Monthly Archives: June 2017

Color Theory Basics, Part 2

We covered the basics of color in this post.  In this one we get into the more practical aspects of combining colors in a pleasing way.  Here’s some easy tips for success: Complimentary Colors.  These are colors directly opposite each … Continue reading

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Color Theory Basics for Beginners

How often do you become frustrated with your ability to combine colors in a pleasing way?  Have you ever decided you just don’t have the knack for it?  Have you ever wondered if it is something people are born with … Continue reading

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About Face #12

Some of today’s daily art.  This is a tutorial from the Art Sherpa.  I loved making this painting.  It was fun to do, easy and turned out well.  It’s my favorite About Face project so far. The man is not … Continue reading

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One Color Background

Today’s background pages.  Here’s how: I began by gessoing the pages, which I do on nearly all my art journal pages.  Then I pulled the modeling paste card.  Used that with a stencil.  Then added music pages.  The next card … Continue reading

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DIY Texture Tool

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have many old credit-type plastic cards.  One use for these handy little things is to cut the edges up to create textures on your art journal pages.  Here’s how: Each edge is … Continue reading

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Craft Room Essential TOOLS

Here is a list of tools I find to be essential in my work room.  These are suggestions for those new to crafting or setting up a craft room.  Hot Glue Gun.  This is a tool I use every day. … Continue reading

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The Clip Art Book

I noticed this book on my book shelf last night.  As I have mentioned, I have many many books. This book is filled with over 5000 copyright free images.  There are people, costumes, architecture, alphabets and numbers, heraldry and armor, … Continue reading

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