Monday, March 30, 2020

Mixed Media Art Journaling - Day 3 with Design tips

Why use watercolor pencils with a stencil vs. the usual ink / foam applicator??? Who uses watercolor pencils these days?? Not me. But I still had a couple so when Marta (Maremi Small Art) challenged us to use them I decided to give it a try. That's what challenges are all about, right? I was shocked at how much I loved using them on this project and it may make you want to dust yours off too!

Check out my process video with design tips here :

Thanks for tuning in again!
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More of my spin on Marta's #meARTime video series. Process video's featuring my 3x5 art cards. Inspired by of Marta's #meARTime series. Paper Embellishments : Faith Collection - The Reset Girl
Paint splash stamp : So Splattered - Red Rubber Designs - Etsy

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Mixed Media Art Journaling - meARTime Day 2

Hello friends! I hope you are all doing well. I'm back today with another art journal layout inspired by the talented Marta's (Maremi Small Art) Day 2 challenge from her #meARTime series.
In her second video Marta challenges us to use an image from a magazine as the focal point.

This was soooo much fun! I have a process video for you if you are interested in how I completed the project. You can check it out HERE :

I'm working again in my new 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Arteza art journal. LOVE and will definitely by checking out larger sizes. I love that it's bound, however I do not see my self using every page as it will become very bulky.

In this video I will be using a Tombow marker as a watercolor, spray inks, watercolor crayon, gesso, stencil, Sketch and Wash pencil to add some shadowing. I love how I created the background of this one!

Hope you take a minute to tune in. Production skills a little better this video. I learned to add music and slide word titles. Still need better lighting but it will come.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Mixed Media Art Journaling : #meARTime - Day 1

Hello friends.  I have had a long break and now I'm back with some art journaling inspiration for you.  So where have I been?  Working full-time, taking care of elderly mom, cycling, and the best all, I'm a grandma now!!  Oh how your priorities change when you look at those sweet little faces.  Unfortunately they live in Dallas and I'm in Houston.  But we get together as much as we can.  You can call me GiGi, if you like 😂

I am video taping my creative process.  I started a new YouTube Channel also called Paperlicious Designs.  What got me started again? .... I've been doing different art projects along the way.  But my daughters both enjoy crafting and both live out of town, so I decided I would start purging art supplies and send them kits, with challenges to create 3x5 art cards we could swap!
My family encouraged me to start sharing agian, so here I am.  

Today's project was inspired by a mixed media artist over on YouTube .... Marta @ Maremi Small Art.  Her website is HERE. She is posting video's for a new series ... #meARTime.  She started this to encourage and inspire those of us who are homebound due to the current health crisis.  Today's project and process video are inspired by Marta's first video-  Day 1 in the #meARTime Series.

I'm new at video taping my process and the editing process in not easy for me, but I'm learning.
The first video is about 30 min long. I would love to here what you think.

Thanks for the inspiration Marta!

Supplies :
Tissue Paper - green polka dots / pink stripe - unknown, collage style - Tim Holtz
Book paper
Digital image : music - unknown
Washi tape -  unknown
Circle template
Oil Pastels - Crayola
Butterfly stamps - Hero Arts
Butterfly sentiment - The Angel Company
Matte Medium

Blog Challenges : 

Crafty Creations (monthly) - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times (monthly) - Anything but a card
Creative Inspirations  (montly) - Pretty Pastels
Inspired By (thursday) - Hello Spring
Allsorts (Saturday) - Animals (butterflies ok)
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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hello friends. I recently discovered that an artist named Janice Shehan at is selling a template I designed.  You can check out my post for inspiration using my FREE TEACUP TEMPLATE below.  The template can be downloaded for free in that post or on my side bar.  My template had already been reposted all over Pinterest.  Please do not support this behavior and help me spread the word if you run across it. You can help me by RE-pinning my images from my "Teacup template FREE" or my "FREE Teacup Card Template " boards.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Valentine Cards Day #2

Hello friends.  I'm back today with a couple more Valentine cards. These cards also feature Tami Mayberry's "Simple Hearts" by Gina K. Designs.  These images make it easy to create some quick, clean & simple cards.

Gina K. Designs "Simple Hearts" by Tami Mayberry

Tools :
punch's : "Heart" Martha Stewart
"Scroll" Pattern Large Edger Punch EKSuccess
embossing folders : "Swiss Dots" Provo Craft Cuttlebug
dies : Spellbinders "Classic Scalloped Circles"

Thanks for stopping by!

You can check out all my Valentine Projects HERE.

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