November 23, 2021

Awesome Sale on Art Class!

If you think you missed out on the online class Gratitude Junk Journal 2021, I have good news for you!
We have a sale! 

All the students are having so much fun! My class has made people so happy to dare creating something new and I can tell you, the results are fantastic! Makes me so happy!
If you want to join we have an awesome sale right now! 

The code is THANKS21 and can be used from now through November 30, 2021
Don't miss it! Click here to join!:

Questions? Let me know in the comments!😁💓

September 13, 2021

Gelatin printing AND Art Foamies!

I love gelatin printing and I love stamps! Today's project is a lot of fun and super relaxing!
Grab your deli paper HERE
Print or add layers to old printed paper. Watch me printing in this video HERE

Then select a shape, any shape you like or something that matches the celebration of the month (Easter bunny, Christmas tree, Hearts, flowers etc)

Grab your Art Foamies,  In this case I am using an alphabet from Balzer Designs and I love it!

Once you select what mono-printed paper you want, make your "mask out of a sturdy paper. I used a folder paper from the dollar store!

Pick a color, roll it on your gel plate, make marks as extra texture then place your paper with your mask on it to create a "negative space" print and...

Add your Art Foamies Stamps!
I wanted the word Sparkle, but you can personalize with any favorite word!

If you are not into gelatin printing (yet!) then simply paint  your shape and have fun with the Art Foamies stamping!

Watch the video HERE and let me know what you think!

August 2, 2021

Art Foamies Awesome Stamps by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

I am super happy creating a Beach theme Art Journal Page
This alphabet is made by Julie Balzer Designs, and with this Art foamies you can pretty much print or stamp anything! Come and see what I created here:  

June 13, 2021

Painting Frida Kahlo's face with acrylics

I'm painting a face with acrylics paints, super easy and fun! It is a Frida Kahlo inspired journal page!
For many years now I always invite people to paint a Frida because it is so much fun. If you haven't done it yet, just try! 💖
Click to watch here or in the image:

I'm linking to the awesome Art Journal Journey blog for more fun art!

May 18, 2021

Magritte Son of Man Painting reproduction (Le fils de l'homme) 🍏

Watch the video I created for #ArtsySecondSunday, which is an acrylic painting of a detail of the Son of Man self portrait by Rene Magritte, with my own twist. I also explain a few some interesting things about the painting and the artist. It was fun to create! Search for the hashtag to see more painting videos in YouTube
                Detail of Original:                                                     Mine in progress:

And to see the a following whimsical video click here: 🍩
Have you seen more paintings from Rene Magritte?

May 3, 2021

So cute!

OK, call me silly, but this is SO cute!! I have been waving the mouse for  a while and I am still not tired of looking at all the tiny animations lol

That's all. 
Plus more videos coming up this Sunday! Join the video hop  Starting May 9th at 8:30 pacific!

April 26, 2021

Art Foamies Sacred heart - Art Journal ideas!

Have you ever felt that you want to create something, but you don't know where to start?
Well... Art Foamies can help you with that!
Grab your Art Journal or Sketchbook, your favorite tissue paper and some fun acrylic paint.
This is the metallic paint I like best here
If you are not sure what colors, get a color wheel here!

Use the brayer to get paint on the Foamie and stamp in different angles on the paper, then tear the shapes gently to collage them on your page.

Add color with crayons and if you feel inspired, write a nice quote around the collaged shape!

I love playing with the Art Foamies, it is relaxing and it can help you stay creative in a very easy way.

Watch the video HERE to see the whole process, and stay creative!

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April 22, 2021

Paint like Matisse!

Do you like Matisse? I love him, his colors, patterns and so many of his paintings!
There is one not so particularly colorful and yet, so beautiful!
I studied this Marguerite painting, and learned so many things along the way!
Watch the video and discover a few things you maybe didn't know about Matisse

Do you think my reproduction is close enough?

April 6, 2021

Make Quick and Easy mini Art Journal Books!

This way of making mini Tiny journal books (or junk journals!) is super fun to make!

Click HERE to see the video and this is the image of the project, grab your patterned paper,
you have to try it! 😍

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March 22, 2021

Awesome Art Foamies Stamps! Colorful Tutorial & Techniques

I love totally creating art with stamps! I was invited by the Art Foamies to create a project iwht some of their designs and the #ArtFoamies are simply wonderful!
These I'm using in this art video are from Sandra Evertson and from Gina Ahrens.

The steps are easy and I enjoyed every single part of the art process:
I worked on a large journal page but it can definitely be done on a canvas.

First step, Gesso the surface and paint a background with your favorite colors, I selected sky blue.
[Pic 1]

I made a template of the silhouette I wanted to use for a mask to avoid stamping in some areas:
[Pic 2]

With the botanical design I stamped in the background with different colors to give the background depth and interest: [Pic 3]

The heart Foamie was stamped on a colorful paper to collage it separately: [Pic 4]

With a tissue paper, or deli paper, you can create a new design pattern paper to add as well in your composition. [Pic 5] - [Pic 6]

Click here to watch the free video HERE
[Pic 7]

The details of the face will be posted next!
If you want me to see your work, tag me in instagram @AyalaArt

Have fun stamping!

March 21, 2021

Painting Daffodil flowers with acrylics

Daffodils are known by different names in different places, like Lent lilies, Easter rose, Hen and Chickens, and to some means bad luck, or good fortune, depends on who you ask.

Come and watch this video HERE where I am painting Daffodils with acrylic paint, and in case you have trouble drawing, don't let that stop you, download my design and have fun.

Just a note, it is for your personal use and not for mass printing. ♥

March 20, 2021

Painting abstract flowers in acrylic paint (Art journal ideas)

For those that love painting flowers, or wish they could... don't be afraid! And don't think that the only way to paint is Realistic because Abstract, Folk or Figurative styles are a lot of fun!

For practice and for the actual joy of painting in paper, I recommend to use your Art Journal it is so much fun, then you see all the colorful pages.
If you are a beginner artist, this is an Easy way to create and practice painting Botanical Art ♥

💮 💮 💮

Watch video HERE

If you want me to see your work tag me in instagram @AyalaArt 😘

March 18, 2021

Whimsical Mixed Media Portrait and acrylic paint

In this Whimsical Mixed Media Portrait in Art #JournaPageIdeas tutorial, I am adding shadowing to a cute face with crayons! These crayons are awesome! If you like mixed media portraits and mixed media art tutorials, enjoy this art journaling video! This art journal process is fun and relaxing.
I hope you had a great week!

Watch HERE 😁

Happy birthday Paint Party Friday!

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March 1, 2021

Self portrait in Acrylic - Painting faces Modigliani style

This past February, painting for the 29 faces was an extra challenge. In my personal life I had 3 family members passing away. Not due to covd but the pandemic made things worse.

We drove to TX with the hope to see people -properly social distancing and all -  but we ended stranded in a hotel, the roads closed due to ice, bunch of unexpected snow and all kinds of chaos. 
We were ok even if we had very limited food, but many friends and family ended up with no electricity, no water and many other problems.
At the end we didn't see anyone, we had to just turn back and drive west.

My feelings and thoughts have been up and down and all I can say is...

It is totally true that art heals when needed. It helps your mental health. Sometimes it helps more, sometimes less, sometimes it takes a while to kick in, the healing while making art, but sending our hands and heart to work on creating, keeps the mind from going in that other circle that might take a while to heal. 

Plus, art helps You and also brings a smile to Another far away person that sees it. 😊
I know for myself, looking at all the faces people created this month, felt very good.

This is what I managed to create. Click HERE to watch this video

and HERE to see this other video:

Much love to you ♥

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February 8, 2021

Art videos at the Cutout and Keep!

Hey, Cat Morley from "Cut out and keep" is posting this week several of my videos! Visit the site and enjoy all the goodies she has for you!

A new video will be posted every day of the week, it will be fun!

January 26, 2021

29 Faces February 2021

Heeeyyy! The fun 29 faces challenge is starting in a few days! February 1st
Here is the blog button, you can post it wherever you like! 

For the FAQ please direct the link to the 29 faces blog:

I hope you join us! you can post your work in any social network and link yourself to the rest of artist by using the hashtag #29faces 

What type of faces are you going to create this time? Let me know in the comments! 💓

January 23, 2021

Paint like Modigliani with acrylic paints

If you like to Paint like Amedeo Modigliani, you can see how I tried recreating a Jeanne Hebuterne paint like Amadeo Modigliani, HERE
Leave me a comment here in the blog or in the channel telling me what you think ♥ I love different acrylic painting techniques, what do you think of the results of my efforts? 😊.

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January 6, 2021

Unboxing new acrylic paint! From the Hippie Crafter

I received a box of acrylics from the brand Hippie Crafter and it was so much for to unbox it and make swatches! Come and see!

Click HERE to watch