Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer Stripes

Classic summer style isn't complete without stripes. They are timeless and have the ability to flatter everyone! 

A deconstructed off the shoulder shirt


A vertical striped romper or dress



As a cover- up


How do you wear stripes? 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Artists Who Inspire - H Nichols Illustration


Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Artists Who Inspire- H. Nichols Illustration


About the time I started learning figure drawing, Holly Nichols of HNicholsIllustration, opened her shop! So I like to think I've been following her and have been encouraged by her since her career's beginning.  

Holly began fine art lessons as a child and studied studio art in college. One class involved illustration markers that she used in her free time to sketcg runway designs on napkins. Through practice she created her own  style and through the prompting of friends, she opened an etsy shop. 



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I love her crisp, refreshing style. She has a knack for creating voluminous, flowing hair and the most current outfits. 

Follow her @hnicholsillustration 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy S'mores Day!!

I think  August 10th should be a national holiday! If it was named a holiday, it'd give Christmas a run for its money as people's favorite holiday. It's Smores Day!!! Who doesn't love Smores?!
Sprinkle On Glitter Blog//smores

Traditional Smores are awesome but there's so many others twists on Smores that tastes just as good and make it so Smores never  grow old!









How do you like to eat Smores?

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Basket Bag

This bag is everywhere this summer and seemingly impossible to get your hands on. I figure the next best thing is to draw it
Sprinkle On Glitter Blog//basket bag

Thursday, August 3, 2017

JDMM Journal

To test out the Jane Davenport Mixed Media paper, I decided to buy the 9x12 large canvas journal. JDMM offers journals in multiple sizes and the option of a printed or a blank canvas cover. All of them including the same paper. The blank canvas cover is meant for us to paint and create a cover ourselves which I thought was really fun! 

The paper inside is 120 lbs. heavy enough for watercolor and durable enough for mixed media. One thing that makes this journal unique is that one side of the paper is a smooth hot press and the other side of the paper is a textured cold pressed, again giving you options to see what you like best and what works best for different mediums.


The binding is neatly stitched  between the pages so it lays flat open.
The first thing I noticed about the paper was how light it is. I expected it to be very heavy and dense given that it is a watercolor weight.  One side is smooth, hot press and the other is textured, cold press. I also expected the cold press texture to be bumpy but it is more lightly texture and the texture didn't affect the smoothness of sketching on it to much. 

Knowing Jane Davenport is all about mixed media I decide to try different mediums to see how they held up.  

Staedler Water Pencils went down nicely and melted well when I applied water. 

Tombow Dual Brush Pens didn't melt well when I applied water,  it took a lot of water for it not to look streaky and  the paper started to pill some. After it dried I was able to brush the little pilled (is that a word?) pieces off.

When I tried watercolor on it, it held its place well. A lot of  papers drip the watercolor and it gets frustrating when colors bleed more than I intended them too. I was happy to see this and so far as  I try more water it will hold up. A few times it has buckled some but overall buckling has not been a large issue.  

I am most impressed over how it holds watercolor instead of dripping together if the colors get close.  
This is a really good sketchbook, the paper is light and flexible, the book lays open flat, and the watercolor doesn't run together too much. 

Have you tried any of the JDMM products? What did you think of them? 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Cooldown


It's sweltering out & seems like you can't even step outside for a minute withoit sweating. Cool down with these light refreshing recipes!

Frozen, fruity, and endless possibilities!


Nothing's more refreshing than cold lemonade! 


Ice cream :)
We all scream for ice cream! 


How do you cool off in the summer?

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// summer cooldown

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sketchworthy Reads- Marian Jordan Ellis


I don't remember when I first hear about Marian Jordan Ellis but I know that when I first read a book of hers I was hooked. Marian Jordan Ellis is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, and the founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries.

The first book of hers I read was The List. It is a book about how we all have a list in our heads of what our life should be and how holding tightly to that list leads to disappointment. Throughout the book she challenges us to turn our list over to God and embrace His direction for our life. She talks dynamically about her experiences and pulls from Scripture to clearly explain her points. It's one of the most challenging books I have and I knew I had to read more. 

Besides how convictingly Marian writes and speaks I love seeing how her story has played our and the journey her faith has taken her on.  It's very encouraging!

Take a few minutes to look at her website, vist her blog and this recent post one of her best in my opion, read one of her books, or listen to a podcast. You won't be disappointed!
I'm also excited to have found out that Maria has a new book coming out August 1st, just a few days away, called Stand !

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog//Marian Jordan Ellis