Happy Tuesday! Today I’m going to share a technique that may already be familiar to some of you, but many new painters struggle with: double dip flower petals! Got some additional tips of your own for creating awesome double dip petals? Please share in the comments!!
Happy Tuesday! This week’s tip might be more for beginners, but could still be worth a watch if you’re an experienced artist who sometimes has trouble with one strokes…today I’ll show you how I load up my flat brushes with a one stroke split cake!
This week I came up with a fun idea for some headband balloons that I have been calling “head huggers!” These are SUPER easy and fast to make, and there are SO many possibilities to mix them up with different characters! I put together a little tutorial, and I can’t wait to see what YOU do to take this idea to the next level! Be sure to share your own creations…we love to see your work!
Since the standard heart shaped cat prints that so many twisters love to use have been hard to come by lately, I thought I’d try something different! The cat heads I used on my kitty head hugger I purchased on Amazon. They come with cardboard ears and a roll of glue dots. So for parties, what I did was cut apart pieces of the glue dot roll so I had short pieces with two dots each, stuck them in place on the ears, and then when I need to attach them at a gig, I can just peel off the backing and stick them on. I think they look pretty cute, and a great alternative to the heart shaped cats!
Today I got the opportunity to paint on the interior for a new Dunkin’ Donuts location! It was a fun job…two windows to do. One has a “now hiring” message and the other “coming soon!” It’ll be a challenge to remove the “coming soon” window next month when they open, being in a tight spot, but hopefully it’ll be warm enough to paint outside by then! This set of windows took me roughly 6 hours to complete, from when I arrived to when I left. Check out the time lapse below!
What do you do when you can’t find your favorite brick stencil? For this week’s tip I’ll share how I make perfectly uniform bricks with NO stencil! I still love my stencils, but when I misplace mine or just forgot it at home (which, let’s face it, happens a lot with stencils), this is what I do!
I have tried many different design menu options for display and organization. I’ve had huge magnetic menus with each design a magnet…I’ve had sign frames and stands with printed menus, and I’ve had menus as simple as a piece of laminated paper. In the end I keep going back to that easy-to-print and store, standard, letter sized piece of paper! This week I share with you how I organize and store my menus, and then a really fun way to use them if you watch to the end! Apologies for the technical difficulties I had this morning…so today’s tip was NOT posted at 10. But, here ya go!!
It’s time for another tip! Here’s a tip I didn’t even think of as a tip until one of my paint jam attendees suggested I share it! Check out the video below and be sure to leave a comment if you have any great sketchbook tips as well!
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