Friday, April 4, 2014

Freebie tutorial video - Distress Ink Watercoloring

Hello Everyone!

I wanted to share with you the Easter card I made for my son and his new bride.  I have also included one of my tutorial videos like those I make for my on line classes at

I hope you enjoy this fun and easy technique... Please join me in one of my on line classes...

  The first bucket was painted using Tim Holtz Distress ink pads Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain... grass is Peeled grass.  Bunny uses Pumis Stone and vintage rose, flowers are Momento dandelion ink and distress ink mustard seed.  sky  is broken china Distress Ink.   Hope you enjoy.... please leave comments!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Copic & Stampendous Coloring Class - San Diego March 29th

I will be teaching at The Stamp Addict in San Diego this weekend!  Be sure to come as I will not be teaching in April.  We will be coloring these amazing images from Stampendous!  Call Store for details we only have a couple of seats available!  2:00 - 4:30 - Bring your alcohol markers  - any brand. (pinks, yellows, blues, greens and some browns) 

Pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: B000 or BG000
Yellows: Y32, Y35, Y38 or Y11, Y15, Y17, (or other yellow combo)
Brown: any brown combo ie: E33, E35, E37
Green: any good green combo for leaves ie: YG03, YG63, YG67
any light gray: IE C1
Purples: V000, V01, V12, V15 or your favorite purple combination.. you may even want to add V09


Watercolor Classes in San Diego - Saturday March 29th!

I will be teaching two fun classes at one of my favorite stores this weekend!  The Stamp Addict In San Diego!  Three cards & a bonus image.  All Watercolor images are by Impression Obsession!  Call store immediately to sign up for the last few spots!  Saturday March 29 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Watercolor -
In this class I will show you how to paint beautiful Stampendous images using Distress inks & ink pads and a paint brush.  All materials are provided for this class - just bring yourself and a small paint brush or two! 

Copic & Watercolor Classes - Southern California and On line

Hello Everyone,

I have been super busy and have been neglecting my blog.  I have been working on teaching several on line classes.  You can find them at   Here are four of my current classes, you can sign up anytime and take them at your own pace.  Note that I will post a new Copic class as well as a new watercolor class each month, but you can go back and take the previous classes too! 

Alcohol Markers - Adding dimension and depth to your images (1 hour videos & downloads included)  This class is extremely informative on making your images so much more lively and realistic!

Alcohol Markers - Coloring Hair & Skin (about two hours of videos and all downloads included). We practice, skin, hair, and eyes... You will LOVE this class!

Watercolor - Florals - in this class we use several small stamps to create fun watercolor looking images... It's fun.

Watercolor Paining with inks, ink pads and markers - This is an AWESOME class.  An hour of video lessons and an additional image kit is available for purchase so you can color all of the same images as me... they are stamped on quality watercolor paper!  How cool is that!

Next up - check in and see!

Colorful Hugs,

Friday, February 14, 2014

My latest obsession - watercolor - Hoppy Birthday Challenge!

I am totally loving the faux watercolor using my Distress Markers and a paint brush.  I never liked watercolor because I have a problem with the outside the lines stuff.. so this is my style and I love it.... it's a more inside the lines watercolor.
These images are by Impression Obsession that I picked up at Collective Journey and CHA.

This month's challenge at Impression Obsession is Happy Birthday Theme.... So I am using these as HOPPY Birthday!  Check out the challenge here..... 

These were colored using Distress markers scribbled onto a palette then painted with a damp paint brush.  The browns were also watercolored using Distress ink pad "vintage photo".  (I turned the ink pad over and dabbed it onto my palette for a bit of "paint"). 

Monday, January 27, 2014


As most of you know, I am starting new on line classes at

To celebrate we are giving away a free seat in each of my two new classes. Note that you need to leave a comment here (MCC blog) to win but you can always leave some love here too.... Here are the descriptions of my classes!

NEW! Alcohol Markers: Adding Depth and Dimension with Jennie Black

In this in depth class, Alcohol Marker Specialist, Jennie Black will teach you how to shade and highlight your images to build life, dimension and layers. Class includes colored step by step tutorials, five instructional videos, class worksheets, color combo suggestions, review on basic blending & correcting, and a class forum forum for critiquing, comments & suggestions on how to improve coloring skills.

NEW! Beginning Watercolor Stamping-Garden Florals - Jennie Black

Join Jennie Black in this fun and versatile watercolor stamping class. Instructor will show you how to add flowers and foliage to several different settings including a watering can, flower pot, arbor and garden bench setting. She uses both step by step picture tutorials and videos to make it easy for all students. You may purchase the same stamps as the instructor or use similar small stamps of your own. Finished images can later be framed or added to the front of a card. Individualized suggestions and feedback is available in the class forum. Join the fun!

Enter the giveaway!
Here's what you need to do to enter the giveaway:
  1. Just leave a comment on the MCC blog HERE

Giveaway ends on February 2nd at Midnight.  Winners will be announced on February 3rd.  Good Luck!

Featured Project on Craft N Things Website!

I am pretty excited to announce that today my project is featured as the Craft of The Day project on the Craft N Things website Monday January 27th, 2014  .... I am super excited.  Please pop on over and take a peek at my mini watercolor stamping tutorial. (here).  (i will update link after it is posted on their website). it's also a sneek peek at what my online class photos will look like in my watercolor stamping classes! You have to click on the main photo to see the step by step photos that go along with the tutorial.

I don't want to post the whole tutorial here but here are a few photo sneek peeks!  Instructions are in the tutorial posted on their website!  Please leave love comments!

Thanks for letting me burst with excitement!