Monday, May 13, 2019

Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backwards

Do you ever watch  competitions on The Food Network? The bakers are incredible artists! What they can first visualize and then frost and mold out of cake, modeling chocolate, Rice Krispies and more is mind blowing at times.  Baking really is an art form. 

Desserts are  fun to draw. They’re pretty to look at and usually have simple shapes to sketch and build upon. 

Are you inspired my cake decorating? 

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog// desserts// ice cream

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog// desserts// milkshake

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog// desserts// donuts

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog// desserts// caramel apple

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog// desserts// pie

Monday, May 6, 2019

Jane Davenport Making Faces Pen Reviews

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Jane Davenport Making Faces Pens Review// License To Quill

Jane Davenport’s Making Faces Collection License to Quill Pen  is one of a kind.  It is a gold feather quill shaped pen that is pretty all on its own. Inside is a  black brush tip pen with permanent ink. 

 The License To Quill Pen or LTQ is meant to add details and finishing touches to your art. It is said to be able to write over anything. I know from experience that it can be used over Jane Davenport’s ColorSticks when other pens have not been able to. 

  The ink is a very dense black, lays down smoothly, and dries quickly.  The brush tip allows for moving seamlessly between thick and thick lines, adding variety. 

The LTQ pen is a solid replacement for a simple black marker and the unique shape makes it a statement piece sitting on a desk! 

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Jane Davenport Making Faces Pens Review// BlackUltimateLwn

   After I tried Jane Davenport’s Making Faces Ultimate Pen in Silverscreen, I knew I wanted to try more colors.  Even though, I have the LTQ pen I wanted to try the black Ultimate Pen.  It is said to be very similar to the LTQ pen but with a smaller brush tip. 

 The barrel of the black Ultimate Pen is short and very lightweight. The weight is one of my favorite things about the Ultimate Pen, it’s like a cloud in you hand and gliding on the paper.  

The ink is very black and very dense, it also works on almost every medium like the LTQ pen.  The brush tip is thinner therefore your thin lines are thinner and thick lines thicker. It’s a small distinction but helpful when it comes down to details.

The one downside of the black Ultimate Pen is I noticed a funny smell when I used it. It does make me want to put it away quicker when it’s open. The LTQ pen does not have a smell.  

I also tried out the Ultimate Pen in GoldenAge  . It has a tapered tip and is metallic like the  Silverscreen Ultimate Pen.  Again, I like how lightweight the pen in and the taper is fun to have, too.  

I love the ink in GoldenAge. It has a great gold color and sparkles so much more than Silverscreen.  I’m not a big gold person but I love seeing the metallic sparkles on top of such a  warm  shade.  It’s a lot of fun and going to add pops of shimmer all over the place. 

Have you tried any of Jane Davenport’s Making Face’s Pens? What did you think of them? 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Cut Out And Keep Art Superstar

sprinkle on glitter blog//cut out and keep//superstar

A few months ago I was contacted by Cat from the website Cut Out and Keep, a crafting and cooking  website. Every week they feature a Superstar who posts tutorials for the next seven days.  

Cat asked me if I wanted to spend a week as the Cut Out and Keep Art Superstar!  I was (and am) so flattered and excited to be included.

Everyday over the next week I have written a post for their site. Check out the link below.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019


Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!"  Luke 24:5b-6a, NIV

Happy Easter!! 
Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Happy Easter

Thursday, April 18, 2019

10 Tips to Start A Sketching Routine

Sprinkle on Glitter Blog// 10 tips to start sketching

Sketching has become a huge part of my life. It’s something I look forward to doing everyday and long to do on days I am not able. My sketchbook is where I practice, work out ideas, and test new things.

Keeping a sketchbook  is a great outlet and stress reliever.  It is also essential to building the skill of drawing.

1.  You don’t need anything fancy. A sketchbook and a pen or pencil is all you need.  Use what you have.  It’s not as much about the supplies you use as it is about doing it.

2.  Practice in small chunks. A few minutes here and there really add up.
Practice while dinner is cooking, while waiting in the car, or during tv commercials (my favorite). Even if you have only 5-10 minutes a day. It will really pay off.

3. Sketching doesn’t have to perfect because the more you sketch, the more you improve.  You can only go up.  Draw small, scribble, warm up, and get used to putting pen to paper. 

4. Look for inspiration. What do you love to look at? What do you love to think about? That is the perfect place to start!

5. Start with basic shapes.  Go back to what inspires you.  What is the basic shape?  Purses usually start as squares or rectangles. Flowers are circles and ovals.  Everything can be broken down and simplified.

6.  Repeat your simple shapes. Repeating  shapes or mixing a few different shapes quickly creates a pattern.

7. Add color.  Black and white is beautiful but color adds more dimension. Grab whatever markers, crayons, or paints you have.  Practice filling in your shapes and going from light to dark.

8.  Take a class.  There’s a ton of online classes as well as free resources to help guide you.

9. Be consistent.  Practice make progress!

10. Most importantly - HAVE FUN.  Take the pressure off and let whatever comes out be enough. You’ll find you’re better than you thought!

Do you have a sketching routine?