Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Mornings 2 Starts TODAY

Hey sweet souls, today's the day we start our new class!

Sunday Mornings 2: Journaling is hosted by Mindy Lacefield. We will be having LOTS of fun in this class, learning new techniques, mastering old ones, connecting with other artsy souls + most importantly, expressing our God-given artistic abilities!

I believe this is a great way to reach people where they are + build them up while sharing our personal stories + love for Christ...are you joining us?

Registration is still open. Click on the image for more details / registration.

 Many blessings to ya! Hope to see ya in class...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Storage Ideas, anyone?

I love looking for new ways to store + display my art stuff. All of my paints, markers, pens, glitter, stencils, stamps...(I think you get the picture, lol!) have their own homes within my studio.

It's very important for me to be organized because I have so many jobs going on at once. Plus, being organized really cuts back on time from searching + digging through piles of supplies.

My new order of paints just came in from DecoArt! I'm so happy to be stocked up on the new line of Media Fluid Acrylics.

unboxing of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics; MarticeSmithART

Storaging DecoArt Acrylic paints; MarticeSmithART

Today was a great day to organize + use my recent thrift store treasure. It's a very hard plastic container that looks like it could've been a cabinet, but the doors are missing. I LOVE the way it's perfect! Organized today, messy tomorrow!

As you can tell from this photo, I like to color coordinate my paints - warm to cool, please :)
I'm crazy for carousels/turn tables + anything with wheels...hey, I like to re-arrange on a whim without the heavy lifting + it's easy to transport when I give demos or painting outside at various locations.

Also, I like adding a lil' dab of the paint to the lid so that I can easily grab whatever color I want, at a glance. You'd be surprised at how well this complements the intuitive painting process.

Do you have any "homemade" solutions for your storage needs? If so, what's your favorite one for storing paints?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Video Series: Art Journal Flip Thru 1

I am super excited to announce my *new* series of videos, giving YOU the inside scoop on my visual journaling process + creative lettering skills.

Sit back, enjoy luscious layers, explosion of color, bold + empowering messages, straight from my heart to yours.

These will be short videos, under 3 minutes - just enough to re-energize your creative palette + have you trying out techniques TODAY!

Art Journal Flip Thru #1 by Martice Smith II

This isn’t your average "peek inside my art journal" video.
Let me explain:
  • This is where you are given permission to play + explore new techniques, delivered in high-quality production...
  • This is where you get to ask your most burning questions about mixed-media art journaling (without feeling intimidated) + soak up all the in-depth, expert advice like a sponge...
  • This is the time to be nourished, uplifted in spirit + connect with other creatives...
  • This is the place where you allow your free-style imagination to run wild; to find the courage to make BIG always DECLARE that your creative expression matters!

This is my platform to demystify the ideas of the "perfect" art page + reveal my process of intuitive art-making by showing you how I work.

Discover how you can go from lack of personal style to overflowing with new ideas that you can barely keep up with yourself!! You will never hold claim of suffering from "the white page syndrome" when you're learning from me!

Well, it seems like you get my point now, right? Great!

I hope you enjoy Art Journal Flip Thru #1!

(If you cannot view the video, click HERE. Allow video to fully load before playing in HD.)

Oh, look! There's MORE! 
I will also share a few of my techniques via tutorials so that you can recreate these pages in your own way.
(If you are a regular reader of my blog, many of them will be familiar to you but there is always something new in the making, over here in my studio.)

Art Journal Flip Thru #1 
::Feature Techniques::

Hand-carving large flower stamp by Martice Smith II;

Package Tape Tutorial by Martice Smith II;

Handmade Foam Stamps & Printing Plates by Martice Smith II;

**Other products include:
DecoArt's Media Fluid Acrylics
Alphabet Stencil (Andy Skinner; DecoArt)
Deconstructed Floral Bouquet (from StencilGirl)
Crackle Paint 
Gelli Arts - Gel Printing Plate 

Be the first to know when I upload more Art Journal Flip Thru videos!

All you need to do is enter your name + email into the form in my sidebar, to your right OR click on the image below.

What techniques you are dying to learn? Don't hold back - let me know your TOP 3 journaling techniques you are having trouble with or wish to learn more about.

with gratitude,

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