Sunday, November 24, 2013

Color the Jump for Joy Angels with Copic Markers Part 1

How about a tutorial coloring these adorable angels with Copic Markers? 

As many of you know, I am a huge Copic Marker fan and unfortunately have a huge investment into these markers but feel it is totally worth it as I can refill them so they are truly a "green" investment.  Ok so maybe they are part of my art hoarding obsession.  LOL.  But worth every penny. 

I was coloring a bunch of these images and decided that maybe all of you would like to color right along with me using your Copic Markers.  Here is a hint, I am making Christmas Cards for friends and family. 

I started with E000, E00, E02 and layered them slowly blending with my E000 but I wanted more of a shadow and added E11 and E13 and didn't blend these out quite as much.  Stop back in a few days to see the next phase. 

Jump for Joy Angel Journal Page

Here I used my Jump for Joy Angel on a journal page where I hand lettered Merry Christmas and painted the background with watercolor and black permanent marker.  The angel was paper pieced, painted, and colored with Copic Markers.  Wouldn't this made a cute card?  Love her. 

Mixed Media Jump for Joy Canvas Ornaments

I love these canvases!!!  I paper pieced scrapbook papers to the angel's dresses and socks, added paint to the fronts of the dresses, socks, faces, hands, wings, halo, and hair to enhance the shading and highlighting.  Added Deco Art Glamour Dust Glitter paint to the dress to enhance the highlighting and then decided that the canvases needed additional color and stenciled additional color to the front of the canvases with Deco Art Tangelo Orange, and Light Buttermilk.  I used a small drill to drill a hole to attach a screw eye and ribbon to hang the ornaments.  I then cut out a piece of scrapbooking paper the size of the canvas and glued it to the back of the canvas. 

I think these will make great gifts for my friends and were so quick and easy to do because I used my new Angel Stamps from

If you would like directions for painting the angels go to and look at the painting pattern for the Jump for Joy Angels. 

Stay tuned for additional projects using these stamps and a tutorial on coloring them with Copic Markers. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Jump for Joy Angels Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Part 4

Here you can see the Washi Tape on the sides of the canvas and two of the angels stamped on book paper and decoupaged onto the canvas.  I still have not added the orange to the canvas but promise you in the next post will show that added, the angels painted, and the ornament ready for the Christmas Tree. 

Are you working along side of me? 

Jump for Joy Angels Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Part 3

Here they are..................  My brand new stamps from the Jump for Joy line of stamps!  I love these!  The next few blog posts will show how I used these stamps in three different projects.  I'm finishing the ornaments on the mini canvases and then will share a card that I finished, and a journal page which I added one of the angels to which may make a great Christmas Card. 

Hope, Faith, and Love and I love these.  I hope you will too.  Head on over to Treasured Times and purchase the stamps or go to my website and purchase the painting pattern.   

Stop by tomorrow and see how I've added the stamps to the mini canvases, soon to be ornaments. 
What do you think? 

Jump for Joy Angels Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Part 2

Here are close-ups of the mini canvases after I have added decoupaged papers, Washi Tape on the edges, added the Roller Doodle Stamp and some turquoise blue acrylic paint blended onto the canvases.  Deco Art has a great Deco-Pauge product which works great.  In the past I've had problems with decoupage bubbling up but since I started using an old room key/credit card to smooth over the decoupaged areas have not had a problem.  Seems to work well pushing out all of the air bubbles under the papers. 

I think this needs to have some orange stenciled areas added to it but will add those once I've added the stamped images.  I'm also going to add some GLITTER!!!  Wahhoooo!!!!!  Love the bling. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Jump for Joy Angels Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial

Ready for another Tutorial?  I am so happy to announce that my newest stamps have arrived and they are fantastic!!  These angels have proven to be very popular as a painting pattern and now are equally popular as stamps and I am so grateful to all of you for your overwhelming support of this design.

I've decided to do another tutorial showing you how to use the stamps in a mini mixed media canvas which can be used as an ornament or as a darling canvas on a mini easel.  I purchased 4"X4" mini canvases and began by developing a canvas using scrapbooking paper, book paper, music score, Washi Tape, paint, and a variety of stamps including my line of Jump for Joy Angel Stamps which can be purchased at

I'm actually going to paper piece the angels and use paint to add detail and I'd love for you to join me in this project.  If you already own the pattern from you can use that instead of the stamp but the stamp makes it sooooo easy to develop the design. 

Here you can see the canvases with the scrapbooking paper decoupaged onto the canvas, Washi Tape around the edges of the canvas and used my new Roller Doodle Stamp from Glitz to add some interesting detail. 

Are you ready to join me? 


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What's On My Desk?

I'm trying to journal everyday and having a hard time finding inspiration.  So I thought why not journal what is in front of me every day and sketched out what was on my desk that day.  It was fun and certainly appropriate for my "Day Job". 

Do you journal every day?  Let's have a conversation. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Back to Drawing my Awesome Life

I'm totally loving this class so thought I'd post my title journal page.  So fun and enjoying it soooooo much.  Needless to say it inspired me to purchase more art supplies.  As if I needed a reason!!!  Joanne Sharpe is contributing to my art hoarding obsession.  LOL.  Can't wait to try them out on all of you.  Who knows it might even spark a tutorial sometime soon. 

This is painted using watercolors on a 5"X8" sized Moleskine Journal and used Faber Castel pens on the lettering and border. 

Journaling Process

I'm in the midst of taking another Joanne Sharpe class which is a journaling class and I love it!!!!!!!!!!  So much fun.  If you have not taken any of her classes I recommend them highly!  She is a former teacher and really understands how to connect even though it is an online class.  I can't imagine how great she is in person.  I'm only into the first week of class but am already way behind.  LOL.  Of course it doesn't help that I am still finishing up the past two classes that I took from her.  That is the beauty of online classes, you do them at your own pace, and for Joanne's classes you have access to them for the lifetime of the class.  I love that aspect.  I can already see an enormous amount of growth in my artwork since I began taking online classes. 

This is the first project that I am sharing, it is completed on Bristol paper and in true mixed media fashion, used water soluble graphite, watercolor, and Tombow Markers.  I wanted to see how watercolor responded to the Bristol paper and I actually really liked it.  So...... we'll see what happens.  I was pretty happy with it, of course would change some things if I ever did it again.  This page came at the end of a loooonnnnggg Halloween week at school, the kids are always crazy during this holiday, and really needed some calm in my life.  LOL.  So I was dreaming of a quiet cup of Chai. 

What do you think?