DIY Design

Experimenting with Watercolor Gelatos

June 24, 2018

If you remember in my last blog post, I said that during the month of June, I planned on spending time experimenting and practicing different design techniques using watercolor. Inspired by one of Blick Art Material’s Instagram post, I discovered Faber-Castell Watercolor Getatos and was immediately intrigued. I also happened to have a 20% off c[...]

Wedding Keepsake Gift idea

October 30, 2016

I recently completed a special project where I created a natural dye from the petals of a wedding bouquet to dye fabric for a table linen set. This unique wedding keepsake was a gift from the maid of honor for the bride. Having this ultra-unique keepsake displayed at home is a guaranteed way to bring […]

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My NEW Skillshare Class: Glass Painting

August 5, 2016
Glass Painting Class on Skillshare - enroll now! |

I am excited to announce that my first class on Skillshare is now open for enrollment! If you’re wondering what to do with those used wine bottles after the dinner party, then this class might be perfect for you! In this glass painting class, I’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to decorate …

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Fabric Paints

August 4, 2016
Fabric Paints give a faded design a new life |

I love working with fabric paints! They provide endless opportunities to transform your wardrobe and create one-of-a-kind wearable art. There are several brands available however the brand I work with most often is Jacquard Textile Paints. The medium consistency delivers intense color and leaves your fabric soft. Be careful not to dilute with …

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Painting Beachside in Naples, Florida

June 5, 2016
Silk Painting Corporate Event |

Last month, I had the pleasure of hosting a silk scarf painting workshop spouse activity for the Morgan Stanley Annual Chairman Conference at the Ritz Carleton Beach Resort in Naples, Florida! Painting beachside was truly a wonderful experience! If you haven’t been to Naples, FL, I suggest you plan a visit! The beaches along …

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Silk Painting Kit

May 29, 2016
Silk Painting Kit |

I’m excited to announce the launch of a new silk painting kit! In this kit, you’ll learn how to design a silk scarf using gold metallic outliner and silk paints. The color palette incorporates orange, midnight blue and black. The floral pattern is one of my exclusive designs. It’s fun, lively and …

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Silk Painting Tip: Using Metallic Outliners

April 9, 2016
Silk painted design with metallic outliner |

If you are looking to enhance your silk painting techniques, I suggest you try designing with metallic outliners. This is now my new preferred design technique! When I learned silk painting (many years ago!), I learned to create patterns and designs with traditional water based clear resist. Resist is a glue-like substance that blocks …

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Celebrate National Craft Month

March 2, 2016
Celebrate National Craft month with this penguin craft kit |

If you’re thinking of starting a new craft, this is the month to begin because March is National Craft Month! To help celebrate, I’ve launched a new DIY Penguin Craft Kit! What’s included: • 2 pieces of 5”x5” black felt • 2 pieces of 3” x 3” black felt • 2 pieces of 5”x5” peel […]

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The process to finding the perfect creative hobby

February 4, 2016
The process to finding the perfect creative hobby |

I encourage everyone to have a creative hobby – but the process of finding that perfect creative activity that suits your lifestyle and budget takes time and patience! If you don’t find it right away, don’t despair or give up – keep looking, keep experimenting and eventually you’ll find that one creative activity that …

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How to make a banner with Cricut Explore Air

November 22, 2015
DIY Burlap banner |

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Improved Methods for Organizing Craft Supplies

September 18, 2015
How to organize craft supplies |

Ensuring your craft supplies are kept in an orderly manner can not only make finding them easier, it can also create a more pleasing aesthetic for your crafting area. To this end, the accompanying infographic is brimming with great methods for effectively organizing your essential creative items, no matter what they may be. Many of […]

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