GLENDA'S BLOG

A blog by artist Glenda Castillo

Easy Hand-Stitched Notebook or Sketchbook

Since I like to use my own paper for my sketchbooks, I’m always trying new ways of sewing them. This time, I want to show you how I stich my sketchbooks in a very easy way. This are the MATERIALS that you will need: Depending on the thickness of your paper, 5...

PRIMA Watercolor Confections

An artist is always in search, is always trying to discover new materials. I’m not afraid to try different materials for art even when they are not labeled as “professional”. To me, part of the fun is to try a new brand or new colors. Prima has developed a line of...

Organizing Art Materials by Color

I collect many kinds of art materials: color pencils, watercolor pencils, oil pastels, pan watercolors, acrylics, oils, etc. They all follow the same system of organization based in the color wheel. This system provides me with some consistency when I change mediums....

Double Spine Accordion Mini Book in a Tin

I created this adorable mini accordion book with two giftcards and they fit perfectly inside a mint tin box Size of the finished book is 3 1/4 by 2 inches. The materials for the mini book are: Ruler Pencil Scissors Decorative Paper Glue 4 pieces of Ribbon, three times...

Selecting Colors for my Palette

The colors that I selected for my palette are: SIX BASIC COLORS: YELLOWS: Cad Yellow (warm) Lemon Yellow (cool) REDS: Cad Red Deep (warm) Crimson or Permanent Rose (cool) BLUES: Pthalo Blue (warm) Ultramarine Blue (cool) ADDITIONAL COLORS: Pthalo Green Diox.Purple Cad...

Making a Watercolor Palette using an Eye Shadow Box

Collecting watercolor palettes it’s not a new hobby for me. One challenge is to find the smallest palette that I can carry daily in my purse without being too heavy. The smallest watercolor palette that I have is a Winsor and Newton Sketcher. This is very small but...