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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.

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The Crunch....

Started by Lynn E Ruiz in Everything Else. Last reply by Lynn E Ruiz on Wednesday. 10 Replies

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

Stencils/Die Cutting Machine

Started by Kathy in Everything Else. Last reply by Ann Thorsen Jun 26. 23 Replies

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

Spray Acrylics...

Started by Lynn E Ruiz in All Things Paint. Last reply by Lynn E Ruiz Jun 26. 3 Replies

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

New to art journaling

Started by Caitlyn in Introductions. Last reply by Lynn E Ruiz Jun 25. 4 Replies

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

new beginnings

Started by Carol Dickinson in Everything Else. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Jun 18. 7 Replies

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

Update the Quest -- Pens & Markers

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Pens, Markers, Pencils. Last reply by Lisa Armato Jun 16. 8 Replies

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

Hi! I'm Terra

Started by Terra in Introductions. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Jun 16. 3 Replies

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.

What Kind Of Gesso To Use

Started by CrystalDreamer59 in Material Techniques. Last reply by CrystalDreamer59 May 31. 8 Replies

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

My name is Lynn.

Started by Lynn E Ruiz in Introductions. Last reply by Kathy May 30. 11 Replies

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

Collage Group in the Workshop area

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Material Techniques. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney May 28. 19 Replies

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

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"Oh, gesso are indeed very different! A large part should be dictated by the media you will be using. I have the original Liquitex "clear" gesso that is really thick and gritty which I use as a base for situations I want to be textured or…"
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"Nice! Thanks for continuing to post info!"
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"Susan (whom you actually asked ;-) ) may differ, but personally, I think it's more of a preference thing. IME, Liquitex gesso is very gritty. You hear about people sanding it to get a smoother surface. And it would seem to be cheaper…"
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