Friday, 19 January 2018

Jewelry Tools - My 31 Art Studio Essentials

Thank you for joining me in my studio for the Art Studio Essentials Daily Series in January to kick start your creativity and to check out some supplies. Today I will be sharing some of my jewelry tools that I have in my supply.

Tools in the Studio

Go and have a rummage around and look at any tools that you may have neglected, and are crying out for you to use them alongside your art supplies that are hanging around.

 We all have those times where we feel less like creating and what I hope to show you is that we can look at our supplies in so many different ways there is something to fit any mood you may be in. 

I keep saying it but you need to find time to be creative and there are so many ways in which you can do so.

Check out the video below to see some of the tools I have in my stash, there are more that didn't make it out today but they are no longer forgotten.

What is your favorite tools in you stash, I would love to hear about them.

Thank you for the support! Now go out there and do some creating. Stay blessed and be a blessing.

Check out some of these Resources that have a range of tools, supplies, & tutorials that might interest you:

Dollar Tree

$1 Craft Supplies at Dollar Tree!

Stay blessed and be a blessing.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Painted Fabric - My 31 Art Studio Essentials

I am glad you could join me in my studio for the Art Studio Essentials Daily Series today, with the aim of kick starting your creativity and to look at your supplies in a new way.  

Yes we use our supplies but do you really USE them?  You will find that many supplies have a dual purpose and it is only when you spend time playing with them that you get to see their full potential.    

Today I will be playing about with my painted fabric, and showing you how I create them recycling and using the supplies in my studio, a great way to use those moments when you want to do something creative but have limited time.
Painted Fabric waiting to be taken on an adventure
What are you doing with those neglected art supplies hanging around waiting to be used? Are they buried in a draw gathering dust, and drying out?

I love recycling so have experimented with a variety of fabrics over the years 'courtesy of my son's old school uniform' and found that these fabrics work really well in a creative environment.

If you check out the video you will see some of the ways in which I have used them and what I will use them for. I hope it inspires you to look at your own fabrics in a different way and start to see where your creativity will take you.

Realityarts - Helping you to increase your creativity, and unlock your hidden talents

Check out some of these resources and free classes

Art Supplies

Acrylic Paint


Check out some free classes HERE

Craftsy Projects kits, supplies and videos - 
Check them out HERE

Thank you for the support!  Stay Blessed and be a Blessing!!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Essentials - Books

I love books always have and always will, despite my love for my Kindle, though as an artist I find there are some books that have to be felt, poured over and pages flipped.

I wanted to share a few with you and encourage you to use the great resource which they give you for ideas, inspiration, and will get you out of any slump that you may be in as you question your ''Why' as an artist.

Check out the video which goes into more details about each book and I do a mini flip through and tell you why I like these particular books.  I will at a later date be doing a video to review the books but you will get a good idea as to how these particular books can help you.

Also check out these places for more books some at a discounted price and ones that have some of my favorite magazines as well.

Check out these resources for discounted art books

Book Outlet

Book Outlet Best Seller in Bargain Books!

Dover Books

Dover Books


Creative Bug


Stampington Magazine

Stampington's Annual Back Issue Sale

I hope that you have been finding the sessions useful in the 31 Art Studio Essentials.  By going through the videos and your supplies you will be more than ready when the BADASS ART Journal Course comes up, and you will be well versed in your supplies, and additional ideas that you can use.

Stay blessed and be a blessing!!

Friday, 12 January 2018

Earlybird Sign up - BADASS Art Journal 2018 - STOP PRESS!!!

Just a reminder that if you wanted to get the early bird price for the course you have until end of play tomorrow Saturday 13th January 2018.  The course starts 5th February 2018.

You can get $10 off the course

sign up HERE

I am really looking forward to welcoming you on the course and I will be sharing tomorrow about the bonuses I will be giving away when you sign up using my link.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Essentials - Washi Tape

The Video

Washi Tape

Washi Tape comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns and varying costs, but it is well worth getting a few in you art practice.

You can use it in your art journal as a background layer and other art activities

and as a kickstart to a new page.  Check out the video at the top for additional ideas.

Art Resources to check out

Decorative Washi Tape

Mini 85 Washi Tape Set

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Essentials - Painters


The Video

I have been using Painters for a while now and they come in all shades, shapes and sizes.  They are single tipped and I mostly use them for writing or making marks on journal pages.

I think that they are great for marking any surface, but of course you need to test them out.  They are just right for my journal pages and will write on any medium placed on the page.

I would normally use them when I want to add additional marks on the page, and you can see below that playing around with your pens allows you to understand how you can utilize it to the full.

With one pen you are able to make a range of marks when you hold it at different angles.

This is another great activity for you to try when you want to just play and get to know your supplies.  Watch the video and have fun with what you have and see how you can use your supplies in a different way.

Art Resources

Check out some of these Art Resources

Monday, 8 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Essentials - Pro-Marker Pens

The Video

Pro-Marker Pens

My Promarker pen set has grown,  I started out with the small set either 6 or 12 and then added to them over the years.  This comes under my list of essentials as I use them when I want a change from using paint and other supplies.

You get a smooth finish when using them and they also come with a blender that you can use between colors.  The downside that I found is cosmetic, they didn't come with the colors on the lid, and I have had to make my own, or purchase the stickers.

They also came with these stands which I didn't find very convenient as they took up studio space so I created a pen holder for myself from recycled materials.

You can check out the holder that I created out of recycled materials, and also take a look at the resources below.

Check out how I created this Promarker Pen Holder from recycled materials HERE

Art Resources to Check out

Letraset Promarkers

Neon Markers

Sunday, 7 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Supplies - Inktense Pencils

The Video

I was never really a fan of Water Color pencils, and over the years explored other mediums.  One Christmas my sister got me a Derwent Inktense set of 12 and I thought I would give them a go.  I haven't looked back since and they are among the go-to supplies that I reach for especially when art journalling.

They are highly pigmented and vibrant and are a joy to work with.  These and the Inktense Blocks are amazing.  I definitely recommend that you give them a try.  You can also use them on fabric which for me was an additional bonus.

Check out the video and the resources that I have listed below, you will not be disappointed.!!!

Art Supply Resources to check out

Saturday, 6 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Essentials - Graphite Tint and Soluble Graphite

The Video

A couple of my absolute favorite supplies has to be my water-soluble graphite pencil and my charcoal pencils
that I use whenever I work in my art journals or creating a painting.

I also use, but not often enough the Derwent Graphite Tint water colors which come in some great colors and make a great addition to your supplies.  

In the video I share with you ways in which I use the supplies, and if you want a kick start you can spend time playing around with the colors and create a background page.

I have also listed some of the supplies that I mention in the blog for you to check out.

Artist Resources to check out (click on the images below)

Graphite watersoluble

Prang - Charcoal Pencils

Graphite Tint Water color pencils

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