Spring is full of color and promise. Here is the NEW Spring Wheelbarrow pattern that I taught in LIVE in Laurie’s Studio on Facebook.
I used a wheelbarrow that I found at the Dollar Spot at my local Target Store. If the surface isn’t available, use something similar in size. It could be a flat wood piece or metal bucket. The only limits are set by you.
Click here to print out the pattern and linework: Spring Wheelbarrow Pattern
Happy Easter and hope you can use this pattern for a quick gift this spring.
Thank you to all who have been watching our Facebook Live segments on Wednesday nights. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have. Watch for more new things in the coming year.
Here is the Woodland Sled pattern that we did as a DIY. If you didn’t get sleds no worries. Just apply the lessons here to what ever surface you choose. The trees are lots of fun and you can add them to all kinds of projects.
Click here to download and print the pattern: Woodland Grooved Sled
WOW…you are going to love these. This was created using one of the new DECOR Stamps from Stampendous®. I used the DCR104 DECOR Cling Dream cling stamp and the new SSH88 DECOR Handle.
The large decor stamps let you stamp large areas with ease. They measure 8″ x 8″ and come in 5 different designs. The new handle is 8.5″ x 8.5″ and is a must. You will love how easy they are to use with both ink or paint.
My board uses Deco Art® Americana Acrylic Paints with the stamps. I love using a large Martha Stewart Specialty Sponge to apply the paint to stamps. You can quickly add the paint to to larger stamp and get a great print. Remember to keep the paint on the raised surfaces and out of the grooves as much as possible. Load the sponge and pouce off any excess onto a paper towel before applying the paint to the stamp.
I did let the painted words be rustic and did not worry about it being perfect coverage. I then spattered the back to add more of a rustic look. It is OK that not every letter comes out perfectly. You wouldn’t know if I didn’t tell you. You can get a perfect image by making sure you have no give to your surface and applying even pressure over the whole stamped area.
I then painted right over the top of the print design. I did use my Basecoat Stencils (www.lauriespeltz.com) for a quick an easy solution for the flowers. Would you expect any less?
The other stamp I incorporated was the SSC1257 Honeycomb Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. I love the small bees and the honeycomb pattern. So easy to use too.
The new DECOR stamps come in 5 great designs and here is a super big TEASE…you will be seeing them in new books and patterns releasing in August!!!! AWESOME!
You will want to check out the new catalog for more projects I did for Stampendous® using the new DECOR stamps. www.stampendous.com
What great new additions to the already outstanding offerings from Stampendous®. Thank you Fran! These are going to be fantastic. I sure enjoyed the chance to meet when we were Anaheim.
This weekend I am working on designs but have a very good seat in front of my TV set because it is Masters Weekend! To most you say this is just another golf tournament but to me this is the game that holds a very special place in my heart and in my life. I really think that it is the true influence on what my favorite color is – green. Foliage Green to be exact.
I started playing golf at about age 14. My uncle put a club in my hand but just like painting I was self-taught for the most part. I went on to play 4 years of collegiate golf and consider my college years a wonderful experience. We have a family joke that my sister Sandy worked her way through college and I played golf.
I approach painting a lot like golf. It takes practice, patience and lots of creativity. You have to be a problem solver. Golf taught me discipline and made me very humble. It also taught me to pick myself up, dust myself off and tee it up again.
Most of all it is a challenge and fun. If it wasn’t, there would be no reason to do it over and over and over again. I also have had some great opportunities for lifetime memories in both activities and have met wonderful people along the way.
For the last few years I have been teaching on Masters Weekend so this is a real treat for me. I have been battling a knee and back problem but I bet by tomorrow I will get out my sticks and at least give them a swing to see what happens. Wish me luck! I want to play again and days like this make it worse. In a good way …
If nothing else I will be painting green this weekend! Enjoy the Masters!
Here is a video that I shared with my online club last May. Debbie Cole asked if I would share my video of my workplace and I thought I would share this one. I think it gives a little bit more insite into what gives me inspiration. I am obsessed with the “Disney” influence and like to share it. You also get to see some of my workplace at the warehouse and in my home. I know it doesn’t have as much to do about storage. I work very simply and my office is simple also. The photo above is next to my table in my studio at home. Lots of Starbucks green iced tea is consumed in the creative process.
My workplace is not very often “all together” nice and neat. There are piles of things around my workplace surrounding me. It is a workplace that is in constant motion and constantly changing. It’s me without a maid.
Bonus video https://lauriespeltzcreativeclassroom.com/bonus-may-2016/
Check out our new books, patterns and stencils released in Vegas.
I have had several requests for the little camper pattern I did. I did one pattern using my own shape in Pixelatted Palette and that is a pattern packet available on our website.
Click here to check it out.
This one was a project I did for a promo. I used a stamp for the main image so I did not do a pattern since I couldn’t give you any artwork. I updated some of the info and you can do it as a FREE project. Just add your own coloring of the camper.
Here is the project I did using some fun techniques. I followed a process like this:
I start with a fun background and then added my crackle stamp. I started with a Snow White board. The background was created with washes of Turquoise Blue, Lavender and Foliage Green. Shade the edges with Soft Black and stamp the board using the crackle stamp out of the #ASCRS06 stamp set from Stampendous. It is called Toxic but I can’t live without it. I used Soft Black paint.
The stamps are available on our site: click here to check them out
I used my trailer stamp from #CRP283 and created a pattern for myself by stamping onto transfer paper with ink. I use Archival Ink from Ranger.
I transfered the outline of the pattern onto the board.
I then blocked out the area by dry brushing the area with Snow White paint. You don’t have to be perfect.
I then stamped the image with Archival Ink.
Next I cleaned up the area around the camper by floating color around the image. I used Soft Black.
I used acrylic washes to paint the camper as you desire. The ink will not run but try to stay in the lines.
Shading and highlights finish it off.
Added lettering some stars and dots to finish my “Happy Camper”
Hope you have fun!
New Years is long over and done but our new year starts with our first convention of the year in Las Vegas. It was a tiring event with nice crowds and attendance in our class. Thanks to all who came to the booth and spent an evening painting with myself and Chris Haughey. Lots of non-stop fun!
The new year also brings new challenges such as doing more posts on this blog and keeping it current. I am trying to pick a day of the week and stick with it. I have lightened my load so that I can make a total commitment to making our club and offerings up to date and on time. I am working at finishing some extra specials for our Ultimate Adventure people. It will be up by the end of March. I will keep you posted. Also working on new club patterns and getting the pins done.
New merchandise was released and the new patterns will be posted the first of the week. Here is a start…more to come!