Tuesday, August 22, 2017

PanArt Has Moved!

Hello, I've moved!

You can now find me here: https://artbypan.wordpress.com/

All of the blog posts here have been moved there too. :)

See you over there!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Mixed Tape II Blog Hop! - GIVEAWAY CLOSED

I am so excited today!


Because I'm teaching in Mixed Tape II -- alongside two of my favorite artists, Sarah Trumpp and Effy Wild!

Music has been a longtime passion of mine - from being a fan to being a musician myself. I even spent my teenage and young adult years teaching guitar, bass and banjo! Yeah, I LOVE MUSIC!

My other love is art. It just makes sense that the two totally collide in my world, so when Effy invited me to be a part of this adventure I couldn't say YES fast enough!

THREE WEIRD GIRLS ON A GRAND MUSICAL ADVENTURE. Let's get our hands painty, yeah?

You can sign up today and get immediate access to some sweet, sweet bonus content right now even though the class does not start until August 11th! 

SO, you're probably looking for more information on the course -- here's what to expect!
  • Instant access to “BONUS WEEK” which includes two different journal creation tutorials + access to Book Of Days Boot Camp & Succulent Stacks. This is available immediately upon your entry into the classroom.
  • Eight additional weeks of lessons – six by Effy, and one each by Cristin & Sarah.
  • Forever access to the classroom. Once you buy one of my classes, you *own* it. All content is also downloadable for your convenience.
  • Quality, full length video instruction + PDF walk throughs that include step by step instructions and supplies lists.
  • Access to Effy, Sarah, & Cristin for feedback & assistance in our private Facebook Group.
  • Alumni status that includes discounts on future classes taught in this teaching network.
  • Weekly playlists created by Effy to enhance your Mixed Tape experience.
  • Weekly vlogs with Effy that cover the lesson content + any musings that may arise as a result of student questions & comments.
  • A one hour “live” in our Facebook Group at the end of class to celebrate our accomplishments and close out the session.
  • Invitations to all future live events hosted monthly by Effy Wild.

About Your Instructors
Effy Wild
Effy Wild has been art journaling since 2009, and has been teaching on line since 2010. She has been in every year of Life Book since its inception and will be appearing as a guest contributor in “Create Your Lifebook” by Tamara Laporte. Effy believes in the power of art journaling in developing a deep intimacy with ourselves. She started with zero visual arts experience and has built up her skillset through experimentation and devotion to practice.
Effy will be using a diverse playlist to demonstrate multiple ways into visual journaling through music. Each lesson will include a full length video tutorial with a spotlight on a particular technique.
Sarah Trumpp
Sarah Trumpp (also known as Wonderstrumpet) is a muppet trapped in the form of a human who believes strongly in the value of white ink. Her personal motto is “feed your weird,” and she encourages everyone to let their inner weirdo sparkle every minute of every day. She is a mixed-media artist and art journalist who is ridiculously obsessed with music.
Sarah will be working with David Bowie’s “Black Star”, and walking us through the process of ‘storyboarding’ a song in our art journal.
Cristin Stevenson
Cristin Stevenson is a mixed media artist and teacher from Saint Joseph, Missouri. As well as creating traditional artwork, she also works for a few creative and design teams including Artistcellar, Donna Downey’s Artist Gang, and Canvas Corp Brands Crew. Her artwork has been featured in UK based “Mixed Up Magazine” and the French magazine “Scrap Magazine.” Most recently, her “Secret Project” exhibit opened at Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Cristin will be working with Pink Floyd’s “Brain Damage” and walking us through the process of using collage to express how a song makes us feel.

How about a sneaky peek at what I'll be teaching: 


YOU can win a spot in the course! Yes, YOU! All you have to do is comment below and tell me why you want to win! Sharing this post on social media can also get you an EXTRA entry, so be sure to comment AGAIN and tell me where you shared!

That's it!

I'll pick a winner using random.org on August 3rd!

(If you already purchased a spot in the class it will be refunded to you!)


 Congrats to Nardja Segui for winning a seat in Mixed Tape II! 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pure Texture Gold

Hello again !
Recently we celebrated the summer solstice! To celebrate, I picked some flowers and herbs from my garden and made a sweet summer bouquet. Pictured is Sage, Rosemary, Mint, Roses, Black Magic Petunias, Marigolds and Lavender. 
Where is the smell-o-vision when we need it?
Anyway, from there I also set up some pretty things, wrote down some wishes and burned them and completed a tarot spread. 
After a long day at work, I found it was the perfect ending to the day. 
The celebration helped inspire this art journal spread that I have completed today. I rarely use a lot of orange and yellow in my work but wanted to challenge myself to step outside of my box of blues and purples. 
When I was developing my Dear Heart Oracle Deck I ordered "testers" from a few different companies. This particular deck was a dud, so I had it just lying around -- I pulled "Passion" from the stack and used it as my launch point.
I started by layering Artistcellar Quasicrystals stencils with Wonderstrumpet "Crystal Points". To get an awesome glimmer and texture, I used Golden Glass Bead Gel on a palette knife through the stencils. 
Once dry, I spritzed Adirondack Color Wash spray in "Butterscotch" along with Dylusions "Lemon Zest" and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in "Cross My Heart", "Marmalde" and "It's Orange"... Whoa! THE TEXTURE! To finish it up, I grabbed a tag that had been tossed in a drawer in my studio and used hot glue to attach the oracle card and finally attach the tag to the page.
That's it! Super easy, colorful and pure texture gold. 
Happy Summer, everyone! See you soon, but in the meantime you can find me on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/panart

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mixed Tape II

Do you love art?
What about music?
How about both? 
In case you missed it - I'm teaching in Mixed Tape II!
Come join Effy, Sarah and I on a whirlwind adventure !
Class starts August 11, but there is already bonus content awaiting you!
Sign up Here!: bit.ly/MixedTape2
(And here's a little sneak peek of what you have to look forward to!) :

Monday, July 10, 2017

Feels Like Spring - Mixed Media on Canvas

Hello! It's my turn to create and this week I'm working on a small 6 x 6 inch canvas. I love working small because I can make a lot of tiny detail. With this one, I worked intuitively... First using modeling paste and one of Donna's lovely stencils... then building upon that stencil with color and small details. I hope you enjoy the small timelapsed video I created - and I hope it inspires you to play as well!

I love the finished product... doesn't it make you feel like Spring?!
Until next time -- you may not know, I have designed and self-published an oracle deck! You can find it here: http://bit.ly/DearHeartOracle
Cristin Stevenson name
I am also creating monthly via Patreon! To see more of my work, visit http://bit.ly/PatreonPA

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Hello all!
This week I have some new mediums to play alongside my artistcellar stencils.
To start, I grabbed an 8 x 10 piece of hot-pressed Fabriano watercolor paper. This paper is nice in that it is both 140lb and hot pressed AND it doesn't break the bank. Good watercolor paper tends to be really expensive, and while worth it - I can't always afford it!
Next, I started auditioning some Artistcellar stencils on the page. Here, I'm using Tibet Series: Buddha EyesCathedral Plans: Notre Dame and Cathedral Plans: Amiens Plan.  The Cathedral Plans series stencil is a longtime favorite of mine for backgrounds. They are so versatile and I've found use for them in many different paintings.
With a palette knife, I scraped Golden Glass Bead Gel through the stencil. Let me tell you -- this stuff is awesome! Glass beads inside the medium really shimmer and shine and it works beautifully with the stencils!
I let it dry completely, and then I started dripping strings of Golden Tar Gel throughout... the tar gel appears white, but it will dry pretty much clear and adds great texture (similar to creating lines with a hot glue gun). 
Next I used watercolorsmermaid markers and alcohol to add color and even more texture. To create the cell-like effect I simply dipped a brush in the alcohol and then stamped it on the page. Yum!
For extra accent, I used a bit of Inka Gold and some Dina Wakely acrylic paint as the finishing touches. 
This is a super texture rich page and it was such a fun way to experiment with new supplies and old favorites. 




Today I am creating a texture-filled canvas using a minimal color palette. I hope you enjoy the video I have created to show you the process.