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How I Get Repinned Over 3,000 Times Every Week

Hi friends! Today's post contains affiliate links which can be used at no cost to you.  As always, I only promote services and products that I trust and use for my own business. Pinterest ~ the Numbers Do you use Pinterest for marketing?  Pinterest is the #1 driver of traffic to my website.  I have 36,000 followers over there and maintaining an active presence is important to me. Pinterest ~ the Tailwind Scheduler I've been using the Tailwind scheduler to schedule my pins for the last three years, and my content is consistently re-pinned more than 3,000 times every week. …

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Mixed Media Canvas Collage Tutorial

Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Hello!  Thanks for the visit.  This post was originally published in 2016.  Here is how I made this canvas which measures 18″ square and 2″ deep: Base Layer My base was some torn patterned tissue paper (Rebekah Meier) adhered with matte medium. I enjoyed this slow process very much. It took about a week to complete the canvas, working in stages and of course (my favorite) layers. Additional Layers I started layering on paint and gelatos using brushes, baby wipes, and my fingers, and then I added some torn book pages and circular collage elements. A…

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Course Update + Special Offer

Enrollment is Rocking! We have students already enrolled from Canada, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the USA!  Thanks for your support and enthusiasm, and for such at a great start to enrollment for my Teaching Your Passion™ online course.  Scroll down for a special 4-day offer. This 4-week live course begins on Monday, January 29th. What's it About? Teaching Your Passion™ is chock full of everything you need to learn to teach classes live and online.  I cover everything from determining what to teach, finding teaching opportunities, pitching your ideas to stores and event organizers, getting hired, getting paid, dealing…

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Pinterest Inspiration

Need some art eye candy?  I thought I'd share a few of my most popular Pinterest boards while I am busy getting my Teaching Your Passion™ online course in order. Thanks so much for the amazing response to the course — it's almost ready and I just cannot wait to share it with you! (If you want to be the first to hear when it's live, let me know here.) In the meantime, here's some colorful inspiration.  Click the link below the photo to see all the art on each board, and if you like what you see, follow me…

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New Course: Teaching Your Passion™

Teaching Your Passion™ Online Course I'm over-the-moon excited to tell you my new Teaching Your Passion™ online course is coming out in January.  This course is for those who want to teach their passion to adults. So many people have asked me about this over the years, and I'm thrilled to have gathered all the how-to information for you in one place. Whether you are into art like I am, or your passion is in another field, there is likely an audience for you. This can be a great way to earn additional income and make a world of connections.…

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Stencil Hop with Nat Kalbach's Circuit Stencil

Stencil Hop - Art Journal - Rememner

This is an updated post from a 2013 blog hop I did showcasing the Circuit stencil Nathalie Kalbach designed for StencilGirl Products. When I first saw this on Nat's blog I knew it was a ‘must have' stencil. You can position those lines any which way to draw the eye around the page.   I kept thinking of pathways and roads when I was considering how to use the stencil, so I started by adhering an old map into my art journal. The lines of the map play nicely with Nat's cool design. I spritzed it with Dylusions Ink Spray (Vibrant…

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Art Journal ~ Experiment (Tutorial)

Using stencils in your art journal (Marjie Kemper)

Do you ever take a break in your journal, when you really should be doing something else? I have quite a few things I should be doing today, but my journal was calling… and not even one of my small journals, this great big 9X 12 one.  I also decided to do a 2-page spread.  Talk about real estate.  So this spread measures 18″ wide by 12″ high… I should've done a canvas! This one started out very pink. I applied gesso to the pages and then added some paint, as well as modeling paste with stencils. Stamping on Tissue…

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Craft Industry Alliance

Craft Industry Alliance

Craft Industry Alliance Welcome! Today I'm sharing info about Crafty Industry Alliance.  I've been an active member of this group for over 18 months and it's a substantial resource for my business. It's an extremely affordable ($69 for a year) investment that yields a wonderful return. History Craft Industry Alliance was founded two years ago as a community for craft professionals. Their mission is to help members: keep informed on industry news and opportunities connect with each other improve and develop their businesses operate at a profit Founders Abby Glassenberg and Kristin Link have extensive experience in the industry. Abby…

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Art Journaling… If It Scares You (Tutorial)

Art journaling with stamps and stencils (Marjie Kemper)

My Mojo has been on holiday lately.  Does that happen to you? I've been lucky that this is the first prolonged stretch where I've experience it. Believe me, it's not fun. I decided I simply had to sit down and push through.  If it Scares You… Here's how this page started… with a very vibrant green gelli print: After trying several things to no avail, I toned it down with some white paint.  I also used stencils and washi tape. Click here if you're interested in more projects with washi tape. Art Journal Stamps People frequently ask me what kinds…

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A Trio of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

A trio of artist trading cards with Distress Inks (Marjie Kemper)

Artist Trading Cards I really enjoy working on small surfaces such as artist trading cards. These cards measure 2.5″ X 3.5.”   Artist Trading Cards are mean to be shared but not sold.  Many ‘swap' groups exist where members made a certain number of ATCs, mail them to an organizer, and then receive a mix of other cards back in return. I started out with several of my favorite colors of Distress Ink and an ink blending tool.  I got carried away and forgot to take more process pictures! Basically I just add layers until I'm happy with the background.  You…

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