Christmas Mittens

christmas Dec 29, 2022

I am using an 8x10 canvas today to create some Christmas mittens hanging on a line. I am going to add lots of glass and goodies sitting in my mittens, like a candy cane, pinecones, icicles, clear and green glass, Christmas miniatures, and more!

I am going to start by painting my background white. I'm going to add some Calypso Blue and just paint from top to bottom with strokes. I'm going to add some extra blue paint to the top of my canvas and spray it with my water mister to create drips down the canvas. Let dry.

Next, I'm going to add some snowflake splatters. Mix white paint with water to create a mixture. Dip an old toothbrush into your mixture and just run your finger along the bristles right above your canvas. Let dry.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place transfer paper underneath, and trace your mittens with a stylus onto the canvas. 

Now, we'll paint! I'm going to paint the top of my mittens white and the mittens with Cherry...

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Christmas Lamb

christmas Dec 21, 2022

We are creating an adorable little Christmas lamb today complete with a Santa hat and starry night sky. I'm using a 5x7 canvas along with some acrylic paint and Starfire glass to make this fun holiday piece!

First, we are going to paint the sides and front of the canvas with Prussian Blue. Let dry. Then, we are going to create our stars! Mix white paint with water. Dip an old toothbrush into your mixture and run your finger along the bristles above your canvas to splatter your stars onto your canvas.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place transfer paper underneath, and trace your lamb with a stylus onto the canvas. I am using white transfer paper so that it shows up on my dark background. 

Then, we will start painting! I am starting by painting the white trim on the Santa hat and the white body of the lamb. Then, I'll paint the Santa hat with red paint. For the lamb's face and ears, I am using Anita's Charcoal...

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Christmas Manger

christmas Nov 23, 2022

I am using a 6x12 canvas to create a beautiful Christmas manger scene with a night sky. We'll add some goodies like clear glass, seed beads, and some glass strips to create the star over the manger. Such a perfect piece for Christmas! 

First, we are going to start by painting our background blue - I am using Deep Midnight and Prussian Blue. I'll also add in some black paint. I am also painting the sides of my canvas. 

Then, I'm going to take some white to blend with my blue. I am just creating a swirly circle right where my manger will be. I'll also add some white to the bottom of my canvas too. Let dry.

Now, we are going to splatter! Take a little bit of white paint and add some water so it is a watery mix. Use an old toothbrush, dip it into the mixture, and run your finger along the bristles to create splatters on your canvas. Let dry.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place transfer paper underneath, and trace your manger scene with a...

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Christmas Tree 🎄

christmas winter Nov 17, 2022

We are creating a simple and beautiful Christmas Tree out of a green votive candle. We'll be using an 8x10 canvas for this and adding candle glass nips, beads, acrylic paint, and more. This is a great way to use a cheap or broken candle votive in a festive and creative way - perfect for beginners too!

First, we will start by painting our background with Anita's White, Anita's Metallic White, and a tiny bit of Sky Blue.

Then, I'm going to take some Traditional Burnt Umber to paint on my tree trunk. Let dry.

I grabbed a green votive candle holder for 3 bucks and cut some glass nips from it. I'm using wheel knippers from Home Depot. Hold your vase sideways and cut around. You will get a curved shape kind of like a tree branch! Use a honing stone to dull your points.

I lined my pieces up by size and I'll just arrange my glass pieces onto my canvas to create a tree. I'm going to use a tiny bit of tacky glue to keep them in place. I'm also going to add some clear glass to the bottom...

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Christmas Candle

christmas Nov 10, 2022

This is a super simple Christmas candle - it is just a rectangle! We are using a 6x12 canvas, but you can use whatever size you would like. We will be adding lots of fun goodies and glass as well as some acrylic paint. Let's get started! 

I am painting my background with white and a light blue called Waterfall. 

I'm going to mark where my candle flame will be. I'm going to add a little bit of Metallic Gold paint. Dip it into the gold and swirl it onto your plate. I want this to just be a light glow on the canvas, just plaint a circle around where your flame will be.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your candle with a stylus onto the canvas. 

Next, I'm going to paint my candle with Cherry Red. Then, I'm going to add some brown to my canvas with a liner brush to create my little evergreen branches. I'll also paint the melted tip of my candle with white paint and the flame with Metallic Gold. Also, add...

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Snowman Hat ☃️

christmas winter Nov 03, 2022

Today we are making a cute little snowman hat with two red birds perched on the top. I'll be using some red flat beads for the birds, glass, seed beads, paint, and other goodies. We are all ready for the Christmas and Winter projects and this one is so fun and unique!

First, we are going to start by painting the background. I am using white and Spa Blue to cover my canvas. Let dry. 

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your hat and birds with a stylus onto the canvas. 

Now, we are going to start painting! I am painting the hat with black paint and the band with red paint. I am also painting the birds red. Let dry and do a second coat for the red.

I am also going to add a tiny bit of white and black on the hat band for some highlights and shadowing. I am adding some white to the hat for some highlights too. Let dry.

I am going to take my flat red beads and paint the tiniest yellow beak on it with an eyelash brush....

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Bead Christmas Tree 🎄

christmas Aug 03, 2022

This project is as simple as it gets! This is my last Christmas in July project for now, and it's very easy and very fun. This is a Christmas tree on an 8x10 canvas and all you need is some acrylic paint, seed beads, and resin! Make this now for the holidays or put it in your back pocket when the festive mood strikes.

First, we are going to add some navy blue to the canvas, plus some white. I've already sketched on my tree, so I'm just going to paint the navy blue all around the tree. I'm also painting the edges blue too. 

Add some dark green, medium green, and light green to your palette. I'm grabbing a fat round brush to paint the tree. I'm just going to add the color in long strokes from the edge of the tree towards the middle. 

Now, it's time to resin! I know - it seems like we're doing this backwards, but after the resin, we will sprinkles our seed beads.

We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1/2 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes....

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Jingle Shells Christmas Tree 🎄

christmas summer Jul 27, 2022

This Christmas in July "Jingle Shells" is such an easy project! This is an 8x10 canvas and there is no tracer - we are literally just making a triangle, adding shells and other embellishments, and finishing it off with resin. No paint or painting skills required! 

I started off by adding two coats of white paint to my canvas, just so it is clean and smooth.

I have a bag full of shells of all shapes and sizes. I'm going to using a bunch of the smaller shells as my first thin layer. 

I'm just going to keep adding goodies as I go! I'm putting some bigger shells on, and I am adding a starfish as my star on the top of the tree. I also using a longer shell as my tree trunk. Do what you would like here and be creative with it! 

I am also going to add a teeny bit of glass - it's called Glass Filler from Michael's. This is a champagne colored glass. I am going to use this as a gap filler!

Now, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix...

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Christmas Palm Tree 🎄

christmas summer Jul 20, 2022

Merry Christmas in July! Today, we are going to do a Christmas beach scene with a palm tree, sand, and Christmas ornaments. We'll be creating using some acrylic paint, glass, seed beads, and shells. This is a great project for the summer or the holidays!

I'm going to start by painting the background. I'm using Vintage White on the bottom for the sand. I'm putting down a coat of white on the rest of my canvas and adding some blue as well. Let dry.

Grab your tracer and tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your palm tree with your stylus.

Next, we're going to paint our palm tree. I'm using Raw Umber and a little bit of white for the tree trunk. I'm painting the palm tree leaves with green paint. I just want to get the basic shape for them because we will be adding green glass leaves that I created from sheet glass. 

Feel free to decorate your palm tree however you would like! I am going to add some ball Christmas ornaments with some red paint and...

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Check out this gorgeous angel with lots of color! 😇

angel christmas Dec 21, 2021

Hello friends! We’re going to make a cute, quick little angel today on a 6x12 canvas. This one is going to have a more bold background than I normally do because I want her dress to pop! I’m excited about this one, so let’s get started.

First, we’re going to paint the background. I’m using white, seafoam green, and beige. Grab your palette knife and spread your paint on the canvas, alternating between the colors. Just kind of "wiggle" the paint on in a natural way. Let dry. 

Tape your angel tracer onto your canvas. Place graphite paper underneath and trace your angel onto the canvas. 

Next, use gold paint to create a halo glow around her head and then use a warm beige color to paint her face and neck. 

We're going to paint her dress now. First, I started with a paintbrush and painted the outline of the top of her dress with white paint. I then took a palette knife to dab some brown into the dress. Next, I used my palette knife to...

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