Santa Card in Gouache-Paint with me!

Hi friends, how’s it going? Do you need to relax and unwind? Me too, let’s paint!

You can download the traceable pattern for this here. Want more Holiday Greeting cards? Check out my class Hand-painted Holiday and save $10. *Use coupon code JOY2020 if the discount does not appear, Regular price $39, With discount $29. Offer good through December 2020

Supplies (Affiliate links used)

I’ll be cleaning and decorating the inside of the house for Christmas this weekend, how abut you? Happy crafting!

Christmas Cupcakes To Paint {You didn’t think I was gonna bake them did you?}

Hi friends! Today we are going to paint some yummy Christmas cupcakes!

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I thought about speeding this video up but you always tell me keep the painting tutorials in real time so I took your advice, I hope you find it useful:) Here is a pattern you can trace if you don’t want to draw it freehand.

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Paint along with me in this video tutorial. Feel free to take a break anytime you need too, that’s the great thing about a video class, you can paint at your own pace!

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Supplies:
9″x12″ watercolor paper
Watercolors (Mission Gold)
Round brushes in sizes #30, #8, #4, #1
2 buckets of water& paper towel.
Reference photo

Thanks for stopping by! I will have a free live painting class tomorrow at 12:30pm ET and I hope you will take some time to paint with me then too. Until then, happy crafting!

Let’s Mess Around With Different Supplies & $15 Off Coupon!

Howdy friends and happy Thanksgiving! Today you get to see what really happens when I design a project. When I share my monthly Smart Art box with you I like you to see the actuall process of discovering the new tools and mediums, sometimes it goes smoothly, and well, sometimes we have many teachable moments like we do this month.

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As you may be aware acrylics are not my go-to medium but they are a big part of this months box, the theme was mixed media. They say hindsight is 20/20 and indeed they are right because I discovered many things about the products in this box and how my project would have turned out nicer and easier had I done things in a different order but that is how we learn. I heard a quote once that went “There is no failure, we either succeed or we learn.” If anyone knows who said that please let me know, I could not find it…I am probably misquoting but you get the idea. With that, here is today’s video!

This tutorial is sponsored by Smart Art Box:  Save $15 on any past box with coupon code BLACK2016 through November 30th

Supplies:
Black canvas panel
Acrylic paint (red, yellow, blue, white)
Gold outliner
Paint brushes
Sand texture paste
*I also used an art journal for color mixing and q-tips to remove paint and I use disposable palette paper.

Tips:
1. When working on a black canvas paint all of your objects white and let dry, then paint with your colors.
2. Save the gold outlining until the end of the project.
3. You can tint the texture paste with your acrylics so you won’t have to paint it later.

I hope you enjoyed this cautionary tale of a project:) Even though I struggled along the way I enjoyed the process and it looks pretty festive upon my mantle and I am sure I will put the leftover supplies to good use. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

 

CRAFTmasWeek 2! Ornaments!

Hi friends! I’ve had a heck of a day, my live ornament painting broadcast had some technical difficulties so I recreated one of the ornaments into a nice edited video for you!

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This video is a collaboration with Steve at Woodworking for Mere Mortals, he made a tutorial of 7 wooden ornaments! They are great for beginners too so please check them  out even if you are not a woodworker. You can see his tutorial here, don’t forget to tell him Lindsay sent you!

Here is my video! (the good one LOL!)

This video is also sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama
Supplies for this class:
Turner Acryl Gouache Set
Surface: Art Bites in 6″x6″ and 3″x3″
Xacto knife and snowflake stencil

And in case you want to see the live stream train wreak you can find it here. Otherwise, let’s not speak of it again LOL! Really though it was a rough day, my little Rosie chicken passed away this morning. She went quick, she seemed really happy and comfortable but she did not have the desire to eat or drink much. She just fell over and that was that. I am thankful that she was not suffering, we did our best. I’m ready to weekend, how about you? I hope you find some time to create and enjoy time with family! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!