Painting Archive

How to Embellish a Canvas Tote Bag

I don’t pay a lot of attention to Klout, the website that gives people scores based on their influence (as of this writing I’m at 63, though I don’t really know what that means).

Spray-Painted Decoration for Spring and Summer

It can be hard to know how to decorate for spring once Easter has come and gone. You don’t want to bust out the red, white and blue right away, but how can you

Found Object Print Making with Kids

Sometimes it pays to have a really messy playroom. Recently the girl asked me to paint with her, which she doesn’t often do. She’s usually content to create by herself, which I love, but

DIY Dragon Egg Tutorial

The girl has lately become really interested in dragons. We picked up the book Dragonology rather at random at the library. It’s written like an early 20th century guide book to dragons, and it’s

Make Word Art with Scrapbook Paper and Paint

Every year for the past few years I have picked a word that’s supposed to help guide me thinking and focus through the year. Simplify has proved to be harder than I thought (ha!)

Turn an Old Board Book into a Kid’s Art Journal #junkplay

I’m participating in the 60 Day Junk Play Challenge, in which a bunch of bloggers from all over the world are sharing their ideas for using old stuff in new ways. You can learn

What is Gesso and How to Make Your Own Gesso

As I have been doing more painting and mixed media type projects, I have found myself delving into art supplies I didn’t know much about before. One of my most-needed supplies right now is