On a recent road trip to New Mexico, I looked up local mom ‘n’ pop paper crafting stores in Santa Fe, and Guadalupe Fun Rubber Stamps came up. Stores like these are real gems. Super creative, and inspiring and since they are so small and on a tight budget you often get to meet the… Read More Gem Zentangle
My newest class is up on Skillshare! This time I share ideas and a couple of techniques you can try to make jewelry and other accessories using Shrinky Dink material. It’s fun, quick class suitable for all ages. Also if you have never used Skillshare, when you check out my class you can get… Read More Let’s Make Shrinky Dink Jewelry!
I find it much easier to work on a piece of paper that is not white. Something about the pristine witness keeps me from putting any marks on it. So what I usually do is cover an entire sheet of paper with watercolors. A wet on wet: spray the piece of paper with water, then… Read More Watercolor and zentangle
It has been some time since I’ve made any jewelry. I tend to go in cycles. I sew. I needlefelt. Then I switch to paper. I stamp. I collage. Then I take the paper to the sewing machine. I take some paint. I give it a try. I put it away. Here are a couple… Read More Zentangle inspired soldered necklace
From time to time I try to give watercolor a try. And although the results are nothing spectacular for now, each time I do a little better. Last week I got as far as making circles about 1″ wide. They stared at me, I stared back, lost about what to do next. And I decided… Read More Watercolor and zentangle
I practice small 1″ zentangles. I draw, color, then I tuck the tiny square between two pieces of glass. I add some lace on the back of the paper, to add an extra touch. I copper tape it, burnish, then solder. I noticed today that my choice of colors, it’s a little bit Dr. Seuss.
Sometime when you have too many ideas in your head, the hard part is to sort them all out, put together what fits, and hopefully remember what didn’t fit to use it in future projects. I knew that my zentangle designs transferred onto shrinky dinks had a place to somehow be mixed with embroidery and… Read More Poppy fields and the desert in bloom
There is one thing that I wished I was better at, and that’s drawing. I admire the drawings of my four year old daughter, and her freedom when she picks up a pen and a blank paper and without hesitation she covers it in no time with figures, shapes, hearts. But I can’t do that. … Read More Zen-shrinkies