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    32 Gift Ideas for an Artist!

    November 5, 2018

    It’s that time of year again! I love creating my annual guide to gifts for an artist. There are SO many art supplies out there that it actually is pretty easy to buy a gift for an artist. Every year I make my Christmas list and it’s 95% art supplies or art-related gifts. What can…

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  • Top 12 Books for Easy Flower Drawings

    July 31, 2017

      Flowers are timeless when creating in art journals, with hand lettering, in your planner, literally anywhere. There’s been a huge shift towards line drawing and specifically line art flowers. This makes for some easy flower drawings, and I love the look so much! So much that I typically include flowers of some fashion in most…

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    Ways to Use Foil Printing in Art Journaling

    February 13, 2017

    If you’re on Instagram or Pinterest and follow any hand lettering/calligraphy accounts, then you know that foiling is all the rage right now. It looks SO satisfying doesn’t it? I’m not much of a calligraphy buff, but once I saw this stuff I immediately wanted to use it in my art journaling pages.    Just after…

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    Art Journal Supplies from the Hardware store

    February 10, 2017

    You can find some pretty cool art journal supplies in unexpected places, and I love exploring unconventional materials to use in my art journal and mixed media pieces. The hardware store isn’t the first place you think of when you think “art journal supplies”, but I’ve found some cool materials there that are unique on…

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  • 16 Gifts for Art Journalers for Under $50

    December 5, 2016

          If you’re still looking for some gift ideas for the art journaler or creative person in your life, I’ve put together this guide of 16 art journaling supplies sure to make them happy! You can get all these supplies easily and are sure to be used by any art journaler. Most of…

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  • 12 Gifts for Watercolor Artists Under $50

    12 Gift Ideas for Watercolor Artists Under $50

    November 28, 2016

      To kick off the holidays season, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite watercolor art supplies for you! Get some killer gifts for the watercolor love in your life without breaking the bank. These 12 gifts for watercolor artists are perfect for the budding artist, hand letterer or aspiring watercolor maven! Below are some…

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  • 12 Affordable Art Journal Supplies

    March 21, 2016

    I’ve been creating art nearly my entire life, but have only been art journaling in a serial fashion for just over a year. Only a year! It feels like a lifetime already.  A question I see a lot in the Get Messy community, and on my own posts both here and on IG is: what…

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