Friday, January 25, 2013

Alphabetica - Music/Bells

Here is my folders I created for Week 4.  I probably have a different take on "Bells" as I am musically inclined and that word screamed "music" to me, so I made the folder for Music/ Bells.





Photoshop Play [EXPIRED]

I was creating some grunge backgrounds today to rip up for some collages.  Too much fun:)

EXPIRED

Monday, January 21, 2013

Alphabetica - ATC





Flue?

It started last Friday with a headache and has just got worse.  I have a sore throat and can hardly talk.  I can't remember the last time I was this sick, but I hope it gets better soon!  I couldn't do my Ustream today, just can't talk with this sore throat!  On top of it all, I never slept again last night, but this is not insomnia it is being sick.

I wanted to do research on digital scrapbook sources for Photoshop brushes, .png, .jpg files and some digi freebie sites.  This will have to wait until I fell better.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

How To Use Digital Stamps In Microsoft Word

One of my Ustreams was about printing on tissue paper.  I have searched for more information to make it easier for you to print, resize and at least use your digi images.

I found a video by Jessica Griffin  and she does a fabulous job of explaining how to use MS Word for printing.  So you can use my tutorial on on Ustream - how to attach tissue paper to a piece of cardstock and print.

I have embedded Jessica Griffin's Video for your convenience, but please be sure to leave her a nice comment:)

 



 

I also found another great video for you!  MakeItCrafty does a wonderful video as well.  I have also included it for your convenience and be sure to go to YouTube and leave her a comment HERE.



 

If these help you, be sure to leave me a comment!  I love to hear from you:)

How To Use Digital Stamps In Microsoft Word

One of my Ustreams was about printing on tissue paper.  I have searched for more information to make it easier for you to print, resize and at least use your digi images.

I found a video by Jessica Griffin  and she does a fabulous job of explaining how to use MS Word for printing.  So you can use my tutorial on on Ustream - how to attach tissue paper to a piece of cardstock and print.

I have embedded Jessica Griffin's Video for your convenience, but please be sure to leave her a nice comment:)

 



 

I also found another great video for you!  MakeItCrafty does a wonderful video as well.  I have also included it for your convenience and be sure to go to YouTube and leave her a comment HERE.



 

If these help you, be sure to leave me a comment!  I love to hear from you:)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Art Journal Page

Just playing today and getting away from the glue and paint.  I enjoyed playing in photoshop with some beautiful designs from Studio Rosey Posey.  It is so easy to create with no water, paint and all those supplies!  However, it is not your own.

I will be printing and adding this to my journal:)

 

My Art Journal Page

Credits:
Kit: Poseyart
Studio Rosey Posey @ Scrapbookgraphics.com

Friday, January 18, 2013

ATC Freebie Sheet

I found these fun vegetables and created a sheet for you to download and use for your ATC's.

Let me know if you like them:)

ATC Freebie Sheet

 

DOWNLOAD

Alphabetica - Birds

I have been doing my folders for the Alphabetica Box Portfolio and have has so much fun!  The folders are filling up with collectibles and ideas, which is what they are for!

Birds

Birds_pr

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Laura Bucci

Reading through Laura Bucci's blog, she  had a great idea to send mail art - not christmas cards.  Maybe we should send mail art for all occasions?  I think that would be so much fun!!

Laura's blog is:  http://laurabucci.com/blog

She has a great blog, lots of beautiful pictures and how she did it.  Be sure to stop by, you won't be disappointed.

 

Mail Art

I was surfing the internet for the size of "mail art".  With my inquiring mind, I wondered if there was such a thing.  I was surprised to come up with something quite interesting.

As I live in Canada, I was amazed to find that Vancouver is having a Mail Art Call for 4"x6" (this is where I go).  I found this posted here:  http://mailartprojects.blogspot.com/
Participation Guidelines

 

  • - Technique: Free

  • - No jury/no fees/no returns

  • - Documentation: online (http://thisiswhereigomailart.wordpress.com) & print documentation to the first 50 pending funding (or to all if funding is available)

  • - Deadline: September 15 2013

  • Size & format: 4 by 6 inch / 10.2 by 15.3 cm postcards; only the front will be displayed both at the gallery and online at this website.

  • - 1 submission per person

  • - All postcards must bear postage and go through the postal system


For more information:  http://thisiswhereigomailart.wordpress.com/about/

Thought I would share this with you.

 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Art Journal Page Using Tissue Paper

I showed my Ustream friends today about printing on tissue paper.  I have become a printed tissue paper addict!  LOL


When the ustream was over, something kept nagging me to do more..... so I did.


art journal page


I wanted to use up the paint on my mat so I added it to the next page, used some stencils and got started on the next one!  No printed tissue on this one yet!


Art Journal 2

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Life Book 2013 - Lesson 1

I joined Life Book again this year.  I didn't do all the lessons from 2012 but have made conscious decision to change that in 2013!!

Here is my first painting, which was a warm up "fairy godmother".   She was not supposed to look realistic!  LOL... and mine surely didn't!

 

sm_lesson1

Another Collage Page

I just love making collage pages.  I have incorporated a bit of digital imagery in this one...

Hope you like it!

paper1 prev by artzology

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Blog Has Been Updated

I decided to do a fun update on my blog!!


I wanted it to be child-like and happy!


Let me know what you think!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CAPI Raw Sketchbook Assignment 1

This was our first assignment, however I managed to do one but there are 4 different views posted at the bottom of this post.


CAPI ::: Raw Sketchbook Assignment 1 -
Free Form Association :::



  • Watch 2 Videos on my version of free form association

  • print out my drawing template

  • take a different color marker pen like a sharpie, coloring pencil  etc and study the drawing to see whether you can find any kind of shapes ,forms or resonant images within

  • create approx 5 free form drawings yourself starting with a  black squarish shape filling it with random lines , then letting the images find you as you mark them with a different color

  • TIP : if you have never done this type of exercise before or are a new art student then practice these more than 5 times to get into the flow of things as we will be using this technique again ...

  • object of the exercise is the development of seeing visuals with our right brain rather than predicting imagery with our left brain .

  • keep save in your Raw Sketchbook for Assignment 2


 

capi 1

 capi 2


capi 3


capi 4

Monday, January 7, 2013

The C.A.P.I. Project

I have joined a new project designed by Milliande of Milliande’s Art Community for Women  called C.A.P.I., which stands for Create Art Portfolio Ideas. The purpose of the project is to do focused assignments in order to define your personal artistic style. I didn’t think that appealed to me at first, but then I reconsidered it (pondered it a bit, you might say) and decided it does. You can find out all about the project on Milliande’s website.

It involves keeping 6 different Portfolios that all have different purposes.  But Milliande does things a bit differently, which is where stepping outside my comfort zone already begins!

1.  Pondering Journal – written journal entries and collected information on the Pondering Prompts  (I was surprised to see she recommends a loose folder into which you put papers, printouts, etc. rather than a bound journal.)

2.  Raw Sketchbook – place to keep all the rough sketches, ideas, inspirations  (She actually uses a huge variety of scratch and art papers clipped onto a clipboard for this!)

3.  Observational Studies Sketchbook – place to do the Observational Studies assignments  (She recommends a regular sketchbook or mixed media journal.)

4.  Gathering Portfolio – a place to keep visual imagery collected according to Gathering Portfolio Prompts  (She recommends just a file folder for this.)

5.  Bottom of My Handbag Portfolio – a place to throw things when I don’t have time to file or make decisions about them  (She recommends a file folder for this as well.)

6.  Style Toolkit – what will result from all of this, a focused, cohesive set of tools that define my personal Artistic Style  (She uses a professional artist presentation portfolio for this.)

So here is what I have put together to start:


You can read more on the tab above.

The C.A.P.I. Project

I have joined a new project designed by Milliande of Milliande’s Art Community for Women  called C.A.P.I., which stands for Create Art Portfolio Ideas. The purpose of the project is to do focused assignments in order to define your personal artistic style. I didn’t think that appealed to me at first, but then I reconsidered it (pondered it a bit, you might say) and decided it does. You can find out all about the project on Milliande’s website.

It involves keeping 6 different Portfolios that all have different purposes.  But Milliande does things a bit differently, which is where stepping outside my comfort zone already begins!

1.  Pondering Journal – written journal entries and collected information on the Pondering Prompts  (I was surprised to see she recommends a loose folder into which you put papers, printouts, etc. rather than a bound journal.)

2.  Raw Sketchbook – place to keep all the rough sketches, ideas, inspirations  (She actually uses a huge variety of scratch and art papers clipped onto a clipboard for this!)

3.  Observational Studies Sketchbook – place to do the Observational Studies assignments  (She recommends a regular sketchbook or mixed media journal.)

4.  Gathering Portfolio – a place to keep visual imagery collected according to Gathering Portfolio Prompts  (She recommends just a file folder for this.)

5.  Bottom of My Handbag Portfolio – a place to throw things when I don’t have time to file or make decisions about them  (She recommends a file folder for this as well.)

6.  Style Toolkit – what will result from all of this, a focused, cohesive set of tools that define my personal Artistic Style  (She uses a professional artist presentation portfolio for this.)

So here is what I have put together to start:


You can read more on the tab above.