Process video of my Day 23 page of 30 days of art journaling with Christy Sobolewski.
Mixed Media Artist
12 May 2013 1 Comment
Process video of my Day 23 page of 30 days of art journaling with Christy Sobolewski.
30 Apr 2013 10 Comments
Hello my friends! Spring finally seems to be here in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. It sure took its time, though. Sheesh. We had SNOW last week! Anyway, I wanted to share another video I put together for you. I did a sponsored video for iStencils, and it ended up rather long – over an hour. So, after getting a couple of negative comments about it, I made another one, with the same content, but I time-lapsed it. I don’t know why I’m so concerned about what people think. I should just do my thing, and let the haters hate. Let the dislikers dislike. Right? After all, I got way more positive comments than negative. Yah…easy to say. Anyway, here’s the shorter version of my video. The long version, and details about iStencils is here.
26 Apr 2013 27 Comments
The day is finally here! I know you have all been waiting with baited breath! I am finally able to release the discount on stencils from istencils, exclusively available to my blog and Youtube followers. Are you ready for the deets? Yah? Okay then.
*Oops. Artists aren’t good at math. lol. I put the wrong date in the video. So, you have an extra day to save 15%.
How AWESOME is that? I am so incredibly IN LOVE with their stencils. And, I am not just saying that because they have asked me to. (although they have) - I approached them, after ordering some of their stencils, and using them in my art journals. They are extremely high quality. They’re available in lots of sizes. There are over 2600 to choose from. Wow. Here’s a little blurb about them, copied from their website:
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Stencil Design Ideas:
They also have EXCELLENT customer service. I am in Canada, and I received my stencils within a week! They offer flat rate priority mail shipping – ONLY $2.99 to U.S. customers.
So, I put together a video of me playing with my istencils, on my gelli plate. It ended up being rather long, but I didn’t want to cut anything out, and I decided to actually talk through the video (instead of time-lapsing). I hope you can hear me okay. I have a soft voice to begin with, and I’ve had a bit of a sore throat, so my voice is a little crackly.
In addition to the 15% discount with the discount code “kimmerbe” (April 29-May 5 2013 only), istencils has generously offered a
to be used towards your purchase of stencils from istencils, for one of my blog readers! YAY! How awesome is THAT? What do you have to do to qualify? It’s easy. Just go to the istencils Facebook page, and “like” them. Then, come back here and leave me a comment to indicate that you have done so. That’s it. Easy peasy. I will choose one random winner on May 5, 2013. If you already “like” istencils’ Facebook page, no problem. You can still enter to win. Just leave me a comment here, and let me know that you are already a fan of these fabulous stencils.
And, last but not least – a completed art journal page, using two iStencils that I did not use in the video, on a background that I created in the video. The web is a Bad Ass stencil.
23 Apr 2013 5 Comments
Just a quick drive-by post to show you a couple of recent art journal pages. The first one is Day 17 of the fabulous Gulfsprite - Christie’s 30Pages in 90 Days class. This page is so NOT my usual style, in any way. The colors, techniques, etc., are all outside of Kim’s box. LOVED IT! It’s a page about my female kitten, Summer. She really does LOVE to play!
The other spread is in my Dylusions journal, using lots of Dylusions stamps and sprays:
I started it before my vacation, and did all the doodling and lettering while on vacation. I just basically used every artistic word I could think of, and got out all my paint markers and doodle pens, and played. It’s a bonus when something like this actually ends up looking good. :)
So that’s all for today. I’m working on my istencils video, and will be offering up a cool giveaway, too. In the meantime, the fabulous Patti Parrish has an istencils promotion on right now! Check it out here!
09 Apr 2013 Leave a Comment
I’m taking an art journaling class with Christy Sobolewski at her teaching site –http://www.gulfsprite.ning.com. I am soooo loving it! She is such an amazing instructor. I was arting along with her instruction on the weekend, and decided to turn on my video camera, and document my process. So, here is the second video. Obviously, I can’t provide details of the process, so it’s just a sped-up version of me art journaling.
08 Apr 2013 1 Comment
I’m taking an art journaling class with Christy Sobolewski at her teaching site – http://www.gulfsprite.ning.com. I am soooo loving it! She is such an amazing instructor. I was arting along with her instruction on the weekend, and decided to turn on my video camera, and document my process. So, here is the first video. Obviously, I can’t provide details of the process, so it’s just a sped-up version of me art journaling.
06 Apr 2013 Leave a Comment
Hello my friends! I just finished running my second round of ”art journal tag” over at Artgeeks, which I called “Inspired by”. I picked an art journal page from the Artgeeks gallery, and created a page inspired by that page. Then, I scanned my page, and passed it on to the next person, who had 24 hours to create a page inspired by my page, and send their page to me, and I sent it to the next person, who repeated the process, until everyone had participated. At the end, I posted all the results in the forum. Sound like fun? It was! I started off, by choosing a page by Jeffy, and this is my page:
I used a gelli plate print for the silhouette shapes, with a Dina Wakely stencil by Crafter’s Workshop. The background is several layers of collage, paint, and ink, in my Dylusions art journal.
If you want to see the page that inspired me to create this, and all the other pages that followed, click on over to Artgeeks, and join my “Finish in Five” group. The “Inspired by” challenge results is contained within that discussion group. And, it’s free to join, free to play along with the challenges, and there are 7 instructors! Lots of creative goodness going on there. :) AND IT’S ALL FREE! FREE! FREE! lol. I have trouble believing that sometimes.
05 Apr 2013 1 Comment
Hello my friends! I know it’s been a while since I blogged, but I have been a busy, busy artist! (I love calling myself an artist lol) I have been taking an art journaling course with Christy over at her Ning site. This is the first art journaling course I have taken with Christy, and it is soooooo AWESOME! I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I am having. She is so creative with her journaling, and is teaching me more than I ever thought I could learn. You see, I consider myself a pretty advanced art journalist, so I was thinking that I probably wouldn’t learn that much. Boy, was I WRONG! So, obviously, I can’t share the process with you, but I am happy to share a couple of pages that I did based on Christy’s instruction. If you want to know how I did it, you’ll have to take her course. I highly recommend it. (And I am not being compensated in any way. I do teach FREE CLASSES on Christy’s other site, but I do not get compensated in any way there, either. I just love to inspire others.) She has closed this session to new registrants, but she will be running it again in a couple of months. The idea behind this course is to create thirty pages in ninety days. So, each page is divided into 3 days/videos. And, she even adds bonus pages sometimes. SO much value. Did I mention how much I’m loving this? lol These pages are not complete yet – I added some journaling after I photographed them.
26 Mar 2013 5 Comments
Hello my friends! I’m excited to share a journal page I did as part of Christy’s “30 Pages in 90 Days” workshop. This session is closed to new members at the moment, but she will be running it again starting in June. I may be a bit biased, because I do teach for Christy’s other site – Art Geeks, but this course is AWESOME! Seriously, it is the BEST art journaling course I have ever taken. It is packed full of videos, pdf’s – three videos minimum for each page. A video each day, for 90 days! I am having so much fun, and learning so much. Love.
I used my current favorite stencil by the Crafter’s Workshop for the cityscape. I love the way it looks like the buildings are glowing. I used iridescent paints, and a white Uniball Signo marker to outline each building.
22 Feb 2013 2 Comments
Yep, you read that right. Art journaling with RIBBON! I was given the challenge over at Art Geeks – to use a yard of ribbon in my art journal. So, not only did I step up to the challenge, but I videotaped it, too! :)
AND, here’s the video: