Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I should have named this video series "Splendor". It's all here Part One and Two about applying napkins and ink jet transparency transfers.

Here is an excellent tutorial from last year to go along with this video tutorial.
The finished project inside.
This is the inside of the little 3 1/4 inch square sandwich board art shown yesterday.
I really enjoy doing these videos and I know you like them too.
But I will take a little break from the Flip.
So I can paint.
Expect it,


  1. This is a great tutitorial! I love the finished product--so splendor-ious!! Thanks for sending to other goodies when I bought your print. Can't wait to try using a napkin.

  2. I am going to watch as soon as other people aren't waiting to use the computer and I don't have interuptions.

    I am getting some things together to send. Things keep getting in the way today but did paint.

    I see tht lovely brid on that book, wich reminds me I have purchased some of those books.
    The days fly and I am sure your days do the same. Sometimes I am really tired. Even excitement can make me tired it seems. I have been that.


  3. I eagerly look forward to watching these tomorrow morning! In the meantime, I cannot wait to see your next painting! Thank you for your willingness to share your techniques!

  4. I so enjoy listing to you talk while you create. The tone of your voice helps me relax. I'm going now to my little room to apply a napkin on something. And I'll have to find my transparencies and play along with you. Thank you for the wonderful videos! xo

  5. Sharon,

    The videos were wonderful. It is so calming to hear your voice as you create. I have been wanting to try transparencies but have only found them sold in large quantities. Now of course I think I need to search again. I really want to try it after seeing you work with it. Thanks for the inspiration.


  6. I SO want to go home and play in my room now! You have given me such great ideas - thank you for taking the time to do the tutorials Sharon! I love hearing your voice and agree with everyone it is so calming. If I create something fabulous, I will be sure to send you a picture.

  7. I have watched the first, was so interested so enjoyed I can't remember eating my cherrios, but I must have as the bowl is empty.
    I will watch again, the transparency part especially as I have worked with them some on fabric and on paper and have not felt satisfied. I also strive for a smooth look. Of course all of us want every aspect just right, and pick things apart when we are done. There is a gap in my ability between wanting to be a perfectionist and being one, the gap can widen at any given time.
    This is so much fun, I fall asleep and also stay awake thinking.

  8. I have really enjoyed your videos .. what a great inspiration you are!!

  9. Sharon this is fantastic AND I could hear you! I have everything I need to play around with both. I remember doing napkins years ago when Aleene was on TV (the only craft show around) but not since. AND I have those transparencies so we'll see what happens.
    Again, you are so very generous to share your techniques!!

  10. Sharon,
    You are so wonderful to share the details. I have never quite gotten the 'hang' of transparency transfers and after watching you, I think I'll give it another try. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!

    p.s. If/when I get a good transfer, I'll post it.

  11. This is excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have also enjoyed using napkins in art since participating in your napkin swap last year.

  12. I'm excited. I only had a few minutes to check some blogs and found yours through anothers. I don't have time to watch the vids but I'll be back soon. Your work is BEAUTIFUL

  13. Sharon, thank you for all the inspiration your videos have given me, not to mention the basic knowledge you've shared. I took a local mixed-media class recently and didn't learn a tenth as much as I have from your videos! And, like others have mentioned, your voice is soothing and beautiful. Again, thank you so much!

    Sherry in Little Rock

  14. So very lovely of you to share your time and talents! These videos are really well done, I learned SO much. Many Thanks!!!

  15. I have been following your blog for sometime now and really enjoy looking at your art projects. Thankyou so much for taking the time to demonstrate your techniques. This little project is lovely and you have made it all look so easy.

  16. I have not gotten to the napkins and transparancies yet, but I loved the lady face painting and was so happy that you shared the technique! I felt like I was there looking over your shoulder while you worked. Thank you so much for sharing it and I just discovered your Jan-Feb CPS article in my "recovery" bag! Gina

  17. Such a good video, so understandable, and full of inspiration to do this again and give it some practice. I do know that no matter what the process will not go the same each time, and that is the challenge I think to make something beautiful even with a hitch in the process. I find even with a painting that has it problems I can take a good part and do things with the computer additions that can make a good print. YOu didn't hve a hitch tho and that is so much more satisfying. So satisfying that it gives one energy to do the mundane things that each day holds.

    I have always loved art that has the mix of realism and fantasy.
    Giving the eye a lot to see as you roam around the painting. Collage gives the viewer a lot of that.

    Some of the bet advice I ever heard was "Don't explain your art'
    explain the process but not what the subject is about.

    Thank you for great teaching. My head is full and my sprit excited.


  18. Thank you for taking the time to do the wonderful videos. I'm sure we all understand that you have to get back to painting. But I have learned much and taken the inspiration to my studio table daily.
    I'll be keeping up with your art and looking forward to whenever you do more videos or how to's. You certainly brighten my day!

  19. I've read books on transfers and such, but seeing it makes it look do-able and pretty easy. Can't wait to have a little time to try this!
    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your process with us! I am hoping some of your gift will rub off on me just by watching. Sigh. If only it were that easy! I look forward to working with transfers and napkins. I think I can handle those. And if I can just find a plastic doily. I clean for a lady who has two under her faux flowers, but I don't have the nerve to ask for one. Not just yet. I'll keep searching the thrift stores...

  21. I was so inspired I "borrowed" one of Michaela's books and started my gesso coat last night! Your inspiration is being felt 5172 miles away. Thank you.

  22. More great videos! I'm enjoying these so much! Thank you for doing them.

  23. You are a teacher, so creative and willing to share wonderful secrets about what you do. I look forward to everything you do, Gosh, this is so sweet, And the baby it really spring!
    Big Love, Mary

  24. Fantastic tutorials Sharon...I am all inspired to get some of my napkins out today and have a play!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration (and your generosity in sharing your techniques with us all).

    Jacky xox

  25. Hi!

    Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

    Would you let me know if that's OK?


    Nancy Ward

  26. Thanks so much for the great tutorial Sharon, I really enjoyed it and thanks also to Nancy for her link to your site.


    Rob in Australia

  27. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.


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