Tutorials

Inner Voice

This is a mixed media piece I did on a wooden artist panel I purchased at a dollar store. I used all Ranger Ink products on this piece as it was originally intended for their blog. Turns out Ranger no longer carries beeswax! lol Guess I have been hoarding that stuff for quite some time. Sorry Ranger. There are still plenty of other places I am sure you can purchase beeswax, like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby maybe; and there’s always online! Who doesn’t do the majority of their shopping online! Amazon!

Anyway. Go check out my YouTube channel and watch the tutorial for this mixed media piece, Inner Voice. Don’t forget to say hi and give me a thumbs up!

Mixed Media Girl on Canvas

YAY! I finally did it! I have been asked many times if I have a YouTube channel and always had to shyly say no. Well not anymore! I can’t believe I actually did it. It really isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. It’s just remembering to turn on the camera and make sure it’s focused (oops, sorry about that). The editing, well that was mostly just knowing who to go with. Then it’s playing and figuring it out. But it really isn’t that hard. Once you do one video, it gets easier, then you’re hooked! So have a look at my first video and tell me what you think!

Scribbly Fellas

In June we celebrate all the great fathers out there. My husband gets celebrated twice this month as his birthday is in June as well! So all that masculinity is going to carry over into my art journal for this tutorial. Frist the idea of doing a masculine spread made me nervous but then I started looking at my Dylusions paint colors and I was no longer worried. The colors I always gravitate to are the blues, the teals (Oh I need a big HEART inserted here) … love teal; and green. I am getting excited just thinking of these color choices.  I also got to play with some Dina Wakley products this month! Really! How lucky am I? Dyan Reaveley and Dina Wakley – I love those girls!!! Can you imagine sitting at a table with those two girls? What a laugh!

Anyway, I am getting off topic. Check out Ranger’s blog to see my tutorial.

Remarkable Woman

Women are strong and beautiful creatures and in May we thank the strongest women we know, our mothers. In this tutorial I am doing something feminine for Ranger. I love Dyan Reaveley’s pinks, reds and purples. Bubble gum pink is one of my favourite Dylusion paint colors.  For this tutorial I wanted to be more me though and I feel I was. I felt more connected to this tutorial than the first. The process came more naturally this time and I really enjoyed creating this layout. I hope you like it too.

Check it out here on the Ranger Blog.

Springtime Walk

In 2016 Ranger asked me to be a guest designer! To say I was shocked and flattered is an understatement. The fact that they just out of the blue asked me! ME! EEEEEEEKS! I was so excited! I already owned tons of Ranger products so that was not a problem. There’s a pressure though, being asked to do something versus just creating on the fly. I was so afraid of it not being good enough. I had to constantly remind myself that they asked me based on my work that they saw when I thought nobody was looking.

Ranger asked me to do three layouts, with Dyan Reaveley’s products being my main focus. Done! I cannot tell you how much I love everything Dyan. I use her paints, sprays, stamps, stencils and even her journal (and that’s not all). I just love how all her products work so well together. It just always looks so fun and vibrant!

The first tutorial was for Spring. I am not a theme person, I just usually create what I am in the mood for. So doing themes was a bit of a challenge, but I’m okay with being challenged. That’s how we grow, right? So while this first layout isn’t quite ‘me’ or my ‘norm’, it turned out pretty good. And I learned from the experience.

Click on this link to go to the Ranger website and see my first tutorial.