Saturday, February 10, 2018

NEW VIDEO: Gelli Printed, Stamped and Collaged Cards

Hi creative lovelies!

RubberMoon Art Stamps has published another project from moi:

You're gonna be so proud of me because I created a...

That's right. I'm really enjoying the whole process of filming, editing + yes, being in front of the camera, for a change ;-)

Gelli Printed, Stamped and Collaged Cards video tutorial
Gelli Printed, Stamped and Collaged Cards by Martice Smith Fine Art + Design
Watch the video here:

This project is step-by-step, super fun + whimsical set of cards that I made from leftover scraps of stenciled gelli prints.

These were gifted as Christmas cards but you can use these same techniques to make your cards for, just about, any occasion.

Here's the general supply list:
  • Stamps (RubberMoon)
  • White cardstock, cut down to size of card you want to make
  • Stack of gelli prints
  • Neon fluorescent acrylic paint in an applicator bottle (I’m using Sizzling Pink by DecoArt Americana Acrylic)
  • Adhesive / Matte Medium
  • Foam dots (to add dimension)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Permanent Ink pads (black and gold)
  • Scissors

Grab your supplies + come play with us over on the RubberMoon Artmosphere blog!

Gelli Printed, Stamped and Collaged Cards video tutorial
Gelli Printed, Stamped and Collaged Cards by Martice Smith Fine Art + Design
Watch the video here:

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Illustrated Scripture Prints now in shop

Hey sweet friends!

Last week, I was in complete "struggle mode" trying to narrow down color palettes for an illustrated scripture print I designed. 

There were a total of 8 different color combos. Naturally, I wanted to offer them all BUT the editor in me showed remarkable restraint + I was able to narrow my choices down to 3. ::whew! that was tough!::

With these 3 color combos, I hit up my favorite place for some feedback: Instagram.

full disclosure: You know I had to make one of the options all the colors, right? I mean, you already know I'm color-obsessed + wouldn't mind rolling around like a three year old in a boat load of rainbow glitter confetti...but that's beside the point!

A poll was created + within minutes I knew which color combos were the most popular. (Thanks Instagram tribe!) 

I was excited to learn so many people share my love of bright, cheery colors + voted for the 'Gimme all the colors!' option. 

I did an impromptu photoshoot in my small studio so that I could show off the illustrated print in a cute way. (Check out those disco balls. I just love their fun vibe, don't you?) 

The second most popular choice was 'Simple Black'. (I added a splash of red just because I like to be extra sometimes.)

The third choice has a muted background. Tints of blue, grey, + soft pink. Yeah, this one has a totally different vibe than the first two designs.

All 3 designs have just been listed + are now available in my SHOP! As a thank you gift, I also threw in a really cool (free!) BONUS GIFT for ya: 

Receive a BONUS GIFT with purchase! A set of 12 collage stickers from my Tribal Chic collection. ($10 value)

A set of 12 collage stickers! This set is from my Tribal Chic collection. (Inspired by abstract + intuitive mark making + graffiti.)

Display your love of Christ in your space with a downloadable art print. 

I hope you enjoy these gifts + have a wonderful holiday season. 
Surround yourself with people you love, people who uplift + support you + most of all, remember to do the things that make your heart pitter patter with JOY!

As always, thank you for your love + support!
xoxo Martice

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NEW VIDEO: Jumbo Gelli Printed Tags

I'm at it again, friends...


I had the great honor of being a guest designer, again, over on the Stencil Girl blog and was so happy to be able to create these tags for my art journals.

In this video, I'm sharing 3 ways to add contrast in your artworks using: SHAPE, TEXTURE + COLOR.

Watch me play with stencils on the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate to create JUMBO gelli tags for my art journal!

3 ways to add contrast in your artworks using: SHAPE, TEXTURE + COLOR. Watch along as I create these JUMBO gelli tags for my art journal!

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Link to watch the video >>

Catch the written tutorial of Jumbo Gelli Printed Tags over on the StencilGirl Talk blog.

Thank you lovelies!
xo, Martice

Sunday, September 10, 2017

NEW VIDEO: Creating a Layered Monoprint with RubberMoon Stencils

Hello creative lovelies!

Today, I’m giving you behind-the-scenes access to watch exactly how I create my super fun backgrounds.

Armed with only a handful of supplies, you get to watch my every move as I build up layers of color and texture, create a sense of depth + sprinkle everything with some hand lettering.

By the end of this video, you’ll feel more confident to approach the blank page or canvas, equipped with a bunch of easy to apply techniques to your own masterpieces.

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RubberMoon Stencils:

Supplies + Tools used:
  • Paper to print on (white cardstock)
  • Acrylic paints (Titanium White, Sap Green, Cerulean Blue)
  • Gelatin plate + Rubber brayer
  • Sponge
  • Craft mat or paint palette

::Project steps::

STEP 1// Create a monoprint using a stencil and a gelatin printing plate.

STEP 2// Apply second color; Pull second print

STEP 3// Stencil directly onto pulled print
Using acrylics and a cosmetic sponge, hold the stencil in place with one hand as you pounce the acrylic paint onto the stencil. (A sponge allows you to have more control and to help you vary your pressure.)

Remember to pounce off excess paint to prevent seepage under your stencil.

STEP 4//
Journal with paint pens + embellish!
Add dots, lines and repeat shapes from stencil design.

There is no wrong way of doing this - just have fun, make bold color moves and enjoy the process of experimenting!


I hope you enjoyed my video on creating textured backgrounds enhanced with RubberMoon stencils.
xo Martice

Monday, August 28, 2017


Such an incredible opportunity to be featured + to be interviewed by Arkansas Style + Tech in July.

The interview is in a comic book style. I think it's sooo cool! Come learn more about my story + creative process!

A lil back story for ya:

3 months ago, I was setting my quarterly intentions for me + my biz. I wrote on a neon pink sticky note that I was gonna "be on the cover of a freakin' amazing art magazine". I didn't know what magazine that would be or how to make it happen.

Nevertheless, I kept the 'reminder' on my studio desk. Every time I saw it, I forced myself to read it out loud.

I kid you not; within 3 months, BOOM💥! It happened + I was sho nuff ready for it 😂.

So yeah, you can read more by clicking here > > 'Interview with Arkansas Style + Tech'

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Digital goodies just landed in my shop

Happy August, my creative lovelies,

I have a new, digital goodies alert for you!!

Feast your eyes on my brand new, graffiti-styled downloadable STICKERS!

"Tribal Chic" collection of Collage Stickers from
"Tribal Chic" collection of Collage Stickers from Martice Smith Art + Design

I wanted to offer an affordable option for you to get my art in your hands + into your own awesome creations. (If you have any suggestions on other products you'd want, please message me via the Contact form on my website.)

(Seriously, I'm like a toddler, running around the playground + squealing with joy over these boldly saturated beauties!) This collection has been all types of FUN. What's not to love? 

I've designed TWO sets - both are inspired by the symbols, tribal mark-making + grungy textures found throughout my artwork.

My hope is that these stickers, not only infuses joyful color into your world but also:

  • Make you feel loved, encouraged + makes your creative process even more magical. 

Basically, the more colors you have, the better you'll feel. It's science.


You have the option of getting BOTH SETS of stickers as a bundle!

With the BUNDLE, you'll receive:
  • 24 hi-quality unique stickers (instead of 12)
  • unlimited reprints! Save the PDF to your computer + print them out as many times as you want

 Bundle of Collage Stickers from
"Tribal Chic" BUNDLE of Collage Stickers from Martice Smith Art + Design

From my heart to yours, the "Tribal Chic" collection of stickers is now available!

P.S. When you purchase any set of stickers, you get *unlimited* reprints!

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