Jerry’s Online Street Team Art Project

I’m honored to be the Spotlight Artist in Jerry’s Artarama’s blog THE SPLATTER

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and I have an Art Journaling Street Team Art Project too! Complete with stepped out pictures and written instruction of the process used to create this page spread in my journal

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Here’s a little video peek, for the FULL stepped out project please visit The Splatter and while you’re there I hope you’ll take a minute to leave a comment, I love hearing from you!!

 

New Stencil Designs!

Color Wheel Stencils are here!

Have you ever been working on a project and thought, I wish I had _____________? Well that is how my new line of stencils was born!

I was working on samples for workshops and drawing color wheels for the umpteenth time and I thought I really wish I had a stencil of these, not only are they handy for working out color palettes, they are such beautiful design elements to use in art journals and other projects. So after a talk with Mary Beth Shaw from Stencil Girl Products I went to work on some and now they are ready to go!

Just click on any of the stencil images and they will take you right to Stencil Girls website

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Complementary 6 x 6

Here are some journal pages that I used the stencils on. I had a wonderful opportunity to share take them ( and a whole host of new designs) for a test drive with my students at Art Is You…Nashville this past weekend. I will be sharing more new designs in my line over the next few weeks.

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Hue Tint Tone Shade 6 x 6

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Hue Tint Tone Shade Outline 6 x 6

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Primary Secondary Tertiary 6 x 6

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Simple Color Wheels 9 x 12

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Journal 365 is Here!

Journal 365 is now available for regular purchase directly from the manufacturer!
More information is on the Online Classes/DVD page of my website

Now Available for Purchase $76 plus shipping direct from manufacturer

Click here to buy now!

Journal 365

Over 6 1/2 hours of video instruction on 4 DVD’s with a ‘no fluff-get down to business’ approach. Journal 365 consists of 12 video lessons that vary in length, totaling over 6 hours of instruction in all. Each lesson was intended to be a starting point from which to create many journal pages over the course of a month. With 12 lessons you will have journal inspiration for a whole year!

Lesson 1- One

‘One’. It’s easy to keep adding and adding to a page with many interesting and exciting things to your page. Working with one image or word simplifies things and causes you to focus on the meaning or feeling that it evokes.  It’s powerful.

Lesson 2- At Face Value

Creating a Self Portrait can be intimidating if you’re not accustomed to drawing faces. The KEY is to remember it doesn’t have to be an exact replica of your face. You are creating the ‘essence’ of you, not a mirror image, and this journal exercise is intended to help you do just that.  You will learn some simple techniques that teach the tonal values of shading and be able to create a self portrait that reflects the inner you.

Lesson 3-Story Construction

We’ll focus on creating stories with collage and paint. By using magazine images, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, it’s easy to create pages with a story all their own.

Lesson 4-Recycled Collage

Reusing your own artwork in your journal pages helps you get the most out of the time you put into creating art.Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark.

Lesson 5-Back on Black

Creating on a black page creates drama and depth!

Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark

Stamps are a great addition to any journal page, but in this lesson we kick it up a notch and carve our own stamps! By creating your own stamps you will continue to set your journal pages apart from the rest as you develop your own style of visual journaling.

Lesson 7-Behind the Mask

Most of us put on a ‘mask’ as we go about our daily life. It’s that ‘face’ that people want and expect to see from us. Each mask is different and we all wear them for different reasons. A lot of the time it doesn’t even really seem like we are wearing one because it’s so comfortable behind it peering out.

Lesson 8-Word Search

In this lesson we start with a whole page of words and then artfully cover them up until we are left with only the words that matter, giving a voice to the page as it evolves.

Lesson 9-Arcimboldo Style Self Portrait

In this lesson we will try our hand at a different type of self portrait. This can involve the amount of painting and drawing that you feel comfortable with. You can create it with collage only if you like. This lesson was inspired by one I taught to the 7th graders art class and it’s a great exercise to really search inside yourself to get at the real you.

Lesson 10-15 Minute Journal Pages

Let’s face it, sometimes there just isn’t any time left in the day to create art. On those days I love to spend just 15 minutes (I even set a timer to force myself to hurry) and create a fast and slightly messy journal page.Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media

Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media

By mixing several different types of media, in the form of collage, paint, and water soluble crayon you can create a visually pleasing journal page while only using one main color. Working with a Monochromatic palette forces your creativity to the surface and allows for interesting exploration of your favorite color or you can challenge yourself with a little used one.

Lesson 12-It’s a Wrap!

This has to be the easiest way on earth to get a really cool looking background for your journal pages. No two will ever be the same and it’s guaranteed fool proof! These pages have the look of tie dyed t-shirts without the mess that comes with the real thing and you can create them so fast you won’t believe it. Use them as is or as the base for more developed pages.

DVD Pre Order

Thank you everyone who ordering my DVD! I have to admit I’m overwhelmed with the response! I will be tallying orders over the next few days and placing a bulk order to the company making the DVD’s next week and it will likely take about a week after placing the order to get the DVD’s from them. Due to the volume I will be processing, please be patient, I will get them out to you as soon as humanly possible and thank you again for your purchases.

For those who missed the pre-sale I will be offering the DVD at full price drop shipped directly from the company in the near future, after I’ve processed the pre-orders.

Happy Thanksgiving all!

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SALE IS NOW OFFICIALLY OVER. I WILL HAVE THIS DVD AVAILABLE AT THE REGULAR PRICE ON MY WEBSITE AFTER I’VE COMPLETED THE PRE-ORDERS. THANK YOU~

DVD Pre Orders Now Available!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SALE IS NOW OFFICIALLY OVER. I WILL HAVE THIS DVD AVAILABLE AT THE REGULAR PRICE ON MY WEBSITE AFTER I’VE COMPLETED THE PRE-ORDERS. THANK YOU~

I’ve had many requests to offer my past workshops on DVD so I’m happy to say that I’m ready to start the ball rolling with my retired Journal 365 workshop!

I’m offering a pre-order of this DVD that will come to you signed by me and at a discounted price of $45.oo (plus S&H) for a limited time of one week! If you pre order, your DVD will arrive in about 3 weeks give or take, depending on shipping times. This is a one time offer at a 30% discount! After 7 Days the price will go to it’s normal price of $76.00 which is still a savings off of the original class price of $110. This will also be great for those of you who have already taken the class and still want the DVD’s to get them at a reduced rate.

This offer ends on NOVEMBER 21st so hurry now!

I’m sorry but the offer is now over. The DVD will be available at it’s regular price soon:-)

Online Classes / DVD’s

I’ve been teaching online classes for the past several years now and I can understand why this works for so many people. While nothing beats taking a live class, I understand that is not always an option, so I’ve enjoyed helping to provide an alternative to that in the form of online classes and now DVD’s.

DVD’s

I’ve offered these classes in various ways and always through other online venues, but by now offering them as DVD’s will allow me to re-run workshops that people may have missed or for those who would like to have the videos available to refer back to as often as they like. I will only offer a class as a DVD after I’ve decided not to open it for online teaching anymore. Please remember that as I set my price point for each DVD many things are taken into consideration and while I want to keep things affordable I also need to respect those who have previously paid to take the workshop in it’s online format. Because there are no handouts, or instructor involvement as in a workshop, the price will reflect that.

All DVD’s are professionally manufactured by a company that will drop ship them directly to you in the manner of your choice. They have been very good with a quick turn around. The DVD’s come in a Traditional DVD case with the insert as pictured below. The DVD’s themselves have graphics on them as well and each set has an insert in the case with additional information for the class.

Coming Soon!

Journal 365

Over 6 1/2 hours of video instruction on 4 DVD’s with a ‘no fluff-get down to business’ approach. Journal 365 consists of 12 video lessons that vary in length, totaling over 6 hours of instruction in all. Each lesson was intended to be a starting point from which to create many journal pages over the course of a month. With 12 lessons you will have journal inspiration for a whole year!

Lesson 1- One

‘One’. It’s easy to keep adding and adding to a page with many interesting and exciting things to your page. Working with one image or word simplifies things and causes you to focus on the meaning or feeling that it evokes.  It’s powerful.

Lesson 2- At Face Value

Creating a Self Portrait can be intimidating if you’re not accustomed to drawing faces. The KEY is to remember it doesn’t have to be an exact replica of your face. You are creating the ‘essence’ of you, not a mirror image, and this journal exercise is intended to help you do just that.  You will learn some simple techniques that teach the tonal values of shading and be able to create a self portrait that reflects the inner you.

Lesson 3-Story Construction

We’ll focus on creating stories with collage and paint. By using magazine images, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, it’s easy to create pages with a story all their own.

Lesson 4-Recycled Collage

Reusing your own artwork in your journal pages helps you get the most out of the time you put into creating art.Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark.

Lesson 5-Back on Black

Creating on a black page creates drama and depth!

Lesson 6-Making Your Own Mark

Stamps are a great addition to any journal page, but in this lesson we kick it up a notch and carve our own stamps! By creating your own stamps you will continue to set your journal pages apart from the rest as you develop your own style of visual journaling.

Lesson 7-Behind the Mask

Most of us put on a ‘mask’ as we go about our daily life. It’s that ‘face’ that people want and expect to see from us. Each mask is different and we all wear them for different reasons. A lot of the time it doesn’t even really seem like we are wearing one because it’s so comfortable behind it peering out.

Lesson 8-Word Search

In this lesson we start with a whole page of words and then artfully cover them up until we are left with only the words that matter, giving a voice to the page as it evolves.

Lesson 9-Arcimboldo Style Self Portrait

In this lesson we will try our hand at a different type of self portrait. This can involve the amount of painting and drawing that you feel comfortable with. You can create it with collage only if you like. This lesson was inspired by one I taught to the 7th graders art class and it’s a great exercise to really search inside yourself to get at the real you.

Lesson 10-15 Minute Journal Pages

Let’s face it, sometimes there just isn’t any time left in the day to create art. On those days I love to spend just 15 minutes (I even set a timer to force myself to hurry) and create a fast and slightly messy journal page.Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media

Lesson 11-Monochromatic Media

By mixing several different types of media, in the form of collage, paint, and water soluble crayon you can create a visually pleasing journal page while only using one main color. Working with a Monochromatic palette forces your creativity to the surface and allows for interesting exploration of your favorite color or you can challenge yourself with a little used one.

Lesson 12-It’s a Wrap!

This has to be the easiest way on earth to get a really cool looking background for your journal pages. No two will ever be the same and it’s guaranteed fool proof! These pages have the look of tie dyed t-shirts without the mess that comes with the real thing and you can create them so fast you won’t believe it. Use them as is or as the base for more developed pages.

General Supply List

This is a basic list of supplies for journaling. You can use whatever you like as a journal should reflect your work/style. We will be adding in different tools and supplies along the journey but these basics will get you started!

2-3 sheets of 22×30 Watercolor paper, waxed linen thread, upholstery needle, and awl- or your own ready made journal

Paint, acrylic of your choosing

Acrylic glazing medium

Soft gel medium or form of collage glue

Brushes

Favorite journaling paper, I recommend a heavy water color paper

Waxed linen thread

Large needle for book binding

Markers, pens, pencils, writing instruments

Charcoal pencils, blending stump

Water soluble crayons, color/brand of your choice

Graphite pencil

White pen, your favorite

Baby wipes

I really encourage you to use tools/supplies you already have so please feel free to make substitutions- don’t worry about brands. We will be making our own journal as we go along but you may use any journal if you don’t want to make your own. This is a process class; each journal will be unique and personal so you decide what suits you best!

 

 

P.S.

I was thrilled to have been sent a bunch of Dina Wakley’s super cool stamps from Stampington & C0. My instructions? Play with them!

So I played in a journal that was not finished, a class sample actually for may workshop at Art Unraveled a couple of years ago, “With One Palette” which was based off an article I did for Somerset Studios.

I’m sure many of you can relate to having partially finished pieces leftover from teaching or other art projects. They make a great starting point for journal pages! I keep a basket under my work table to keep all these potential works of art in.

I also keep the negative cutaways from other projects as they make a great and powerful statement on a journal page! I hope you’ll check out more images from this little journal and a little tutorial in this weeks issue of Post Script

If you don’t receive Stampington’s Post Script I hope you’ll sign up, there are always lots of cool projects, products and inspiration as well as up to date information on upcoming publications.

You can sign up HERE

Industrial Chic-ness

I am thrilled to be part of a blog hop celebrating the launch of Susan Lenart Kazmer’s website Industrial Chic.

Industrial Chic is a very cool found object jewelry component collection designed by artist Susan, that makes it super easy to create not only jewelry but mixed media assemblage as well. Her collection is available exclusively at Michaels Craft Stores.

While in my varied mixed media past I dabbled with jewelry making, soldering and assemblage, my work has streamlined into mostly art journaling, drawing and painting so when asked to take part in this I knew I wanted to do something that had an art journaling bent to it.

I had an extra paper mache torso lying around and decided that would be my substrate to create a 3D journal page/assemblage.

I already had some of the Industrial Chic components so I added those to what was sent to me.

I love that there are many pieces that have numbers on them.
and funky/cool ways you can attach things instead of just ordinary jump rings
You definitely don’t have to be a jewelry artist to enjoy this line of products! How fun would it be to include them in journal bindings?
Hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out all of the amazing art that got its start from Industrial Chic!
8/17  Seth Apter – You Are Here Now!
8/19  Tami Bayer