This is an exciting day in my parts! I discovered a new product at Creativation 2019 and it FINALLY is available in stores! Which means I FINALLY get to share it with you. I do not like to tell you about cool stuff if you can not get it. I think that is just mean. This new spray is working with a group of designers in a blog hop. The Designer Craft Connection is where you can find links to all the other blogs. Make sure you check it out! So, without anymore delay let me tell you about MOD PODGE ULTRA! This is an all in one heavy duty spray that is a glue and sealer. Why is this like the best thing since sliced bread? It literally holds EVERYTHING and no need for a brush….which means no brush strokes!!!!
I really can’t put into words or pictures exactly how this works and how amazing it is, so I made a video for you!
I have a pretty good relationship with my mailman. He drops packages off about three times a week. Since I work from home I am usually at home and answer the door. He often will wait for me to answer and we will strike up a conversation. It was during one of these chats that he told me postal workers love to see envelopes decked out in art! Ever since I have been stamping, painting, and drawing on my envelopes.
One of my favorite techniques is using the gel press with paint and a Rita Barakat art foamie stamp. To keep a nice clean area for the address I use washi tape to mask off the spot to write. I use three strips of the standard size tape.
I created this particular envelope for a card I made that I will be sharing at the end of the month. So make sure you subscribe and don’t miss out! I am going to mail this to one of you with the card 😉
Here is how to create mail art . Make sure you check it out because it is a great tutorial!
Usually at the end of a year we go back and reflect on what has transpired over the course of the year. A lot of bloggers will do a roundup of their favorite posts they have published. I have decided to do something a little different. A few of my creator friends have sent me their favorite blog and/or YouTube posts. I want to share those instead of my own. We live in a world in which we get so caught up in doing our own thing that we often miss the awesome stuff others are doing. There is so much creative talent in the art world and a lot of artists go undiscovered. Here are a few of my favorite creator friends blog posts from 2018.
2018 Creator Post Round Up!
Bright Mixed Media Canvas
Pam Bray has created an exquisite canvas with lovely texture and color. Lots of color (which is my favorite!). She used a variety of mediums to achieve her masterpiece from July 2018.
Kristie Taylor is an incredible mixed media artists. These resin pendants is her favorite pick and I adore them. She showcases another way to use alcohol ink outside of paper crafting.
Margie’s innovated way to use decorative tape is spectacular! How many of us have loads of decorative tape and can’t seem to burn through it? Anything to help me use it up is a good thing. I really like that she took it out of paper crafting and created a gorgeous ornament. This is not a typical ornament for Christmas – but Easter! Everything about this project is unique.
Linda Israel picked this amazing rainbow junk journal as her favorite creation for 2018. If you are not familiar with Linda, she is a well known and most talented junk journal artist. She recently started curating a subscription box with all of her favorite things to create junk journals.
Iris Rod is a fellow Canvas Corp Brand Crew Member (Designer). She created these lovely bowls with vivid colors using ink. She gives great tips on how to use ink on clay to create stunning pieces.
Mood Board Inspired
Amy Martin Jones created this dramatic piece from a mood board. Though it has no color the contrast and texture on this piece makes it a real show stopper.
I swooned a little when I saw what Sanna Lippert submitted for her favorite blog post of 2018. The playing cards paired with the pop tabs is perfection. This is truly a wonderful example of using found objects in art.
Lynn Lilly of Craft Box Girls made this incredible wreath! Lynn is known for easy to follow directions. I had the pleasure of meeting Lynn in New York. Her positive outlook is infectious and a joy to be around. I love her on trend fun projects she shares and look forward to her Tuesday shows on Facebook.
Josefine created this journal with several different paints. The profile is stunning on the black background. She created a wonderful tutorial to create a similar piece.
Boys Will Be Boys
Sandi Clarkson created this gorgeous mixed media canvas. She altered chipboard pieces and used a heart substrate to showcase the perfect boy photo.
Linda Simpson created a steampunk box featuring perfectly paired medal pieces. The stars and small heart with wings is a great contrast of shapes.
CCB Junk Journal
Elizabeth Robinson made this amazing junk journal. The mason jar on the front really sets it a part from all the rest. The mixture of textures is beautiful!
Bea Grob created a colorful coffee sign. She up cycled a board to make it. Re purposing or up cycling items is a wonderful way to stretch your creativity.
Pink Teal and Gray!
Katie Lamb created this cheerful page with one of my favorite sayings. She was challenged to create something using pink, teal and gray. The color on this along with the whimsical feel is just perfect.
Julie created 5.5 by 5.5 cards for Christmas that are lovely. In the video she walks you through how to create similar cards.
I have included my favorite post from 2018 — Have Faith (Dealing with Junk) . This is my favorite post because of the meaning of it. I make myself vulnerable and raw in the post.
I hope you enjoyed seeing other artist’s projects and found inspiration. Make sure to click through to the post and poke around a little. You may find your new favorite blogger or You Tuber.
Who is your favorite artist? Please let me know in the comments. What was your favorite project shared today? Let me know in the comments and tell me why.