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Monday, August 31, 2015


My exciting six month tour with ColourArte Design Team officially terminates today.  I feel like I have just finished a college semester, considering all of the things I have learned.  What an exciting journey!

But as the television infomercials say:  WAIT!  THERE'S MORE!  

And yes, indeed, there is more.  I am not leaving ColourArte!  Only my position has changed.  I am now a very happy and extremely proud member of ColourArte's first ever Video Creators!

And just by chance, my video is the very first one to debut on this great new adventure.


And I am offering a GIVEAWAY to celebrate!

Check it out here:


Friday, August 7, 2015

Bloghop Winner!!!!

Thank you to all who posted on my first ever blog hop with ColourArte.  It was a true joy to read all of your comments.
I do hope to see all of you in the future and hope you have subscribed to my youtube channel, so I can share future art tutorials and art events withg you.

CLICK HERE to subscribe to  my YouTube Channel

Be sure to check all the blogs...there's a winner on each blog!

And the winner for the Altered Shoe Bloghop on my blog is. . .  

Suman Pandit
Congratulations, Suman!

Complete list of winners and instructions for claiming your prizes can be found here:

Monday, August 3, 2015

From Canvas to Frame

by Linda Ann Smith

Take a canvas from a "bad art day" and turn it into....

. . . a 3-Dimensional Picture Frame!

See how this frame was created. . .

. . . with Radiant Gels Dimensional Paints . . .

and Primary Elements Artist Pigments!

  To view the tutorial:                                         Go to

You will find a video tutorial there also!  

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cinderella goes Cowgirl! Altered Shoe Blog Hop


The first bloghop from the first ever ColourArte Design Team!!!!!  You won't want to miss a thing! 

Read the fairytale below


don't miss the video !!! (link here and below)

Once Upon A Time. . .       

Cinderella longed to go to the Prince's Rodeo, but her boots were a disaster!   This was a job for her Fairy Paintmother . . . . (who just happened to have a magical brush and a fresh stock of  ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glazes!) 

 The Fairy Paintmother waved her magic  brush over the boots and said the magic  words: "Perfect Paints!"  

   and PRESTO! 


Cinderella galloped away on her mare and found her two ugly stepsisters at the rodeo fighting over some silly pair of glass slippers. The Prince was bucked off the bull, but recovered just in time to return the boot that Cinderella lost during her Barrel Racing Event.  He proclaimed that from that day forward Cinderella would be his Rodeo Queen!  The Fairy Paintmother rode her paint pony into the shimmery sunset!           

And they all lived happily ever after! 

Be sure to leave a comment on this blog so I can enter you in the ColourArte giveaway!  A prize on every blog on the hop!  Prize:   Each blog on the bloghop will choose one winner who will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at ColourArte!  To win you MUST comment on this blog and on the ColourArte blog at  You have until Aug. 6 to do this, but there is no time like now!!!  I will announce my winner on this blog on Aug. 7.

Oh, Baby!!! Let's all do the HOP!  

(The Altered Shoe HOP!)  

 Click here: An InLinkz Link-up for other ColourArte Designers in this hop!

Announcing . . .


I was charter member of ColourArte's very first design team . . . but my term  expires at the end of August.  Am I sad?  

Not at all! Now there is not only a ColourArte Design Team but also a brand spanking new 

ColourArte Video Creator Design Team !!! 

And now I am a charter member of that team!!!  

I'm so excited to be part of this new team!  I am as happy as a monkey with a new banana!!!
Click here to see all the members of ColourArte Design Team and ColourArt Video Creator Design Team!!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Dollar Store Find...A ColourArte Project


I used Primary Elements Artist Pigments, Primary Elements Clear Gloss Medium, and Radiant Gels Dimensional Paint from ColourArte products to paint feathers on electronic device covers, officially called "Tablet Sleeves."  


Click here for the YouTube Tutorial Video

 The covers are foam lined and I purchased them for $1.00 each at my local dollar store. Obviously they are intended for an Ipad or other tablet, but can be used for much more.  

Think: Photos, sketchpads, pencils, watercolors, books, travel receipts, etc.

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