giovedì 1 dicembre 2022

Are you BADASS enough??

Hello everyone, I am super excited to let you know I am part of 2023 BADASS Art Journal, along with 15 amazing artists, hosted by the one and only Tiare Smith! 
17 video lesson with downloadable PDF instructions, registration starts today, with a whooping early, early bird 25% discount. Use this link and enter code SOGOOD25 at checkout. This is an affiliate link, so I earn a small commission out of it, please support me and all the other artists. 

One BADASS Art Journal is designed to inspire you to create, to learn, to feel confident and provide you with the tools, techniques and inspiration needed to feel BADASS every day that you make art! The theme for 2023 is: CHALLENGE YOUR inner BADASS. You know, that BADASS who is within, who yearns to play, to create, to be free. 
That BADASS who wants to learn, try the technique, to play and experiment with art, who wants to enjoy art and be free! That BADASS who will throw the paint and NOT allow fear to stop her/him! It will be fun, we start together a BADASS 2023 :-).
I hope to see you there!

venerdì 11 novembre 2022

Slow Stitched Vintage Spool

It's one year now that I started slow stitching on painted/dyed fabric. I stitch on the couch in the evening, not every day, when I feel like. Sometimes I embark in a large project, such a 40x40cm pillow case that it takes months to finish, and then it usually followed by something small, such this wrapped sewed vintage spool. Hope you like it!
I transferred a laser printed image on fabric with gesso:

Here's a short video process:
And here the pillow case:


venerdì 4 novembre 2022

'Secret Garden Gates' New Stencils

And here we are with second post of the week featuring the new Secret Garden Gate stencils. A bunch of gel printed, large cards (made with the same technique showed in this video):

And some tags made with the gothic gates (here I used Distress Oxides and embossing paste as well):

domenica 30 ottobre 2022

VideoTutorial: Alice Secret Card with new stencils!

Welcome back everyone! And here we are, finally with a proper new release of stencils! Did you have a secret garden with an iron gate in your childhood? I did, it was just outside my town and, of course, it was banned to go there, but every now and then with my friends...I remember inside there was just a little fountain, but for us it was a little treasure. So, my new set of stencil is all about iron and beautiful gates, hope you like them. 
In the video I show you how to make a secret card out of old 12''x12'' old paper with several, simple techniques, enjoy!

Here the gate made out of acetate and alcohol ink:

New stencils available in my Etsy shop:

sabato 29 ottobre 2022

New Monthly stencil: 'Open That Door!'

Welcome everyone! Here we are with the second last monthly stencil of year...November is definitely not my favourite month but at least I like this stencil design :-D
In Italy we say 'When a door closes, a big one opens', so it means there's always hope and bigger things are ahead of you, you have to believe it and grab it!
Here's my second last entry in my black Bullet Journal (pfiuuuuu, tired of this black):
And some details of the previous cards
And two more cards on old gel printed backgrounds:
Stencil "Open that Door! already available in my Etsy shop:

lunedì 17 ottobre 2022

VideoTutorial: DIY Agenda Cover with GrafixArts

Hello everyone! Here's with my latest make with GrafixArts: an agenda cover made out of craft plastic using alcohol inks. Last year I've designed this set of engraved leaves stencils (available on Etsy), and can you guess, like every crafter, after the first rush of enthusiasm, I never used them again, such a shame. So, I made a point on using them again. This technique works also with real pressed leaves with a different outcome, still very interesting. Enjoy!