laylapayton #kids #ATC #October #fun JOIN THE FUN! 8h

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laylapayton #happy late #birthday, Skyler! #cake 22h
  •   laylapayton (We were on vacation during his bday, thus the late cake.) 22h
  •   emikovenlet your son, skyler, such a handsome man!! and the cake looks just delicious!! ok, I'm going to bed now but I'm getting hungry after seeing this post!! 19h
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet Thank you, sweetie. Have relaxing dreams! 19h
  •   secretsofanorangeowl @laylapayton looks so yummy 14h

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laylapayton Better late than never, right? #birthday #cake for Skyler 22h

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  •   whydivide Oh MY! It's time to step out in faith and Etsy the crap out of this goodness! #justsayin' 22h
  •   laylapayton @whydivide BAHAHAHA! Thank you, sister! This is the first one I've made that I thought would be an excellent #etsy prototype. 22h
  •   emikovenlet so beautiful, layla!!! and unique too. let me know once you open up your shop!! 19h
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet Thank you! I have two projects (three, actually) to finished before I can start making a small pile of Etsy things. I'll let you know. I always learn something new when I make something. Today's biggest lesson was to SCORE EACH PAGE before folding (duh)! Oh, well, I still think the book is pretty. I got used to folding thin paper & couldn't figure out why the edges were "crunching." Sigh...this is what happens when I do to many projects in one day. 19h
  •   secretsofanorangeowl Looks great! 14h

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laylapayton Tate's #plantsvszombies cut-outs. 1d

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laylapayton A big "THANK YOU" to my friend @secretsofanorangeowl for getting the ball rolling on this. We have come together with the idea of having a kid's ATC swap for IG! It is safe and we will have lots of fun! This is how it will work: You will send your child's ATC to one of us, along with your address. Once we have all ATC's, we will distribute them out to all the children. If you're interested, please notify @secretsofanorangeowl or myself. We hope that you and your child will join! #ATC #October #Halloween #kids #pumpkin #art #swapping 1d

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  •   laylapayton @kimjoystewart I have learned A LOT from YouTube, blogs, and library books. I am also blessed with tips from artistic IG friends. The best advice I have is to purchase an affordable watercolor set (Reeves is a great start) and go for it! Get some decent watercolor paper. It doesn't need to be the most expensive, but the kiddie paper is pretty bad. LOL Use a Michael's or Hobby a Lobby coupon! Invest in one #6 or #8 watercolor brush. Honestly, you can paint a million things with ONE brush size. TheFrugalCrafter has fantastic YouTube videos for beginners. Another option is to try watercolor pencils (I have the Pentalic 12 set) and a water-brush. Those travel VERY well. If you decide to try it out, let me know & I'll make you a mini watercolor travel journal. 2d
  •   laylapayton @kimjoystewart P.S. I used a black gel pen to draw these doodles before I painted them. Try it! It's serious stress relief!!! 2d
  •   kimjoystewart Thanks, @laylapayton. I have started doodling for stress relief after taking a Brave Girl's Club art class. But I have always wanted to try watercolor. 2d
  •   laylapayton @kimjoystewart I would LOVE to take a Brave Girls class! Please give watercolors a try, you'll fall in love. There are some inexpensive watercolor pan sets at Michael's (the ones that look kind of like eye shadow palettes). Those are good for starting up too! I'm serious about sending you a travel book. Email me your address: layla@paytonlink.com. 2d
  •   kimjoystewart Done! Thanks for all the ideas and inspiration, @laylapayton! 2d
  •   laylapayton @kimjoystewart You're welcome. Love ya, girl! I'm excited for you! 2d
  •   whydivide Love love love love love love love IT! 22h
  •   laylapayton @whydivide Thank you! My BFF from childhood & I are trading daily doodles (we have been swapping prompts). They can be cut out & used as embellishments. Yay! This sheet is almost full & ready to mail. 22h

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laylapayton Tonight, I painted this #journal #card (left some blank space for later), and #watercolor #doodled. What did you create for #fun? 2d

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laylapayton Fast little #watercolor #sketch by Tate. 2d

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laylapayton Well, I added a few stars & acrylic ink highlights...soooo...done? I am putting this through an IG filter, as I still can't capture the bright colors. Bleh. #mixedmedia #art 2d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet haha! True! 2d
  •   hilarydehaan It's just perfect! 2d
  •   hilarydehaan I love the circles around the flowers 2d
  •   laylapayton @hilarydehaan Aw! ️ Thank you. I really liked the circles too. 2d
  •   whydivide Have you considered making greeting cards? This is LOVELY! 2d
  •   laylapayton @whydivide I've started to think about it, but it encourages me to hear you say that. Thank you! I'm working on an idea list for etsy, but I'm not going to start that until I finish up a small to-make list for a FEW people in my life. You MIGHT be on that list. 2d
  •   whydivide Oh MY! What an honor to be in the MIGHT category. 2d

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  •   emikovenlet i see neon!! 4d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet Yay! I'm glad you can still see it. The lighting in there washes out colors and highlights the dark shades. So odd, but it's probably due to fluorescent lights. 4d
  •   emikovenlet sometimes neon is so difficult to be seen! it'll be probably more vivid under the day light... i think! 4d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet It is! Thankfully, before the sun went down and I wasn't relying solely on artificial lighting, everything was bright & cheerful. 4d
  •   emikovenlet if it still doesn't shine, repaint the dots and lines tomorrow to see if they pop!! 4d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet Great advice. Always sleep on it, when in doubt. I've decided to add some stars to the bottom. 4d
  •   the_exverted_introvert Hi, i posted some new art & was hoping you had a minute to check it out? 2d

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laylapayton I'm extremely annoyed with the fact that none of the #neons are picking up with my camera. I was really trying to keep with my inner little girl on this one. #mixedmedia #flowers #butterfly 4d
  •   laylapayton I've decided to add a few stars... 4d
  •   emikovenlet close up, i could see neon! this is a really honest pure cute piece, layla!! it sure makes my inner little girl happy and dance with you!! 4d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet Aw, Emi! That makes me teary & happy. 4d
  •   emikovenlet your friend's daughter will be happy to have this piece! 4d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet I REALLLLLY hope so. 4d

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laylapayton Still #evolving. #mixedmedia #art (For a little girl.) 4d

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laylapayton I have no idea where this will go... #art #mixedmedia 4d

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laylapayton I'm getting a late start on #crafts today. Project #1 is now finished. #fun #tiny #thankyou #note #stamps 4d

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laylapayton I'm so excited about these that I have them sitting on my night stand. I have such a nice hubby to go to Michael's with me and help me get them both with a coupon. #paints #acrylics 5d

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laylapayton This #book is amazing! Totally saving up for this one. #painting #nature #watercolor #pencils #paints #art 5d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet Guess what? I have a whole day to paint and be artsy tomorrow! Life has been non-stop lately & I'm so ready for downtime. I WISH you could come over, but I have you here. Also, I picked up a set of acrylic neons and another set of acrylic metallics. My hubby went with me, so I was able to use a 40% off coupon on each package! (They were the student paints, but I'm soooo excited!) What are you doing tomorrow? 5d
  •   emikovenlet this looks awesome! i love that rabbit personally!! painting all day sounds just divine. i wish i could come over too!!! neons and metallic are gonna lift your spirit up for sure!!! go wild and use tons!!! i have neon pink and it's my fave. paint flowers in neons!! what am i doing tomorrow? i think I'll clean up my closet. i still have prenatal worn out jeans and shirts that so need to go haha!! 5d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet Ugh, burn the prenatal clothes! On my life wish/hope/dream list, we are going to paint together someday. 5d
  •   emikovenlet absolutely! we so will!!! and i get to eat your gf cakes 5d
  •   laylapayton @emikovenlet I'm a really good baker. I'll make scones too... 5d
  •   honeyrowland Need!! 4d
  •   laylapayton @honeyrowland Me too! I can tell I'd get a ton of use from it. 4d

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