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!





Monday, 22 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Essentials - Stencils

I am so glad you could join me in my studio for the Art Studio Essentials Daily Series that will help you to kick start your creativity and to check out some supplies.  

Today I will be playing about with my stencils which come in all shapes and sizes, you can make your own or re-purpose other equipment.

Check out the Video Below


I have collected a wide variety of stencils over the years and first started out with the stencils you use to decorate your walls, and initially used the Dover Stencils on card that you cut out.  This then led me on the journey to find out more and get different designs.

 Do you have neglected art supplies hanging around waiting to be used, you don't want your stencils to come to the same fate.  

Check out what you can recycle and create your own stencils! 

I found ways to create some of my own stencils and these ones are from the humidifiers you can buy with a plastic lid, the lid with its patterns makes a great stencil.  

You can create some yummy texture from homemade stencils

In the video above I will show you how I use some recycled examples to make stencils.  Being creative and thinking outside the box will help you to deal with those times that you feel stuck by using your supplies in different ways.

These stencils below are using the sink mats that you can get in different shapes and sizes, the patterns are great and can create some lovely effects.

You can also create a cheap stencil from a Sink Mat!

Sometimes all we need is 5 minutes for some creative play, and you will feel so much better once you have done something, there are so many ways in which you can fit creativity into your every day!


I do hope that you get out your supplies and have some fun!

Dover Books Has over 80 Books on stencils for you to choose from

Dover Books



Paper Crafting Magazines




Stay blessed and be a blessing!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Jewelry Tools - My 31 Art Studio Essentials





Thank you for joining me in my studio for the Art Studio Essentials Daily Series in January to kick start your creativity and to check out some supplies. Today I will be sharing some of my jewelry tools that I have in my supply.


Tools in the Studio

Go and have a rummage around and look at any tools that you may have neglected, and are crying out for you to use them alongside your art supplies that are hanging around.

 We all have those times where we feel less like creating and what I hope to show you is that we can look at our supplies in so many different ways there is something to fit any mood you may be in. 



I keep saying it but you need to find time to be creative and there are so many ways in which you can do so.

Check out the video below to see some of the tools I have in my stash, there are more that didn't make it out today but they are no longer forgotten.




What is your favorite tools in you stash, I would love to hear about them.

Thank you for the support! Now go out there and do some creating. Stay blessed and be a blessing.

Check out some of these Resources that have a range of tools, supplies, & tutorials that might interest you:



Dollar Tree

$1 Craft Supplies at Dollar Tree!



Stay blessed and be a blessing.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Painted Fabric - My 31 Art Studio Essentials

I am glad you could join me in my studio for the Art Studio Essentials Daily Series today, with the aim of kick starting your creativity and to look at your supplies in a new way.  



Yes we use our supplies but do you really USE them?  You will find that many supplies have a dual purpose and it is only when you spend time playing with them that you get to see their full potential.    

Today I will be playing about with my painted fabric, and showing you how I create them recycling and using the supplies in my studio, a great way to use those moments when you want to do something creative but have limited time.
Painted Fabric waiting to be taken on an adventure
What are you doing with those neglected art supplies hanging around waiting to be used? Are they buried in a draw gathering dust, and drying out?

I love recycling so have experimented with a variety of fabrics over the years 'courtesy of my son's old school uniform' and found that these fabrics work really well in a creative environment.

If you check out the video you will see some of the ways in which I have used them and what I will use them for. I hope it inspires you to look at your own fabrics in a different way and start to see where your creativity will take you.



Realityarts - Helping you to increase your creativity, and unlock your hidden talents

Check out some of these resources and free classes

Art Supplies

Acrylic Paint

Derwent



Check out some free classes HERE




Craftsy Projects kits, supplies and videos - 
Check them out HERE

Thank you for the support!  Stay Blessed and be a Blessing!!




Wednesday, 17 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Essentials - Books




I love books always have and always will, despite my love for my Kindle, though as an artist I find there are some books that have to be felt, poured over and pages flipped.


I wanted to share a few with you and encourage you to use the great resource which they give you for ideas, inspiration, and will get you out of any slump that you may be in as you question your ''Why' as an artist.


Check out the video which goes into more details about each book and I do a mini flip through and tell you why I like these particular books.  I will at a later date be doing a video to review the books but you will get a good idea as to how these particular books can help you.



Also check out these places for more books some at a discounted price and ones that have some of my favorite magazines as well.


Check out these resources for discounted art books

Book Outlet

Book Outlet Best Seller in Bargain Books!




Dover Books

Dover Books

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Creative Bug





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Stampington Magazine

Stampington's Annual Back Issue Sale


I hope that you have been finding the sessions useful in the 31 Art Studio Essentials.  By going through the videos and your supplies you will be more than ready when the BADASS ART Journal Course comes up, and you will be well versed in your supplies, and additional ideas that you can use.




Stay blessed and be a blessing!!




Friday, 12 January 2018

Earlybird Sign up - BADASS Art Journal 2018 - STOP PRESS!!!


Just a reminder that if you wanted to get the early bird price for the course you have until end of play tomorrow Saturday 13th January 2018.  The course starts 5th February 2018.

You can get $10 off the course

sign up HERE

I am really looking forward to welcoming you on the course and I will be sharing tomorrow about the bonuses I will be giving away when you sign up using my link.




Wednesday, 10 January 2018

My 31 Art Studio Essentials - Washi Tape



The Video


Washi Tape

Washi Tape comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns and varying costs, but it is well worth getting a few in you art practice.


You can use it in your art journal as a background layer and other art activities


and as a kickstart to a new page.  Check out the video at the top for additional ideas.



Art Resources to check out

Decorative Washi Tape



Mini 85 Washi Tape Set

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