I am so excited to share today’s video tutorial with you.
This blog post is a step-by-step lesson on how to get started using Art Anthology & The Gelli Plate to create fun, interesting prints. These little creations can be used “as is” in your art journals, collages and mixed media scrapbook pages or mix-n-match them to create visual interest!
I plan to use these prints to create a mixed media page of my beautiful niece. I will post a video on that layout in my next post so stay tuned! For now, I hope you will take about 20 minutes to sit back, relax and learn some fun (easy) techniques that will add a ton of pizazz to your projects. Don’t have Art Anthology paints? Check out our list of retailers (both online & all over the world) where you can pick up these goodies.
Remember these techniques are just a few to get you started. There are an infinite amount of things you can do with a Gelli Plate, some paint and your vivid imagination! Now…GO MAKE SOME ART!
This page is a sort of warm up page on LifeBook 2014. It was a page that taught playing with sprays. I have been using different sprays and mists for many years but this taught me to look at the techniques a little differently. We also looked at the impact of negative white space. Now, I won’t get into the specifics on the “hows & whys” out of respect for the integrity of the online class. I did though create this page using Colorations Sprays & paints from Art Anthology. I haven’t done the main lesson yet using the techniques but stay tuned for that. I promise to post it as soon as I create it!
These pictures are from my huge clean up back in December. I am happy to report that my studio has remained neat and organized. It is so much easier for me to be creative when I know where everything is. The above picture is of some cluttered canvases and art journals. They are out in the open so seeing them drove me crazy!
This picture (below) is of all kinds of goodies for the Your Memories Here Design Team. Things have been put on hold with that adventure so I put all of these goodies away into my stash. Lots of Prima, new stamps and gorgeous embellishments. Don’t worry, I have been using this great stuff. Some of it in Project Life and some of it on my mixed media scrapbook pages. I can’t really show an “after” picture because it is all put away in different places in my studio.
The last picture is of a little shelf that hangs near my punches. I keep adhesives in those drawers. One is filled to the top with ATG refills and the other has odds-n-ends like snails and snail refills from Stampin’ Up!. I used to do a blog feature called MECCA MONDAY which included videos and pictures of how I organize and utilize my artsy space. I stopped doing them for no real reason but would be happy to start them again if you are interested. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see those features again on my blog. Until then, get organized & GO MAKE SOME ART!
I often get asked to make projects for special people in my life. This card is no exception! It was created for someone very special that I work with. I used a card on Pinterest as my inspiration. The artsy vibe of that card really spoke to me. I changed up the color scheme and gave it a slightly different feel. Are you loving the orange splatters? That is Colorations Spray by Art Anthology.
Need a card or artsy creation for someone special? Let me know-I would be happy to make something just for you.
Don’t worry…just because I am posting Week 3 on my blog, that doesn’t mean I have fallen behind in real life. Nope, I am on the correct week in my creating! I have been loving Project Life. I can’t believe I didn’t start it sooner. There is something so satisfying about getting the pictures of my memories off of my computer and into an album. I love the little embellishments and opportunities for journaling. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.
I have also started doing more videos and even did a UStream show of my process. If people are interested, I will start doing more process videos-let me know in the comments if you would enjoy seeing those videos.
I subscribe to several monthly kits and am loving getting those. It has been really exciting to get the sneak peek emails and the kits when they arrive. I have been plowing through the goodies in those kits. It has been so much fun!
I LOVE this page! Yes, it is important to love the things that you create. Of course, I don’t always love everything but if I stay true to myself and my style…I do.
With that said, this layout is of my friend and me. We were very relaxed and in summer mode at one of my love’s gigs. The page is packed with colors, textures and gorgeous embellishments. I have been doing mostly Project Life scrapbooking now but plan to continue mixed media scrapbooking to get some of my older pictures documented. Hope you will take a moment and leave a little love on my blog. I would love to hear from you!
A few weeks ago, I posted a video of the “INSPIRE” canvas. I have to admit that the canvas is one of my favorite creations. It hangs on the wall of our living room and brightens up the space with it’s vibrant colors and lively butterflies.
Today, I am sharing another canvas inspired by the video. It is really easy to use our Art Anthology videos as inspiration for your own projects. You may not have the exact products that we are using. But with some creativity and shopping in your own stash, you can find things that can be used to create projects sparked by our design team creations. For example, if you don’t have the paper that I used, grab a patterned paper from your stash and spray away! You will discover different textures and designs as you create. Instead of the beaded trim, grab some scraps of ribbon and hang them VERTICALLY from the bottom of your canvas for color and texture.
If you want to check out the video again, here it is…