LIVE Castle Paint-a-thon!

Edit! The live stream was so fun today! Here is the final painting. The replay is available below!

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Hi friends! This week I am in a castle collaboration with talented painters Angela Anderson and Cinnamon Cooney-The Art Sherpa! We are all painting castles! Here is a color study for the one I will be painting:

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The colors I am using are: Quin Red, Cobalt Blue, Cad. Yellow Lt., Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Yellow Ocher but you can pick whatever you have that is closest. If you are new to watercolor you can thin down acrylic paints to a watery consistency and work on paper. You do not have to worry about under-binding on paper;) Here is the reference photo for the castle but please refer to the printable pattern because I am adding more landscape area to this.

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You can watch the live stream or replay in the player below but if you want to chat with fellow painters live or ask me questions during the show be sure to watch on the YouTube watch page.

Today’s Live Stream Castle Collaboration Schedule:

  1. 10am ET Angela Anderson with a lovely Fairytale Castle in acrylics
  2. 12:30pm ET Me, the Frugalcrafter with a lovely watercolor castle
  3. 2pm ET The Art Sherpa paints Hogwarts Castle in Acrylics

All the supplies for this tutorial can be found from sponsor Jerry’s Artarama:

I hope to see you today at 12:30pm ET on YouTube! Maybe I’ll see you in the chat on Angela’s or Cinnamon’s live stream too! Til then Happy Crafting!

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LIVE Today! Lily Bouquet Painting Tutorial & How to Fix Painting Problems!

Hi friends! We will have  a free live painting class today at 12:30pm Eastern Time. We will paint this:

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As I was painting this picture I hit a few roadblocks, I almost trashed it but then I thought, what a great way to teach about ways to overcome problems and fix them in your paintings and save the picture from lining the bird-cage, LOL! 😀 You can watch the lesson live, or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat with your crafty friends or ask me questions as we go be sure to watch on YouTube.

I am not much of a flower arranger or photographer but here are a couple of pics I took of the bouquet we are painting.

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Supplies Sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama!

Giveaway!!!

I am giving away a spot in my new mixed media class at Craftsy (launching soon!) Click here for a chance to win a spot in the class! If you know of anyone who would like to paint with us live today please share this blog post or video with them, the more the merrier! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Today’s Livestream! {I’m gonna do my best…}

Hi friends! We will be live on YouTube painting today. It is going to be a “let’s use bright colors and express out joy!” kinda project.

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We are also having a snowstorm and the kid’s school just called telling me they are sending everyone home early. I am fully expecting imperfection with a side of chaos, don’t you want to join the fun? Seriously, grab your paints, watercolor pencils, watercolor paper or art journal and let’s play on this snow day! If you want to chat with us please watch this on the YouTube watch page, otherwise you can watch it live, or the replay in the player below (oh and how about a “thumbs up” for effort LOL!) We go live at 12:30 Eastern Time! Thanks to Jerry’s Artarama for sponsoring this live show!

Supplies:
Turner watercolors
Inktense Pencils (or whatever watercolor pencils you like)
140# watercolor paper
Mimik Kolinsky brushes
Water, paper towels

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This will be a great way to learn to loosen up too! Wish me luck with today’s stream and happy crafting!

Let’s Paint Water Lilies in Watercolor LIVE!

Hi friends! Today at 12:30 ET we have another live painting class for you on YouTube! We will paint this using watercolors and watercolor pencils:

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Here is a free printable pattern you can transfer onto your paper if you do not want to draw it freehand:

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You can watch the live stream or the replay in the player below but if you want to chat live with other painters and me you will want to watch it on the LIVE watch page on Youtube.

This live broadcast is sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama!

Supplies:
Watercolor Paints
Watercolor Pencils
140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper
Watercolor brushes 1″, 1/2″ flat, #6 round (or near-abouts)
Waterbucket, paper towel

I recommend if you want to paint live you set up your supplies and trace your pattern onto your paper ahead of time. OR, simply relax, hang out and chat during the live show and paint it later. It’s all good. Think of it as an hour of relaxation during this hectic season. Special thanks to my niece Sarah who will be moderating the chat during the broadcast today:) Happy Crafting!

 

Ask a Crafter LIVE!

Hi friends! if you follow me on Facebook or subscribe to my YouTube channel you may have caught the live Q&A session on YouTube today, if not, here is the replay!

I think I will plan on doing a live Ask a Crafter every 2 weeks. We may have weeks where Kathy and Lorraine can be live in my craftroom with me but if not they can join me via google hangouts. I know not everyone will like this new format but it is the only way I can continue to do Ask a Crafter with my (and my busy guests) schedules. I also wanted to interact with the people watching so I took the questions live from the viewers in the YouTube chat box and because I was not hampered with long upload times (one of the reasons I had to shorten the Ask a Crafter show last year) we could go until we ran out of questions. The chat moved really fast and we might have missed one (We are not perfect) but we did out best and had a great time. People have commented so many times that they like to listen to Ask a Crafter when crafting or doing chores and I think this format is good for that. I hope you enjoy the friendly crafty chat! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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