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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.

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Cutting Tools / One Opinion

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Everything Else. Last reply by Maura Flood on Tuesday. 12 Replies

This is my personal opinion on cutting tools. There are other options. I’ve tried quite a few over the years and this is what I settled on. Your needs are certain to vary but this could be a place to start if you are a beginner or frustrated with what you are using.The primary cutting tool is scissors. The one rule is the more you spend the better the cutting experience. Those 99¢ scissors may cut well for a time but then they go bad to worse overnight and can’t be sharpened. I’m a Fiskars fan…Continue

Tags: flat bed cutters, craft knives, scissors, cutting

Art Journaling Adhesives

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Everything Else. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Apr 16. 17 Replies

I’m going to cover some collage and mixed media adhesives in this thread. I mostly do collage but I do stick all sorts of things down including plastics and fabric, even twigs and tea bags. Using the right adhesive for the job is key to getting good stick-tion and long term results. I’ll start with my favorite paper adhesives first.-------------------------Tape runners changed how I do found paper collage (my primary medium). Wet glue is so messy and often bleeds through papers -- resulting in…Continue

Tags: tape, collage, mediums, acrylic, glue

Introduction: Hi I'm Bibi

Started by Bibi in Introductions. Last reply by Bibi Apr 14. 6 Replies

I'm fairly new to journaling. Started about 2 years ago & have been doing it on and off. I am glad to share my work here. Thank you all for including me!Continue

Rubber stampers?

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Material Techniques. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Apr 14. 37 Replies

I love them for their recognizable immediacy. Now that I do mixed media I worship permanent ink pads because my stamped images can be worked over with wet media or stamped on top of anything reasonably smooth.Are you a collector? Or just own a few? Do you carve your own? Or use “found” objects to stamp with? Do you prefer old fashion rubber, cling or clear stamps?If you have stamps that are gathering dust maybe we can inspire you to pick them up and use them. Post your questions and feelings…Continue

Tags: stamps, rubber

Update the Quest -- Pens & Markers

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Pens, Markers, Pencils. Last reply by Kathy Apr 14. 5 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

Nice site for international papers

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Journals and all Things Paper. Last reply by Kathy Apr 11. 1 Reply

I've shopped for artists grade papers for years and was always annoyed that I had to buy huge sheets when I really only wanted an 8.5x11". This site not only sells small sheets, they also sell single sheets. It's a very nice site with a good layout and excellent photography. Their collection isn't deep but it is wide including Japan, India, Italy, and more.If you are unfamiliar with the awesome international paper traditions you will be blown away. If a $1 is too much for a sheet of any paper…Continue

Tags: italy, japan, international, artist, paper

Sealing Pan Pastels for Sure for Sure

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Crayons, Pastels, CraPas, Gelatos. Last reply by Lisa Armato Apr 5. 3 Replies

Just saw a YouTube demo. Brayer acrylic medium (matt or gloss) in a thin layer onto your Gelli plate. Place you Pan Pastel papers down and rub just like you do with paint. Peel it up and you are sealed forever with zero pastel transfer or smear. You can do the same thing in an art journal if you're careful -- just pickup the plate and smash it onto your journal page, it won't be as perfect but touch ups are easy. For most people this means wax or deli paper between the pages since that much…Continue

Tags: sealing, fixing, pastels, pan

New techniques.

Started by cindy replogle in Introductions. Last reply by Lisa Armato Apr 5. 4 Replies

  Have been art journaling for about 5 years. Hopeto learn some new techniques. Also to enjoy other artists journal pages.Continue

Collage Group in the Workshop area

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Material Techniques. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Apr 4. 17 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

Tags: workshop, collage

Stickers, Stamps, Printouts, and Other Words

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Words. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Apr 1. 15 Replies

There is very much a place for handwritten words in art journals.  Handwriting can actually be very codified art if its calligraphy! But handwriting is not always an option or even desired. Neat, precise writing is fine if you have the time and skill. The rest of us use the computer and make a print out. Fortunately there are lots of other options as well. The scrapbooking world got into stickers in a serious way. Zillions of fonts, colors, patterns, and sizes. You can get puffy black glossy,…Continue

Tags: note, ransom, stamps, alphabet, stickers

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"Thanks, Kathy. I found that quote somewhere, but it wasn't attributed to anyone."
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"Watch out for a surface that is too glossy or waxy. This kind of thing can have adhering issues including acrylic paint. The basic rules is oil based goes over acrylic, but not the other way around. Wax may or may not be a problem -- I've…"
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Mixed Media index card. I made this whilst filming so there should be a vid tutorial coming up. It is about that warm relaxed feeling you get when spring finally arrives.
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"Thank you, Maura! Alisa Golden's book has been fun, and really got me thinking about structure. (Playing with junk mail is pretty entertaining, too.)"
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"Thank for the nice comment, Maura! Celtic knots are so fun to do. "
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"What a great review of tools. And I appreciate Comfortable's comment about the leather punch set."
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"I am a fan of Alisa Golden, too. These are great."
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"These are terrific. I love the Celtic knot and bird, and the way you made the pages appear older. "
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