It’s a Wrap – Classic Christmas

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Well It’s a Wrap for Christmas 2018 and I would like to share a little thank you to my creative friends~ a gift pattern for a chalkboard ribbon slide ‘No Peeking Elfie….perfect to top your Christmas wrapping…... from my heart to yours. Continue reading

Create Christmas New~ness

Since the ‘Hiccup’ it has been a whirlwind of creating and new~ness….in every way, shape and form…at Classic Amy Joanne.

Let me introduce you to a few new patterns ~ to create this Christmas Season….or get ready for next year! ….I know as Decorative Artists we can paint ‘Christmas’ all year long!


How could you not LOVE Classic Chalk Art….it’s quick, easy, but yet has all the good parts like shading, hi-lights and details to make it special!  You can find Classic Chalk Art here.…..and a free pattern with video too….here

‘Joyful Jolly Santa’

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Gingerbread Sweetness ~ Garland

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I find myself getting excited over the cutest homespun handmade things, like this little Gingerbread Sweetness Garland.…..maybe longing for simpler times.

This Classic Chalk Art Ginger would be happy as a garland wrapped around the tree, a simply made ornament or a gift tag for a tin of sweets for a special someone. Continue reading

Halloween Hat, my Pretties!

You asked~I’m delivering… pretties!

Creating the Halloween Hat 


This is probably the most requested Mixed Media project I created…..and with a few simple steps and supplies you can create one (or two) of your own, just in time for Halloween! Continue reading

Bear Fur Technique

Painting Bear Fur – Technique Video and Pattern

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My painting world opened up when I discovered the Bringle Blender Brushes from Scharff Brushes.

For most of my painting life I have heard and read about using an ol’ scruffy brushes to make fur on animals and leaves on tree tops…..but it takes a long time to ‘create’ an ol’ scruffy brush… what do we do in the mean-time ? Continue reading