Hi friends! I really enjoyed painting this and I think it would be fun to turn it into a series of vintage fruit and veggie crate labels.
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Feel free to use acrylics for this if you don’t have gouache or watercolor crayons. If you want to learn more about watercolor crayons I have a Watercolor Crayon Workshop with 8 exclusive projects that you can check out as well. Happy crafting!
Hi friends, I had a lot of requests to do a tutorial of this vintage pocket watch I painted during world watercolor month so here we are! Here is the reference photo I took with a strong shadow. The shadow is what really inspired me!
We will draw together but feel free to print this out and trace it if you are not comfortable drawing it (I promise I will break it down easily for you tho.) Here is the painting from my sketchbook:
You can watch the live broadcast or the replay in the player below. If you want to chat live or ask me questions be sure to tune in at 12 noon ET today on the YouTube watch page.
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I recommend having some granulating watercolors to make the shadow interesting, I used Masha’s watercolors on ETSY. These are beautiful but pricey, you can use any granulating colors you have for texture, look for ultramarines, cobalt, and mars colors.
I am so excited to visit with you live today! If you plan to catch the replay, don’t worry, I don’t dilly-dally on my lives and I answer Q&A in designated blocks that you can skip if you just want the painting tutorial. It’s the best of both worlds! See you soon and til then happy crafting!
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Hi friends, as you know I love mixing old and new supplies to make cards. To be honest there aren’t too many stamps out there that can pull me away from my tried and true collection amassed over decades. If you don’t have a big collection and want to get something new there are lots of options!
The real inspiration of this card were some pretty metal look stickers I found at the dollar tree a few months ago. I thought they would be great for father’s day, graduations and vintage themed birthday cards. Feel free to use the techniques I share in today’s video in your next card!
Hi friends! Today we are going to make some pretty cards using bits and bobs you likely have in the craft room. You can use printed ephemera, pattern papers, tags, envelopes, bits of trim and lace, stamps, wax seals, buttons, twine and anything you like. You can use any combinations of things you like. We have been collecting these precious things for years so we will have different things to hand but that is what makes our cards unique.
Gather up some supplies, and maybe a cup of tea and craft with me!
Hi friends! I hope you had a nice weekend! I realized that I am few posts behind on updating my blog (We spent the weekend painting the addition!) so I am going to post my weekly Saturday chat and sketchbook Sunday in one post! I hope it’s not “too much Lindsay” for you.
And here is a look at this weeks Sketchbook Sunday painting.
And here is the time-lapse video. There is a rel time lesson for this painting in Critique Club.
I just bought this sweet set of Inkadinkado stamps of vintage Simplicity pattern fashion ladies and I couldn’t wait to use them on a card! I picked up this set of Inkadinkado stamps at my local big box craft store. They are silicone so I will show you how I condition them to get a better image.
The markers I am using are by Bianyo. The 72 classic markers have a bullet and chisel tip and are great for coloring small stamped images like I did today. There will be a lightning deal on them on Amazon on Wednesday, Feb 5th (3:55-9:55am PST, – 6:55am-12:55pm EST) taking the price from $39.99 down to $30.99. You can find the product here. *Information on this deal and pricing was provided by Bianyo, the sponsor of this video. Offer ends at 12:55pm EST or 9:55am PST or until stock runs out.
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I couldn’t find these stamps online but I found some really cool pattern people stamps on Amazon by style decade: 1950’s Fashion here and here and 1970’s Fashion
This card was so fun and I love the way it turned out. I hope this video gives you the courage to try alcohol markers. They are so fun and the set I used today is an affordable way to get started. I have had my set for a year and none have dried out. I recommend storing them in the carry case with the case on it side so both marker ends are evenly inked. I recommend that for all dual tipped markers actually:) If you already have markers than use them! Happy crafting!
Hi friends! Today I have a relaxing pen and ink with watercolor tutorial for you!
This botanical style vintage heirloom rose is fun to draw with a waterproof pen and then watercolor over. I painted this on a greeting card but you can work whatever size you like.
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I hope you try a pen & Ink with watercolor project soon! Just a reminder, today is the last day to save 50% on my Watercolor Landscape Workshop with coupon code FALLCOLOR or Learn to Draw with Lindsay with coupon code INKTOBER. *Links above should contain the discount but use the coupon code if discount does not appear. That reminds me, I need to get my final Inktober drawing done! I’ll post a wrap up in a couple of days. Til then Happy crafting!
Hi Friends! I love trying new techniques and old techniques using new products. This week I got to play with a moldable plastic product called Plasty-Craft. I made all the embellishments in this box with it. Hey, do you want a chance to win a jar of Plasty-Craft? Let me know what you would use it for in the comments below!
The thing I was really excited about is that I can get the look and durability of polymer clay without having to bake it. You simply heat the plastic pellets in hot water for 2 minutes (it will turn from milky white pellets to a clear looking clay like substance) and you are ready to use it in any molds you have or you can freehand sculpt things! I bet you could flatten some on a craft mat and stamp on it too, the possibilities are endless. My daughters really had fun playing with Plasty-Craft too, they made gobs of embellishments and then painted them for use in future jewelry projects. Watch the video to see how I made this box including a full tutorial with the Plasty-Craft.
The Plasty-Craft embellishments are hard and rigid when cool. They take acrylic paint beautifully. If you decide you don’t want any of the things you made you can remelt it and try again. For that reason I would not paint my embellishments until I was sure I wanted to keep them. If you have any unused Plasty-Craft left after a crafting session (it is unlikely, this stuff is crazy addictive to play with!) simple flatten it out so it will melt quickly next time and put it back in the jar. Speaking of the jar, you get a whopping 17.6 oz pail of the stuff and if you don’t have crafty twin daughters it might last you a long time LOL! Plasty-Craft is offering an extra 10% off discount to my readers with the coupon code: TKTMI48N you will want this for the “Mom, I’m bored!” moments of your summer vacation as well as for your own artwork. Make sure you leave a comment for a chance to win a jar or Plasty-Craft, just let me know what you would use Plasty-Craft for in the comments below and you are entered. That’s easy huh? I will pick a winner on July 12th when I return from vacation.
Tips and Tricks:
I am not sure if my thermometer was off (I was using a meat thermometer because that was all I had-ironic huh- to measure the temperature of the water) but I had more success with hotter water. Using hotter water (200 degrees F) did not harm the plastic but if you are using this with kids make sure it is cool enough for them to handle so no-one gets burned.
The Plasty-Craft worked in all of the molds I tried. Flexible molds were easier to use because you can flex the mold to pop out the embellishment. Since the Plasty-Craft is rigid it is more difficult to remove from ceramic, hard plastic or handmade scrap polymer clay molds but it did work with them just fine. I used a pin to get between the mold and the Plasty-Craft and it popped right out.
There is no waste, simply flatten out unused Plasty-Craft and put it back in the jar. I was concerned that reheating the Plasty-Craft would make it tough and unworkable but it did not, the girls kept making stuff, melting it back down and making more stuff. They had a ball and we reheated the plastic at least 6 times.
If you need to rework an area of your design you can submerge that part of the piece in hot water to only soften that part too although I did not play with sculpting too much.
You can also use Plasty-Craft for repairing household items or making comfortable handles for tools, I know some ladies who use it to make crochet hook handles,
My only concern using Plasty-Craft was if it might melt on accident but after working with it and seeing that you need to submerge it in really hot water for 2 minutes I think it is unlikely. I would not leave it in a hot car or on top of a heat register though-I rarely do with my artwork LOL! I hope you give this a try, it is super fun and not very expensive (cheaper than other brands of mold-able plastic out there) and with an extra 10% off (with coupon code: TKTMI48N) even better and of course you might just be the lucky winner of a jar! Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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Hi friends! Sometimes I am just playing with supplies and I feel a bit of magic happen. Old supplies mix with new and fun things happen. That is how I felt when I made this:
I love funky jewelry. I had a box of 100 small kraft jewelry boxes from our sponsor Papermart and I wanted to do something different with them. They are really rugged and I thought they would make cool shadowbox necklaces. I went with a beach theme but you can do whatever you like with the supplies you have on hand. You can use mini photos to make more of a locket too! Watch the video to see how I made mine.
I can think of dozens of themes for these necklaces all using the vintage stuff I have collected over the years. How about you, are you going to try something similar? I hope you do and share pics over on Facebook. Oh, and I’d love it if you pinned this idea on Pintrest and shared it on your favorite social media, sharing is caring! Thanks for stopping b and til next time happy crafting!