Category Archives: Tutorials

Paint with Me~ Halloween Junk Journal Cover

Hello! A continuation from my last video, I am painting the cover of my Halloween Junk Journal! I am currently taking a class by Mindy Lacefield called Happy Haunts. So fun to create something different then what I typically paint. This is a beginning to end video of me painting the cover to a personal size planner. I am using it as a Halloween Junk Journal! So grab your coffee/ tea and paintbrushes and let’s create!

Halloween Junk Journal set up

Hello and Welcome back to my Channel! In this video I am putting together a Halloween Themed Junk journal. I have gathered papers and fun ephemera and will be filling it up with all things cute and spooky. I am taking a Happy Haunts class by Mindy Lacefield so I plan on filling my journal with the artwork I create in her class! Come along and let’s get spooky!!! I am using a personal size ring bound binder to fill up with all the things!

Halloween Junk Journal Video

Nostalgic School Day’s Memory Video One~ School Supplies

Hello and welcome to the first video in the documenting Nostalgic School Days Memories. In today video we are talking about school supplies. Did you have a favorite school supplies? Was there something you loved or disliked about school supplies? Do you have a story that involves school supplies? We are also decorating out school pencil boxes! Have fun!

Paint your Train Case~ Let’s fill it up~Video 7

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.

Paint your Train Case~ Final Touches~Video 6

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!

Paint your Train Case~ Decorating the Inside~ Video 5

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.

Paint your Train Case~ Painting the Whimsical Details~ Video 4

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!

Paint your Train Case~ Paint your Design First Layer~ Video 3

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!

Paint your Train Case~ Let’s Get Started~ Video 2

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!

Intro~Paint your Train Case Video Series-Supply List

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
  • Gesso
  • 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:

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