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Creative Painting 2015

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OMG...where to start!  We left -9 temperatures (-25 with wind chill) to arrive in sunny Las Vegas photo 1 topping at 73 degrees.  That in itself was such a reprieve from the blustery cold Ohio winter.  I am always so amazed at how quickly one can acclimate to warmth.  I soon forgot about heavy winter coats, gloves, scarves, mittens...  It was so nice to just walk outside or ride with the windows down. [caption id="attachment_883" align="alignleft" width="169"]10978542_10155390071265045_8528951830959451818_n Laurie and me having fun at the Special...

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DecoArt Courage

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When DecoArt asks me to do a project for them, I always try to push my creativity in an unusual direction to provide a new look at traditional painting.  DecoArt's Media Line is intriguing because it is so different and versatile.  Matisse once said “Creativity takes courage”.  I titled this "Courage" as it seemed to sum it up as I stared at the blank journal.  I wanted to design something totally new and unique.  Learning new techniques and using new paints and mediums can be overwhelming, however, the results are so amazing that they are almost magical!  This project is...

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Postale Tissue Wrap...possibilities in a box!

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If you haven't played with the new Postale Tissue Wrap, you are missing out!  I am not sure what is is made of, however, the opaque tissue it is thin yet strong, it can be crinkled yet won't crease (this means if it gets crumpled, it won't be ruined), it can be torn straight or random pieces, it stores in a convenient box with a handy tear edge.  Each box contain a strip 12 inches wide by 15 feet long, so there is plenty for any project. 46_93181__26518.1416585851.1024.1024 [caption id="attachment_810" align="alignleft" width="342"]

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Time for Halloween Fun!

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I love to decorate, and Halloween offers so many fun opportunities.  Whether you are a painter or not, this project is so simple that even the kids can join in for the creativity!  Be sure to watch the FREE video, click on the link below. All you  need is a surface, Modeling Paste, palette knife, a few brushes, stencil (optional) and stone colored shades of paint.  I used a paper mache tombstone, which is inexpensive and nicely shaped.  Another option would be to cut a tombstone shape out of cardboard, wood or...

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New Tool Alert...

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[caption id="attachment_777" align="alignleft" width="140"]03-11000 Angled Stylus[/caption] I love to find new tools that make my painting life easier.  I am excited to introduce you to the Angled Stylus! Just as the name indicates, the tip is at an angle.  It is ergonomically designed to make holding it comfortable and easy to use.  With the traditional straight stylus, a crooked neck helps when directing the stylus to a perpendicular position to ensure round dots!  With the Angle Stylus, the visibility is awesome, control is perfect, easy on the wrist and neck!  Because you don't have...

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