Monthly Archives: August 2017

Art Journaling by 5’s, Session 3

Pattern.  Using stamps or stencils. I used stamps.  I worked quickly, often cross-contaminating my ink pads (of which I have precious few) and was unhappy with the way the stamping turned out.  I went over every page with a stamp … Continue reading

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Journaling by 5’s, Session 2

Session 2:  Collage or recycled materials. This annoyed me no end. You cannot dry your pages within the time limit, so I laid waxed paper between the pages to prevent them from sticking together.  I only did one side of … Continue reading

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Art Journaling by 5’s

Here’s a challenge for today:  art journaling by 5’s.  The concept is simple,  you have 15 minutes to do 20 pages.  Each 15 minute segment is a spent on one of the sessions.  Here they are: The five sessions  of … Continue reading

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Get to Know Your Supplies: InkTense Pencils and Blocks

Inktense pencils and blocks are made by Derwent and are a unique medium.  They are a water-soluble material, but unlike other water-solubles these dry permanent and will not budge once they are dried completely. You can use these pencils and … Continue reading

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Get to Know Your Supplies: Gelato Techniques

Here are some quick, easy techniques for use with Gelato’s, Portfolio Water-Soluble oil pastels, NeoColor II’s, Lyra Water-Soluble crayons, Reeves water-soluble crayons, Crayola Twist Stix’s, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and any other water-soluble crayons or sticks.  Slice a chunk off … Continue reading

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Get To Know Your Supplies: Back To School Basics

Now is the time to stock up on commonly used supplies for your art practice. Glue sticks, glue, pencils, ink pens, markers, paints, composition books, loose leaf paper, rulers, tape, air dry clay, you name it-it’s on sale now. Glue … Continue reading

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The first thing I did this morning was carry the stuff from the Art Market downstairs to the table I have set up for just that purpose.  Second trip down and I actually did just that.  I had the box … Continue reading

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