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Friday Craft, Art Journal 12

This spread is inspired by the work of Mimi Bondi, she posts tutorials on the YouTube. Her style is very intuitive, just begin with a basic technique and see where the page takes you.


She recommends using a limited palette. Start by spreading paint on your pages with your fingers. Let the first layer dry and spread some more paint. Once you’re happy with the background, move on to stencils or stamps. Then perhaps doodle, or add some text, or more paint. Repeat until you’re happy with the result.


Ep 1   |   Ep 2   |   Ep 3   |   Ep 4   |   Ep 5   |   Ep 6   |   Ep 7   |   Ep 8   |   Ep 9   |   Ep 10   |   Episode 11

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Friday Craft, Too Hot to Stamp

My craft cave gets all the late afternoon sun, and when it’s hot outside, it’s super hot in the craft cave. So I’ve taken my show on the road, to the backyard.


I’ve got my Zig watercolor markers and some pre-stamped Lawn Fawn cuteness. I’m teaching myself how to use these markers for shading, because I do not want to spend the money on Copics but I want to have the same fun and result as Copics.


As you can see it’s a learning process. I love how the little muchroom house turned out, and the gnome, but the fox’s coloring is not the greatest. I’m also learning to make do with the limited color palette I already have, instead of running out to buy another marker I’ve been trying to blend for the colors I want. The flesh tone on my gnome is a mixture of pink and yellow, the fox is light brown and carmine red.

Much more learning to come evidently.

What are you learning about this summer?



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