Category Archives: Tutorials

How-tos, ideas that work, collages, jourals, and more

Gallery

Tutorial: Marbling With Splash Inks

This gallery contains 16 photos.

Splash Inks are versatile fun in a bottle. I’m on the Yasutomo Design Team, and Splash Inks is one of the products I got to use. As soon as I found out you could marble paper with the inks, I … Continue reading

Gallery

Postcard to Yourself

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Art journaling has become rote: You paint several backgrounds first, then design and layer stencils, paint, collage, and words later.  Move on. There is charm in free-slapping paint and words. You can also be precise with color and words, like … Continue reading

Gallery

On My Workdesk . . .

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Note: Thanks for the 76 percent of readers who would read a newsletter. Another 11 percent said “It depends if I like it.”  So, it looks like I’ll be starting a newsletter soon. Stay tuned–I have to create a space … Continue reading

Gallery

Collage and Perspective

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Working on another letter-and-number collage, I made a few decisions. Just letters and numbers is tedious. More color is needed to keep the work visually interesting. So I added maps pieces for mountains. But something wasn’t right. The piece looked … Continue reading

Gallery

Designing a Poetry Class

This gallery contains 1 photos.

The research is done, and the poetry-writing class is taking shape. It’s going to be an online class, and it’s going to include information and exercises on traditional forms before we explore more free-form styles. As I was thinking of … Continue reading

Gallery

Stenciling Art Journal Pages

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Stencils have never really thrilled me; I’ve never believed I knew how to use them. While experimenting this weekend, I discovered what I’d missed–a simple, effective stencil technique that makes great art journal pages or, trimmed down and layered on … Continue reading

Gallery

Art Journaling Ideas

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Yes, I was supposed to finish my taxes, no I didn’t . Instead, I spent a lot of time in the studio, working on art journal pages. Splash Inks are really very interesting. There are just four of them: cyan, … Continue reading

Gallery

Quinn’s Ink Technique

This gallery contains 1 photos.

For the last four years or so, starting with Monsoon Papers, I’ve been working with ink, using it instead of paint. Then I developed this fun ink drop technique for backgrounds for found poetry or as part of a collage. … Continue reading

Gallery

Tutorial: Leaf Bookmark

This gallery contains 9 photos.

This is a simple, cute bookmark you can make by yourself or with a child or grandchild. I use a lot of bookmarks, because I read more than one book at the same time. These little leaf bookmarks can be … Continue reading

Gallery

Totally Different Valentine’s Card

This gallery contains 3 photos.

After making a mosaic Valentine’s Day card several years ago, and a Valentine Tree card with heart-shaped leaves, I decided to go in a completely different direction this year. With chocolates being out of the picture this year, I thought … Continue reading