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Coloring with Frida!

Hi there! Lately my family and me have started collecting coloring books. We find pulling our crayolas and colored pencils while we fill in one of the book pages with colors very relaxing and a great family activity to bond with the kids. In the beginning I was a little reluctant to color in them. After all, my artist's soul was not very comfortable with the fact that someone else was going to dictate what I created, that I had to conform to following the lines and that my end product was not really mine. But then I started after I saw my daughter totally absorbed with one of her books and I joined in. Picking up the crayolas and...

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Art Doll Tutorial

I've been using acrylics to paint my dolls for a long time and I love them for covering the entire surface. But when I want to make a soft doll I want a paint that stays soft as well. That's when I discovered DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint.  It's permanent, washable and really, so soft.  So I thought I'd give it a try and see how well it worked. I also used some other products like Photo transfer medium and some stencils.  Want to see the process and learn to make your own? Just follow these easy steps:   1. First, gather your materials.  You'll need: A laser printed face (I used the face of one of my paintings for this)...

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Prima Marketing Watercolor Confections Review

And now the review of my favorites of all: Watercolor Confections. They come in 3 different sets and it's so hard to choose a favorite. First, the Classics, which would be my weapon of choice if I had to pick between the three of them.  The tropicals are so pretty too, and they have my favorite color: Turquoise.  The pans are numbered instead of having names and they run from 1 to 36, with 12 on each set. And the third set is the Decadent Pies.  Perfect for when you need more subtle colors and shimmer. I'm going to be testing all the products in the Prima Watercolor paper and using the Watercolor brushes.  Whenever I get a new set...

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New jewelry available on my store!

I have been occupied with a lot of projects lately, and they are  taking a good deal of time and energy from me, but that does not mean that I cannot get creative and work on some fun stuff like making jewelry for a bit, you can see the results of my impromptu jewelry making session on my store, under the handmade jewelry section. I find the process very therapeutic and I get to create many beautiful works of original work in the process.... Because art is not just for walls.

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Thank you for adopting Frida!

Early this week I gave you a preview of my next Frida doll, it was a very simple pic of my work in progress, but you loved her! As soon as I posted her online, I got lots and lots of requests to adopt her.... Thank you! She just had her formal photo shoot, and she looks even more pretty than on my original pics. She is very happy to know she was so loved, and blushed a lot when I told her about all the adoption requests she had. I will be making more dolls for all of you who are interested in one original Danita art doll just for yourself, and if you really want to adopt one,...

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