Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Vulture. Acrylic on 4x4x1 inch wood block collection. 

Hope you like it.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Journal About Me: Goals

Hello! Here again for another art journal page. Play along @ Embrace Your 
My goals for this year is to showcase my artwork on December, so far I have 15 paintings that are finish and 2 are still to work on. Hopeful that this goal will come true. Another goal is to bike more often, you know I love biking, I ride my bike wherever I go :). Next is to walk one hour a day in the morning... too bad that I only walk for half an hour last month. No to dinner! Hehe! This thing is still trying to do!!!

For my page, you will need 
- file folder cut into 6x6 inch
- white gesso
- poster paints
- bicycle foam sticker
- circle stamp (I use spray bottle cap)
- black sign pen
- white glue

1. gesso page, let dry.
2. paint background using green and yellow paints.
3. add rectangular/frame into your background and also circles
4. add stitching lines @ the edge of the page, since I don't have a sewing machine.
5. color circles and rectangles
6. adhere bicycle
7. stamps words for the goals.

Thanks for looking. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Journal About Me: Hobbies

Hello! It is time for another art journal page for Tiare Smith Embrace Your Art Daily: Journal About Me. The topic is about hobbies! I do all my hobbies in the weekends, because this is the only time I have. I work in the weekdays 8hrs a day. I start my excitement during fridays, because the next day will be my biking time!!! I do a lot of riding my bike.. exploring places riding my bike, going to the grocery riding my bike, I even ride my bike to dry my hair after bath!!! Hahaha!!!! I draw and paint. I walk when my son  will use the bike. I eat while watching tv.

(Soryy I don't have Inktense)

Supplies needed:
- file folder cut into 6x6 inch 
- gesso 
- silky crayons 
- water spray 
- pencil 
- poster paints 
- alphabet stamps 
- black stamp pad ink

1. gesso file folder, let dry.
2. apply silky crayons, I use green, blue and yellow.
3. spray folder with water, let dry.

4. apply violet silky crayon at edges of page, spray again with water. let dry.

5. draw leaves and stems using pencil then apply paints. I use two layers of greens.

6. paint violets for the flower buds.

7. apply violet silky crayons into the edges of the leaves and stems.

8. stamp "my hobbies" into the page.

Thanks for looking. I hope you like it.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Journal About Me: Hometown

Hello! I'm on the 5th week of Journal About Me Creative Challenge! and its on the 13th week @ Tiare Smith Designs. Hahaha! I am super late to the challenge! But that's okay, I'm not rushing.

First let me give you a little info about my hometown - CAPAS. By the way this is the place I was born and I really really love living here! Capas is a first class highly urbanized municipality in the province of Tarlac, Philippines, and one of the richest towns in the province. The town also consists of numerous subdivisions and exclusive villages. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 125,852 people. Capas now is being dubbed as the "Tourism Capital of Tarlac". Apart from being known worldwide as the site of infamous death March. 

Capas is also popularly known for Mt. Pinatubo Trek where thousands of mountaineers & visitors go.
Inspired by the wood sign.

Let's start the making. You will need:
- file folder cut into 6x6 inch
- color pens spray
- poster paints
- tim holtz stencil
- ink pen

1. Spray folder with color pens spray with green, yellow, red and pink. Let dry.

2. Paint the wood sign with brown.

3. Paint flowers and stems and grass.

4. Add some background like grass, clouds. 
5. Outline the wood.
6. Paint "CAPAS" with yellow paint.

Thanks for looking. I hope you like it.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Journal About Me: Favorite Colors and Tutorial

Hello! This is another art journal page about me, this time the challenge is favorite color/colors. My favorite colors are black and red. When I was in highschool I love the color green then blue. 

To begin with the tutorial, you will need the following:
- file folder cut into 6x6 inch
- white gesso
- poster paints
- tim holtz stencil
- plastic wrap
- ribbons
- stapler

Below are photos showing you how I made this journal page:

1. Gesso page. Let dry.
2. Apply black paint. Let dry.
3. Apply red paint, spray water and place crumpled plastic wrap. Let the paint dry. Then remove the plastic.

4. Paint words with stencil.

5. Staple ribbons.

6. Add paints into the edges of the page. I use black and white.

Thanks for looking. I hope you like it.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Journal About Me: Describe Yourself

Hello Friends! Weekends are my favorite because I have the time to create art and paint! This post is a journal page about me - I describe myself. I describe myself as beautiful. I am! Lol. 
"Everyone has its own beauty."
"Next time if you think of beautiful things, don't forget to count yourself in."
Always remember these two quotes. :)
I am a mother of two kids and also a father - I am the head of the family. I am a daughter to my superwoman mother, she is the best! I am a friend to my SuperFriends and still going. I am an artist, I paint, I draw. I love to stay home. I am funny and loves food! and also a biker! Sorry I forgot to write that down on my page. ;)

I am still too far for the challenge but hopefully I can get along.

For my page, you will need:
-6x6 inches file folder
- poster paints
- hero arts stamp
- stamp pad inks

Below are photos on how I made this art journal page:

1. Gesso page. Let dry.
2. Paint background with violet, light blue, pink and black paints. Let dray.

3. Put pink paint on the stamp and press it down to the page. (I bought the stamp from Hero Arts in 2009 and this is the first time I used.)

This is how it looks when it's stamped. Lovely!

4. Stamped some inks into the right edge of the page.

6. Write down the words that describes "me" with black paint.

7. Stamp dots into the edges of the page. I use white and blue paint.

Thanks for looking. I hope you like.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Journal About Me: My Nickname/Nicknames

Hello! I am too much late for Embrace Your Art JAM. And so I made one page for my short spare time with this very hot summer saturday morning! The journal about me is my nicknames/names my family and friends call me. My common nickname is KATES, i got this when I was in highschool, there are 3 students named Catherine/Katherine but I'm the only one with K. So we choose our nicknames, Cathy, Khay and Kates to avoid confusion. My second nickname is LOLA, this is my superfriends call me, all girls in our group is called lola and lolo for our boy superfriends. Here in the Philippines, lola is grandmother :) My mother call me CAKE, and I like eating cakes. And my sweetest name is MAMA, this is my children calls me..

Let's start my second page of my Journal About Me.

You will need
- 6x6 white file folder
- white gesso
- shades of red and green poster paints
- white, black poster paint
- pencil
- stamp (dots)
- clear glue (for varnishing)

1. Cut a 6x6 file folder and gesso. Color the background page with reds. Let dry.

2. Draw flowers.

3. Paint background with greens except of course the flowers and stems.

4. Outline flowers using black paint.

5. Write down nicknames.

6. Stamp dots into the edges of the page with white paint.

This is fun! I will make something like this on canvas soon! Thanks for looking. I hope you like it.