I get ridiculously excited when Halloween comes around. Of course I love the costumes and the skulls everywhere and old ladies dressing like Elvira, but what I really love is candy corn. I specifically love indian corn, the ones with the brown butts, but any candy corn will do. So, for this most corny of holidays, I’m offering a candy corn stuffy/feltie pattern. You can use the pattern to make boring candy corn or you can use the pattern to make yourself a pair of party-goers, a devil and an angel. Maybe they can sit on your shoulder and whisper virtues and vices into your ears! [Read more…]
It’s our third week of Terrible Tuesdays here at wonderstrange! Between now and Halloween, you can download some art to use as inspiration, kindling, or therapy, every single Tuesday.
This week you can have Cindy Jo’s demon baby for your very own. And for those hankering for Day of the Dead (DOTD) art, nanner’s got a pretty lady for you. Word of warning: We wouldn’t trust either of them with your candy stash!
Just click the art you want, then choose “Print” from the File menu, making sure to size the art the way you want it.
Howdy and welcome to the first ever WIP Wednesday, a chance to get a sneak peek at what’s getting worked up in wonderstrange studios and mad scientist laboratories!
Firstly and excitingly, Ann is TEACHING A WORKSHOP!! She’s hard at work finishing up the final details, but it starts September 19th, and you’ll learn to make fabulous pieces of assemblage art! For more information and to register, click here!
Cindy is in Halloween mode and is painting creepy cards. They’ll be in her shop soon, but here’s some sneaky peeking:
Nanner is playing Dr. Frankenstein this week, check out the picture below – stay tuned for their electrifying appearance in her shop!
I’m working on articles for the upcoming Art Trader magazine, but in the meantime I’ve been drowning in paper beads!
I LOVE to snoop and see what people are up to (and what they’ve bought me for Christmas), so we’ll try to post something every week!
We at Wonderstrange love Halloween, and not just for the free candy and the chance to wear cat ears to the grocery store. We like making Halloween art, and we want to be sure you have fun making some, too! This week I have made some simple step-by-step Halloween drawings you can follow along with. All you need is a pencil, marker, and an eraser, so gather those up, and let’s draw!
We like our monsters with one eye around here. To be honest, we like our kittens that way, too.
One big eye.
You can draw this guy scary or goofy or stick a bow on him and make him a her. I road tested this one on real live 10 year olds, and they can do it . . . so you can too!
Here are some other super-fun things to draw!
Don’t like Mondays? Well then, you’ll love Terrible Tuesdays here at wonderstrange. [Read more…]
Let me say up front that I am not the world’s foremost expert in the polymer clay arts. Where clay is concerned, I may, in fact, be the world’s hindmost ignoramus – but that’s not altogether bad, because at the back of the line, we do things quick and dirty! This project requires no special tools, no experience, and absolutely no expertise, so grab some clay, and let’s go!
Do you love a vintage look? Are you damn tired of disappointing crackle paint? If so, I might have the product for you!
Oh the banana….America’s most popular fruit (at least according to the Caribou coffee quiz of the day) but so yellow, so smooth, so BORING. Maybe you want your special someone to enjoy that tasty golden vehicle of potassium but they have a bad case of fruit apathy. Well check this fast and fun way to make someone’s banana happy. [Read more…]
Ever draw a fabulous face, a happening house or a gruesome goblin only to realize you HAVE NO IDEA what you are gonna do for the background? You could draw that super cool sun in the corner and add in a lollipop tree but we all know you are much too hip for that. Following this tutorial you can make yourself an awesome, interesting, unique background that kicks the lollipop tree’s stick.
Once upon a time there was a princess with a dream. She dreamed of wearing nothing but custom T-shirts, constantly adorned with odd designs and sarcastic proclamations. In order to make this dream come true, our fair princess priced a complete screen printing setup and nearly fell into a 50-year swoon at the price. It was pretty steep even on a princess’s salary. She went through a period of making stencils for her shirts with freezer paper and an X-Acto knife and ended up with awesome shirts with a side of carpal tunnel. Finally, she made a wish on a magic frog (or maybe Google), learned of Mod Podge screen printing, and lived happily ever after. [Read more…]