A New Month, a New Inspiration Board!

Thank you to all who joined in our adventures for April! We loved seeing your creations in our Facebook community. Here are some of the highlights!



For this new month, we are going to switch gears a bit and explore the theme of travel! Please join me in thinking outside of the box for this one– you don’t have to go on a cruise or a fancy vacation! Maybe you want to explore journaling your daily life travels, or find a vintage train case to store your art supplies. Maybe you want to practice sketching in nature…there are so many options! Each week we will share some new ideas, techniques, and inspirations to keep your creative juices flowing.


We’d love to see you in our Facebook community: Alchemists Studio!


Texture Play

Happy Monday, Alchemists!! I have to admit, even just doing the research for this week’s inspiration board was so exciting! When you start focusing on texture, you start to see it everywhere– every brush stroke, stencil, and stamp has the ability to create amazing texture in your artwork.

Here it is! All artwork featured on this board was created by current and former Design Team members here at Gauche Alchemy. I’m drooling just looking at it!

texture play

I see PUNCHINELLA, paint, paper, gesso, lace…

We want to know,

What are your secret texture weapons?

Be sure to share your creations in our Facebook Community, or tag us on Instagram!

Where’s the color?

Whether you are working on a scrapbook layout or mixed media project, sometimes using black/white/neutrals can really help your subject stand out. It can also give colors that extra pop. But, sometimes slapping on that black paint, or covering part of your collage with a wash of white can be intimidating!

This week, we’re exploring black and white, and how to fearlessly incorporate that into our art. Please join us!!

black and white

Tag your work on Instagram, or join us in our new Facebook group, Gauche Alchemists Studio.


Color Inspiration Week2- Neon Dream!

Here it is, kids! This week’s board is inspired by our own Rebecca Janousek‘s colorful creations.

Get your neon on!

neon dreams

Don’t forget to share your work in our NEW FACEBOOK GROUP, Gauche Alchemists Studio.

You can also get our attention on Instagram:


Color Inspiration Week 1- Fresh Citrus!

Hello Gauche guys and dolls! We’ve had sort of a sleepy start this year on our blog, but we’re back with lots to share that you won’t want to miss.

Each week this month, we will be sharing a color-infused inspiration board designed to tickle your brain. If you’re anything like me, you occasionally (okay, more than occasionally) get stumped when deciding the direction of a project. I overthink, then I DON’T MAKE ANY ART AT ALL! This is no bueno!!! I created these inspiration boards to be the perfect jumping off point for your next art journal spread, canvas, or mixed media project!

Without further ado, I present week 1:

fresh citrus

Tangerine and pink is one of my favorite color combinations! Fresh and bright, perfect for launching into spring.

So, what are you waiting for? You can now share your projects in our NEW FACEBOOK GROUP, Gauche Alchemists Studio 

You can also use the tag #GaucheAlchemy on fb or Instagram to get our attention!