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Suzy Lou Llama: A Tutorial

Suzy Lou Llama: A TutorialI was looking for a project that was whimsical and fun when I stumbled upon a llama on a planner at Michaels. With that image in mind, I created a fun llama painting with three-dimensional details and named this character “Suzy Lou Llama.” I think it would be perfect for a girl’s nursery, or just for brightening up a wall. Here’s the tutorial for making your own! Read More »

Crafts / DIY, Mixed-Media Art

Mixed-Media Self Portrait Step-By-Step Tutorial

Mixed-Media Self Portrait

I’ve always been hesitant to create a self portrait. Something about trying to capture a true version of yourself never seemed attainable. Then, I was creating a fun, nerdy girl with some mixed-media details and I realized that I had accomplished a self portrait without even meaning to. It is a fair likeness and I love that I somehow managed to capture my crazy hair and my burgundy glasses. Here’s how I accomplished this mixed-media self portrait.  Read More »

Crafts / DIY, Mixed-Media Art, Paper Crafting

Mixed-Media Pink and Gold Christmas Ornament Gift Tag

Pink and Gold Christmas Tree Ornament Mixed-Media Tag

I’ve been crushing hard on pink Christmas decorations. You can check out my Pink Christmas Pinterest board here. Plus, Christmas is the one time of year that I can flood my art with gold and sparkles and no one complains (much). So, I decided to make a little sparkle and shine for the holiday season with this pink and gold ornament tag.
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Crafts / DIY, Mixed-Media Art, Paper Crafting

God Bless This Home: Mixed-Media Canvas

God Bless This Home Mixed-Media Canvas

This project was given to my very good friend, Annie, to decorate her new home. Do you know that person who always seems to think of you right when you need it most? She is that person for me and she will be truly missed as she begins her next chapter of life with her family as she moves to Northern California.

Things are a little bit up in the air about the move and she is still working on finding a home for them, so this canvas is a reminder that wherever they settle, there are people praying for their success and blessing. Read More »

Crafts / DIY, Mixed-Media Art, Paper Crafting

Free Mixed-Media Inspiration: Going Away Present – California Love Canvas

Free Mixed-Media Project Inspiration: California Love Canvas from SarahDonawerth.com

Recently, my sister-in-law and my brother moved to Houston, Texas, to begin a new life. As a going away present, I decided to make this mixed-media canvas. In this homage to California, she will be reminded of the family that loves her. I also incorporated her favorite color—teal—to make it personalized to her tastes.

Follow the instructions below to make a perfect house-warming, going-away, or just-because gift. Read More »

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