Creating zentangle inspired patterns is not only relaxing and rewarding; it is lovely. On Monday, May 24th, at noon MST, we will create realistic-looking polished gems and doodle around them to create a beautiful jewel-like design using colored pencils and pens!
Cut a piece of card stock about 3" or 4" square or have a blank page in your art journal. Get ready to have some relaxing, creative fun this coming Monday!
We are going to travel to a faraway galaxy for our next Mixed-Media event! On Monday, March 29th, at 11 am MST, we will be painting beautiful starry images using just a few supplies you may already have.
Watercolors: Liquid, tube, or pan in an assortment of blues, yellow, black, and magenta
White ink or white ink pen
One large round watercolor brush and one small round watercolor brush
Masking tape or washi tape
Old toothbrush (for spattering)
Hair dryer or heat gun
See you Monday, 3/29 at 11 am MST!
Spring is finally here, and it’s such a refreshing time! The warm sunshine feels lovely on our skin and melts away the winter blues. Trees are blossoming, and flowers are blooming.
In celebration of spring and new beginnings, we’re painting watercolor flower doodles for our live class on Monday, March 22, at 11 am MST.
To follow along during the live class, you will need a watercolor paper sheet about 5 x7 inches, watercolors, a fine-tipped pen, a round watercolor brush, and a pencil.
Register for Mixed Media Mondays!
Mixed Media Monday is for those wishing to try creative projects, and techniques using a minimum of materials in a fun virtual setting. You only need to register once for all of the sessions, so join us every Monday! Click here to register.
I fondly remember playing in the green clover lawns sprinkled with white flowers in our yard as a Southern California child. Bees would pick up the pollen from the white flowers, which was our only sign of spring since the weather was pretty much the same all year round. I would always scan the lush, green ground cover for the elusive four-leaf clover, and one day, I found one!
Some traditions say that the three leaves of the clover represent faith, hope, and love. The fourth, of course, is for luck.
We will be painting and doodling watercolor four-leaf clovers for next Monday's mixed-media event!
You will need a sheet of watercolor paper, a pencil, green watercolor, a brush, a black fine-tipped pen, some white ink, or a white pen.
See You Monday, 3/15 at 11 am MST!
Be sure to register for this relaxing, and fun class by clicking here. If you can't make it to any of our classes, you can watch them anytime by clicking on the On-demand events tab.
The ocean is a whole body of salt water covering nearly three-fourths of the earth's surface. It covers most of our planet, regulates our weather and climate, absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide, provides most of our oxygen, and feeds much of the human population. For many of us, the ocean is a place to dream, play, and find peace.
For the next few Mixed-Media Monday events, we will be traveling to the ocean and creating beach-inspired doodles with watercolors, pens, inks, and papers!
Supplies to have ready for class
See you Monday!
You can register for our ongoing event by clicking right here. If you can't make it to the live event, you can always access all pasts events here. Please join us!
Our Craft Club member Denise from North Carolina is going to share her mixed-media project with us next Monday, March 1st, at 11 am MST!
To make this colorful, and fun collage paper, you will need to gather a few supplies.
See you Monday, 3/1 at 11 am MST!
You can register for this fun event by clicking right here. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Prepare to have some fun learning how to marble paper for this coming Monday's live class! We will explore traditional marbling, as well as Suminigashi, a Japanese style of marbling.
Marbled papers are great to use in collages, papercrafts, greeting cards, origami, and bookbinding.
You will need to gather some supplies, and some of them may come from the kitchen or the laundry room!
Live Class Monday, 2/22 at 11 am MST
Before class, thicken some water with starch. We will be using methylcellulose to thicken the water, and will pour it into a glass baking dish so the paints will float on top. Watch the inspiring video below to learn a little about the process!
For this coming Monday's mixed-media event, we are continuing with our mindful doodling series. This time, we will be painting leaf shapes with watercolor and will doodle with a brush or pen.
Create and Relax with Us!
Join us this coming Monday January 25th, 11 am MST for a relaxing, and creative adventure in mindfulness!
Click here to register now.
Watch this inspiring video on how to doodle with watercolors!
Join us Monday, January 18th, at 11 am for another mindful doodling experience! Last week, we created doodle borders with watercolors and tape. This Monday, we will create circular shaped doodles using watercolors, and fine tipped pens. Bring your art journals, greeting cards, or watercolor paper along with your pens, markers, and watercolors for a fun, and relaxing class.
Watch this Video!
Happy New Year, crafters! Last week we created brush rest bowls from air-dry clay, and this week we will finish them using mixed media techniques. If you missed the live class, you could catch it on our On-Demand page. All of our past events are listed there!
On Monday, January 4th at 11 AM MST, we will be painting our air-dry clay creations using layers of paint, and will make them look like ceramic!
Try to seal your dried clay pieces before class with a thin gesso coat and let them dry so you can paint along in class. See you Monday!
The Arts and Crafts
Club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your creative skills, and share your passion for creativity in a fun and supportive virtual environment.
Karen Elaine Parsons is an artist who loves to craft. Her years of experience as an author, designer, and instructor in the art and craft materials industry has allowed her to discover and share unique experiences in creativity.
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