Makers Gonna Make

Amy Tangerine x Brit + Co

Decided to make a fun little spread in a new Brit + Co planner I got while visiting San Fran last month. Used fun supplies from my shop (the floral stamp repeated all over Makers Gonna Make is from the Gratitude set) along with my latest collection, Hustle & Heart. I used my favorite Tombow brush markers to create a list of Crafty Projects I want to make.

Amy Tangerine x Brit + Co
Amy Tangerine x Brit + Co

Brit + Co planners and goodies can be found exclusively at Target. They also have a great little article up called Planner Goals: How 6 Boss Ladies Stay Organized and Personalize Their Planners that I was interviewed for here. I also shared a bit of the process of decorating this in my latest Favorites video on YouTube. What's on your list of crafty projects?

In

Zinia's Watercolor Dashboard

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I’ll share with a really fun dashboard idea using some of my favorite Amy Tan clear stickers.

You can adjust this idea and make a dashboard for any type of planner you are using but in my example, I’m going to make one for my traveler’s notebook.

The first step is to cut the base of your dashboard according to the size and planner you are using. Make sure you use a thick type of paper, preferably watercolor paper so that it won’t curl a lot once we add water to it.

Then comes the fun part! Grab your clear sticker sheets and create a fun colorful pattern by filling the page with all the different shapes and icons you love. Start with the bigger stickers, spread them across the page, and then start filling the gaps with the smaller ones.

Try not to overthink it, just have fun and enjoy the process without worrying about making it look perfect.

Once the whole area is covered grabbed your watercolor crayons and scribble some color between the stickers. Avoid putting complimentary colors next to each other so you won’t end up with some ugly brown spots.

You don’t need to add a lot of color, just a few lines here and there. When you add water and start diluting them the color will spread and cover the whole area.

Depending on the type of paper you use, it’s very likely that the scribbles on your page won’t get diluted completely and they will leave some marks. I personally love that look, I think it makes it look more unique and whimsical but if you want a smoother coverage you can scribble the crayons on a palette and pick the colors with your brush.

Before everything dries, take a paper towel and wipe any excess color that sits on top of the stickers. They will work as a resist and create a really beautiful look.

Have fun with different stickers and color combinations to create gorgeous accessories for your planners or any other project.

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Make Magic - New Favorite Portable Printer!

So excited about Prynt Pocket, which turns your iPhone into an instant printer! We launched my favorite color, mint, in the shop (you can also get grey) and for a limited time you'll get 50 films with the bundle! It makes documenting on-the-go super fun!

  1. Take it with you wherever you go!
  2. Customize and Filter - Download the Prynt Pocket app to adjust lighting and add text to any image.
  3. Magic Video Magic - Every photo you take within the Prynt Pocket app has short video clips embedded directly inside so you can share your memories in a unique and magical way!
  4. The prints are stickers! Just peel off the backing and use in your paper projects!

Hoping to put more cool stuff like this in our shop. Thanks as always for your enthusiasm and support. You all rock. Let me know if you have any questions about the Prynt Pocket! And be sure to pre-order by the 28th so you can take advantage of the bundle!

Hello sunshine... work hard and be kind

The latest tees were just revealed for Fresh Squeezed Fashion!

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Remember you only have until the 14th to order and then these tees are gone. The super talented and sweet Valerie from Lily & Val did the art for Work hard & be kind and we are huge fans. Also subscribers (it's a month-to-month subscription that you can cancel anytime) can add an exclusive enamel pin to the order with no additional shipping. Which tee would you choose or are you like me and need both? 

Featured in Artful Blogging!

Artful Blogging article

SO excited to share that I have been featured in the beautiful magazine, Artful Blogging. I definitely have the most colorful pages in the gorgeous publication. So many other inspiring artists are featured throughout and the photos are stunning. It's hard to believe I have been sharing random bits of my life for 10 years now. The piece I wrote is called A Little Slice of Life, and is shared from pages 72-79. I've learned a lot along this journey and hope you feel inspired after reading my story in the Autumn 2017 issue of Artful Blogging

Photo taken at the Color Factory by Lish Creative.