? I find it tricky to retain the original colours when the painting is transferred onto the screen. Thank you for your advice!

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  147. Hi Lindsey, Thanks to you I have gained self-confidence to paint again.

    Do you have prints made of your paintings? If so how or where?
    Thanks!

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  148. Thank you so much for ur amazing work! I love every bit of it! I was wondering if u can make a tutorial on painting the snow? I found a great pic for that purpose but I don’t know how to attach it here? best respect for you as always, Masha

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  149. Thank you for taking your time to help us creative crafters. It’s much appreciated. 🙂
    Question:
    I saw a post on YouTube that was on making faux leather by using plain brown craft paper , inks, embossing folder, glycerin/water. The title I believe is called ” Sheena’s faux leather technique.” Can you please suggest a cheaper alternative to the spray by crafters companion to seal the paper in the end?

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  150. I’m hoping that I don’t look like a nuisance.😦
    Can * anyone * please tell me the homemade recipe for gesso? I’ve searched and watched some of the video’s but haven’t found it. Thank you.

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  151. Hello! Found the Request page finally! Here is my request: LAND HERMIT CRABS in watercolor! I’ve been watching all of your watercolor videos, I really enjoy them! Looking forward to your next one!

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  152. Sometimes I make my cats toys with the catnip inside. I’ve been wanting to make them some toys that crinkle but clueless on what to put inside of them to make the crinkle sound. Any suggestions? I’ve been wanting to make them for so long but didn’t think to ask here. I’m not opposed to the crinkle material being something that was recycled. Thank you.

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  153. Hello! Being a beginner, your tutorials have been priceless. What I would like to know is how to remove ink from a stamp. Thanks again for the tutorial.

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    • you can use baby wipes or a rag with simple green works very well. For stubborn stains you can ink it up with glycerin and let it sit overnight then clean with simple green in the morning.

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  154. I watched the Hot Seat video and thought I’d toss a bug in your ear. I love crafting and I’m always looking for a way to use what I love to make gifts. Water color earrings? Stamped necklaces? Do you have a nifty craft up your sleeve for gift ideas for Adults? I’m more likely to create a non-seasonal gift for my friends than seasonal and when the holidays roll around all the crafts become….holiday themes. A really neat ornament that’s unusual is wonderful but for other kinds of gifts I’d rather make something for year round.

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  155. Thank you for being so patient. I watched the video on homemade gesso. I asked this question under the video in the comment section but I haven’t gotten a response. If you could please help me I would appreciate it. I tried not to bother you. In the list of supplies it calls for white glue. I noticed hers was a little thick. Can you please tell me what glue she used or does it matter? Any white glue will do? Elmers multipurpose glue, pva, school glue washable? Questions just keep coming don’t they! LOL.

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    • regular elmers should suffice, not washable, it might get sticky with humidity or if you paint over it with something:)

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  156. Hi Lindsay! I was wondering if you have a place where we can upload pictures of things we make using your tutorials. I would love to see all the beautiful things your followers create!

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  157. Hello Sweet Girl! I love, love, love your marketing videos! You’ve given me such inspiration for my Spirit Doll business. One of my students suggested I make my workshop available online. I’ve spent a few hours researching how this is done… but I’m still unclear how to produce it in an environment where they have to pay to watch. I’ve taken a number of online classes… but I’m in a fog as to how to produce my own. Thanks so much for any information!

    Oh… and your video about how to hang the camera, using the grey mat… that was fabulous!
    Sweet Blessings, Chris

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    • you can go though an established online class outfit like Curious.com or you can have a youtube channel where people have to pay to subscribe. I’m not sure if everyone has this option or only Youtube partners, this feature is available for me but I have been in youtube for a long time. Also there are e-commerce solutions for this but I am unfamiliar with these.

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  158. Hi! I’d like to request a tutorial of a dogwood tree painted in watercolor. I love watching your tutorials! I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you🙂 – Rainey

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  159. HI Lindsay ! I have a question : someone has given me few squares of gray “lino” (I think) but I haven’t got an idea on how to use it or what is it made for ??? Any idea or tutorial?
    Thank you

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    • Ps : or any other use ?

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    • it is for printmaking, you use sharp Linoleum cutter to carve in a design and then brayer on ink and print. I have injured myself countless times in high school making lino cuts…ahhh, good times:)

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      • Ho ok !! I really didn’t know. I will think about that because right now I am not inspired, don’t know the way to do carve. Maybe a rose and leaves. Thank you.

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  160. Hi Lindsay! I love, love, love your videos!! You make watercolors look easy – easy enough for me to try!! Thank you! You mentioned a chart of Derwent Watercolor Pencils that you had made some time ago. Is there a video showing how you did it?? If it’s incorporated in another video, which one is it? Thanks so much! Keep up the great work!!

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  161. I would really love to see a watercolor video of a cardinal from the breast up instead of the whole bird. I want to do some cards with this image. My first attempts have been rather dismal as I am a newbie to painting.

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  162. I want to start embossing but find purchasing a million (ok, maybe not exactly that many but) colors cost prohibitive. I have Pro MX dye and clear embossing powder. Can I mix the two to make custom colors?. I would love to see a video about that.

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  163. Hi Lindsay, can you tell me the difference between rubbing alcohol and de-natured alcohol and how you can use them in your crafting. I think I heard you mentioned something about them, but I cannot find it again. Anything will be useful. Many thanks, Tara x

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  164. Lindsay I channeled your frugalnes this weekend!! Where I live in can only find really expensive Arches blocks that are out of my price range. Soidid some research and learned about padding compound. Igot my hands on some and nowican buy less expensive pads of watercolor paper and make my own blocks. Just paint the compound around the edges of the pad, clamp and let dry. Oh yeah, leave a small opening. I haven’t seen any good videos showing this and was wondering if you could do a video on the process.

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  165. Hi Lindsay! Love your channel it is teaching me to paint many new things!
    I was wondering If you could do a tutorial on how to paint a building in watercolor as I am trying to paint the house from Psycho and have no Idea where to start!
    Also could you maybe do a tutorial on how to buy brushes?
    Thank you!

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  166. Hi Mrs. Weirich!:) I’d love to see you paint in watercolor a medeival castle picture of some sort…I think that would be really amazing! thanks!:)

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  167. Hi Lindsay. Loved the Christmas Tag video. Would love to know how you made the faux Wink of Stella. It looked really great on the ornaments!

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  168. Hi Lindsay,
    I was happy to see a new watercolor video on youtube the other day! I especially appreciate the way you show us how to use only a couple of colors and mix them. When I paint outdoors I only have the old tiny Cotman paintbox and don’t even use some of the colors in it.
    I would like to be able to watch you painting a foggy Fall Foliage landscape. I wonder how vivid Fall colors can be combined wet-in-wet with hazy bluish atmosphere without the colors mingling to a muddy mess.
    By the way, I enjoy watching your videos in realtime without speeding it up. Painting just doesn’t seem right to me if you rush through it. Why rush through something that is fun?

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  169. I enjoyed your marketing video…..could you talk about deciding what to charge for our art??? I struggle with thus. I look at what others charge and what mass market charges….I am a card maker. I have been asked to make wedding invitations that will be hand stamped. I am at a loss as to what to charge. Thanks for any help!

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  170. Thank you so much! Your answer gave me a lot to think about. I have been a card maker for my family and friends for over 20 years. Because of that, I rarely shopped for cards and had no idea what cards cost. So, one day, I was at Target and I wandered over to the greeting cards section. I was very surprised what a simple birthday card cost!!! And then, cards with some embellishments were $7 dollars!! On top of that, that company probably made thousands of that card……so I recently started seeing if I could sell mine. I was selling mine for $5-7 dollars…..I charged $7 for cards that had a lot of die cutting and took a fair amount of time to assemble. I sold a lot of them to this one office and then, didn’t really hear anymore from them. I think that is because I haven’t sent them more cards that I made for fall. I am confident that the cards are well made. I am a perfectionist in construction and style. I think I need to market my cards…..so others will see them and order more.
    So sorry for this lengthy post! I enjoy talking to others who also make cards!! Thanks for your blog!!

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  171. Lindsay. I am enjoying your watercolor tutorials etc very much as I live rural and need on line assist. Thank you so much for your humor, life insights and just general fun projects that can help us forget all the ugly news we see and hear on tv and read on line. Again thank you for carrying us away Hilaryr

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  172. Dear Lindsay, I have to say your video tutorials are great – thanks to one of them I managed to paint my very first watercolor painting couple of days ago! And I must say I’m quite proud of it =] I’ll keep practicing for sure!🙂
    I would be happy to see your tutorial on paintig watercolor Christmas cards, if you don’t mind…🙂

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  173. Hi Lindsay!

    Finally got the courage to make a request (LOL). I would love to see another oil painting tutorial when you have the time/inspiration. I’m not picky about the subject matter, though I love large Georgia O’Keeffe-esque floral paintings.

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  174. Hi,

    Can you please do a watercolour Hibiscus painting.

    Love all your paintings !

    Thanks

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  175. hi. can you preety please show me how to erm. to do some drawing using coloured pencils for beginner?

    thank you.

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  176. Can you show us how to make our own 3-D stamp paint?

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  177. one of my fav paintings of all times in Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night….i would love to see you paint that one!🙂 thanks! PLEASE!

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  178. Love all your videos Lindsey and thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge with us. So lucky to have you on utube. I wanted to ask you about your preference for using coloured card behind your work. Could you explain your criteria for choosing the colour you choose? Do you always choose pale colours, I’m interested to try this and come away from white as I admire your results so much. Also, I know this is a bit difficult but I cant find any of the paper/card you recommend on your videos here in Australia. The only card I seem to be happy with for pencil drawing, stamping and a small amount of water colour would be Stampin Up Whisper White. Could you recommend another for me to try that may be more affordable and available over here. I seem to be lost, there is such a variety but they are all very expensive to use for my cards. Perhaps if you could just advise a weight and surface type? Thanks again.

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    • I wish I knew more of what was available over in Austraila. I think you might want to visit a copy/print shop and ask if they will sell you a few sheets of the color you want. They will be able to buy it at a much lower price than art suppliers because they buy so much. Look for 80# and up and a smooth surface, uncoated.

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      • thankyou Lindsay that’s a help. Sorry I spelt your name wrong in my comment. I will leave a comment if I come across a good paper as someone may like to know. cheers for now.

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  179. Love your videos and your work. Looks so doable. Haven’t tried yet, too engrossed in the videos! Could you do a dragonfly, perhaps with lolly pads? Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  180. Lindsay: I wanted to ask you please in the Scrap & Stamp nov/dec 2014 mag. on page 47 you give the center step card template. I know I am getting older but I can not read the dimensions that are shown. Is there any possible way to get those please???? Thanks so very much, blessings!

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    • Yes, the card was 6″x12″. score 1″ in from each edge at 1″, 2″ and 7″ and then you make a cut between the end of each score, then score at 6″ between the cut lines and fold it like the photo shows:) I think I have a video making this type of card, let me find it: http://youtu.be/_tgyf16jbiw

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  181. Hi Lindsay,

    I love your videos! Over the past few months, I jump on my treadclimber every morning, watch a video, then run to my studio to paint! Getting lots of good art made, an in the meantime I’ve lost 30 pounds : ) yay me!!

    Anyway, I have a frugal tip that I literally stumbled upon. I have boys, boys have nerf guns ( well mine do) Those little foam darts (are everywhere) make the best smudgers for gelatos and inks.

    I thought you’d like this idea…seems right up your alley.

    I would love to see more of your beautiful watercolor flowers. Keep up the good work!

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  182. I’ve noticed on some tutorials that the artist sweeps brush across a page and the water colors are separate. There is a tutorial where a flower petal is painted with a juicy red, but it looks yellow and orangish too. Then while it’s wet she adds drops of darker red that blend but not completely.
    When I try to replicate that I get a solid reddish color, or it’s so wet the paint pools. Adding red blooms and blends. I use Reeves I know they aren’t the best quality but I can’t figure out why if I lift a juicy mix of colors I get a soggy blend that becomes a solid single color. Help?

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    • Reeves are not bad paints:) It sounds like you have too much water on your brush and that makes the paint dilute and spread too much. Wet the petal, wipe the brush on a rag then pick up your lightest color, drop that into the petal, rinse brush, wipe and proceed with the next color and so on. I bet you just need to dab your brush on a paper towel before you grab more color. You might need to premix your colors on your palette so you have wet color to work with but I think this will solve your problem.

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    • Hi, I’m just putting my 2 cents worth here and Lindsay’s reply is very informative. But perhaps the artist you saw is double loading the brush. This means they dip one side of the brush in red and the other side of the brush in yellow. When they are applied to the paper, both colors are swept in and if the paper is first dampened with clear water, the color will run and meld together with all kinds of different hues blending nicely. This works best with a flat brush because there are 2 corners on the brush to load. It can be done with a round, but you need to keep the colors separated on the tip of the brush when you load them to get the effect.

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      • Great suggestion. If she did, it was a tutorial and she didn’t mentioned doing that. I did see another artist that did as you mentioned and one that marbled her paint on the palette. When she lifted the paint to her painting the colors were not totally blended. I think Lindsay hit the nail. I used too much water.

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  183. Lindsay could you do a tutorial on shading with coloured pencils please. I colour images of flowers to put on my cards but they look flat compared to yours and I know its because I’m not sure where or why to put lights and darks. I’ve improved so much with my blending of colours thanks to you (really big time thanks to you!), but they still lack the depth and warmth to make them look real. I would love to make my images “pop” out they way yours do. Can you help me here please. Living in a small fishing town in Queensland Aust. I don’t have the option of art classes. I use Prismacolor Premier pencils and also have a set of Derwent Inktense Pencils but I don’t like using the Inktense. Love all you do please don’t stop, I watch everything!! cheers. Joan

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  184. Hi Lindsay, Joan here again, just going back to my comment above on the 1st Dec. I just watched your video – How to Draw and Colour Cherries with Colour Pencils. This is what I would love you to demonstrate again using flowers and explaining where to put the white
    and dark areas.
    I loved the video and keep watching it over and over to soak up all your information. I noticed that under that video (about 3 months ago it states) a comment was left asking if you could talk more about colour theory. Oh yes please, me too, that would be great. I really hope you can help me out with this request as I’m so excited to find that I can actually copy / draw some objects and my blending is improving. I can only show the results to my dog but that’s ok she doesn’t mind a bit. lol. Thanks again and keep smiling. cheers. Joan

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  185. I have a couple of things…
    1..I would love for you to paint a Christmas tree.
    2..Have you ever used Chameleon alcohol markers? You are supposed to be able to get six shades per marker. Each set comes with 20 base colors and are refillable. They are quite pricey.

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  186. Hi Lindsey, I was watching some of your storage videos and you mentioned that in winter you change to a bulb that warms. Do you think the daylight cfl bulbs help keep the blues away? I have several friends that really experience SAD when the winter hits our area.

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  187. Hi Lindsay,
    I was just admiring your BEAUTIFUL PanPastel painting of a snow scene and wonder if those pastels are toxic. I used to use the hard AQ Faber-Castell chalks until it dawned on me they might contain a lot of toxic chemicals. Faber-Castell refused to tell me what pigments they use so I switched to Talens Rembrandt although they are quite soft and messy. The PanPastel seem to be even softer but less dusty, maybe because you rub them into the paper. I noticed you were able to use hard pastel sticks on top of the softer PanPastel without everything crumbling off the paper. If I could be sure the PanPastel aren’t toxic they would be perfect for me. Do you know anything about it?

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  188. Hi Lindsay,

    I was trying to find a quick video on color theory. You explain things the way my brain works (almost like I’m talking to myself😀
    Anyway, I would love for you to do a video, or give me the link if you already have one, about how to combine colors…in a good way.

    Thank you!!

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  189. I’ve seen other crafters do a money saving tips for the year. Sometimes it’s like a mini series. It would be nice if you had a mini or permanent series of money saving tips.

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  190. Hi Lindsay! I JUST found your channel when I decided to try my hand at watercolors. My friend has requested that I draw her a mermaid, so I drew a sketch of a mermaid looking out at a sunset. I’d really like to try it in watercolor, but I’m not really how one would watercolor a mermaid. This might be a bit of an odd request, but you seem like a lady who likes a challenge, so I’m putting it out there. Thanks! I love your tutorials!

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  191. Hi Lindsay,

    I am about to take over a room in my house for crafting. Yay!!! What advice do you have? I have seen your video tours of your awesome craft room. I want everything in there, as I am sure a lot of crafters do.

    Thank you,
    Pam

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  192. I’ve seen on YouTube people glazing, sealing, protecting their work with a water based glue, sealer etc. How can paper be protected/sealed by a “water” based glue/sealer?

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  193. Hi Lindsay. I’m part of a design team of a new stamping forum called Happy Little Stampers. I recently was send your amazing video tutorial on using glue sticks to create stencils. Was wondering if you would give us permission to link to your youtube video on this at the forum. Thanks. Loll (stampingwithloll@gmail.com)

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  194. Hi Linsay! I’ve been going through All of your ask a crafter videos, I just play it continuously on my Tv while I work on things for the past couple of days, lol. I came across your homemade ink refresher recipe awhile back and I made some and have been using it for several months but I didn’t make it with distiller water but with just tap water. Is my ink pads going to mold because I didn’t use distiller water? I’m getting worried because I’ve used it quite a bit on a lot if my stampin up ink pads. Please help, I want to thank you in advance for all you do. By the way, I received my Caran D’Ache crayons and it says pastels on them but it looks like your crayons. Is it just a name or did I purchase the wrong set? I hope not cuz they wear expensive:(

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  195. Loll rocks!!!! I watch her all the time! I get her emails. her work is outstanding!!!!

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  196. I was wondering if you can recommend a Photo editing software for my mac so I can print my photos on my printer at home like you do. Thank you for all your help! You must be sick of hearing me tell you how Awesome you are, lol Thanks again in advance:)

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  197. Hi Linsay. I have another question, I just purchased the Tsukino Brilliance black graphite pad but I can’t get a good stamp from it. I thought maybe it was dry so I reinked it too but it stamps like its dry. Can I use the ink refresher that I made using your recipe or am I suppose to use denatured alcohol? I purchased the denatured too, lol
    Thank you in advance. Have a great weekend:)

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  198. I would love it if you could do a beginner pan pastel video and discuss all about them. I’d love to see more cards using stamps with them as well. I’d also love to see your holiday gifts from this year especially the craft related ones. Last, but not least please, please do more cards using Lost Coast Designs those are my favorite that you do. If you have any stamps from the Carmen’s Veranda line that Lost Coast just took over those would make great cards too.

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  199. Hi, Lindsay. I love landscapes in watercolor but really have trouble being successful. So videos with landscape techniques for not making them too detailed would be great. Also, in your video on displaying and packaging watercolor, are the PaperMart bags sized a bit larger so that, for instance, an 8×10″ bag will easily accept an 8×10″ mat? Or do you need to order a larger size bag? I’m not sure what size to order. And where do you get the glue gun that you used to run a strip of tape on the back side of the painting to glue the backing paper to? And what is the brand of it? Thanks so much and enjoy your blog and youtube channel a lot. Penny

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    • an 8″x10″ bag will accomidate a 8″x10″ mat, order the size of the mat:) The adhesive gun is called ATG and it is made by Scotch.

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      • Thanks so much. I have been reading some of your blog posts and I am amazed at all the things you do! When do you have time for all of this? Everything is just so professional and well-done and the videos you make are so full of energy and optimism. It makes my day when I hear you talk. Thanks again for the info on the bags and glue gun.

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  200. I just finished painting an owl from a photo with watercolor paints. I don’t like it at all! Can you paint the full body of an owl looking sideways at the camera/viewer? If I could post a photo of my owl I would, just to show how awful it is and where I need to improve overall.

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  201. Hi Lindsay, I hope you and your family had a Fabulous Christmas! I had another question regarding your melting crayons video with a coffee mug warmer. Of course I bought a coffee mug warmer after watching your show and I thought it was the coolest thing ever, lol. I found tons n tons of crayons from my kids rooms and I was just about to throw them away before I saw your tutorial since every year we need to buy them for school supplies and it was taking up way too much room. When the warmer arrived, it was a USB warmer. Instead of melting the crayons, it would just crumble and leave all the wax chunks all on my project. Do you have any ideas on what I can do with them? I can’t return it since I bought it on ebay from china:(. I should of bought it from amazon instead. Can you believe that they don’t even sell these at my local walmart? Yeah, that’s Hawaii for you. They don’t carry a lot of things here. Thank you in advance, sorry the question is so long!! Have a Great New Year:)

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  202. Hi Lindsay, I’m just starting out using watercolour, paint and pencil. Could you do a tutorial on which brushes to buy when starting out and what each brush is used for please. I cant afford very expensive ones but the cheap nasty ones I do have are terrible !!! lol. Many thanks. Joan

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  203. Hi Lindsay, I have been watching your videos for a while now and love them. You do a great job of explaining techniques and making me feel like just maybe I can do it too:)
    Could you please do a video explaining how to plan a painting- how to decide on elements in the composition, and how to decide on a color scheme, and how to translate a photo image or other resource into a painting that is not photorealism, deciding what elements to include and what to leave out…..
    Also explaining how to decide what to paint first- top to bottom, background to foreground, etc, in different mediums (watercolor, colored pencils, pastel, acrylic?)
    Thanks soooo much for all your generosity!!!!!!!
    Also, could you please make a list of recommended colors/brands of watercolor tube paints for me to start out with? I have been painting with the white nights set, but some of my favorite colors have run out…. I would have to order online and ship internationally, and looking to have a nice set of colors but not go overboard of course….:)
    Shalvi

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  204. I visited my sister in Seattle for Thanksgiving, and one of the places we visited was the snoqualmie falls. I have been trying to paint the falls, but am having trouble with painting the water. I was wondering if you could do a watercolor tutorial on how to paint this. I can send you my pictures by email. It had been raining and there was an unusually high amount of water flowing at the falls, so I really wanted to try to paint it, but i don’t even really know where to start.

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  205. Hi Lindsay, big fan of your videos! Your attitude towards what you do makes it really enjoyable to watch (:
    I have a question about the watercolors you use. What brand do you think works best? I have some but I’m not a big fan of how they work. They don’t “run” with the trail of water I make for it. Maybe it’s the way I use them, but u would like to know which ones you use/think work best.
    Thank you (:
    P.S. I think I might have posted my comment twice. Sorry about that lol

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    • I like M Graham & Co but any artist quality should be lovely. What are you using?

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      • Thank you (: I will look for them
        I use Reeves. At the time I bought them they were the only ones available.

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        • You can buy M. Graham watercolors at the three main online stores( Blick, Jerr’s Artarama, and Cheap Joes. I have found Blick to usually be the cheapest, but recently got a great deal at Jerry’s, so be sure to check around when you are looking to buy.

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  206. I am a devoted fan and absolutely love your videos! Have you ever visited his site? http://www.painetworks.com/previews/fn/fn0294.html
    I found a lovely image of butterflies and zinnia flowers. Would you consider a tutorial on how to recreate this in whatever media you think would look great? Thank you for making videos and sharing your talent

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    • I’m sure that photo is copyrighted, that is why I use photos from Paint My Photo because the photographers give artists permission to paint them. I could get in trouble painting a copyrited photo. I hope you understand. I can try to find something similar though:)

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  207. I contacted the owner of that photo, explaining a little of what you do. I asked if she would give permission to you to make a tutorial so others could follow. As soon as I hear back, I will let you know. You do so much for us, I thought I could help you this time! Hope that’s ok with you!

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  208. ,didn’t sign my name….sorry.
    Diane Quinlan
    Dianequinlan@comcast.net

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  209. Hi Lindsay, Sounds like you have an extra busy January in front of you. Good luck with everything. My question is, I’ve just bought a set of Winsor & Newton Cotman Studio Water Colour Paints at a very good price. (so exciting !) After reading all reviews I feel I’ve made the right decision but its just occurred to me, do I refill these pans with new pans or do I buy the tubes of colour and just squeeze some in the empty pan space? Does this tube paint then set into a block? I’m a little confused about what is the best way to refill my pans when they are empty. Thanks to your wonderful cheerful videos I feel brave enough to try my hand at watercolours. Thanks so much. cheers. Joan

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    • you can do either:) I usually just squeeze in some paint from a tube because tube paint is easier to come by:)

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      • thank you so much for such a speedy reply Lindsay, I’m relieved to
        read your answer 🙂. keep smiling, cheers. Joan

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  210. Hello there from Australia,
    I’m wondering if there are classes available online for using water colour pencils?
    Also I would love to request a Spring Garden tutorial using water colour pencils. Thank you!

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  211. Hi Lindsay,
    I just found you through a Pinterest link using the stamping gear from Inkadinkado. I received a few sets for Christmas and was trying to learn about how to use them. You had great info on it and many other things. I love all the crafty information on your site. Thanks for sharing. I do have a question that you may have answered before but I haven’t found it yet. A few years ago I invested in Prismacolor pencils and their hand sharpener, but everytime I tried to sharpen the pencil the lead would break. I really do not know what I was doing wrong but became so discouraged I placed them on the shelf and have not returned to them again. I see people making great projects with these pencils and would like to use them but am afraid to try to sharpen for fear I will have nothing but nubs left. Please help.

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    • it sounds like your pencils were dropped. I have had this problem and what I do (do so at your own risk) is microwave them on high one at a time for 6 to 8 seconds, let them cool and they the sharpen fine. I say at your own risk because it works for me but your results may vary. Also if you go more then 8 seconds the paint will bubble. You might try 5 seconds to start in case your microwave is too hot. Disclaimer: Do this at your own risk;)

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  212. Lindsey-I was experimenting with Sakura Gelly Roll pens today trying to create the look of Wink of Stella’s.

    I laid some color from a Stardust or Glitter Gelly Roll pen on my craft mat then picked it up with a water brush and applied to cardstock. It worked great and a little goes a long way. You might want to try it. Cheaper and I feel the results are just as good as Wink of Stella’s.
    I really enjoy your YouTube channel. Teaching myself to watercolor and your videos have been very helpful. Thank you.
    Love from Minnesota,
    Elizabeth

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  213. Hi Lindsay, a busy month for you this January. Could you help me with a recommendation please. I use watercolour pencils to colour mostly floral images on my cards, so the area is not big. I have a set of Derwent Inktense (24) but these are not my favourite tool, I also have a set of Derwent Academy Watercolour Pencils (24), which I like, but would prefer to replace these with a better brand as these don’t seem to have a lot of pigment in them.Could you suggest a brand somewhere between these two please. I don’t have a big budget, but I could save for a decent set of 36 pencils if that would give my images a good clean look, and provide bright colours as well as pale colours.The Academy just doesn’t seem to have enough depth (thickness) to the colour and the Inktense is good but only for certain applications. Many thanks for your time. cheers. Joan

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    • The Reeves set of 36 is extremely good and cheap too, about $20 or less at Blick:)

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      • Thanks Lindsay, I have a friend in Canada and she is going to purchase these for me and send them on to Australia, I live in Queensland. You can only get sets of 24 here and they are around
        $60 (wow!), so I’ve been very lucky this time. Stay well and happy, cheers, Joan

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  214. Hi Lindsay, I am watching all your videos, but mainly watercolour, as I’m trying to learn how to blend colours, especially in small areas such as flower petals. I love the way you sketch the basic image i.e. Hibiscus Water Colouring, Quick Hummingbird etc. By the time I’ve sketched these images out – I know my first attempts at water colouring them will go in the bin so all the time spent on the basic sketch (which is super duper hard for me) has been wasted (although good practice, I admit). So I was wondering would it be viable for you to sell these sketches in your shop? If I could purchase your sketch and print it out a few times I wouldn’t lose so much time, I could use that time to concentrate on the actual colouring, blending etc, much more fun for me. I know you have the tutorials for sale I just thought this would be another item to sell and as its one sketch by itself, possibly cheaper? I know I could photocopy my own sketch but it would be much nicer for me to have yours🙂. Perhaps at the end of your videos you could mention the link to the sketch for anyone wishing to purchase. As always, love all you do and will always be a fan. So hot hot hot here in Australia right now, almost envy you the cold. Stay well and happy. cheers. Joan

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  215. Like you, I am not one who really enjoys or is good at it. I have found stamos that have a lot of open area, like flowers. I stamp them with one of Tim Holtz’s distress ink…..called something like lite tea…..It’s very faint when you stamp it. Then I do my watercolor and you cannot tell I stamped it. So, you might want to try that. I LOVE water coloring!

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  216. thankyou, that’s a vey good idea I shall investigate the possibilities. cheers. Joan

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  217. Hi Lindsay love your vidéos and would love to be able to do more. My request is being disabled and low on income can you do more make your own supplies. Can afford them.

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  218. Hi Lindsay, No request today…just a question. My husband asked me IF you have all of your videos backed up and saved. The reason he asked was there is a well known marketer that had her whole entire YouTube account wiped out with no explanation or warning. I check out your sites daily and just want to make sure you do not lose anything. Keep up the great work. Debbie

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  219. love you, Do you have a receipe for puff paint? I admit it, I’m cheap and proud

    Thanks

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  220. Lindsay your videos and info. are a dream come true. I found you about six months ago. Lately, I have been into the whole “Art Journaling” and mixed media scene–especially transferring what can be done on paper onto fabric. Starting with paper though! Here is my dilemma, the mediums one uses for paper are so darn expensive, and you have to have a gazillion different types, weights, formulations etc. Seriously, is there any way to make my own mediums or buy a ton of one or two and make all the other formulations? I realize you may have Golden or Liquitex as sponsors and sharing medium recipes may violate your agreements. So any help you can give is appreciated. Oh! I would be willing to purchase an expensive mediums recipe book from you, so you could monetize a recipe book. I know in the long run it would save me tons!
    Thanks,
    Robin

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    • you don’t need them all, maybe white gesso and matt/gel medium. I am going to do a video explain all the mediums. I like latex caulking in place of texture paste, flat white acrylic primer works well in place of gesso (add a pit of plaster if you want it thick) and you can use mod-podge rather than the gel medium if you want. Truth be told I rarely use mediums, gels or gesso in my journal, it is not a rule you have to. You can also ask yourself if the people you admire are pushing products or organically like them. I am not sponsored by any paint or medium company and if I were it would not prohibit me from sharing homemade recipes for supplies:)

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  221. i was wondering if you had a video as to how to make deco mesh wreaths. I purchased the items from PaperMart and was curious. Thanks so very much! hope you are feeling better!! Blessings, Angela

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  222. Hi Lindsay, I was watching one of your videos yesterday and I see you
    laminated your tags (they had crows on). I thought “that’s a great idea”.
    Today I went looking for some type of self laminate sheets I could use
    but no luck. I don’t want to buy a laminating machine as they are about
    $60 here for a cheap brand. Do you have any ideas on how to laminate
    without a machine please. cheers. Joan

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  223. You chicks have me so excited about getting my craft room finished I will send the before and after shots it is really funny I look like I am a hoarder now but am very close to the room of my Dreams but I lack the pen storage holder you have I see in your room it looks like a small wine rack like accordion style again I just found your show and I have been really addicted I been watching for over 15 hours hope you win the crafty award I a so a happy crafter two thumbs up see you soon on u tube Theresa

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  224. Lindsay, I am a retired grandma going to art school online. This semester I’m taking color and design and our first assignment is making a value scale using gouache. I have not worked with this product before and was wondering if you could tell us a little bit about your experience with it. I have learned so much just by watching your tutorials and love watercolors! By watching your watercolor tutorials I have been teaching myself about painting with watercolors which I used to be so afraid of because I didn’t know how to control them. Thanks to you for sharing your knowledge with us.
    Reba Kinney Reebee203@yahoo.com.

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    • it is opaque watercolor that dries with a matte velevety finish. It can mimmic the look of acrylics but it is watersoluble when dry. I have not done much with it.

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  225. Hello Lindsay, first, thank you for taking the time out of your personal life to share everything you have learned in crafting. It is very much appreciated. I am totally addicted!! I have a question/possible request. I just watched a CHA video show casing the Ranger Archival Inks and how they work with embossing paste. I have a rather large collection of dye inks with reinkers. Do you know of a way to make a dye ink into an Archival Ink? Adding denatured alcohol doesn’t give enough drying time to get the embossing paste to stick. Now, if Ranger came out with the mini ink pads in this form, I would just by them, but alas, they are not available.
    – Thank you, Terri-Lea

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    • Hi terri, do you mean embossing powder rather than paste? adding glycerin will make them dry slower.

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    • I don’t know if this helps or not, but a couple of weeks ago I was playing around with my first Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad & decided to see if it would work with a clear embossing powder over it. To my surprise it worked just fine. The slightly uneven look that the ink had when I stamped it still showed through, but it still embossed. The paper I used was from my Canson XL Mixed Media Sketchbook.

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  226. She added embossing powder right over the archival ink. I always thought that archival inks dried too fast to do this, but the Ranger Archival must have glycerin. I was not sure if the alcohol and the glycerin would work together. Do you think the denatured alcohol will work better than rubbing alcohol? The goal is to get metal and glass to take the embossing powder without flaking or cracking off. Thank you for your time and expertise. Keep safe and warm 🙂

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  227. Aloha,
    I have a question about your faux cloisonne jewelry box tutorial. What is the name and where did you get the floral stamp from? I’d like to purchase the same and also what brand of gold embossing powder are you using?

    Mahalo
    Kimberly

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    • The stamp came from Cardmaing & PApercraft magazine and I think it was called “flowers from an edwardian garden” and I think the gold EP was from Stampendous.

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  228. Is there any chance you can do a lilac watercolor tutorial? I love lilacs, but can never paint them right! Thanks!😀
    ~Erin

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  229. Hi Lindsey, you are an amazing artist. My question is that what do you do with all the paintings when you are done? I am learning watercolor pencils, inktense, and paint. I was wondering if you seal your paintings/cards? if so could you do a video on the process and useful products out there? thank you so much in advance.

    heather

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  230. Hi Lindsay, Glad your over your cold – so miserable! Could you give me your opinion on Reeves Watercolour Paints please. I have a set of Cotmans water colour paints in pans (24) but now they are getting very low I’ve looked at the price of tubes both 8ml and 12 ml and they are very expensive here in Australia, I wondered if I could get away with using Reeves? More for painting cards than large size projects. Would you be happy with these? thanks for your time. cheers. Joan

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    • They are good, they are actually made by the same people who make Cotman. They will be fine, I recommend them to my younger students. You just might want to add a dab of honey or glycerin into the paint if you are putting it in a palette to dry because it might crack a bit.

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  231. you did a video using this wonderful stamp of an outdoor scene with wildflowers. it sounded like it came from a company named las cascas. do you know where i could purchase it? here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khUXoCP5BL4
    thanks.
    shirley

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  232. I’d really love to see a tutorial for painting waterfalls — I don’t think any of the watercolors you’ve done with rivers/streams have had any falls. Thanks!

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  233. Hi – can you do a tutorial on painting a large-scale watercolor? Like – hanging over the sofa size?

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  234. Hi Lindsay, I have two requests please. Could we have more basic beginners water colour paint tutorials. I watched and successfully painted your bamboo tutorial yesterday – actually felt so pleased with a result I could use. I love all your tuts. but some have (for me) a lot going on and at this stage a few items in the projects are enough. It would be great if you had a play list for Beginners Painting Tuts. My second request please. Could you show us how to sketch some simple small birds. Most of my cards have floral, leaf content and it would be wonderful to add a small bird that I had drawn and coloured myself.
    I love all you do and please don’t ever lose all that wonderful creative energy. If you could bottle it – you could sell it. lol. thanks again. Joan.

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  235. Joan again, I forgot to say……. I love your heading on this blog page, the coloured pencils all lined up. Its clean, simple, bright, energising and brilliant. Plus, doesn’t take long to load as some websites due.
    Cheers.

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  236. Hi Lindsey!

    Jody (owner) from Hallmark Scrapbook here. Would it be possible to email you with a few questions? If so, please email me at customerservice(at)hallmarkscrapbook dot com
    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Thanks!

    Jody

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  237. Hi Lindsey! LOVE your videos! You’ve said you do wire work and make jewelry. I’d LOVE to see you make Ear Cuffs! Please! Please! Please! Thanks in advance!

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  238. I really love the work you do and I also love the Ask A Crafter. I have even gone back and watched old ones. My problem is understanding scrapbook page layouts using multiple pictures. Not that I don’t love the “art” of the single picture and tons of stuff, color, mediums, etc to build a beautiful picture but… I struggle with understanding how to build a multi photo layout without it looking like you have boxes lines up across your page. I have watched many of your painting videos for your advice on perspective etc. but the diversity of picture content, maybe picture sizes etc. is still perplexing and right now I am more about story telling my family history than creating an art object. I hope this makes sense because I certainly still want to use lots of artistic elements ie watercolor stenciling etc. but my pages all seem to be stuck in kindergarten mode. Thanks bunches.

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  239. I asked you a question previously on how to prevent molding in inka gold pots but I was also wondering if you could make a video of making your own inka gold/rubnbuff?? Thanks🙂

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    • I’m not sure on the molding issue, maybe they use fish scales instead of mica for the shimmer. I will try a DIY version though:)

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      • Not positive this is the cause, but I’ve heard that if you use your fingers to dip into the Inka Gold pots, bacteria from your fingers can then grow and cause molding issues. I don’t have much, just a couple colors, but they’re two or three years old now and no molding issues so far. I use a Q-tip to scoop out some of the Inka Gold and then apply it, so I have never actually rubbed my hands into it while it’s still in the pot.

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  240. Lindsay, hope you’re getting out from under the snow! And I’m glad you’re better from your cold. Two things. First, are you familiar with the Pebeo Moon paints? I love, love, love the color effects–on the website. But in reality, I don’t have a clue how to use the 5 bottles I have to best effect. Second (and this is really silly, and you can laugh!) is there a way to move this set of comments/questions to reverse order so that the newest are on top? Thanks for info on the Pebeo–yes, I know there are supposed to be accent marks, but I cannot do it here. 🙂

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    • Hi Regina, I try and answer questions as they come in:) The requests (videos) take a bit longer:) I have not used moon paint but Christine has and here is what she wrote:
      Christine, on February 11, 2015 at 6:08 pm said:
      Hello Regina, if I may answer as well, I use Moon paint and love it. You can use them on a painting, but what I do often is to put them on coasters. I just they them spread and than, when dry just put a sealer to protect them. Also you can put the paint in bezels rings or pendants (for making jewelry) and when dry put some kind of glossy accents or a glass dome and you have a custom jewelry, it looks great. I hope it help a bit.

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  241. Hello Regina, if I may answer as well, I use Moon paint and love it. You can use them on a painting, but what I do often is to put them on coasters. I just they them spread and than, when dry just put a sealer to protect them. Also you can put the paint in bezels rings or pendants (for making jewelry) and when dry put some kind of glossy accents or a glass dome and you have a custom jewelry, it looks great. I hope it help a bit.

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    • thanks for answering, I will copy your answer and paste it in the reply box for her:)

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    • Thank you both. I have 5 bottles that I got because I wanted to do just that: put it in a bezel to make faux labradorite and malachite for my jewelry making. I wonder if I could let it dry and cure for a few days and then cover with resin. Or I wonder if I could mix with resin. I guess I will just try. I just hate to waste any. It is so beautiful that it hurts (if you know what I mean!).

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  242. I found the video that has that accordion shaped pen holder it is on your dies and embossed video . It is right next to pink fabric drawer and between the mason. Jar of button and mares please please let me know where. To buy one thanks also your become a designer is exactly what I want to commit my life too so please list the videos you go into more details on how to start ect any help is so appreciated love love your channel thanks a mint ooakachic Theresa

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    • oh, it is a spice rack from an old housewares store in the mall called Lechters, I have button in the spice jars, it would work for markers too though!

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  243. Hi Lindsay, this isn’t a request, but I know you check here often. I wanted to share something with you that you inspired. https://genevievescreativehaven.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/my-first-art-journal-page/ and to thank you for all you do. Ever since I started following you and subbed to your youtube I found my inner artist again. I thought she was lost for the longest time. Thank you
    Hugs
    Genevieve

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  244. Lindsay, do you know if there’s a way to make dylusion sprays permanent? I read that if you add some acrylic glazing liquid to them that will make them permanent but it didn’t mention proportions. Ideas?

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  245. These are watercolor questions – OK so regarding paper. I understand the weights and types but I was wondering if you had some scraps that you could do a quickie painting of the same thing, like a leaf maybe on 300 weight, 140 weight, cold-press, hot-press and rough to show how different it really is, looks wise. I think I ordered a sample paper package somewhere but I’m just getting back into it and not a good enough painter to show myself. But only if you have scraps because I know this paper is expensive. I’m not concerned about 90# because you’ve shown it!
    Ok so I was watching a Blick vid about Windsor & Newton wc paints as I have some of those and the guy talked about the tubies and how painters will smoosh some out on their palettes and then let them dry and re-wet them. Only not so with W&N. It has something in it to keep it from re-wetting. So how do you keep them from drying out? Does the palette cover keep them from drying out for a nice period of time? He didn’t bother to help with the issue. Which also brings up the question I guess you need to verify the same thing with each paint brand. And OH, what is the difference between your “favorite” brand and just other brands. Is it because of the pigment they use? Like real cobalt? So even tho this is long it’s not really I just type a lot. Thank you, thank you!!!

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    • Hi Teri,
      Weight in a ppaer really does not affect the look of the paper, just the amount of water it can take before buckling. I usually use 140lb cold press for painting. It is the middle of the road, not too rough, not too smooth. Hot press is very smooth, like cardstock, it is best if you want to rubber stamps or draw with a fine pen (rough paper will damage a fine pen)and when you want smooth detail, it is caled hot press because it is pressed under hot rollers. Cold pressed is pressed under cold rollers and has a subtle texture, it is the most versitile and most common paper. Rough is not pressed, it is great for landscape and for any paintings you want to have a texture. Also the look and texture varies between brands as well. My favorite is arches but it can be costly. i buy #140 unless I get a heck of a deal LOL!

      OK, the paint debate. I ALWAYS squeeze my paint out and let it dry. I have done this with EVERY brand under the sun (including windsor and newton) and some people will swear that the paints will not be as vibrant this way but I dissagree. You can have a look at my paintings and let me know if they are not vibrant. I think they say this to promote people buying pans if they want dry paint and to promote them using more tube paint because you will waste some by working from the tube. That said my favorite paint are M Graham because they stay semi moinst because they contain honey and it also keeps them in the moist stage without molding (and they are cheaper than Windsor and newton) BUT there are a lot of good brands out there. DaVinci, Marimiblu, Yarka and others. Cheap Joes Art Stuff sells affordable sampler packs of major brands of paper, I think you should try one and they also have (and I plan to try it the next time I place an order) sample palettes of their paints (American Journey and I never had tied that brand!) so it is a great way to try for a little cash. I hope it helps!

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      • Thank you Lindsay. I have mostly American Journey and found them to be very vibrant. I found my old paint card I made with them 15 years ago and they are still vibrant. Dusty but vibrant. I went thru my paints and discovered I have several brands so it will be fun starting all over again and checking them out at no extra cost!. Hey I even found I have some 300# paper! Thank you for answering my questions. I really appreciate it. Like A LOT!!

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  246. Hi Lindsay, Just wanted to say I got a lot of info from your answer to Teri’s questions, so thankyou for that. I’m going to mortgage the house tomorrow and buy (on line) some Arches paper as I just keep buying cheap stuff and its no good. I have to by online, therefore sight unseen as there are no shops in my little village. Also, paints I asked in a previous comment about Reeves – well I just love them to bits and would recommend them to anyone. They are vibrant and even when dry you can go back and work the colour without problems. I still have my Cotmans which I also love but I shall keep them for my “master pieces” – in about a hundred years. Thanks for everything! cheers. Joan.

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    • Hey Joan, it’s Teri. I just did major research on prices. DickBlicks is the best price but they are very close to Jerry’s. I bought from CheapJoes along time ago but I think Blicks is best. Make an account and sign up for email and you’ll probably get a 20% discount code and free shipping if you’re going to spend alot. Every little bit helps. Actually sign up on all of them for the discount emails! I’ve saved on every site. It’s great. Thanks to Lindsay for reminding me of all 3 sites awhile back.

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      • Thanks Teri, as I live in Queensland Australia I don’t have access to your wonderful suppliers. I also have been researching, but haven’t had
        much success so far. Unfortunately living in an isolated area I cant ask liked minded people or access shops or classes. Eventually I know I will solve my problem. Appreciate your input. cheers. Joan

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        • Joan,
          Kate Palmer aka Sparkle Tart lives in Kirwan, Queensland Australia and has a YouTube channel and a blog (Sparkletart.com). She is a wonderful artist and she could probably steer you in the right direction. Lindsay and Kate are my favorite people on YouTube.
          I hope this helps. Good luck!

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  247. Hi Lindsay I need your help I have copic pens the fine point and brush tip. Some of the pens have dried out I know there not empty because I haven’t used them much. Is there anyway to reconstitute them I know the markers can be filled and I believe the pens can be also but these are not out they are just dried out. Do you have any Idea’s thank you for any advanced help.

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    • There are 3 options: You can buy reinker in the color of the marker and reink it, they have a syringe they sell for this purpose, you can send it out to be reinked to a store that offers Copic Reinking usually for $1 a marker or you can add some blending solution to the marker to loosen up the ink in there. the 3rd option mat lighten the color a bit if it has started to run out. I have used denatured alcojhol for this with luck too, and you can, as long as you are never going to use it in an airbrush system because denatured alcohol has a poison in it so people do not drink it vs the copic solution (ethanol) does not.

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      • Hi Lindsay thanks for info I have a big bottle of the Coptic blending solution would I pull the pen nib and put in drops. Cause its the pen not marker.I’ve never had to refill any of my pens or marks but I do have some of the thing I need to do it but not the syringe. Sorry to bother u again with this wish u would do video on refilling the pens. Thanks for in help you can give me! Suzan

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  248. Hello Lindsay, I would like to thank you for the time you put into your YouTube painting videos, they have been so helpful to me as I have just begun painting again after years of being away and I had a very limited amount of information about water colors and the technique’s for using them.
    As for my request I was wondering, with Spring right around the corner if you might do a watercolor with Crocus as a subject, or if you have already done such, could you please direct me to where I could find it.
    Thank you again for such wonderful instructional videos.
    Be Well
    Bill Slater

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  249. Hi Lindsay, need your guidance since you’re the stamp lady in my circles. I’m looking for stamps with military insignia’s on that you know Army, Navy, etc. Do you have any suggestions to where I might find them to purchase? I can’t find them for my life for some reason. Also anything patriotic, I’m working on a project for a company and can’t find stamps to help me create a unique texture. You can find me on Google, or respond here and we’ll connect. Elizabeth

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    • good timing! Viva Las Vegas Stamps has some and they have 45% off today only with coupon ss2015 it is an annual sale but the website seems to be down. I’ll let them know on facebook that the site is down. Check it out today to see if it is what you want and you can save!

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  250. Hello Lindsey!
    Your channel is wonderful. Here is my request. How about a tutorial for making a Fabric Midori Travelor’s notebook. Usually they are made of leather, this is not frugal. Thanks!

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  251. Lindsey – I want to thank you for the kind and generous heart you have! Making all these videos for people like me is so helpful. Because of health problems it is difficult for me to travel and go to classes. I am a lucky girl to have found you and your “peeps!”
    I have a request that I am hoping you can help me with. I purchased a die cu rom Create and Craft…..the die is called Coture Into The Woods. I went to their website thinking they may have a video using these dies, but could find nothing. Do you have any experience with them? The dies are beautiful….I love trees and wanted to make a card that I think is called a gate open card with a tree on either side. If you can give me any guidance, I will be forever in your debt! Have a wonderful day!!

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  252. Hi Lindsay, Would you have any ideas on sizing cheap watercolour paper so that the colour doesn’t sink into the paper in 3 seconds flat. Im just starting out in watercolour paints so don’t want to throw away
    sheets of expensive paper. I have the correct weight 300gsm but its cheap and I just don’t get time to “play” with the colour. Blending is a nightmare. I know you probably wouldn’t recommend this as an option but just to help me through till Im more experienced would be such a
    help and savings. Any ideas please. Thanks for your time and stay well and happy. cheers. Joan

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    • try wallpaper paste, brush on a thin coat, let dry and paint:)

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      • Thanks Lindsay, I will do that and I’m also trying some Gesso that I
        found hiding in a cupboard – never used it, so I’ll give those two a go and see how I go on. I’ve ordered some good quality w/c paper from U.K., even with postage its cheaper than here in Australia. cheers. Joan

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  253. Hiya, first time I have visited your blog although i watch your videos all the time and you inspired me to make a scrapbook for my brother who works in afghan filled with all his favourite photos and my word who knew a glue gun was soo hot haha.
    anyway i wondered if it would be possible for you to do a video on perssonalised candles – like the type for a wedding favour where the writing is printed onto a candle.
    Many thanks
    Tania x

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  254. Hi Lindsey first of all I want to tell you that I was an art major in college hundred years ago so I decided to teach my granddaughters to paint my older granddaughter who started at age 9 paints in oils and is very good she has taken grand champion at the fair every year since she started she’s now 12. So then I started teaching her younger sister to watercolor because she of course couldn’t oil paint it’s a sister thing but I told her the rules I learned which were very confining for her she decided she didn’t like it she did take reserve grand champion okay so come this year she’s now nine she decided she didn’t want to paint it wasn’t fun so I didn’tknow what to do so I typed in beginning watercolor videos and you came up I love you videos she loves them she’s so happy to be able to do her thing with her paints so thank you so much and keep doing the videos I love them and so does she. Thanks

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  255. Hi! Ive been enjoying your youtube videos and how-to projects. Ive just gotten into die cutting and although I love it, the static electricity from the machine is really frustrating. Have you heard of this complaint before and do you know of anything I can do to correct this.
    Many thanks.

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    • I have nott had this problem, is the static coming from the dies/paper or you? If it is on the dies try using a fabric softener sheet between the die and a scrap paper and that will probably keep future cuts from clinging, you can also wipe the plates with the sheet too.

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  256. I enjoy everything you do! I have a question that I am hoping you can answer. I am making wedding invitations for a friend’s daughter. I stamped the reply card and want to make envelops to match. In the past I found that card stock is too thick and computer paper is too thin. Any suggestions on what I can use? I have to make 100 invites. Right now I am makings he envies for the reply card only. I may or may not make the envie for the invitation. I am waiting for some dies to come from Craft and Create. What type of paper do you suggest?? Thank you so much. I want this invitation to be special!!

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    • I use the paper that comes in the 180 sheet pads from the craft store (i use up the leftovers I don’t use for scrabooks and cards!) I usually wait for them to go on sale as they are $20 a pack normally and they go on sale for $10-$12. I have a wedding invitation project planned for next week and I will be demonstrating this:)

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  257. Hi Lindsay, my name is MJ and I’m sixteen. I was wondering if your could do a watercolor tutorial of a ranch-y/ hilcountry landscape. I live in Texas, but I have never successfully painted my own sourroundings! Much love toward your channel, you have taught me a lot about watercolor and art. Thank you!

    -MJ

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  258. Hi Lindsay! Love your videos. You mentioned in your last JoAnn’s haul video that you use satin pins for stretching your cross stitch. Can you explain how you do that? I love to cross stitch and can’t afford to have everything framed professionally anymore (especially the silly little projects). Thanks!

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  259. First, I believe you said some time ago that you were looking for replacement blades for the Creative Memories cutting system. If you still are, I believe they are available here.

    http://www.creativememories.com/creative-memories/tools/custom-cutting-system.html

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  260. In one of the recent “Ask a Crafter” episodes you mentioned that you were planning to do a video covering the different types of art media/mediums. (IE gel medium, matte medium, heavy gel, different types of gesso) I would really LOVE to see that from you. Obviously the companies that make these products (Golden,Liquitex, etc) have vids, but they all seem to be aimed at fine artists. I know that you can explain the uses for crafters. Even if you had to break it into seperate vids per product type, it would be soooo helpful. Pleeeease….

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  261. Can you do more candle tutorials, Please? I love your energy. You are the best teacher. Thank you for your time, talent and energy!

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  262. I want to make some special people watercolor cards for Easter and I would love for you to share an idea for me in a tutorial. I liked your chick and egg painting but would love to see more.

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    • Hi Lindsay, could I just agree with Sarah C. here, I also would love to see more watercolour card tutorials, I love all your watercolour tuts, but it would be great to have more tuts suitable to card size, nice short 12 min tuts basic (i.e. your bamboo tut – my one success lol) its such a good size to start water colouring with but so different from the bigger size tuts which I also try out but at this stage get a little lost. I’m more likely to have success with the card size and be able to produce an item I can use – builds the self confidence. Thanks for your time and stay well and happy, you always brighten my day. cheers. Joan

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  263. Hi Lindsay, Hope your well and keeping warm. Its stinking hot here with high humidity – I almost envy you. I wanted to ask do you ever use Masking Fluid in water colouring. Do you have an alternative idea or recipe of your own. I’ve never used it but thought it may be handy when painting small areas. Any thoughts please. Thankyou for your time. cheers. Joan (in Australia)

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  264. Hi there Lindsay! I’m trying to find a way to build my own MISTI stamp tool by My Sweet Petunia. Looks like a blast to use… But $50- a bit high for this little crafter ☺️

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    • hmmm….. how about a stamp mat/surface, a t square ruler,a small piano hinge mounted one side on the stamp mat surface and the other glued/screwed to something like those clear plastic box frames, like Lindsay used when she made her own gelatin mats

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  265. Hi Lindsay! I have permission from my friend to post his photo of gerbera daisies but I don’t know how to post it for you to see. I would love to see it painted in watercolor. It is a very dramatic photo and would be beautiful in watercolor. Can you let me know how to get the photo to you? Thanks, Linda

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  266. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and taking the time out of your busy life. All of you! When I was in elementary school my art teacher showed us how to make brooches but I can’t remember how to make them anymore. The supplies that I remember are spoon, image, pin to put on the back. I don’t remember if it’s plaster or what that we filled the spoon with. First we put the image on the spoon face down. I don’t recall if we put plastic (but plastic sounds right???) or sprayed something on the spoon to keep it from sticking to the spoon. Filled the spoon with something white making sure to level it. Put the pin on the back so that it could be worn. Came back the next day and popped it out of the spoon. I don’t remember if we covered the image to protect it. It has been so long ago but I would really love to be able to make some again. Hopefully one of you can help me to be able to recreate a good memory. 🙂

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  267. Hi Lindsay, I’ve just watched your video entitled “Fancy coloring with BICs and Sharpies final” which I enjoyed. I don’t think you mentioned what type of white cardstock you used (e.g. weight) and I would have loved to have seen how you did the lovely backgrounds too, regards Dee (from Australia).

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  268. Lindsay,

    During your storage videos I saw that you have the whole set of polychromos. I was wondering if you could do a tutorial on how to use them. I am having trouble figuring out blending with them and they are a lot harder than my old prismacolors. I bought these instead of more prismacolors because of the recent quality issues and now I just need to know how to use them.

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  269. Lindsay,

    My daughters (12 & 6) and I have enjoyed watching your youtube tutorials on watercoloring. We are all really getting into it…painting something everyday. I was wondering if you could show us how you would go about painting a dandelion fluff (or 2). It seems like it might be hard but I bet you could figure out a way to make it easy. You really make learning the basics of watercoloring fun. Thanks for all the tutorials you do, we’ll continue to watch!

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  270. Lindsay, thanks for your helpful tutorials and product reviews!
    My request is for your review of Clearsnap ColorBox Blends Ink Applicator By Eileen Hull. I think the idea is interesting – they contain 10 times the ink of a stamp pad and your hands stay clean – but I can’t find much info on the web. Eileen demoed it on youtube and one reviewer had trouble getting it to work.

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    • I have never heard of that product but I will try to get a sample to review!

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      • Gosh, you are one-of-a-kind awesome! Thanks for your kind reply and so swift to boot! I just thought that this Ink Applicator sounded like a helpful tool, but only if it really works.

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        • They just came in the mail! video soon!

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          • Hi Lindsay, Thank you SO much for your WONDERFUL detailed review! I am sorry for writing this so late – Easter & vacation came, then etc… Seeing you use the Blends applicator helped me think about things that I would have no clue about otherwise (i.e. how should applicator work inside foam). I am glad that you thought to use them on embossed paper because that is something I use, also for pointing out that the slow-drying ink is for blending purposes. I like the colors. The idea is clever and I think I will try out a couple too. I am so impressed with your energy and how you inspire others to get creative! Thank you!

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  271. Miss Lindsey–is the product Kilz primer paint and Gesso the same? Are they interchangeable/substitutes? Because on is definetly cheaper than the other!🙂

    Thank you!

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  272. My kids and I would love to see you do a bunny in watercolor if possible please lol. Thanks in advance if so.

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  273. Hi,

    I am trying to find some watercolour pencils which I can invest it. I have purchased the Inktense ones due to your videos. But I want some that you can rework. I was wondering if you would consider doing a watercolour pencil comparison video.

    Thank you
    Sam

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  274. Another great tutorial Lindsay thank you. I have to have these markers. Would you please consider doing a watercolour cherry blossom tree. They are so pretty and would lend themselves to watercolour beautifully xx

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  275. Hi Lindsay , enjoyed the demo of tomatoes …. After the watercolor, you used the watersoluable crayons, is that because you shouldn’t put watercolor paint over the crayon? So the crayon part is used toward the end of painting ?

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  276. Hi Lindsay, Was interested in working with freezer paper. Would you do a tutorial on the many ways it can be used in art/crafting? Thank you!

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  277. Hi Lindsay I was wondering if you could do an underwater scene with a sea turtle. Turtles are my fave.

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  278. Hi, Lindsay, my mom loves bears and I have been trying to paint her a realistic bear, but mine comes out looking flat and unrealistic, I need help with fur, I use you credit card technique all the time now love it! thanks, but I couldn’t get it right for the fur. I just watched the cat tutorial you did a long while back and its great. If you ever get time or feel inspired by it could you do a bear for me, or something with similar fur technique? Thanks in advance Sarah

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  279. Hi Lindsay love your videos. I would like to know if you can use the tulip tye dye inks to make ink sprays.

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  280. Hi Lindsay. I love butterflies. Would it be possible to see a tutorial from you on drawing and painting a butterflies, or group of butterflies, with your watercolors and watercolor crayons? I am new to watercolor and am really interested in seeing what more you can do with watercolor crayons. The vivid colors look so pretty.

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  281. Hi Lindsay, I learn so much from you. Thank you. I am confused about using blenders with watercolor pencils. Should I use a water brush or a blender with blending solution? My blender pen seems to be dry. Do I try to open it and fill it with 1/2 glycerin and 1/2 water, or just put it into a cup with the solution? Thanks for your help.

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  282. Hi Lindsay, I have an exciting problem. My family have decided to get together and buy me a set of watercolour pencils for my birthday (63).
    I’m not very artistic but love my card making and enjoy adding a little
    something I have sketched and painted to the card. I think, after watching all your videos that Albrecht Durer would be the way to go. If this offer was made to you, would you choose this brand? keeping in mind that I wont be using these for large projects. Do you think I should stick to some other brand that would be just as good for what I use them for. I do have a small set of Reeves. I would love your opinion, many thanks. Joan in Australia.

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  283. It would be fun to see a painting with abstract colors, real drawing but with unreal colors for shadowy effects? How do artists choose what colors to use when they want this effect?

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  284. ok how about a watercolor pencil maybe inktense, tutorial with an owl..

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  285. Hi Lindsay! I’m sorry to ask you these newby questions but I am a beginning stamper. I bought some stamps and there is so much black in the picture. I thought you were supposed to color them. IE: You have the butterfly with the black edge wings and more black in the middle of the wings, but there are stamps with even more black. R U supposed to color over the black? I don’t know what product does that. Also the stamps have all these little dots and dashes, etc. In one of your vids you said they were supposed to be where you put shadows. haha I was dotting and dashing. I would welcome a little short total beginner stamping tutorial on all those little so-called instructions in the pictures.
    BTW, I’m not sure if you got my request about painting a black crow or horse or dog to show how you would do it in watercolor. You thought I wanted you to paint a pic of mine, but I didn’t, just any ol crow or black animal to show techinque. Thanks, Teri

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  286. I would like to see a watercolor tiger lily. I’ve done too many pink and red flowers!

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  287. Hi Lindsay, just wanted to fyi you I made a purchase thru Hallmark. Make sure you get your credit. I went thru the link on your blog but I have no idea how it credits you. Teri Williams

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    • Thanks Teri! There is a code I add to the end of the link and it let’s them know I sent you;) I appreciate it!

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      • Yeah it was over $100.00. You should have more companies do that. I’ve bee laid up watching videos and some of the other people are hooked up with a lot of stores.
        Well wait I should ask are there other stores we should be aware of that you are hooked up with. You help me so much I wanna help you every way I can!

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  288. Lindsay, I have left over landscape fabric and have been racking my brain on how to use it in ANY craft. ideas?

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  289. Hi Lindsay! I have been watching your tutorials and have been creating lots of watercolour pictures. Can you please make a video on ways we can bind the watercolour pages together to create a water colour book? I don’t want to frame mine, I’d love to just bind them somehow to put on a coffee table…. thank you lovely.

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    • I recommend putting them in a scrapbook in page protectors to protect the paintings from fingerprints and spills, there are lovely options. I like the classic faux leather ones by WeRmemoryKeepers

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  290. Hi Lindsay, Just wondering if there is any other way to get the crimped look that an embossing folder gives? I do not have the machine that does this and I really like the look. Thanks!!

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  291. Hi, Lindsay. I am enjoying watching the birds come back to my feeders. I have had bluebirds throughout the winter, and I was wondering if you could do a watercolor or watercolor pencil of bluebirds. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your gifts and talents with the rest of us. I am fairly new to painting, and I often watch your You Tube videos to help me.

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  292. So my latest realization of what I don’t know. HA. You are always talking about you cut something, using this die, stamps come with the die too so I’m assuming you are using a die cutting maching! me smart now been watching Lindsay. But what/which/how/who/where? What do you recommend for people that ist’s just a hobby. This is your fault. I started out only wanting to learn how to watercolor and now I’m addicted to everything including pens. I told you that already. LOL. So can you share this information? What do you recommend and how in the heck do they work, what they can do or tell why you like something and I’ll go to their site. I don’t know all the names.
    PS I hope you know I’m kidding when I blame you. Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do? LOL! Your a doll and I happen to know you have a warped sense of humor as I do. Thank you.

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  293. Hi Lindsay ! Could put the link to the video that shows how you make these funny pop up or shaking elements on a card ? I am not sure that my explanations are clear. You made a spring I think with wire to pop up a card or an element on a card. Thanks in advanced. Chris

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  294. Hi Lindsay! I love all of your craft videos and eagerly await your new ones on Youtube. I wanted to ask you what travel watercolor set you recommend? I watch your watercolor videos and can’t wait to watch them again and follow along🙂 Also I would like to see you do more pastel (soft chalk) tutorials. Keep up the wonderful work you do and thank you for all your tutorials and guidance!

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  295. No request here, but a comment. If you want your tape gun to roll smoothly, you have to hold the tape surface flat on the page. You lean your gun to the left, which means you’re only making partial contact between the tape and the paper. Lose the tilt and you should have much better luck with your tape gun.

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  296. You are always talking about you cut something, using this die, stamps come with the die too so I’m assuming you are using a die cutting machine! But what/which/how/who/where? What do you recommend for people that it’s just a hobby. Thanks, (I asked this b/4 but I think you missed it because you passed right by. 🙂

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    • I’m sorry Teri, I recommend a BigShot, I have had mine for 8 years and it still works great!

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      • Hi Teri, If you go to Lindsay’s untube site under the main banner where all the colourful ribbons with beads are, under there you will see a small
        magnifying glass, click on this and a bar will come up for you to type into, just type the words Die Cutting Machine and a heap of Lindsay’s tutorials will come up for you to choose from, I’m sure you will find all you need in here. I know, because I watch everything! lol. cheers. Joan

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  297. Hello Lindsay. I have been a follower of yours for years. Love what you do. I have a request. Craft Test Dummies did a couple of videos on the Faber Castell Gel Crayons. The look fantastic and I’m wondering if they can be used like Gelatos because they are SO INEXPENSIVE. Target has an 8 pack listed at 3.99. Would you please check them out and let us know what you think of them. Thank you! Cheryl aka – Foreveraftercrafter.

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  298. Hello Lindsey, donna here from the uk, was wondering if you could do another spectrum noir pencil video, no blending solution just pencils please, I carnt seem to get the technique right, I love to watch your videos as you explain it so well, and I can do it along with you. Be so great full.

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

    Donna xx

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  299. Hi Lindsay, Could you do a video on mixing colours with watercolour paints and how much water should be used in different situations. Its not always easy to see how much water you have on your brush. i.e. Paint a Hibiscus. I seem to either have too much or too little, the result
    means I have lines in my colour, like blooms as I go back and try to add
    shading etc, or the colour is too watery and ends up looking dull or faded. Im just getting a little lost here. It would be great to watch you mix your colours and also how to achieve other colours. I know you don’t use black. What about white or a pale pink? This is where I end
    up with watery dull colour and I cant seem to get it right. It would be such a help and so informative to actually get my mix right for once.
    Thanks so much for your time. cheers. Joan – Australia.

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    • Hi Joan Lindsay paints in layers allowing the paint to dry in between, Lindsay often talks about bloom . Keep at it. make practice sheets. I create little boxes that I label so I can remember. You can buy a cheap color wheel that explains color. Buy anywhere from walmart to the art store. Lindsay has covered this a lot.

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      • Thanks Judy, I didn’t realise about “layers” but that will explain a lot.
        I shall forge onwards. lol. cheers Joan

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    • I do the same as Judy I tale a 9 x 12 (or there about) piece of wc paper, divide it into about six boxes and try different amounts of water or different techniques. I take notes too. A saying that I have heard many wc painters say is “while its wet if it looks right, its wrong.) Also it will depend on the look you are trying to achieve. But overall…just have fun with it!! Relax and paint. You’ll get it.

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      • Thanks Kerswin, I shall have to splurge and get some decent wat. col. paper for a start and then take your advise. All advise is welcome as
        Im new to drawing and watercolouring, but loving the experience. thanks again. Joan

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  300. I post on YouTube as Cheri Pate. Here’s a comment I left on a video asking for a tutorial or some pointers. I didn’t know you had a page just for these. 🙂

    Do you ever use oil paints? I’m exploring my arts & crafts horizons. I got an 18 set of Marie’s Oil Colours for less than $15 & got because I was curious. Except I don’t really know what I’m doing. Any pointers or could you do a tutorial is you own some? Please. :)

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  301. I would like to understand glue guns better the hottest one really burn you and melt things here and there. The low temp. glue is not very good. My question is there a decent glue gun with a sharp point that does not plug up or ooze out the side.? I would like low temp glue that is good quality dries clear and remains flexible. how about one that does not drool glue every where while it is resting.? Any thoughts? I want to get a new one but the ones I find are so crappy. Been there done that. I did a search on your channel and lots using a glue gun but not one about glue guns. Perhaps I missed it? Thanks….

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  302. Hi Lindsay I love that you review new products. I have been looking at the MISTI stamping tool, since I stamp several of the same thing. But by the time you add shipping it is just too expensive for me right now. It is at: mysweetpetunia.com Do you have any ideas of something else we could use to get the same precise stamping? Thanks!

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  303. Hi Lindsay I was wondering if you could do like a calligraphy tutorial. I have to do fancy writing on a lot of things yet I have no idea how

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  304. Just tried your blending with baby oil video. LOVED IT!!!!
    I used Crayola color pencils and baby oil GEL. It worked great and when I was done blending with my Q-tip, I used a tissue ( mine is Puff Basic if it matters) to “buff” it and I was then able to apply more color.
    I made sure it wasn’t just my mind playing tricks on me by adding a purple over blue. It stayed on. Oh and I used cheap card stock and no bleed through or warping.
    Thanks for your great videos. I responded to your video question regarding length of videos yesterday (Easter)and I think it went under the April 4th blog posts.

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  305. Hi Lindsay!

    I came across Sakura Solid Markers online today. I haven’t seen them before today.They’re opaque, permanent when dry and blendable when wet. They twist out like a Gelato. Wonder if they would be worth the investment? Please investigate. Thanks!🙂

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  306. Hi Lindsay! I just came across this product on the SAA website, and was wondering– have you ever tried watercolor POWDERS?
    http://www.brushosecrets.com/what-is-brusho.html
    i’m just wondering if they’re worth the investment. is there something about them that is absolutely unique? or can i get the same effects by grinding up a watercolor tablet….?🙂
    thanks! hope this one happens- i always love watching you play with new ‘toys’!

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    • funny:) I just ordered 3 bottles of brush, they were backordered so they will be here in a few weeks;) They were only about $2.17 a bottle at Blick with a large order coupon I had;) Stay tuned for a tutorial!

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  307. I love recycling. I have watched videos of people doing collage with sales papers, newspapers etc… I’ve tried it but the image on the back comes through the front. I know that using images that are on thicker, better quality paper would fix this problem. Do you know of any ways to use the thinner paper images without the back image coming through to the front? Thank you.

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  308. I am working on a project that requires me me to stamp on a coated shoebox. The box is black and I am trying to use an acid-free ink pad pigment-silver and a stamp. I am having a hard to getting it to dry and set What can I do?

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  309. Hi, Lindsay. This might be more for Ask A Crafter. I received, because I made a purchase some time ago with a company some free stuff. I got a Faber-Castell pencil that says Water-based varnish. Then it has “Germany Perfection 7058” I have no idea what this pencil is for. Could you shed some light on this?

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    • that is new to me, maybe it is a clear blender, huh?

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    • It’s an eraser. Check out the http://www.fabercastell.com it’s their usa home page.

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    • I might be able to help. It might be a sample of one of Faber Castell’s “Perfect Pencil”. It might be a sample of one of Faber Castell’s “Perfect Pencil”. It’s a shorter than average graphite pencil that can be used with a special cap that protects the point & has a built in sharpener. The cap can also be put on the back end to extend the pencil when using. They have plastic versions all the way up to fine metal with a diamond in the cap! That version must be truly for the person that has everything! The text that reads “water-based varnish” is on some of my fine art pencils & I believe it just refers to the varnish that coats the pencil casing. If you go to Amazon.com & type in “Faber Castell pefect pencil” it pulls up all the listings for the differ for the different versions of this product. Maybe this is what yours is. Sorry for the long reply!

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  310. Hi Lindsay, I’m new to crafting and find your videos super helpful. Where I get stuck with my own art is with the composition. I mainly do art journal pages, but they never turn out as well as I thought they would and it takes me ages to work out what I’m going to do in the first place. I live in New Zealand, and there’s not a huge market in terms of classes for art journalling, so I rely on the internet (mainly your YouTube channel). Do you have any tips for a newbe, about layout etc, or could you do a video? Thanks

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  311. Hi Lindsey, I would love to see an updated frugal craft room tour! with a view of your photography table set up. Would love to see a pan of the craft room to see the size you work with too as I craft in a small area. I’d love to see a video on storing blank card bases as I have so many but don’t know an efficient way of storing them. I would also love to see a video on what media you can use on stamps…I can’t afford a lot of ink pads so i’m looking for alternative methods?

    thank you, keep up the great work!

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  312. I am recently addicted to your daily tutorials, can hardly wait each day to turn on the laptop to see what you are doing…..would like to request a video on uses for Mod Podge and must say, you have encouraged me to try some water coloring, will try stamping and then coloring in first and perhaps get brave enough to sketch later on.

    I am 74 and in poor health, but love learning and trying something new

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  313. Hi Lindsay ! I have a request : I keep on forgetting what kind of cardstock paper I need for what kind of ink, or pencils (light watercolor no need of watercolor paper), alcohol markers … I remember the Neenah 110 is great for cards because more sturdy and the 80 pound as for the first layer. But very expensive for me to buy in the US and then make it come to Panama. You talked about Rock Collection (sorry I certainly spelled it wrong) but where do you buy it ?? I can’t remember the video.
    To make it short, can you make a video (even short) just on that, so I can put it in my favorites or a written chart on you blog so we can find it easily ? Thank you so much. I need to buy a ream of cardstock paper for my cards and don’t want to make mistake.( I will buy from the US to Panama that’s why).
    Thank you !!!

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  314. Hi Lindsey…super fan here.

    I love your vids and I bet Nicholsons would give you free peerless watercolors if you asked. I am excited to start using them and would love your tips.

    Also I need help learning to use my pan pastels on mixed media projects. (Cards, canvas, etc)

    I’m so glad you are healthy and thanks for what you do. Tell your daughter she is too cute when she helps with the vids.

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  315. Good morning Lindsay! Before you say anything I did search, or tried to search your prior vids for my request. I went to your YouTube page, clicked the magnifying glass and typed my search, but it brought up everyone’s tutorials? I also tried of course just using your handle — thefrugalcrafter? Anyway, just want you to know I searched before requesting:-) But, with my luck my request has already been done and if this is the case, I’m really sorry.

    Ok, my request … I just bought the Sizzix BigKick at Hobby Lobby March, last month. It wasn’t a bundle or anything like that, but it does come with the new extended platform. Lindsay, I haven’t even opened the box yet!

    So, I’ve been spending hours trying to find all of the absolutely necessary shims, platforms, etc. for it. Every time I turn around, it seems, there is some other brand new product, shim, whatever! It’s becoming a nightmare!! I’ve even gone to the Sizzix site hoping to find a neat little list of essential shims — no such animal.

    I wonder if you could please do a video about the absolute necessaries, especially ways to get around having to buy more stuff!! Like homemade shims or frugal crafter type shims and platforms or whatever?

    Like I mentioned, I do have the standard cutting pads and the extended multipurpose platform. Do I absolutely need the solo thing for wafer thin dies? Do I need the magnetic platform plus the new tray? Do I need just the movers and shapers and the tray? Holy cow!! This is driving me CRAZY!!! LOL ?

    I forgot to mention that yes I did watch the vid where you used flashing for a shim, but I think this was just because of the older machine? Like can I use mouse pads in place of the silicone thing I now have to have just to emboss? I really thought I was making a smart investment and of course it’s just my luck and my impulsivity that nothing goes right for me. :-‘( Yea, kinda dramatic, I know.

    I know you are an extremely busy lady and I really thank you so much for reading my request and hope you could do this request. Or, maybe, I could do us all a favor and take the thing out of the box and USE IT?? I’m kinda, uhm, intimidated by it.

    Ok, I promise I’ll shut up now!! Thanks again Lindsay!! I really, really LOVE your channel and blog and thank you for all you do!!

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  316. greetings from glowing…. hey love your easy talk-it-through videos… i learn by my photographic memory so its been awesome to follow along and learn from you..sorta like learning disability ADHd learner… one of those ;you know… but i wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart. i do not have a website but you can email me at gloria.gies@gmail.com if you care to answer my question… Have you reviewed pigment inks made in china?i found this item on ebay and i wish the lady “miss deal” the seller of that item a lot of luck but she must have purchased the item from china seller:( bad luck cuz they say martha stewart pigment cat eye inkpads but dry out because they DO nOt stay in a stack in one piece..so therefore i had to use tape to tape the one side…. and it lost its appeal.. ink is gr8 to use with embossing powders but seems like maybe a COPy with Martha stewarts name on it? do you feel like you could look into china inkpads? they were awfully cheap! sincerely gloria.gies@live.ca… online called glow, glo,or glowing….🙂 three cheers for help from a frugal crafter williing to share her ideas… and somehow when you dont even try, more when you are just chating 2 unseen me… you make me chuckle… cuz i can share in your one-of-a-kind :0🙂 like its kinda fun:) and you dont say things like some ones i have heard where you just wanna close your ears! thanks for your time and efforts… I am one of a kind but i am wierd where i do not care for publicity… so please? dont answer me here? only on my private email? that way i can” stay” secured and remain friendly.. LOL🙂 ( gloria.gies@gmail.com) thanks🙂 love glow

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  317. Hi Miss Lindsay, I have a request for you. Could you do a video detailing how one sets up videos like you do? The steps involved, editing programs and how on earth do you get that little frugral crafter water mark on the bottom right? I would be very interested in hearing about the process. Thanks!!

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  318. I’m hoping you have a solution you could suggest for a problem I’m having. I’ve had some difficulties with my micron pen drawings lifting when I use watercolor over them. I’ve also had them lift while blending prismacolor pencils with a colorless blending pencil!!! It doesn’t seem to matter how long I let them dry, which has been up to 24 hours. The paper doesn’t seem to matter either.

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  319. I have a question that you might be able to answer for me? You know how you buy a packet of canvas’ and it often includes these wooded strips with one end cut at an angle? Well what are they and how do i use them? Thanks in advance! PS i love your work!🙂

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    • they are canvas keys to push in the corner of a canvas if it sage, they go in the back of the stretcher frame in the corner.

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  320. Hi Lindsay. My husband and I found you on youtube and have been watching you for a week now. We love your energy and your videos. My husbands whole family is very into art and I also love art but I have never tried to do anything .No one in my family was ever interested in art so I am jumping in now and trying to learn how to draw and I have surprised myself and my husband how well I ma doing as a beginner. I am getting ready to retire the end of this year and we are wanting to maybe start a little business making cards and stuff to sell. I would love for you to do more beginner type videos of card making using colored pencils and markers. Also I love the watercolor pencils, Also I would love your recommendations of what is needed to start a small business in your home online selling, I know you do not like to sell this way but we like it. We had a online business for 5 years selling home decor items so we are familiar with it. We know nothing about stamping so we are wanting to learn all we can. We would love to know the best places to buy card paper and stamps. Please more beginner videos.

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  321. Hi, Patricia–saw your comment & decided to ‘chime in’ too–have you ever tried digital stamps? They have so many pros: very little storage [one folder on your PC], printed on your PC printer on ANY paper and ANY size, so many FREE ones on the internet, etc. One of MANY great sites is: [http://FreeDigitalStams.blogspot.com] –lots of FREE digital tamps DAILY! Try them–think you’ll really like them!

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  322. hi there! my mom Mary Ellen has recently taken up water coloring and has been watching your tutorials. I love seeing her get back into her artwork and she loves watching your water coloring pencil videos. her 60th birthday is coming up in May and I’d love to get her some really good water color pencils and paper. what do you recommend? Thanks so much!!
    Sheila

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    • the best paper is probably Arches and the best watercolor pencils are probably Albright Druer by Faber Castell. For a close alternative try Derwent inktense or Derwent watercolor. A more affordable paper is Strathmore 400 series in the brown label. Happy birthday to your mom!

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  323. Hi! I just recently found you on youtube. I love the videos!!!!! I have a question. I wanted to make use of empty aluminum cans. And I was wondering if you knew whether or not they could be used with embossing powder? Thank You
    Violet

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    • it should work, be careful not to burn yourself on the metal.

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      • Thank You for getting back to me so quickly. I figured that I would do what you did when you embossed the matte board. I’m probably going to use wooden manicure sticks, to hold it in place. And then easy does it. Again , Thank You so much!! 🙂

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  324. Hi Lindsay, you are indeed right, my Faber-Castell “pencil” is an eraser. It is an ink eraser. Thanks for checking for me.

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  325. Hi Lindsay! Do you have a recipe for homemade stamp cleaner that works on solvent based stamping inks (Staz-On, etc.)? I apologize if you have discussed this before & I have missed it. Thank you for all that you share with us!

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  326. Where again do you get the paper for protecting your surface? It’s shiney on one side so you can mix paints and fun things and regular on the other side. I’m not interested in the expensive piece that Ranger provides. I could’ve sworn you mentioned it before but after hours and hours of trying to find it I give up and have to ask
    Thank you.
    Teri

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  327. I just wanted to know have you ever tried to refill Distress markers?

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    • yes, I have refilled everything, I think with those I pulled out the nib and dropped the color down the hole.

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  328. I know how much you like using buttons on your cards, as I was perusing Amazon, I found this and thought of you!
    http://www.amazon.com/Pack-50g-Over-100-PCS/dp/B00KLXWRK2/ref=sr_1_495?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1429548721&sr=1-495&keywords=art

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    • Thanks for putting this on the frugal crafter. I ordered some and also some heart shaped ones. What a bargain!!!!

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  329. I would really love it if you could suggest or do a video demonstrating different uses for the concentrated watercolours like those you used for the DIY Shimmer Mist Sprays Video. I now have some on order (not the same make, couldn’t afford those, but hopefully similar) and I’d love to know what else to do with them.

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  330. Hi Lindsay – I so enjoy your blog and tutorials. Would you mind explaining the difference between pigment and dye based markers and inks. How can I tell which is which if the info is not on the package?
    Thanks

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    • it will say if it is pigment, Pitt pens and Micron are pigment based india ink and Windsor & Newton are pigment based watercolor. Most are dye based. Alcohol markers are dye based. If it does not say then it is probably a dye.

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      • So do I understand correctly that if I stamp or draw with pigment (Pitt, Micron or watercolor) it will run when rewetted but the dye based alcohol ink will not? Thanks.

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  331. HI Lindsay, got a quick question for you. What video editing software did you say you use – the free one? I’m having problems with Window’s Movie maker software for some reason and need to switch to another software. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Elizabeth

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    • I don’t use a free video editing software, I use Video Studio Pro by corel and I really like it, I have used 3 versions of it. If you get the next to latest edition it is around $40
      I think on Amazon. You can try the free trial on Corel to see what you think but it will be more expensive to get the newest. I tried a free one once but it was difficult, less powerful and left a watermark in the middle of my video.

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  332. Hi Lindsay, I am addicted to your videos and am not even close to finish watching all of them so I’m not sure if this is already done. I’m getting a Teresa Collins stamp maker for mother’s day and was wondering if you have a video or even tips on how to use. Additionally, do I have to use the gel packs or is there another way of making these stamps. Thank you very much.

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    • I have a tips blog post but I could never make a video beacuse my lights would expose the packets too quickly. You have to buy their packs or order from Imagepac in bulk, be careful, they have a shelf life. I had quite a bit of trouble with this machine honestly, sorry I can’t be more helpful.

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  333. Hi!! I sent this to your Facebook page too. wasn’t sure which you use more often.

    Hi! thank you so much for answering my questions on your blog about what watercolor pencils and papers to get for my mom for her birthday. I’m curious though now about watercolor brushes. there are SO MANY out there. what are your suggestions to get her started? I saw at one of our local craft stores they have artitst’s loft ones and they have different sets of necessities natural hair watercolor brushes, necessities natural hair watercolor wash brushes,round brushes, etc. suggestions on these or perhaps something else I can find on amazon? thanks so much!!

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