Art Has No Rules


Click/Tap image above to watch the time lapse video on how I made this 5×7 Mixed Media Canvas.

What You Need:

  • Brea Reese
    • Texture Paste – matte metallic – mars black
    • Modeling Paste – Glossy Dimension – silver
    • Glitter Ink – medium magenta, violet, lake blue & ocean green
    • Heavy Body Acrylic –  Unbleached Titanium
    • Heavy Body Acrylic –  Paint Writer – mars black
    • Texture Sand
    • Water brush
  • Watercolor Canvas –  5×7
  • Art-C – wooden letter embellishments
  • white gesso
  • Stencil
  • Palette Knife
  • Liquid glue
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Washi Tape


  1. Use washi tape to adhere the stencil to the watercolor canvas
  2. Use palette knife to spread mars black texture paste over the stencil
  3. Remove washi tape and lift stencil. Allow to dry overnight. Clean stencil asap.
  4. Make lines of glitter ink across the top of the canvas. I used four colors and allowed them to mix. You can use as few or as many as you want.
  5. Tilt canvas forward (have your work surface covered) and spray with water and watch the magic happen
  6. Allow to dry or use a heat gun (because I’m impatient)
  7. Rub with gesso randomly over the canvas and allow to dry
  8. Draw random designs with your paint writer. I drew circles and lines.
  9. Sprinkle texture sand over the canvas. It will stick to the gesso and paint writer.
  10. Use your finger to apply silver modeling paste to the wooden letters. Allow to dry.
  11. Use your finger to apply unbleached titanium white heavy bodied acrylic to the wooden letters randomly.
  12. Glue wooden letters to canvas

And you’re done!

I had so much fun making this quick and easy mixed media piece. Its perfect for your craft room or giving as a gift to another creative friend!


stephanie 🐙


Listen to Your Art

Technique: Wet on Wet Watercolor

This week I bring you another lil black and white with a pop of color journal page featuring Vera Lane Studio digistamps and Brea Reese Glitter Inks & Texture Paste.

These are the Brea Reese products I used to create the pop of color and texture on my art journal page.

 Click the image below to see the video of my process. 

Click me to watch the YouTube video:)

You can find Brea Reese products at your local Hobby Lobby in the art section or by contacting them at

Brea Reese products used:

  • Glitter ink- medium magenta 
  • Glitter ink- lake blue
  • Glitter ink- cadmium yellow 
  • Texture paste- Matte metallic black

I honestly can’t believe how highly pigmented the inks are. I mean for less than $5 per color it’s amazing! You will see in my video above you don’t need much product at all! As for the texture paste, it’s a wonderful way to add a bit of dimension & color to your mixed media projects. Oh and let’s not forget… sparkle too! I used my finger to rub accents of the texture paste near the quote and at the bottom of the page.

There will be a lot more Brea Reese products in my future projects! I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been working on!

Quick overview of my wet on wet watercolor process includes:

  1. Adding water to my journal page. 
  2. Adding Brea Reese glitter inks to the area where there only water. The inks won’t travel outside the area with water. It’s amazing watching the colors move and blend together! (Go watch the video!)
  3. Using a heat gun to speed the drying process because I’m impatient 😁

The beautiful digistamp and sentiment, Le Petite Artiste, I used this week is from the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store. Just click the image below to get yours!

Click me!
I colored her only with Caran d’Ache Neocolors ii in black. I just colored a bit on my nonstick surface with the black water soluble crayon. I added a little bit a water from my waterbrush and just used varying shades of black and gray to color the tiny artist. 

We have a themed ATC swap each month over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. This month the theme is Black & White with a Pop of Color and I’m the host! You still have time to join in the fun! The swap concludes at the end of the month.

Click the image below to join us in the fun over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group.

Join me on Vera Lane!

Hope you enjoyed my post! 

stephanie 🐙


Brea Reese

Vera Lane Studio

I’m an ODDBALL!!

I’m so excited to share that I am now part of the Oddball Art Stamps Design Team! Lizzy Love is the creator of the creepy cute digistamps. You can see all her digistamps and other items by clicking the image below.

The May 2017 challenge is going on now. You will have a chance to win three Oddball Art Co. digistamps!! Rules are easy! Details below.

My first project I made for the Oddball Art Stamps design team I used Brea Reese glitter ink in crimson to paint the red areas of image 120 Ellie the Elf. The black and other colors are Neocolors ii. Click the image below to purchase the digistamp I used.

Come join in the fun over at the Oddball Facebook group.

I’m so excited to be part of the Oddball Art Stamps Design Team and so much more to come!

stephanie 🐙

Black & White ColorPOP

This week over in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group it is Black & White with a pop of color. In the beginning this was a very challenging theme and then after making a few I absolutely love it! Most of the black and white pieces have only been painted/colored with Neocolor ii water soluble crayons in black. The backgrounds were mostly various watercolor paints or inks. 

I made a quick video and posted on my YouTube channel. Click image below and be magically transported there🦄

I am also hosting the ATC swap with the same theme. Below are the two ATCs I made for the swap. If you’re reading this you should come join the group!

 Click on thumbnails below to be taken to the VLS Etsy store to get the digistamps I used in my creations.

Hope you enjoyed my post this week.

stephanie 🐙

Magical Creatures on Vera Lane

This week over at Vera Lane Studio there has been a sighting of some magical creatures! 

Janet released an awesome set featuring a Pegasus and unicorn!!

The art journal pages above I created a drippy Watercolor background with Tim Holtz distress oxides and Lindy’s Magicals. Click the images below to get the sets I used above.

The ATC above I put together in photoshop by layering the unicorn over the rainbow before printing. Neocolors ii were used to make this baby bright and beautiful!

I also made a mini pocket letter with the new releases! I created an image that was 5 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall. Colored it with my Neocolors ii and then cut the image in half. Perfect 2.5 x 3.5 ATC size! Added a little unicorn ribbon on the side and a few glittery hearts to complete the mini masterpiece. Just add goodies to the back of the pockets and send to your pal! 

Hope you enjoyed the post today…

stephanie 🐙

iYoga and Cuteness!

One of my projects for this week I made a divider for my mini Happy Planner featuring digistamps from the iYoga set from Vera Lane Studio. 

Above you can see the progression of this simple project that took a little less than two hours to complete. I used Neocolors ii to color her and the flower. The background was made using distress oxides and a stencil. I do apologize for not taking more pics but I was coloring and painting and just forgot.

She is available by request only from the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store. Just click image above.

I made a few more projects with the iYoga set. A couple of ATCs. The top one is a sneak peek for a project coming up next week over on the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group. You should come join the fun! 

I also made a card with The Cutest Little Girl digistamp set.

She’s just a lil ATC I painted and added to a premade card and inked the edges with distress oxides. She is available by request from Vera Lane Studio.

Hope you enjoyed my post today!

stephanie 🐙

Tall Town!

This week over at Vera Lane Studio Tall Town digistamps were released! The photo above is a page in my Dylusions art journal. I used Tim Holtz distress oxides for the background. The Tall Town digistamps were colored with Caran d’Ache Neocolor II water soluble crayons. The City Girl was colored with Koi Watercolor Brush Pens. I also added a few highlights with my white Posca paint pen.

I also made a tag bookmark with the Coffee House from Tall Town. I again use Tim Holtz distress oxides to create the background. Little Ruby (from the Ruby and Romeo set. Not currently in the store but can be purchased by request only from Vera Lane Studio) is painted with Tim Holtz distress markers. 

Click on images below to visit Vera Lane Studio on Etsy to purchase the digistamps I used in my art journal.

Hope you enjoyed my lil post today! Don’t forget to tag me in what you create as well!

stephanie 🐙