Nov 30, 2020

I'm Teaching in Creative JumpStart 2021!

I'm sooo excited + honored to be teaching in an online workshop called Creative JumpStart (CJS), hosted by my friend Nathalie Kalbach. 

What is Creative JumpStart?

It’s a one-of-a-kind online mixed media workshop, designed to kick your creativity into high gear from January 1st through February 14th 2021, and BEYOND. Learn techniques, discover new materials + connect with other artists + crafters.

There's a powerhouse of talent in the lineup this year - 45 Mixed Media Artists are ready to jumpstart your creativity in 2021. Check out this cool banner of all 45 teachers! 

Artist Teachers for Creative JumpStart 2021

This edition of CJS is super special because it's the 10 year anniversary! Woohooo! A super special milestone deserves a super celebration sale, right?! We'd love for you to enjoy our Cyber Monday sale.  

Sign up here >>>

In my lesson, we'll take a stroll around my hometown of Kansas City + I'll teach you how to create a stack of city-inspired collage papers, loaded with messy stenciling + graffiti mark-making techniques.

Kick-off 2021 with a new video every day beginning January 1st, all the way through February 14th. The price is going up tomorrow, so if you want in, today's the day to get the best deal.

Sign up here >>>

You can get Creative JumpStart 2021 for just $49 USD today. (That's only $1.09 per video!)

Our Cyber Monday Sale ends tonight, November 30th at 11:59pm EST. ⁠

See ya in class!


Sep 11, 2019

7 Unbelievably Easy Stenciling Techniques

7 Unbelievably Easy Stenciling Techniques

Hello, you beautiful creative genius, you!

You're artfully invited to flex your creative muscles + learn how to stencil like a pro!
(I promise, you'll never wanna stop playing in the acrylics after learning these bad boy techniques.)

"It's a great resource for absolute beginners to intermediate-level stencil lovers!"

I'm all about helping artists + creatives catapult their work to the next level. If you ever find yourself stuck on what to do next or if you think "there's something missing in this painting" but don't know what that "thing" is, please give stenciling a try. Clickety click to join the fun!

Imagine yourself:
** Being more adventurous with your mark-making
** Developing your signature, knock-out color combos

** Learning the process + sequence of steps to creating playful, intuitive art with a whole new toolbox of art supplies!

'7 Unbelievably Easy Stenciling Techniques' eBook by Martice Smith Fine Art + Design
'7 Unbelievably Easy Stenciling Techniques' eBook by Martice Smith Fine Art + Design

E-Book release date will be on Sept. 25th! I’ll send a link directly to your email with access to download the e-book. 

In this e-book, you will learn how to:
  • Master 7 in-depth stenciling techniques to transform your work from “blah” to “BAM!” 
  • Create simple, loose + colorful backgrounds full of charm, whimsy + wonder
  • Use stencils with confidence on a Gelli plate
  • Demystify color theory to avoid creating dull colors

Lock in these BONUSES + the OMG! ridiculous price with your purchase*:

  • 1-on-1, 30-min. play session with Martice via Zoom video** ($40 value)
  • Surprise! You're automatically entered to win a paper pack of 6 unique stenciled papers from Martice, in her signature style! ($12 value)
*BONUSES disappear on Sept. 16th, at the stroke of midnight, CST.
**Video session only available for the first 5 people to purchase 
Thank you soooo much for joining me on this crazy fun + colorful adventure!

Aug 1, 2019

In a creative dry spell? Here's what to do...

What question have you always wanted to ask an artist but never gotten an answer to?

No matter where you are on your creative journey, you don't have to feel alone, wallow in grief or be embarrassed to admit that you have inner critics tap-dancing like maniacs on your self-confidence.

* Ugh! Darn those gremlins! *

When I first started my freelance illustration business in 2011, I remember praying for someone to come along, notice me, teach me the ropes on becoming a thriving artist-entrepreneur.

I was waiting to be "picked" instead of picking myself.

After this realization, I decided to go full-force with learning everything about marketing + worked on my mindset of FAITH over fear.

And guess what? I was blessed with opportunities to have over 30 solo exhibitions, my art published in two best-selling books + invited to be a guest designer for blogs like Jane Davenport, StencilGirl Products + DecoArt.

Wishing + hoping didn't get the job done, boo-boo. I chose to become my own knight in shining armor. I was the one riding the freakin' Palomino stallion. I started calling those things which be not as though they were!! (Romans 4:17)

One of the things I’ve learned since starting my creative business is how important it is to have FuN along the way.

Are you struggling with any of these roadblocks?
  • Loosening up. You feel like your art-making is too literal, too uptight. Those snobby inner critics keep holding you back.
  • The fear of not being good enough because you have no formal training.
  • Lack of confidence, OCD + thinking way too much into things.
  • Analysis paralysis in choosing what to do + how to best use your time.

A creative dry spell can strike at any moment. That's why I want to help artists create strategies to get outta their own way, replenish their idea well + get their creativity flowing again.

Need to gain clarity around which direction you need to take?

Book Your Complimentary Discovery Call!

I’m ready to support you in rewiring the way you're thinking or feeling about your goals + remove the patterns or blocks causing you to second guess your creativity.

I create customized game plans for enthusiastic, friendly + ambitious creatives - are you one of them? Will you be my next BFF coaching client? I hope so!

My only request is that if you decide to hop on a call with me, that you're prepared to receive + be open to possibilities. You have nothing to lose. There's no obligation to purchase anything from me.

If you say 'YES, sign me up right now!', just know this: I ADORE YOU!!!

Bring that same creative spirit + your curiosity + join the fun by signing up for a 20-minute chat with me!

This opportunity is a super-specific, breakthrough experience. 🤯 If you've been waiting for a sign...this my possum, is it! And it's flashing neon pink!

Grab your spot now ➡️

BiG hugs + high-fives!!!

Feb 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:

P.S. If you haven't already, I'd LOVE for you to give me a little boost of love + confidence over my YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe + click on the bell icon to receive alerts whenever I drop a new video!! Thank youuuu

Dec 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 boatload 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 photo shoot 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

Sep 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!

**Also, please some me love by leaving a "thumbs up" + SUBSCRIBE to receive notifications when I upload new videos!**

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