I’m Back With a Live Show Today! Let’s Paint Something for Fall & Learn New Stuff!

Update! Thanks so much for tuning in today! I think this was the best live show we have had in months! Here is the final painting from the lesson today:

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Hi friends! I am back this week feeling much more caught-up, in control and relaxed (ohmm) so let’s have some watercolor fun! I was playing with a technique that I want to share: Packing Tape Masking! I am not a huge fan of masking fluid especially for a large area. It takes long to dry, it’s stinky and it can be hard to remove. I thought about using clear contact paper to mask off a large area but I didn’t have any so I grabbed the next best thing, packing tape! I wanted to test it out to make sure it worked. I wanted to be sure it didn’t let paint leak under and would come off my paper cleanly. The best part is I can sketch right on my paper, slap the tape down and cut off the excess! Instant gratification and so versatile!

Tip: Choose a packing tape that is not super sticky or press it against your clothes a few times to remove some of the sticky. Only press the tape down on the edges to seal out the water but not the middle so it will be easier to remove later.

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I wanted to paint from the reference photo below sho I could show some wood graining techniques but I didn’t want it to look fussy around the leaves. I wanted to paint right over them. Using this method will allow that. We will sketch this picture together during the live stream.

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As always you can watch the live broadcast or the reply in the player below but if you want to chat live or ask me questions please tune in at 12:30pm ET on The YouTube watch page.

Supplies can be purchased from our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:  Use coupon code: frugal20FS49 for 20% off $49 + Free Shipping (Excludes: Sale, Super Sale, Egift Cards, Buy It Try It’s and Vendor restricted items. Look for the green coupon eligible icon on the product listing.

*** I might add in a white gel pen and pastel pencils so if you are curious about those supplies let me know!

During the live shows I am often asked “what are your favorite (insert art supply here) so I made a favorites list here you can check out.  I will add to it as I think of things, I’ve tried sooo many products but I am just sticking to the things I use a lot and would recommend first on that list. Also shopping from that list helps support my free tutorials so thank you:)

I hope to see you at 12:30pm ET today and til next time happy crafting!

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Save the Ta-Tas!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I’m betting that 99.9% of people reading my blog are women so ladies this ones for you, I used the sketch over at 2sketches4you for the card:

Free for you, my very specail ladies! Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Printable paper freebie: Desert Designs/Shannon Neparko, Purse Template: Mel McCarthy

Free for you, my very specail ladies! Stamps: Lindsay's stamp Stuff, Printable paper freebie: Desert Designs/Shannon Neparko, Purse Template: Mel McCarthy

This week at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff I have collaborated with DT member Shannon Neparko to bring you a fabulous freebie. You can get the breast Cancer awareness digital stamps here for free then hop over to Shannon’s blog to download a cute pink purse and card kit, it is so fabulous! For directions on making the adorable purse visit the Mel Stamps blogGrab the free digi-stamps here.

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OK now to pay the bills 😉 I have a brand new stamp set for you in the Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff shop, it is called Sketchy leaves and they are so easy to color. The lines are dark and bold and perfect for fall. See what you can make:

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (leaf prints and sketchy leaves set) PP: Bo Bunny

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff (leaf prints and sketchy leaves set) PP: Bo Bunny

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: Bo Bunny

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: Bo Bunny

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: Bo Bunny

Digital Stamps: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, PP: Bo Bunny

and here is a peek at the set:

7 stamps only $5 in the Lindsay's stamp Stuff shop!

7 stamps only $5 in the Lindsay's stamp Stuff shop!

Now check out what the rest of the incredible Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff DT have been up to this week:

Ceal Pritchett October Guest DT

Tamara

Cindy

Leanne

Shannon

Katt

Diana

Margie

Lisa

Janet

Melissa Craig

Kim

Tracey

Thanks for stopping by and till next time happy crafting!

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