Hello, Hello, Hello!!!
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! I've been busy with various things like doctor appointments, yuk! But today I was able to enjoy some crafty time. To be real honest, I thought I was going to be busy helping Mike with placing orders and details with the store. Boy I was wrong, he has jumped right in and learned how to get it all done. And it's been busy, he's had customers wanting specific items, wanting to pre-order so they have their items reserved, but he's got it all organized. My job tomorrow is to make him some file folders with tabs he has marked down for me. I think I can handle it! On a very serious note - I couldn't be more proud of him.
So you can see below what I did with my crafty time! Mike has ordered the full line of Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints, the gesso, and gel medium for the store. He also ordered her paint brush sets, pallet knives, and the Scribbly Bird Stamp sets (however there are only 2 of them). I decided to give all these fun goodies a try. I had never used them before. OMGoodness, let me just tell you how easy they all work together. Those paint brushes and that wonderfully creamy paint make mixed media a breeze. I did not struggle at all with this mixed media card, in fact I made the video a tutorial! I had loads of fun. The video is uploading (for those of you who read this soon after it's posted), and it is, as a I mentioned a tutorial. I speak a lot about shading, highlighting, and adding shadows. I also talk about letting the brushes do the work and to "over work" your painting. I hope you enjoy it! And, keep in mind, the majority of the items I used Mike has ordered for his store: www.etsy.com/shop/tupelodesignsllc