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Making a Tiny Accordion Book

Making an accordion book is simply a matter of cutting paper and folding it back and forth. My books are impromptu and unplanned and messy; I don’t worry about precise measurement or whether the book is perfectly aligned or level. I just like the process of making them! The finished book size will be the height and width of a single folded section, and it will zig zag OUT so that you can exhibit the book and see one side; flip the book and see the other side!

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Painting Quasi-Concentric Circles with Gouache

Yeah! I’ve been filming my new {abstract watercolor|gouache} workshop for the past month and while I work on that, I made a fun + happy + colorful tutorial to share with you in advance! This is a fun {meditative} painting technique that takes advantage of the opacity of gouache to make layers + layers that blend and blur and form such interesting intersections + colors!

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Circular Journaling

Howdy everyone! I've got a sweet painting + lettering technique video for you today! This was originally a section from my 21 Secrets Workshop called Crossroads [21 Secrets Spring 2015]. Do you have some watercolor paper on hand, or a square watercolor journal? 

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Masking with washi tape

As I work through my 365 Somethings project, I can think of new ideas but I can also look through art I've done before and revisit "old" ideas with flare and a twist! Further, I can grab an index card and try to do the same technique on both surfaces - a lush watercolor square and a basic 3x5" index card. The results will be different! 

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Stacks of Color + Pattern: Sweet Collage Technique

Hi daisies! This is an easy peasy collage technique that brings together papers you've painted, found papers, magazine clippings, gelatin prints, even mop-up pages! Once you start looking you will find interesting patterns and marks everywhere:) Try this on loose watercolor paper or a watercolor journal, and use watercolor or gouache as your painting medium. Or make a MINI version on an index card!

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I was looking through videos from my
"vintage" workshops looking for gems that you guys might like! 

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Tutorial: Carving Stamps

Stamps are versatile & flexible design elements... they can add texture and visual interest to your journal pages, and they can also be utilitarian components to stamp things like the date or the number in a series. You can make a stamp design of almost anything! A monogram, the name of your blog, a pumpkin, a checklist, ducks, a symbol. 

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Paint a Gouache Grid

Here's a really lovely way to paint a grid, and you can make the little boxes as perfectly square or as wonkily rectangular as you wish. The tape mask provides crisp edges when removed, which leaves you space to write or doodle or just enjoy that vast white space. You might also cut up these little abstracts, leaving an elegant white border, and use them as collage fodder or teeny tiny canvases for your doodles or self-portraits. The limit is your imagination, of course!

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