Favorite Craft Supplies and Tools

My favorite creative supplies for art and crafting. Carla Schauer Designs

I often get questions about the creative supplies and tools I use to make my art and DIY projects.  While I have a pile of found and saved items in a corner waiting to be transformed, and will use whatever is handy to complete my projects, I do have some favorite craft supplies and tools I reach for first.  I’m happy to share my tried and tested list in hopes … Continue reading →

Creative Block-20 Ways to Break Through

20 Ways to Break Through Creative Block|Carla Schauer Designs

Yesterday I made the ugliest project I’ve made in years. A craft fail of such epic proportions that I refuse to show it in fear that it may follow me around the internet forever.  Even though I had planned several projects, it squashed my creativity for the rest of the day.  Enter the dreaded creative block. I would love for every day to be filled with creative genius.  But the … Continue reading →

Experimenting with Acrylic Paint

Layered Acrylic Paint Background. Experimenting with Art Blog Series from Carla Schauer Designs.

Week 1 of The Great Art Supply Experiment is in the books. Whew!  Here’s what I made in this week’s experiment- the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you’re just tuning in, you can find all the “what”s and “why”s at The Great Art Supply Experiment Introduction.  I’m trying some new things, picking up my art supplies, and having fun, learning along the way.  No rules, anything goes! Confession: … Continue reading →

The Great Art Supply Experiment

Find Creative Inspiration at Carla Schauer Designs

I’m making a mess, and I hope you’ll join me. I’ll talk about what I’m doing in a minute, but first a quick story about a duo named Kermit and Larry. The Digital Art Story Once upon a time, there was a little green guy. He wasn’t much to look at, kind of oblong, a little flat, buggy eyes…oh, and did I mention he wore a crown?  My friends and … Continue reading →