Button Disaster!

Remember the wooden flower shaped buttons I showed you last year?  I had only just purchased them and was so excited and eager to start on a new design I had in mind. I wanted to combine them with an idea I had for a cross stitch pattern. Well, these brightly coloured pink and deep […]

Stash Buster

At the start of every year I give my studio a good clean up. From emptying and refilling shelves and cupboards, washing windows and furnishings and finally giving my painting space (yep…walls included) a good scrub. A clean space enables me to have my supplies properly organised, accessible and easy to put away once I’ve […]

Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year dear friends! Have you made your New Year resolutions yet? So, how is it going?  Is it all going to plan? Seriously now, I don’t make resolutions (or maybe I’m just afraid of the word), I’d rather refer to them as plans or goals. To me, making a resolution seems like I’m […]

How many more sleeps till Christmas?

For most of us, it seems a little too early to begin the countdown to Christmas. Not to mention all the planning that goes into our festive celebrations… decorations, gifts, food, parties and get togethers. But we all know how time flies. I like to get in early with my Christmas planning. This way I can have […]

Suitable Surfaces for Acrylic Painting. A five part series. (Part Four)

Part 4 – Glass and Stone Acrylic paint is one of the most versatile mediums available on the art market today. One of its popular sort after uses is painting on glass. You can paint on almost any type of glass, including glazed ceramic, transparent glass, opaque glass, mirrors and crystal. Acrylics come in a […]

Suitable Surfaces for Acrylic Painting. A five part series. (Part Three)

  Part 3 – Wood and Metal Wood surfaces such as oak, birch, mahogany or pine can provide your artwork with an interesting background with very little effort. Applying one coat of acrylic paint evenly on any of these surfaces allows the wood grain to show through, making it a quick and easy start to any project. […]

Suitable Surfaces for Acrylic Painting. A five part series. (Part Two)

Part 2 – MDF and  Masonite MDF and Masonite belong to the hardboard family of products. Both are a well suited surface for painting. Some artists even prefer MDF or Masonite over canvas. MDF is short for Medium-Density Fibreboard. It is a newer type of hardboard product and quite similar to Masonite. Masonite is actually […]