Monday, March 12th Prills Frills Blog Hop

Prill Frills Cards  Happy Monday and welcome to Prills Frills – the Blog Hop. Visit each blog and comment to win your choice of 6 prills colors !  Winner will be announced at USArtQuest on March 18th. Be sure to enter by Midnight on March 17th  …

 Here are three cards made with the new prills.  They are a pearl-like embellishment that you can add to give your work extra texture.

 The “spring” card was constructed by making three Easter eggs and painting them with MicaColors. Using Perfect Paper Adhesive and a small brush, designs were painted onto two of  the eggs and the Prills were added for texture. The purple egg was placed under a stencil mask,  101 Artist’s Cement was applied with a palette knife and then the Prills were added.

Paint the eggs with MicaColors
Apply Artists Cement Heavy through a Mask


For the Shell Card, PPA was applied to a rubber stamp and then stamped onto black card stock. The ivory Prills were added and allowed to dry before fussy cutting and then adhering to mulbery paper. A piece of twine was used to close the card.

The blue card was a direct to paper application of the PPA with a brush. This is an fun and easy technique that a child might enjoy. You could paint one large easter egg on a card with the PPA and add several colors of Prills. They are perfect for kids becuase they are non-toxic and will accept color (not that you need to because there are many colors available.

Hope you enjoyed these three ideas and you find a fun way to play with the Prills. Continue on your Blog Hop to see some other ideas and for your chance to win !

1. USArtquest

2. Terri Sproul

3. Leslie Venable

4. Becky Thackston  

5.  Ann Krier    (You are here !)

6. Sally MacDonald

7. Joe Rotella  

8. Lea Cioci

9. Kristi Van Doren

hanging hearts tutorial

hanging hearts

Hanging Hearts – Mixed Media Art for the masses…. You will LOVE to do this little project. Hop on over to the US Artquest Blog to get the tutorial. I put mine in a frame and wrote ‘love you’ (my words for 2012) in the corner . Send me a picture of what you do –

Hanging Hearts Mixed Media Artwork

Exciting Art News…for a Happy and Creative 2012

US Art Quest Logo   The cat is out of the bag…. I was asked to be a part of the US Artquest Design Team…. and beginning January 5th and every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, I will post a new technique to inspire your mixed media art work. Check the  blog  to meet the other members of the New Design Team…