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Video: How to Create a Beautiful Floral Portrait Using Hand Carved Stamps    Friday, September 13, 2019

(Click the picture above to go straight to the video tutorial)

Hello creative lovelies!
Just a short post to let you know I have (finally!) finished editing this new video tutorial, 'How to create a floral portrait using hand carved stamps'!

Art Journal Time - How I Use Hand Carved Stamps in my Art Journal - Part One - 'Thoughtful Girl'. By Miraculous Mosquito.    Thursday, September 5, 2019

It's Art Journal Time! Have you shown your Art Journal some love today? I want to show you how I used one of my hand carved stamps to create an interesting page in my art journal, with this collection of 'thoughtful girls'.  Here is a closeup of one of the girls I created.  Scroll down a little further and you will see the whole page.

Art Journal Time - Strange Portraits!    Thursday, September 5, 2019

Art journal time is a special time for me.  I don't like to rush it.  Sometimes I will spend a long time just deciding where something will go or what colour I want to use.  I turn the pages slowly, arrange cut out drawings in different ways, or sometimes I like to add details and embellish.  I enjoy every minute of it.  If someone was watching me do this, it would probably drive them bananas. 

Really Really Detailed Printable Colouring Pages! All In One Convenient Place.    Friday, August 23, 2019

I know some people who colour, love to tackle REALLY detailed colouring pages! I have compiled all of my most challenging printable colouring pages in one blog post to make it easy for you to choose your favourites.  I can't wait to see how you decide to colour my drawings!  Post them on Facebook or Instagram and tag me in the post so I can see your masterpieces.  Let me know in the comments below which one you chose and what you liked about it,

Oh...and if you are looking for more simple and easy designs, I have plenty of those too!

To go to each listing, just click on the picture and it will take you right there.

Creative Ways With Decorative Paper - FREE PRINTABLE INSIDE!    Friday, August 23, 2019

There are so many ways to make decorative paper, and then of course it can be used in countless creative projects....card making, Scrapbooking, mixed media pages in art journals, wrapping paper, covering hand made books, the list goes on. I like  to be able to personalise the design on my papers, change the colours, and give them that lovely handmade look.  I try to avoid using ready made papers, because then my work starts to look like everyone else's! Here are some suggestions about different ways to make and use decorative paper.



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Art Journal Time - Autumn Inspiration    Sunday, August 18, 2019

I spent a large part of my life in Queensland, Australia, a hot and humid place, where we didn't really experience Autumn like people do in other parts of the world. When I returned to my birthplace in Wellington, New Zealand as an adult, it was very special to see the autumn leaves and colors.  Better still, I have been in South Korea for four years, where the seasons are even more defined and spectacular.  Nature has always been a big influence on my artwork, but looking through my art journals, it occurred to me that autumn was one of the seasons that seems to have influenced me the most. 

Art Journal Time - One Block Print Many Ways (Part One)    Saturday, August 10, 2019

My art journal is for experimenting and having fun, not for creating 'perfect' works of art.  In my art journal I have the freedom to play with different materials, try out and practice new techniques, and make many mistakes.  Some of my mistakes have turned into my best ideas! I use a mixture of cheap and expensive materials, and whatever I have on hand.
Sometimes I take an image that appeals to me, and I repeat it many times in different ways, to see which looks the best.  A great technique which lends itself perfectly to this is printmaking, because you can make a print of one image over and over again.  Then you can go crazy and have fun adding colour and details to your heart's content.  The image above is an example from my art journal, with the same portait used many times.

Today I am going to take you through the process I used to create the first example, which you can see below.  I will post the other pages soon, as well as some more detailed information about block printing, so if you are interested, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so I can tell you when I post them.

Big Printables Sale!    Thursday, August 1, 2019

I'm going crazy and giving 50% off absolutely ALL of the printables in my shop, but only to the 100 people who get there first!! Now's your chance! It's really easy, but you have to hurry! Click the image above, choose your printables, and then type in the coupon code PRINT50 at the checkout!

'Beautiful Autumn' Sale in my Shop!    Sunday, October 21, 2018

Autumn is in full swing here in Korea, and the weather and trees are so beautiful...So I'm celebrating with a 10% discount off EVERYTHING in my online shop until the 28th of October, 2018.  Hope to see you there soon!
Minimum purchase is $10 to receive the discount.


Art Journal With Me! - Autumn is coming in Korea.    Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time for a little art Journaling!  Today I was feeling a little autumn inspired as the days are getting cooler. 

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