Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway!!!

To celebrate the season of giving as well as the earlier than expected release of my new book I’m going to give away signed copies of all three of my books as well as some artist quality prints of some of the artwork from my new book!!! This will be the biggest giveaway this year!!! A total of SIX BOOKS and SIX ART PRINTS (8×10 Somerset Velvet Giclee Art Prints) to TWELVE LUCKY WINNERS!!! That’s TWELVE chances to win for The Twelve Days of Christmas Giving!!!

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All you have to do is leave a comment! Already have one or more of my books, well consider paying it forward and giving your copy away to a friend or on a blog post if you win!! Pass the giving along. The copies of my newest book, Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker will be shipped as soon as my advance copies get here around the end of January. You’ll be the first to get your hands on a copy!!

Creating Art at the Speed of Life

newAASOLThe drawing for winners will be done on Monday, December 15th and announced on my blog in a new post so be sure to check back to see if you’ve won! Please be sure to include a way to contact you in your comment as well.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all~

You’re Invited~

Live Book Launch via Facebook 

Live Book Launch

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 15th from 7:00- 9:00pm CST

WHAT:  I’ll be hosting a LIVE Book Launch Party on Facebook and giving away 5 signed copies of my book!

WHERE:  My Facebook Page

RSVP not necessary, just show up anytime during the LIVE event and there will be a link to my Pam Carriker’s Art Facebook Page where you’ll go and leave your name. Five winners will be randomly chosen to receive a signed copy of my new book!!!

Chris Cozen Stencil Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Congratulations to the winners of this drawing!!! Jackie36 you have won Chris’s new book and Hope Amen you have won her new line of stencils!! Please email me at pamcarriker@gmail.com to claim your prizes!!!

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My friend Chris Cozen has just released a new line of cool stencils! I had a ton of fun playing with them and I know you will too. Just by leaving a comment on this post you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free set from Artist Cellar!

And Chris is giving away a copy of her new book and DVD too!!!

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I first used the stencils on my Gelli Print Plate to make some cool papers.


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Then I used them in a painting to add some organic shapes. I love how versatile these stencils are.

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Leave your comments below and on Monday, May 20th I’ll draw the name of a lucky winner! Please be sure to leave a contact email so I can notify you!

Book Review and Giveaway!

CONGRATULATIONS Dawn Bolton on winning the book!!

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It’s always fun to see a friends new book come out and even more fun to get to read through it and create from it! Chris Cozen and Julie Prichard’s new book, Acrylic Solutions is chock full of acrylic painting techniques. It covers the basic elements of art and has additional chapters on laying a good foundation, adding structure, developing complexity, and finishes with finessing the details. What I love about this book is the ability to use the information inside to create your own multi-layered mixed media art. It’s inspiring and helpful, but allows for personal interpretation so each piece is your own, no two alike.

There is a lot of eye candy in there too! The book is hard backed with a spiral binding making it easy to lay open while you work on your project. (love that!)

So here is the evolution of my piece inspired by their book. I used my color wheel stencils and a signature line of paint colors I’m working on to develop a piece that covers all of the elements of art, color, texture, line, shape, value, and space. I really love the end result and felt this was an experiment at play the whole way through. Here are stepped out pictures of the journey~

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‘Elements’ 12×24 hardboard artist panel

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Jill K. Berry Stencil Giveaway Blog Hop!

CONGRATULATIONS Alice Hendon!!! You are the lucky winner of Jill’s Stencils! Thank you everyone for participating and I hope that many of you will go and check out Jill’s stencils at Artistcellar~

I’m excited to get  a chance to play with Jill’s new line of stencils! If you want a chance to win a set all you have to do is leave a comment on this post today and tomorrow I’ll draw one of your names and Artistcellar will send you your very own set!

Introducing

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Stencils from the abstracted calligraphic work of Jill K. Berry

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Four new stencils from Artistcellar.com Runes, Road Map, River Map, & Romans

Here are some journal pages that I used Jill’s stencils on. All of them were stenciled using Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink with a stencil brush. I love the soft look of graphite and it allows you to layer up other media over the top of the TEXTures.

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Stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, Poetic Portrait stamp with India Ink, Inktense blocks and Faber Castell Big Brush pens

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Stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, image transfer of a sketch printed onto a transparency and hand sanitizer as the transfer medium, Inktense blocks

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City skyline cut from old ledger page, stencil with Liquid Pencil Sketching Ink, letters cut from other text, Inktense blocks and Pitt Artist Pens

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Stencil, cut out letters from text, Inktense blocks and pens

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Stencil, Inktense blocks, paper scraps, Pitt Pens, stamps with paint

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Scraps of all kinds of text , stencil on top, Pitt Pens, stamps with paint

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Scraps from previous artwork, print from lino carving, stencil, pens, watercolor paints

11/30 Jill Berry http://jillberrydesign.com/blog

12/03 Sketchbook Challenge Guest post http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/

12/04 Seth Apter http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/

12/05 Diana Trout http://dianatrout.typepad.com/

12/06 Traci Bunkers https://www.tracibunkers.com/blog/

12/07 Tracy Verdugo http://artoftracyverdugo.blogspot.com/

12/08 Anne Gaal http://www.gaalcreative.com/

12/09 Effy Wild http://effywild.com/

12/10 Dawn DeVries Sokol http://www.dblogala.com/

12/11 Aimee Myers Dolich http://artsyville.blogspot.com/

12/12 Sue Bleiweiss  http://suebleiweiss.com/home.html

12/13 Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/blog/

12/14 Jane Davenport http://www.janedavenport.com/

Jill’s stencils can be found here:
http://www.artistcellar.com/stampstencil/acSignatureSeries.html

Press Release:
http://www.artistcellar.com/general/press/pr11-30-12.html

For a chance to win just leave a comment! Be sure to include a valid e-mail address where it asks for one – preferably the e-mail address you check most often.

Gifts for You

This is the time of year that we focus on giving to others. I’m pleased to officially announce several new stencil designs that I have available at Stencilgirl and I’d love to give away one of each new design to some of you!

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All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and NEXT MONDAY MORNING I’ll be drawing a name for each design! Some of the designs come in both 9 x 12 and 6 x 6 sizes so I’ll be giving away both sizes, 8 in all!! So 8 chances to win, just leave a comment.

Artful Gathering Blog Hop~~

Celebrating Artful Gathering 2012 Online Art Retreat, 
Open for Registration!

Blog Hop your way for chance to win!

 

From June to August 2012, ArtfulGathering.com will be presenting TWO exciting semesters of premiere online video workshops offered by fabulous artists who are known nationally and internationally. We are all very excited to share out knowledge, skill, and creativity with you, and we hope that you will join us for this AMAZING annual online event.

Blog Hop with us for a chance to win a prizes from Jerry’s Artarama!

Each week I will announce the next featured blog for you to visit, and there you will find a new secret word or words that you will need to collect along your way from blog to blog. Once you have collected all the words from each blog you visit, they will work out to say a very artsy phrase. Here are the rules:
  1. All Blog Hop participants with the secret puzzle words collected from each instructors blog are eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing,
  2. Runner up prizes will be randomly selected from all participants. Registration to Artful Gathering is not required, but blog hoppers will need to have all the secret puzzle words to be eligible to win.

Week by week we’ll go from one blog to the next!

 

Remember to collect all the secret words. These words will work out to say a very artful phrase, and you’ll need all the pieces to be eligible for the final prize drawings!


Please HOP over and visit the Amazing

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