I am very happy to see my painted dresser in the 2015 spring edition of Bella Crafts Quarterly magazine! This is the first of many projects I will have published this year for different companies, and I’m ecstatic! Click HERE to view this issue Beautiful Chalky Finish Dresser This is what the top of … Continue reading My Painted Dresser Project is in Bella Crafts Quarterly Spring 2015
I picked up a few of these wonderful wood plaques from the dollar store. I mixed up resin for another project and didn’t need all of it, so I immediately grabbed this wood canvas and mixed the resin with pigments. In some areas I poured it thicker. I poured it directly onto the wood and … Continue reading Painting with Resin – Quickie Canvas!
On Saturday I held a Powertex workshop in Cambridge at Karen Ellis’ wonderful The Art House Studio. It was a 6 hour class and it really flew by. All the students created lovely seated figures and look forward ( or at least that is what they told ME) to returning in May when I will … Continue reading Powertex Workshop – Creating Seated Figures
On the Ann Butler Designs blog today you will find my post on a fun mixed media canvas using Ann’s EZ-De’s Alphabet stamps. A lot of techniques went into this piece: masking, stenciling, distress, texture paste, stamping.I was really impressed with the Deco Art modelling paste. It tints well, was very easy to work with … Continue reading Ann Butler Design Mixed Media Canvas
The CHA Designers Retreat June 2014 was amazing! Do you remember how excited I was following last year’s retreat? Well, I will be honest and say that as much as I was looking forward to this year’s event I was a tiny bit apprehensive: would it meet my expectations; will it be disappointing in relation to … Continue reading CHA Designers Retreat June 2014
Let me introduce you to Powertex! Please check out my guest post on Bella Crafts Quarterly to read about my very first sculpture, Rebecca! Rebecca – my first sculpture made with Powertex. http://bellacraftsquarterly.com/creating-with-powertex I am a certified Powertex designer and instructor — soon to be based in the Niagara region in Ontario, Canada. Continue reading Bella Crafts Quarterly Guest Blog – Powertex
Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint Program is a wonderful new product line from DecoArt and was chosen one of the Craft & Hobby Association‘s (CHA) Top 20 products of the year at the annual CHA Mega Show held this week in Anaheim, California. I have been hearing about this paint and cannot wait to get … Continue reading Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint