Hello and welcome back to a bonus video of filling up my train case. In this video I’m pretending like I am going to a fun artsy crafty weekend and taking my magical suitcase with me. I have filled it up with paints, pens, stickers and ephemera. So let’s go and I’ll show you what I’m taking with me.
Monthly Archives: July 2020
We did it! We have made our Train Case all your own. In this video I show you how I make final touches and plan to seal the artwork on my magical traincase. As I mention in the video, plan to continue to add bits of artwork so I won’t be sealing the “body” of the train case just yet. Also, I plan on coming back and adding one last video to this series to show you how I plan to fill it up with all my on the go Art Supplies! Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure. I hope you had fun! See you soon!
Ready for some fun??? I lost track of time while working on the inside because it was so FUN!!!!! In this video, I’m all about making the inside of my whimsical magic train case..just that..WHIMSICAL AND MAGIC! I want to open it up and be inspired to create and SMILE! Keep in mind that this can be an ongoing project and doesn’t have to be completed 100%. It can be added to and changed. I hope you are inspired and have fun creating your special inside.
Welcome Back! Sorry for the delay in posting this video. I had a few issues! Today we are back to start all the fun and whimsical details to your design. In this video I’m all the details and layers to the existing design. I also am adding some of my favorite quotes to my magical suitcase! I hope you are having as much fun as I am! Tomorrow we start working on the inside!
Hello! Today we are back to start adding our design and the first layer of paint. In this video you will see me painting on the sketched designs. This is adding the first layer of design. In tomorrow’s video we will be adding additional color and dimension to your design. I really am having fun just painting on camera and showing you my steps. I hope it is helpful and inspiring! So excited that you have joined in on the fun!
Welcome Back to the Paint Your Train Case Series! In this video it’s preparing your traincase to be painted. We are adding gesso, your first coat of background paint and sketching out that you plan to paint on your train case. This video will also take you through the first steps in painting your train case. The plan is to have a completed traincase all your own by the end of the week! So excited that you have joined in on the fun!
Hello and welcome to the New Video Series~ Creating a Whimsical Train Case. If you do not have a train case, you can use a paper mache box as well! I wanted to give a suggested supply list. This is another project that you can use up your stash as well.
- Acrylic paint~ choose your colors
- Paintbrushes~ several sizes, large for covering big surfaces and thinner for finer details
- Pencil for sketching
- Black pen for outlining (Micron Archival Ink)
- Sealant: Liquidix Matte Medium or Collage Pauge
- Paper~ hymnal pages, one sided cardstock, napkins, tissue paper, book pages, diecuts, ephemera
- ribbon, lace, pom pom trim, material
- Glue for Trim (Fabri-fix)
The plan is to add paint and designs to the outside and beautify the inside with papers and trims. Here is a quick intro video:
I’ve been given the opportunity to try out and use the Chalkola Chalk Markers and host a GIVEAWAY! I have to say I pretty much LOVE the markers! The company sent me a set of 30 markers along with a mini chalkboard. If you followed the Summer Nostalgic Series I used it to introduce each of the videos. I have also used them quite frequently on my large dining room chalkboard. Here is a short video showing you how fabulous they are:
Here is the writing I created for the 4th of July large chalkboard we have in our dining room.
Now for the best surprise! Chalkola has offered a GIVEAWAY for a set of their 30 Chalk Markers. (Please note the giveaway is available to US, UK and Canada entrants only) *if winner selected in Canada, only a 21 marker set is available and the UK would win the mini chalkboard stand. Here is how to win:
1. Subscribe to Chalkola https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC73SQh4Ry2JZ-gw46e3DzZA
2. Like this video!
That’s it! Winner selected next Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 6:00pm CST.
Also, Chalkola has offered a 10% discount . The 10% discount on their website http://chalkola.com/ use code: REBECCAH10
If you are purchasing on their Amazon Store, you can use the discount code: CHALKOLA10
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary~ Pablo Picasso
Hello and welcome to July’s Creative Hoots Newsletter! This month has just flown by, and has had some unexpected moments and twists and turns. I am working on keeping a positive attitude and working on ways to add delight, happiness and color to my world! Also, let me introduce you to the star of the upcoming July CWR stationery/ planner/ journal kit! Miss. Smarty Pants!! She is so excited to be part of the next kit… I’ll give you a hint…SCHOOL SUPPLIES!!!
Let’s talk journals vs. diaries. I have always thought the two were the same, but they are actually two different explanations for both. The description I found is a a diary is used to record daily activities and document events that happened. A journal is more of a personal documentation that contains feelings, emotions, problems and used to examine your life. Overall keeping a journal or diary is a permanent personal record and should be respected. I fill my journal with quotes, drawings, memorabilia, ephemera, photos… this to me is called creative junk journaling!
Brazos and I have started a new project, The Dream Cottage. I say NEW, but in reality she has actually had the “The Dream House” dollhouse for several years. We have finally decided to “get it completed”, although I really see this as an ever changing project. It was in need of a paint job. Now to start on the floors, windows, lighting, etc. We are transforming the little sunroom off the kitchen into the “Sparkly Dream Room” Oh yes imagination is ready to soar!
Speaking of Imagination…. I recently signed up for an ecourse with Mindy Lacefield. “Mystic Unicorn School” embracing my innerchild in a land of make believe and having creative fun with rainbows, unicorns and GLITTER!!! I painted and put together a junk journal using a personal size ring planner. So FUN!!
Upcoming this month, Crafty Destinations and Kelly Bangs Creative are hosting another FUN virtual class for Decorating your bulletin board! I will be teaching a workshop on adding a little something sparkly to your bulletin board! Class Is July 23-25, 2020 so there is still time to register.
There was sadness this past month. Mr Fluffers aka Sonny Bunny, our orange super fluffy kitty past away. He was with us for 10 years. We had this Sun tat I painted a bright yellow and drew a little orange cat to shine on him. He was so personable, and is missed so much!
Summer Days are upon us, today the heat index is going to be 106 degrees here in Central Texas…WAH! BUT as someone that always tries to look on the BRIGHT side I created a fun little art doodle page of all the things I love about summer days! I wanted you to enjoy it to, so I created a printable sheet. These would be fun to add to create with!
Just another reminder, the DIY painting video will be coming up this month! Keep an eye out on social media to the announcement! Thanks for stopping by!