Let’s Pour Paint! Live 12:30pm Eastern Time

Hi friends, today we are going to have fun pouring paint, here is the play I had this morning:

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I am working on a 12″x16″ block of Canson Monteval which is a fairy cheap paper. I don’t often do this technique or work in abstract so I didn’t want to worry about wasting expensive paper:) I used a reference photo from Graphicstock, if you want to download it I recommend signing up for the 7 day free trial here (so you have permission to download it and paint from it) and then after you are logged in you can find it here.  *Even if you only sign up for the free trial you still have the right to use the files you downloaded. I do recommend downloading a copy of the license just so you have it. I am such a nerd, I just reread the license agreement (yes I read those things!)

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

Supplies available from sponsor Jerry’s Artarama

  • Dr PH Martins Liquid watercolors *note, you can use regular watercolors, just have some small cups to make pour-able washes in. I used Turquise (pthalo blue) Quin Magenta, Gamboge and for the final stages Carbon Black (Yes, black, I am a wild woman today I tell you!)
  • Watercolor paper Canson Montval Block*I like to use inexpensive paper when experimenting!
  • Brushes: Mimik fax squirrel, also a 2″ hog fan and an old toothbrush
  • Other: Water buckets, paper towel, pipette or eye dropper (if you are not using paints that come with them)

I want to say a HUGE thank you…

…for helping make my online course Essential Tools & Techniques for Watercolor Painting a huge success! I am so honored that so many of you enrolled in the class and shraed it with friends! If you have not heard of it and want to check it out you can find it here and I have put it on sale for $39 for the month of May (It will be priced at $79 after that.)

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I wish I had the ability to do gift certificates for the class with mother’s day coming up but if you did want to buy the class for your mom you could create an account and purchase the class and then give her the login credentials as a work around.  Be sure to use her email address so she will have an easy time to log in. My students are having a wonderful time in class, here are a couple of student testimonials:

“Absolutely loved this lesson. Great job Lindsay. I hear you say the same things in your videos but it is nice to have all the information about color mixing in one video by itself. Makes much better sense. I don’t feel so overwhelmed. Thanks.” -Emily Knight

“I am having so much fun with these lessons! Your explanations are easy to follow, and my samples are turning out ok. It’s so nice to just come to class whenever I can, and have the instructor right there beside me, don’t have to get dressed, drive to town, etc. Painting in jammies! Love it!” -Diane Murray

“Lindsay, I really hope you keep these watercolor tutorials coming! I can’t wait for your next class! I learned so much!” -Terri Honz

And there are more! If you would like to join the hundreds of other watercolor painters who are enjoying the essential techniques found in this class click here to enroll today!

I hope to see you pouring paint at 12:30pm ET today! Til then Happy Crafting!

Mixed Media Fun: Paint Pouring & Stamping Gear!

Howdy folks. I have a simple art journal page for you today with lots of fun tips and tricks:

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I had a request to do some paint pouring and I will show you my no-waste method and share one of my neglected tools, the Stamping Gear, I also have a tip for keeping those pesky pages from curling, have a look:

I hope you enjoyed this mixed media tutorial and I will have another art journal tutorial for you tomorrow! It’s a mixed Media Weekend here at the frugal crafter! If you create something please share it over on the facebook page so we can all ohhhh and ahhh over it! Thanks to Oriental Trading Company for Supplying the Canson XL Mixed Media Pad, Bombay India Inks and Micron Pens I used in today’s tutorial. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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