Analogous Colors at Play

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Today I had time to play with lesson 3 from my book. Analogous colors are so fun to play with in a messy way because you can’t make mud with them! They just keep blending and making beautiful color.

 

photo 1I first spritzed my page spread with water so I could work wet on wet. (Check out my messy table from yesterday’s print making session!)

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Then I used Mini Misters (Ranger) to spray some of my acrylic inks onto the page. These will be available soon at Jerrys Artarama! They are great for backgrounds because they’re acrylic and when dry, permanent!! No bleed through. I’m using a non stick teflon sheet to mask off most of the page.

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These pics show the progression as I work my way up the page from the bottom. I chose to use 6 colors. Remember analogous colors are side by side on the color wheel.

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Next I laid a stencil on top (Stencil Girl Products) and then used paper towels to blot off the excess ink. I used 3 different stencils to create an interesting background.

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I added a color wheel using one of my stencils (Stencil Girl Products) to show the colors I used on the background. Then using a Copying Pencil (these have indelible ink in them and turn a lovely turquoise color when you wet them) and sketched a face. I used the Copying Pencil to stay with my color palette and not overwhelm the page.

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I activated the pencil with a wet brush.

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Next I used white and black China Markers to add a little pop to the face with highlights and shadows.

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I used the Copying Pencil to add some journaling and my page spread is complete. I really like that the image doesn’t overwhelm the page, or cover the background. I may work a bit more on this but I’m done for now.

 

Color Wheeling

I wanted to take time to explore playing with my new line of paints (these will be available soon from Jerry’s Artarama) for the first lesson in my book. Color Wheels themselves are such a beautiful element to add to a journal page, so I made my page spread full of them! I used my Color Wheel stencils from my line at Stencil Girl Products.

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Next I started to fill in the Color Wheels

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The paints are very sheer like watercolors only they are acrylic. I love to puddle them and layer them in a watercolor fashion.

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After I finished with the painting I let the pages dry and then added some journaling about the various color names, types of Color Wheels etc.

photo 5Love the cheery, bright colors, a great opening page for my new journal.

 

 

A Peek Inside Creating Art at the Speed of Life

I don’t know if you know this or not but I actually made a journal full of all of the lessons in my second book, Creating Art at the Speed of Life. This journal is where all of the projects in the book came from. I take this journal with me when I teach journaling classes so some have been able to actually look through it in person, but for those who can’t I thought I’d share a few of the pages with you.

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I often get tagged in a photo of someone else’s journey through my book and there is no greater thrill than seeing someone enjoy my book!! That’s the whole reason behind sharing in this way, to hopefully help others on their own creative journey.

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I would love to see even more journal pages inspired by the lessons in my book! Did you know that you can actually post pictures of those pages on the books amazon page? You can, and I’d love to invite you to do so!! There are a couple of pictures there already, but it would be awesome to see more!! And while you’re there I’d really appreciate it if you’d take a minute to leave a review for the book. I get so many people telling me they love it, but the most helpful thing is to leave a review to share with others.

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I’d also love to hear from you here. What was your favorite lesson so far? Did you complete your journal? Stuck on a lesson? Question about a product? Feel free to comment on this post and I’ll do my best to answer if you have any questions:-)

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Is starting an Art Journal on your Bucket List??? If so this book can help you achieve that goal!!

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I look forward to hearing from you and seeing your pages!!! And if you’d like to share of Facebook, I’ve also just created a page on there specifically for the book:-)

Announcing My New Stencil Line!!!

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I’m so excited to finally share my new line of stencils, a-nat-a-my  from StencilGirl with you!! These designs are right out of my sketch books and journal  pages and make a great start to Visual Journaling. Here are some pages I did with my new stencils and also a sneak peek at one more that will be added to the line shortly! 

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If you’re going to be at CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) in Anaheim,  stop by on Sunday, January 12th from 10:00-11:00 at booth #401 F&W Media or booth #1224 R&M where I’ll be giving away signed copes of my new book and this brand new stencil design!

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Creating Art at the Speed of Life-signed copies available

I’m so thrilled and honored to have my newest book on the

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list on Amazon!

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The reviews have started rolling in and are very much appreciated!

“Pam is a wonderful teacher, Artist and person. Love her techniques. Her work is fabulous. She can bring out the artist in everyone”

-Saranne Valentine

“Pam Carriker’s new book is not only pure enjoyment to look at…filled with beautiful artwork…but it offers SO much more! This book, divided into chapters around a particular art-related theme/technique, offers lessons within each chapter ALL with a clear objective for each lesson. Following along with each lesson is like having your own private art teacher guide you through exploration and discovery in art theory and implementation. Pam’s clear and concise directions, and accompanying illustrations/journal page step-outs, make this an easy to follow, and very helpful book for those who want to expand their understanding of art principles and take them into practice. Her inclusion of helpful tips and suggested materials makes the journey that much more easy to follow and leads the “student” down the road to success. At the close of each chapter, “Open Studio” presents the artwork of at least two artists who create and comment on the theme/technique presented in that chapter. There is also a contributing artist question & answer section in each chapter. Pam leads us on an inspiring journey of artful discovery and offers so much to guide us through the journey. Her writing is clear and easy to follow and one needs only to pick up this book once, to feel the inspiration to drop everything and head for the studio! The “mixed-media glossary” at the close of the book offers a great deal of helpful information and resources. My only suggestion is directed not at Pam or the book, but to the publisher. This book would have been the perfect choice to offer as SPIRAL-bound. It would be wonderful if it could lay flat on my art desk as I follow along with all of Pam’s fabulous lessons. Perhaps Pam’s third book will be offered in spiral format…how great would that be?”

-NL from NH

“From cover to cover, this book is wonderful. It is well written and full of inspiring illustrations and techniques. It’s great to see a comprehensive mixed media book which includes many other artists as well as the authors own work. This book is a must have for any art studio!”

-kareneparsens

Because many of you have requested signed copies of my book, I’m offering a limited number of signed copies that will also come with a 6″ x 6″ Stencil Girl stencil with one of the clip art image designs from my book!

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I’m sorry but the limit has been reached on signed copies of my book and it’s no longer available here. Please visit amazon.com to purchase my books, thank you!

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!!!

Stampington Blog Hop

This week it’s Seth Apter’s turn to use my new stamps and boy did he create a cool piece of art with them!
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I have to admit I wasn’t surprised that he chose the Column of Dots and Sketched Background stamps but when he used the I Will Soar wings, I was! But look how he made these images his own in this piece. So much a ‘Seth’ piece of art, I just love it!

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Columns of Dots

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If you missed the start of this blog hop it’s not too late to join in! HERE is the original post on the Stampington & Co blog.

*STAY TUNED: Every Thursday, a new artist will be posting his/her own project using my new stamp line (on their blog), and I will include the link here! Come back to discover these new projects and learn how to recreate them yourself:

Seth ApterTraci BautistaJen CushmanDina WakleyMary Beth Shaw, and Stampington’s very own Director of Publishing,Christen Olivarez.

Thursday Sept 5thSeth Apter

Thursday Sept 12thJen Cushman

Thursday Sept 19thMary Beth Shaw

Thursday Sept 26thDina Wakley

Thursday Oct 3rdTraci Bautista

Thursday Oct 10thChristen Olivarez

Call to participate: Have you created your own artwork using my new stamp designs? If so, please post your project in a blog post titled “Blog Hop: Mixed-Media with Guest Artist Pam Carriker’s New Stamp Designs” and link back to THIS page to jump aboard the blog hop bandwagon. We can’t wait to see what our creative readers come up with!

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