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.
05 Apr 2013 1 Comment
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.
24 Mar 2013 Leave a Comment
Hello my friends! I just finished running an “art journal tag” type of challenge 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 Lynn Scott, and this is my page:
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. :)
22 Mar 2013 Leave a Comment
Another video in my series of “Finish in Five” for Artgeeks – http://www.artgeeks.ning.com.
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:
19 Feb 2013 5 Comments
Hellooooooooooooo my friends! I am feeling so completely inspired lately. I love it when my muse is happy, and I can create stuff that I actually like. On the heels of taking two in-person classes with the fabulous Joanne Sharpe, I pulled out my Dylusions art journal, and some of my new products from the Art House Studio, and this is what happened. I only wish that I had made a video of my process. I am doing the next best thing – sharing lots of pictures, and see below for a description of all products and techniques used to create this spread (a mini tutorial).
First, – I am NOT affiliated with any of the blogs, stores, or products mentioned and linked in this post. Since I often get comments/questions about where I get my products – I purchased all products mentioned in this post from The Art House Studio, in Cambridge, Ontario Canada.
I started with a spread that had already been sprayed with my Dylusions Ink Sprays, and pulled out one of my new Crafter’s Workshop Stencils and glass bead gel, and stenciled the buildings across the bottom. That is the COOLEST effect! (If you would like to see this technique demonstrated, check out my Youtube video here) After the glass bead gel had fully dried, I added some pan pastel over the top of the glass bead gel (LOVE!).
I used a variety of black permanent markers to draw the circle in the corner, and journaling lines. Then, I pulled out a few of my favorite shimmery paints – some Silks, as well as some Perfect Pigment Pure Liquid Acrylic (in Green Pearl – *YUM*). I painted each journaling section with a different shimmery paint. Then, I did the journaling, using several different permanent black pens. Then, I outlined in white with my Uniball Signo white pen. A little doodling around the edge, and I was finished. :)
17 Feb 2013 Leave a Comment
I am really enjoying my instructor role over at Art Geeks! I have another Finish in Five challenge up – Episode 3 is a tribute to my awesome art friends.
Speaking of awesome art friends, I attended a couple of courses with THE lettering diva, Joanne Sharpe at The Art House Studio in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada yesterday! I had such a fabulous time, learning from the best, and meeting (or seeing again) – some AMAZING and creative, and talented women.
Joanne Sharpe, and Effy Wild:
Joanne, and me:
Me with Joanne, and Linda Kittmer:
Linda and Joanne:
I wish I had taken more pictures! I was too busy doodling and lettering, and socializing!