In this course I’ll guide you through the process of researching color and design trends, which will make it easier for you to pick colors schemes, and subject for your art.  I'll be showing you the diversity of acrylic paint by teaching you a generous amount of inspiring paint and illustrative techniques.  You will be exposed to a wide variety methods that I have used in my 16 year professional career.  I am confident that through this course you will gain the skills and knowledge that will help develop your own creative style.  Watch my introduction video to get a step by step insight on what you will learn in this course.



If you joined me in my “Paint Like a Published Artist” class then you are going to get very excited about this class.  You will learn to create a small collection and at the same time will gain some great drawing, paintings, and illustration techniques.  The wonderful thing about this class is I’ve selected a really fun theme and you are going to learn how to paint three amazing creations within the theme.  In the end you will have a collection of your very own.


In this class you will guided through the process of how to create a pair of gecko paintings. I love to show artists and creatives learning to paint how to produce small collections or painting mates so that they can compliment each other as décor in any room in your home. This is a must in the art publishing world, but it's knowledge that everyone can benefit from when creating art. It is a skill in itself understanding how to create paintings that work together, and there are many ways to accomplish this.

2019 Workshops

Bark Art Journal Workshop - November 7th, 2019 @Holland Gallery in Foothills Community Foundation - Scottsdale, AZ

Explore the use of natural materials in a pint sized creation. Design and construct your very own book of art using a variety of papers, and nature's finest mediums. Pair these papers with ink, charcoal, birch bark, hemp, and wax linen threads, for a twist on repurposed art. Learn to incorporate tucks, pockets, and embellished stitches within the bound pages of this journal to hold the wonderful collection of mixed media treasures you will create.


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Hello everyone! My name is Yvette St. Amant and I'm an international published artist best known for my art within the home décor industry. I've been drawing, paintings, exhibiting, and teaching art for over 20 years.   What you might not know about me is that I have a deep passion for home décor and the trending market.  With my profession, it is important to forecast trends and produce work ahead of the market, and I love to take these trends and create art journals with this knowledge.  I'm now bringing you tutorials on a variety of journal structures and art techniques. The best part is that you don't have to wait until I am in your area offering a workshop. You can join me in the comfort of your own home and on your own time. 

Monthly Membership Programs

“Tainted Paper”-Journal with me” @$5/month

Journal structure tutorials, and weekly videos creating pages within our journal by guiding and giving you inspiration on a variety of art and journal techniques. Monthly downloads to help you create within your journal including tips and tricks on how to incorporate them. Upon registration you will get access to over 30 tutorials, plus instant downloads for your journaling fun.


“out of the box” - journal structure

On top of receiving all the benefits of the “Tainted Paper” membership, each month you will receive a complete tutorial on a brand new journal structure and theme. These tutorials are like participating in one of my workshops. You will be guided through the process of an entire book structure, with tips on alternative materials and supplies to use if you do not have access to what I am using. You will also receive many downloadable templates, embellishments, ephemera, and art which you can print and use to complete the pages within your book structure. I’ll even provide you with monthly inspiration videos giving you ideas and samples on how to fill and use the downloads in your art journals. Gain instant access to over 35 videos, and enjoy instant downloadable collection of my eco-dyed papers, and embellishments to help you get started on your book structure.