Painting on a Denim Madewell Vest!

I love a good challenge.


As you may know, this Saturday I will be having a shopping event at the Madewell store at Scottsdale Fashion Square! When the Madewell team asked me to paint on an item of their denim, I was so up for the challenge. 

You guys know that my preferred canvas is wood, and it had been a long while since I switched up my habits and painted on a new surface.

I will be wearing the vest to our event, which is September 5th from 12 to 3 pm. There will be live painting, discounts, and refreshments, and you can get more details here!

If you aren't local to Arizona, I still wanted you guys to be a part of this design process! We hung out on a Periscope livestream while I live-painted the vest, and I have created a timelapse video of it below. Enjoy!

Thank you again to Madewell, the Scottsdale team, and Nicole for the opportunity + all of their coordination for the event! I can't wait for tomorrow! 


ART_"My Morning Jacket" Skate Deck

My Morning Jacket I am back with another skateboard deck! Suprisingly, this is the first band tribute deck I have ever done. Gladly though, it won't be the last. I am looking forward to working with this customer again for a board of another of her favorite artists. I hadn't heard of My Morning Jacket and their logos before, but as I worked on this a lot of my friends told me that they liked the music--so that was cool!

I incorporated some of the band's art, the owl and bear, to create this vertically oriented board. The leaves were part of the bear art, but I decided to tie them in with the owl to give it a nice flow. The banner and freehand lettering was my favorite part to do, and has got me inspired to get better at lettering from memory. I think I'll work on that over spring break. By the way, I was working with this and this as reference images.

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If you are interested in a custom skate deck or purchasing any of my art, you can check out my Etsy shop or see any of my past work here. Thanks for checking out my work!

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ART_Bone Paintings + New Art for Sale!

DSC_0963 I just finished this whimsical little bone series last night and I am so happy with how it turned out! When I found these small canvases, I was inspired to do some quick and fun little paintings on them and this is what I came up with.

These paintings are now available for individual sale on my Etsy shop so check that out if you are interested!

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Bone Heart

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Skeleton Legs

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Triple Skull

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Ribcage and Skull

I have also added another item to my shop--this ribcage deck that I wrote about a while back. It was on display for a competition for the past few months, but I am now selling it as well.

You can check out the listing on my shop here or check out this post to see more images of the deck.

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DIY_Printed Giftwrap

holidiy 4 intro I have made printed gift wrap in past years, and wanted to make some more than was specifically customized for the person receiving the gift. I made a dreamcatcher inspired wrapping and also a music inspired paper. I have also made tags to really complete the look and add a special touch. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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To create the feather print paper, I simply freehand painted some feathers onto craft paper with black acrylic paint. I suggest mixing the paint with a little water so that you can paint more freely.

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For the dreamcatcher tag, I used a store bought round paper tag, and drew on the dreamcatcher pattern with an ink pen. I added some beads in red.

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For the feathers, I used the ink pen to draw feathers onto the craft paper. I then simply cut them out and taped them to the back of the tag where I added the to/from message.

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Here is how the gifts look wrapped! I finished them off with some red raffia for a rustic feel that matched the red beads.

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For the music inspired paper, I used this large sheet music stamp that I had around from a past project from Michael's. Instead of using ink, I used the same acrylic paint and water mixture to create the pattern.

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I repeated the stamp until I had a paper printed with music notes. You could also wrap a gift in sheet music!

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For the customized tag, I folded a sheet of red paper in half lengthwise and sketched out an electric guitar. I cut this out, added the message, and attached to the gift!

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Here is the music inspired wrapping! These packages were finished off with a festive plaid bow.

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