Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Sunday, August 27, 2023
Friday, July 21, 2023
Friday, July 14, 2023
I have EVERY kind of tape you can imagine! Not kidding. Boxes and boxes of it and when washi tape became popular I went NUTS. When going through my tape the other day I realized there was one tape I didn't have and that was fabric tape....so I made some with my Xyron Creative Station. If you ever need to tape something together, come on over....I've got your back! Check out how I made it in the video below and don't forget to MAKE YOUR MARK!
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Monday, June 5, 2023
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
When I was a kid I got wallet kits for Christmas almost every year. When you come from a very large family in southeastern Colorado, leather tooling is a thing and apparently I was supposed to learn it. I never did. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I got another wallet kit and was stumped again. Fortunately there is leather paint and stencils and colorful synthetic sinew to make your leather projects amazing! This wallet has the perfect mix of boho, cowboy and me! Check out the colorful waxed sinew from John Bead...I mean this stuff comes in NEON colors! Now get out there, my amazing friends, and MAKE YOUR MARK!
I love that I didn't have to learn how to tool to get this effect! I call it my dollar hauler!
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
When I stare at a blank canvas or blank page in my art journal, sometimes I have no idea where to start. NONE! About a year ago I decided to start writing down my favorite techniques for mixed media, painting and collage, and before I knew it I had a set of 189 prompts to help me get started. For fun I added dice to make it a real game of chance. All you have to do is print them out on cardstock (or stick them to a deck of cards) and you'll never run out of ideas and combinations to create art. Have fun and MAKE YOUR MARK!
The Frida page I created using a few art prompts!
Watch how to make them and use them here!
LINK TO MY ART PROMPT PRINTOUTS HERE: https://etsy.me/3kuXwgv
HAVE FUN AND MAKE ART!
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Here's everything I used to make them with links:
Czech Glass Beads: https://bit.ly/3n1axNG
John Bead Aluminum Wire: https://amzn.to/36kZXuF
Large Czech Bead Mixes: https://bit.ly/2WRRH09
MY AMAZON STORE: https://www.amazon.com/shop/markmontano