I just wanted to share some art journaling goodness with you all:-) I was thrilled to get my contributor copy of Art Journaling magazine and find me work on the cove! It totally caught me by surprise. As most of you know, I love art journaling and it’s my go to vehicle to teach workshops. They are such a valuable tool for any artist.
Cover Art September 2017
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Here’s the full page spread. I love this color palette of Nightfall, Celedon, and Rain from my line of paints with Derivan Matisse. The stencils used here are my designs with Stencil Girl Products.
I hope you are finding time to explore your own journals~
The first shipment of product is on its way so pre-order to be sure to get it as soon as it arrives!!
Fluid Matt Sheer Acrylicsallow you to play with watercolor techniques using a permanent matt acrylic paint. These highly pigmented, lightfast, sheer matt colors allow you to see all the layers underneath and are perfect for working on watercolor paper, in art journals, layering over collage, with watercolor painting techniques and more. Fluid Matt Sheer Acrylics are lightfast, permanent and are available in 12 signature Pam Carriker Palette colors along with black and white.
Journal Page using Fluid Matt Sheer Acrylics
Acrylic Artist Inks are acrylic based inks that come in intense, heavily pigmented colors for use in many applicators – perfect for calligraphy, pen & wash, technical drawing, airbrushing, dripping, and washes. These inks work well for filling spray bottles and in refillable marker type tools. (Montana brand works great!)
These inks are washable in water while wet, making cleanup quick and easy. Brushes, pens and airbrushes clean easily in water. They come in a tip resistant bottle with a dropper tip to make filling tools and direct application easy. They need to be shaken before use and they have a stainless steel ball in the bottle to help with mixing. Acrylic Artist Inks are lightfast, permanent and are available in 12 signature Pam Carriker Palette colors along with black and white.
Journal Page using Acrylic Artist Inks on background
And you can also get my other mixed-media products at Jerry’s
A quality adhesive is vital to Mixed Media Artists, and Pam Carriker’s Signature Mixed Media Adhesive (MMA) will help you achieve results you can’t with traditional collage glues. Non-sticky and extremely matte in both feel and appearance, MMA makes it possible to use any other media over it with no tell-tale line where the adhesive ends. MMA is so matte that even delicate watercolor applications, pencil sketches, and fine art pens can be used right over the top of it. Worries about paper wrinkles or bubbles disappear as MMA handles even tissue paper with ease and keeps Art Journal pages from sticking together. Try MMA today and feel the difference!
Journal Pages created using collage and watercolor techniques with MMA
With Derivan Liquid Pencil you can get graphite in your art without apencil in your hand! Pam Carriker’s signature line of Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink is nothing less than an entirely new medium—a graphite ink that’s easy to use in myriad mixed media techniques. It comes in a handy squeeze bottle with a special tip usable for direct application or to refill regular ink tools. Available in both Permanent and Rewettable formulas for a wide range of techniques, Sketching Ink can be used to ink rubber stamps, as a dip pen ink, or as paint. The Rewettable formula can be manipulated using traditional drawing tools like erasers, blending stumps, or even wet brushes, and the Permanent formula can even be burnished to a lovely sheen. Put those boring pencils away and discover a whole new way to get the look of graphite in your art with Pam Carriker’s Sketching Ink!
Created using the Rewettable formula to ink one of my rubber stamps and blended out with a blending stump and kneaded eraser
Mixed media application with Sketching Ink and Acrylics
I always love it when people comment with great ideas!! My new Facebook page stems from a comment on a recent post. I created a page for those working through the lessons in my latest book, CREATING Art at the Speed of Life. This is where you can share your own work from my book, ask questions, get feedback (even privately if want to message me for a personal critique) get information on supplies and substitutions and really anything book related. I’ve loved seeing the work that’s already being shared and hope many more of you will join in the fun of this online class-like setting I’m creating. N
Did you know you can also share your work on AMAZON?!! I’d love it if you did and also if you have a minute to leave a short review or feedback for my book it’s very much appreciated!!
I hope to see you on my CREATING Art at the Speed of LIfe Facebookpage and if you want to follow all of my art happenings I also have Pam Carriker’s Art page. I’ll have some exciting news to bring you in the near future there so follow along to get the latest!
Here’s a sneak peek at upcoming releases you’ll want to stay tuned for:
Summer is almost here and it’s a great time to work through the 30 lessons in CREATING Art at the Speed of Life so I hope you’ll join in to stay creative and motivated with your art!
For the month of December Americana Toscana is offering $100 off of enrollment for both workshop participants as well as non-participating guests.
For a little taste of the beauty that will inspire our art, check out this video
What fun would it be to find a ticket to Italy in your stocking this Christmas?! If you want to put it on your ‘Santa List’ please feel free to include my email email@example.com so I can play ‘Santa’s Helper’ if Santa should need it;-)
Derivan Liquid Pencils are a relatively new medium that takes sketching to a whole new place! With different tints in both permanent and rewettable formulas, they offer a wide range of creativity and allow you to ‘sketch’ without picking up a pencil! I’ve been working with the creators of Liquid Pencil and am excited to have a line of new products coming out that make this new medium especially user-friendly to Art Journalers. If you love the look of sketching but are unsure of your drawing skills, this class will give you exactly what you need to begin sketching in your journal. For the more advanced student the sky’s the limit when you add this to what you already do and I will show you the many different techniques possible with this innovative product! I will be bringing my very own Portrait Sketch Stamps to use in class as well so there is nothing to fear if you don’t have much experience with portraits-you can literally stamp a sketch! With inspiration all around us in this ideal setting, there will be no end of things to journal about. After we limber up our artistic muscles, using this new medium, we will move from our journals to a more substantial substrate and create mixed media artwork to take home and hang, for a permanent reminder of this once in a lifetime experience. Picture Yourself… among the sights and sounds of beautiful and romantic Tuscany: olive groves, vineyards, centuries-old buildings, winding streets, texture and vibrant sunlight.
Feel Yourself… in the warm ambience of Cortona, overlooking Lake Trasimeno and the Val di Chiana, originally fortified by the Umbrians, claimed by the Etruscans, touched by the Renaissance. Almost unchanged for centuries, Cortona is one of Tuscany’s jewels.
Experience… the joy of painting en plein air yourself in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere with the expert instruction of a nationally known artist and instructor and the camaraderie friendship of a small group of learners and seekers. Enjoy… great Italian food, delightful wines, new friends, breath-taking vistas, history and the hospitality of the people of Cortona.
The class kit will include a your own bottle of my new Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, a journal, a Set of my favorite Peerless Watercolors (these are so awesome if you’ve not used them before!) a signed copy of my book a water reservoir brush and more goodies. You won’t have to bring anything in the way of art supplies. I’ll provide it all so you can just pack your clothes and camera, oh and maybe your best friend!
If you have questions or would like to be on a mailing list for more info and updates please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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