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Low Buy Challenge Update

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a video update on my low buy challenge. 

I did make some purchases over the last 2 months, some were to replenish what I used up and other purchases were new to me. 

This challenge has been a lot of fun for me. I have been using what I own and trying to find new uses for what I already have. 

I am excited to continue on my low buy journey and I will keep you updated throughout the year

Low buy challenge update

Are you participating in a low buy this year? And how are you doing with it?

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Elephant Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

Elephants are one of my favorite animals! Such a wonderful creature! I found a photo from a National Geographic Magazine of 2 elephants and I just knew they would be perfect as a focal point for an art journal page.

I wanted to do a bright and colorful page. This is outside my norm, and it was fun to push my boundaries. I used some Prima marketing oil pastels I received in a goodie bag. I haven’t used them much, you better believe that I will be using them more in the future, lol. 

elephant art journal page
Elephant Art Journal Page

In addition to the oil pastels I used some spray inks, stamps, stickers, and quotes to finish out the page. 

elephant art journal page
Elephant Art Journal Page

This was such a fun page to create! I love the bright colors with the elephants painted in black, it really allows them to stand out. 

Affiliate links to items used or similar
Ranger Journal https://amzn.to/2D3wBj3
Mod Podge https://amzn.to/2VIFV3i
Silicone brush https://amzn.to/2VKTb7F
Prima Oil pastels- https://amzn.to/2VHTekJ
Finnabair Brushes- https://amzn.to/2VKeHJw
Dylusions sprays- https://amzn.to/2RKOOds
Ranger archival ink black- https://amzn.to/2RI2rdp
Clear Gesso- https://amzn.to/2Cidxft
Artist loft paint- https://amzn.to/2RLkxeK
Tube squeeze key- https://amzn.to/2RLlBPM
White gel pen- https://amzn.to/2VKToYv
Mandala Stamp-https://amzn.to/2RMaAgY

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Resin Frame and Flowers Mixed Media

Hello Everyone!

Today I have my first project of 2019! and it is a low buy project. So far I am off to a good start, lol (I am starting strong, let’s keep it up).

For this project I had all of the elements and flowers in my stash. It was fun to find so things I forgot I had to actually us them.

I started with a resin frame that I had in my stash. I bought it on impulse from a creative reuse center and didn’t know what I was going to do with it. So it was stored away. Until I decided to do my low buy. So I went digging for something new to play with, and I found this frame. 

frame and flowers
Frames and flowers

I thought the frame looked like a fancy window so I stenciled a swing and created a little scene with flowers and sprays and just about any other mixed media element I could find. 

frames and flowers
Frames and flowers

I loved adding all the flowers, I just kept piling on until I thought the canvas would break, lol. For this project I thought “the more the merrier” and kept on adding. I love how it all turned out and the splashes I added at the end was the perfect way to finish the piece. 

I am looking forward to the new projects I can create using what I own. I am sure there are some hidden jems in my art studio waiting to be found.

Affiliate links to products used or similar ones:
5×7 canvas boards https://amzn.to/2VD6Tt2
prima Marketing resin frames- https://amzn.to/2VD6WoI
Swing Stencil https://amzn.to/2VEZWaR
Matte medium- https://amzn.to/2sj47M1
Folk art metallic- https://amzn.to/2sh8t6I
Lindy’s Spray Time Travel teal https://amzn.to/2AvblBl
Distress Ink Weathered Wood https://amzn.to/2SHhCRl
prima Marketing Flowers https://amzn.to/2RA8l0e
Clear rhinestone stickers https://amzn.to/2RBuRFV

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Craft Room Organization and Low Buy Challenge

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited to show off my clean and organized craft room/ art studio. I went through a major purge with the help of a professional organizer- Morgan. (not a sponsored video)
I love how this turned into a functional space that works for me and my needs.

Here is her contact information:
https://www.morganizewithme.com/

I have to say, I am a little embarrassed at how bad my room actually was. I had over 20 years of craft and art supplies that I needed to organize and purge! I my opinion I needed some help to keep me focused and on task. I am sure I could have done this one my own, but sometimes it is better to get outside help.

Once I buckled down, with Morgan’s help, I got it all under control. And now that it is done, I feel so good and much more creative.

Before and after

I am also doing a low buy this year. What that means to me is that I am not planning on purchasing anything new that I don’t need. This does not include staples like gel mediums and glues and things of that nature. Once a quarter I will head to the store with my list and see if there is anything I need, lol. I am trying to use up what I have and be creative with my own supplies.

I anyone interested in joining me in my low buy challenge?

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