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It's a COLD Sunday in Arizona!

First I must tell you!   It's been below freezing in Arizona, yes even in the city of Phoenix.   Our average in January is in the 60's.   Many people have been scrambling to find coats and gloves to wear!   Keep Cozy wherever you are!

Do you always feel free when you create?   I know I sometimes hit a wall or stumbling block, not feeling the freedom to let my art flow.

There are two different products at that will make you 'loose and easy' with your art, giving you a sense of total freedom.  We will showcase Gelli Printing today.   WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THESE VIDEOS - SCRUMPTIOUS


First the Gelli Plate:     This tool is one of the most fantastic items ever.   It allows you to mono print (have you ever done that) which sounds like a really fancy technique, maybe you tried monoprinting in art classes.  

Definition - Monoprints are known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques; it is essentially a printed painting. The characteristic of this method is that no two prints are alike. The beauty of this medium is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media.
 Monoprints may include collage, hand-painted additions, and a form of tracing.

We have another Gelli video on the website that shows the ease with which you can make uniquely your own design, limitless background pages for projects and even frameable 'stand alone' art.   You will pretty much be amazed at what you can create with such ease, making one of a kind pieces.    Any kitchen tool or art tool ca be used to create layers of color and design.     We also carry wonderful professional grade paints and squeegees among other tools for interesting and satisfying results.


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