More IKEA Magazine Files

I had the chance to make another IKEA magazine file. Just to reiterate from the last time I did this, the surface is very slick. If you try, this don’t be surprised if you need to touch up some of the sparkle and shine (especially if you use metallic or glitter pens) before you assemble and fill it and call it done. Also, give your drawings some time for your markers, glitter pens, etc. to dry. I don’t want you to have a huge smudging accident and be fretting. This is a lot of fun.

Mystery Science Theater

Would you believe, I had never seen or heard of Mystery Science Theater before? That’s what my husband called this fish board painting I made recently. Something about the black silhouettes, I guess.


Acrylic Gouache, gel pens on cedar

Then I looked up Mystery Science Theater on the Interwebs and it was the funniest darn thing I’ve seen in a long time. Pure entertainment. (Mature content, NSFW)

And yes. I see a resemblance.

More stuff…

Here is another simple motif. This one was lots of fun. Why aren’t gel pens more legitimate to artists? Scrapbookers don’t seem to be embarrassed to use them.


gouache, gel pens, on smooth cardboard
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Here is the finished drawing of the Hawaiian red ginger plant in the moleskine. This was done with colored pencils in a more traditional style.



P.S. Man! Does this family need a DSLR camera! I swear, that ginger bud is NOT as overworked as it looks in that photo. However, I do think I need to remove the “wax bloom” and apply some fixative at this point. (I just forgot.)