Monday, November 28, 2022

Ocean Waves Acrylic Paint Pour


My first wave painting. A lot of room for improvement but not bad for a first timer!!!!

Then I made some wave coasters. These will eventually find their way into my Etsy store!!!

Take care and have fun and be kind!!! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022


Slowly the bubbles are forming!!!

Three more to go!!!

Take Care


Friday, October 28, 2022

My YouTube Channel-BoTyArts and a Cricut stencil painting

 One of my early pours, a flip cup design. I thought this verse was perfect for it!!! I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to make this stencil. Designing it in "design space" in the cricut program was super easy and it is saved for future stencil making.

Once the stencil was cut and weeded, I applied it to my canvas, painted with the same paints that the background was painted in to help seal the stencil edges, and then sponge painted over twice. It is now ready for a coat of varnish and will be in my Etsy store, BoTyArts.

BoTyArts on YouTube

is a new thing I am trying out to share my art and crafts with everyone. 

If you have time, check it out and let me know what you think.

Click the subscribe button and follow along this new and old journey with me.

Have a fabulous day!!!


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Acrylic pouring results by a beginner!!

John 14: 27 – Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you;

Romans 15:13 “ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

I am thankful to our Lord God for giving me the courage to try new things. 😊

I hope you enjoy these!!!


Friday, September 30, 2022

What happens when you touch wet paint?


It smudges!! Yep!! I did that!! UGH!!! My very first acrylic pour and I ruined it because I like to touch the paint!!! Seriously 😞😞

So, what do you do when you ruin something like this???

You get creative!!! 😀💓😀

You make a seahorse from beads and old jewelry!!!

And she is looking pretty good, regal, actually!!!
The process has been fun and slowly I am covering the two smudges!!

So don't despair, just repair!!!!

I will post the finished seahorse when done!!!

Take care friends,

Love Life!!!


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Teaching myself and grandkids a new art form!!!


I have been watching a ton of YouTube videos trying to figure out this art form, Acrylic Paint Pouring. It isn't as easy as they all seem to show it!!! And there are so many different recipes for mixing the paints up for whatever technique you are planning on doing.

So, my deduction is that you just need to experiment, and you are going to get it wrong a lot!!! And make an enormous mess!!

Even so, I taught my 9 year old granddaughter how to pour and this one, below, is her first attempt.
I think this is totally awesome!!! WOWZA

And with all the drippings we made coasters!!!! These are 4.25' ceramic tiles.
I will clear epoxy them when the paint is cured. Then I will put a cork back on them. She can give them to her parents and teachers for Christmas. 

Anyway, stay tuned for more experiments. There will be plenty as this is totally fun. Kind of like when you were really little playing in a mud puddle. I didn't get to do that very much because of being a girl, but now I am a grownup, and I can play in mud!!!😉

Take care friends!!!

Monday, September 12, 2022

Another Vintage Window repurpose activity!!


Yes indeed. We did it again using plates we found at the thrift store!! The glue we are using is E6000 and so far is working great. I am sure there are other glues you can use and I have heard of people using resin.

I love how Lu's turned out, so sweet and beautiful. She did an awesome job on it.

I added little flowers and both sides of mine because my window is really big and I did not want a lot of weight on it.

Another fun day crafting and arting!!! 

Take care friends!!!