What do Doilies and Art Journaling Have in Common?

What do they have in common?  Doilies make AWESOME prints on paper to create gorgeous art journal papers!  I have created these lovely little doilies and lace brushes.  I took my lace and doilies, smothered them in paint, stamped them … Continue reading

The Art of Watercolor Brushes

I have to say, I love Photoshop brushes.  I use them in all my work.  They are easy to use, versatile, they can be stamped, blended, layered…the list goes on!  It’s almost limitless what you can do with brushes.  I … Continue reading

Creating an Art Journal Book Cover

Would you believe I have never created an art journal cover?!  Yep.  I never have.  I have been wanting to, but honestly with designing, raising a family and taking care of a house by myself pretty much, there isn’t enough … Continue reading

A Different Way to Use Photoshop Brushes

I hope everyone is having a great Spring and most of us are about to start our Summer vacations!  My kids are almost out of school, which is a blessing and a disaster in the making lol.  These two boys … Continue reading

Extracting An Image from a Photo

My next PSE tutorial is about extracting an object from a photo. I’m first going to mention right off the bat that there is NO real simple way to extract an object. Depending on  how good you want it to … Continue reading

Using Basic Shadowing in PSE

When I first started digital scrapbooking, I had this software that couldn’t do shadows.  My layouts always seemed so flat to me, even though I was completely inexperienced at the time with digital scrapbooking.  It just seemed the natural thing … Continue reading

Using Photo Masks in Digital Layouts

There have been some requests to do a little PSE tutorial using clipping masks, or as I call them photo masks.  I love photo masks!  They really add quite a bit of interest to layouts and they are easier than … Continue reading

Art Journaling – A Non-Lesson

  My friend Robyn said to me on my Facebook fan page about my Big Ideas collaboration, “WOW! This looks fantastic; it’s so vibrant and full of energy. I just wish I could get my head around art journaling; I can’t … Continue reading