Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Stamps - My 31 Art Studio Essentials



Stamps - The Video

Check out this video on some of the stamps in my supplies


Thank you for joining me in my studio for the Art Studio Essentials Daily Series. 





I had hoped to have finished at the end of January, but you are in for a treat as it will go on for a couple more weeks into February.  I hope that throughout the series you have felt that this has been a way to kick start your creativity as you check out some supplies that I have and sort through ones that you have in your stash.  

Today I will sharing with you my Stamp supply, ones that have been brought, free gifts and then ones I started making.  They come in all designs and sizes.



It is quite easy to get sucked into purchasing lots of supplies and then you end up only using a few because you realize that you just don't need quite so many - you can't use them all at once.


We all have 5 minutes that we can give to creative play, why not see how you can fit creativity into your every day, and dig out those stamps you may have and see what you can do with them!

Handmade Stamps and Embossing Powder

If you are just starting out and on a budget I would suggest you think about what projects you might need to use the Stamps for and how else you might be able to use them - with Mixed Media the ideas are endless! Some stamps work good on their own but equally as part of a background, you can get great patterns from the whole stamp or use just a part of it.  You can also use a variety of other things like embossing powder as above, on fabric, there is no limit to what you could try.
  


You can check out discount stores that may have a good supply, I have listed some below, and also check out my Resources page, for current discounts.  You can also get free stamps on some of the Craft Magazines on sale, so it is a good idea to have a look in some of these.



I did a post on how to make stamps and you can find it HERE in my Handmade Recycle Projects




If you are researching how to be more creative on YouTube then check out the tips and advice on ways to be Creative and regaining your Creative spark, sign up to my Mailing list and receive the publication 25 Ways to fit Art and Creativity into your day!



  

I am also Teaching on the BADASS Art Journal Course which started on the 5th February, so you can still sign up. I am giving away this Bonus when you sign up - Check it out HERE





Stay blessed and be a blessing!

Check out some of these Craft/Magazine and Book resources below.  There are some discounts available on each, and also check out the Resources page for updated discounts.




WWYF 180x150


dickblick.com




Paper Crafting Magazines


Spring Fling Sale 2017


Coloring Books to RElax


Craftsy Unlimited FREE 7 day trial at Craftsy.com


Creative Bug











Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Altered Directories - My 31 Art Studio Essentials


Altered Directories



It is great to have you join me for another day in my studio.  I kind of got a bit backed up, life happens and you roll with it, so I will be running slightly over into February with the Series.  You will still get 31 Art Studio Essentials in this Daily Series, so I hope you will hang in there with me.

Even in those times where stuff happens, what are you doing with your time?  There should always be time spent for something creative even if you only have 5 minutes to spare, and what you do with it is vitally important.  


Directory waiting to be altered

Today I will be showing you a selection of Altered Directory Journals.  This is a great way to recycle and you probably have a directory laying around that could be put to a creative use. 



I also did a series on my blog called 31 Art Journals showing you a variety of cool Art Journals that you can make.

It is great to check out the different shapes and sizes that directories and catalogs come in and the ideas you can come up with as you re-purpose them.  When your running low on time you can break up the tasks in small chunks and say stick some pages down, or add gesso to a selection of pages.




In this directory I prepped the pages when I had time with gesso.  I could then go back and either add images, journaling or whatever took my fancy.

Check out the Video and get a closer look at the Art Journals created.



If you are researching how to be more creative on YouTube then check out the tips and advice on ways to be Creative and regaining your Creative spark, sign up to my Mailing list and receive the publication 25 Ways to fit Art and Creativity into your day!



I am also Teaching on the BADASS Art Journal Course and will be giving away this Bonus when you sign up - Check it out HERE


Stay blessed and be a blessing!

Monday, 29 January 2018

Glue Gun Stencils - My 31 Art Studio Essentials



I am glad that you could join me in my studio for the Art Studio Essentials Daily Series today to help you kick start your creativity and to check out some supplies.  Today I will be playing about with my glue gun stencils which I created in a wide range of sizes and shapes.


What Art Supplies have you neglected?  I had these stencils in a box hidden away, and it isn't until you get them out do you realize how much you enjoy using them. Today I will show you how you can deal with those times that you feel stuck by using your Glue gun stencils.



You don't need to spend a whole day in your supplies and can find the odd 5 minutes or so that we can give to creative play, this is what I did to create the stencils. 

Using a Teflon sheet I created the glue stencils in a variety of shapes, making sure that the ends joined together.

Create your favorite shapes

You can create whatever you like and this is great cause you then don't have to worry about using other peoples designs, and you never know where creating your own designs will take you.

Create unique designs

This is a face stencil that I created and a square shaped stencil and 
I used spray paint with these stencils as they are thicker than the norm.  What you can then do is to go in and define some of the shapes with additional materials.

Check out the video to see how I used them in my Art Journal.


The Video



Glue Gun Stencils
About This Video: In this video I cover how to spend more time being creative
with your glue gun stencils

If you are researching how to be more creative on YouTube then check out the tips and advice on ways to be Creative and regaining your Creative spark, sign up to my Mailing list and receive the publication 25 Ways to fit Art and Creativity into your day!


I'm Teaching on the BADASS Art Journal Course and will be giving away this Bonus when you sign up - Check it out HERE




Art Supplies - Check out some discounts with the following:


www.dickblick.com

Dollar Tree - http://bit.ly/DolAT18
Craftsy Kits - http://bit.ly/CrafAT18

BADASS Art Journal and Bonus - http://bit.ly/BONUSJ18

Saturday, 27 January 2018

BADASS Art Journal and FREE Art Journal Bundle Series 1

We are days away from the start of the BADASS Art Journal course on the 5th February, and I am so please to be among the line-up of artists!

I am also please to be Giving Away my Art Journal Bundle Series 1 when you Sign Up for the BADASS Art Journal Course using my link 
Art Journal Bundle - Series 1


You will get lots of additional yumminess from me to help you on your Art Journal journey.  I have put together a range of things to help you get started on backgrounds - free downloadable and videos to guide you, prompts and tips to encourage you and I have also included 4 Recycled Art Journals for you to make


5 Backgrounds for your Art Journal

A series of 5 Art Journal Backgrounds for you to download and use in your own Art Journals.  I have also included additional pages of quotes and encouraging words.

4 Handmade Recycled Journala

4 Handmade Recycled Art Journals for you to make.  These are 4 very different Art Journals with the key being using recycled materials.  You get to make a Handbag Art Journal, a Cereal Bag Art Journal, Recycled Card Journal and a Toilet Roll Tube Art Journal.

31 Art Journal Prompts

5 Weeks worth of prompts and tips for working in your Art Journal.  You can download and print these off as mini posters for your creative space.

5 Art Journal Background Videos

Do you find it hard to think about what to do with your backgrounds or how to start.  I include 5 different ways in which you can approach your background.  Creative play is an important part of your approach. These videos are yours to download and keep forever!

I am also going to add a FREE Surprise gift as a way of saying Thank You!!

So what are you waiting for!  I would love you to come and join us.

Sign Up HERE and get your Free Art Bundle Series 1

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You can also purchase the Art Journal Series 1 Bundle Separately at below a low cost of $30  I will still add the Free Surprise Gift!





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