Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Be You

Supplies Glossy Cardstock, Stamp: Stampin Up; Ink: Tsukineko; Mist Sprays, Mica Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang; Gel Medium: Golden; Stencils: Elmer's, The Crafter's Workshop; Pens: Faber-Castell, Sakura

I'm loving sharing some of the projects I made for last November's Lindy's Stamp Gang event on the Scrapbook News and Review forum. 

Besides 80's-themed mixed media projects we got to make a few showcasing the versatility of the Lindy's Stamp Gang spray mists and mica powders.   Again, every coloring agent used on this project was a Lindy's mist or powder.   I went to town on this baby using the mists and powders with lots of tools and mediums.

So, I'm guessing by now you've caught on to my hidden agenda for showing you lots of projects using only mists as the coloring mediums?  I'm giving you a taste of some of the things you can explore in my upcoming class, Mists - Not Just Point & Shoot. 

This class goes on sale this Friday, June 22 when The Art Studio at Scrapbook News and Review debuts!

Yesterday I also told you all about my next class, which will be Words. Words? Words! - Words & Text as Narrative and as Art. 

Today, I'll tell you about the last class I'll have advertising on The Art Studio at this week's launch.

Monoprinting - The Art of Being Unique

This one will be available for sale on August 3 but as of this Friday you can "Save Your Spot" in the class if you don't want to risk missing out. 

Monoprinting is one of my absolute favorite mixed media techniques and I'm so excited to explore this subject with you.  My "official" description:

Who doesn’t want their art to be unique? But sometimes, it feels like there are only so many general techniques in paper crafting and multi-media and that you’re cranking out the same things as everyone else.

Fortunately, it’s not just what techniques know and what mediums you work with, but it’s also how you approach them that makes your projects all your own. Using a monoprint for a background, or for the base of an embellishment, is a surefire way to take your projects from ordinary to extraordinary.

Quite simply, a monoprint is a single impression of an image and you never get the same outcome twice. What’s exciting is that there are numerous mediums from which to make impressions and the base on which you print plays just as important a role in the uniqueness of your results.

Over the course of two weeks, you’ll become comfortable with the basics of monoprinting while you work with up to 10 types of mediums and 10 types of bases. You’ll explore tools and techniques to texturize your results and ways to adapt your prints to the size of your project, from ATCS and cards to layouts and canvases, and more. Finally, you’ll develop your eye for drawing out the stories within your monoprints and translating them into finished projects.

Join me for this exciting journey into crafty individuality and you’ll never look at your mediums the same way again and your projects will never look the same way twice!
Have a great day!


1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your page is awesome!! LOVING the colors and that title work!!! And your classes sound AMAZING!!!