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As a thanks to everyone for donating I'm loading up all 3 issues of my zine, Evidence here for free. I've got one more sketchbook to scan and get loaded up. I should have it up in a day or two.
The link opens a dropbox folder. Right click the links and click open in a new window. After taht you can print the zine or just read it.
What is it about the crunch, and crinkle of art journals that is so tactile and delicious to us? I mean, I know I am not the only one, I can just stroke the texture on a well layered page, and it is almost hypnotic! Looking through the layers at something I have made and looked at a hundred times, and "seeing" something else under there, in that layered little world I have created on paper. I am definitely curious as to why it makes me feel like a meditation of sorts. Its odd, and wonderful.…Continue
I have been using a lot stencils lately. Though I enjoy the commercial stencils, I would like to make more of my own. I have made a few, but sometimes cutting can drive me around the bend. I have a heat tool used for stencil cutting, but sometimes that can be a little maddening as well. I have been looking at die cutting machines that can cut stencils, but I'm not sure if it is only pre-programmed images included in the machine or downloaded from the product site, or if you can actually scan…Continue
Ok, so...I have absolutely NO ONE that can share my enthusiasm about being so excited when I find new art products, etc. I have been making my own acrylic sprays , and they work....but they are continually either clogging, or spraying streams in opposite directions (funny, but not)!!! So, I bought a few DecoArt spray acrylics....O....M.....G....!!! I am in love with them! The "turquoise" is darker than I thought, but my new "favorite" ! It is GORGEOUS!!!! Anyway, I am at work right now. All I…Continue
Hi my name is Caitlyn!I am new to art journaling and wanted to see what it was all about I just completed my portfolio for highschool so I wanted to get into another was of expressing myself through art!Continue
Greetings!I've just moved, yet again. In my 61 years, I've moved so many times, I don't even want to think about how many. Perhaps it's because I'm now entering the senior phase of my life, or perhaps this is the first time I've purchased my own place solo, this move has been most traumatic.I'm finally at the point where the essentials have been settled (at least for now) and I can pay attention to my crafting area. All of my art and craft materials were packed separately (well, most) and I'm…Continue
There are always new pens and markers coming out on the market, so maybe it's time to revisit this topic. What are you loving now? Please include a link or screen capture -- artists are visual people after all.Continue
I have been journaling for 2-3 years. I'm a 911 operator and in the middle of a divorce after 21 years of marriage. Art journaling has been my therapy. So blessed with support...glad to find this forum.
As you know the paper in most sketchbooks isn't strong enough for multi media. I heard about using gesso to make the pages stronger and got some acrylic gesso but when I applied the gesso on the paper the paper began to curl. What should I do? What type of gesso is best for paper? Continue
Good Morning! My name is Lynn. Last year, our son passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. He had a massive asthma attack, and was gone within two hours in the emergency room. He was 31, our only son, and he left behind a fiancé and an 18 month old boy named Jack. In spite of being surrounded by love and support, I walked around in a state of profound sorrow. I went to work, but that was all I could do. As soon as I got home, I was a zombie. My sister booked us a cabin last summer for us and her…Continue
We're live in the Workshop area. Signup and join us!I was kind of thinking about offering a free informal collage group in the workshops area. I've been doing collage for a long time, taken a few classes, read about and looked at a lot of artwork. I don't like recipe classes or the recipe style books. But I can cover things like different kinds of paper, building a stash, adhesives, etc. Collage is great because it is so accessible without high cost and gives almost immediate results. Since…Continue