How are you all this week? Getting ready for Valentines Day? Celebrating having some art time now the kids are back at school? Whatever you’re up to I hope you find some time to check out this weeks design team piece by Robyn Wood below. But first I just wanted to let you all know that we are currently taking applications for the next Design Team. If you think you’d like to apply please see our post on our facebook page which has more information.
Now lets join Robyn as she makes a colourful accordion folder and a set of artist trading cards to fill it. The folder is coloured with Dylusions and Heidi Swapp spray inks and a simple salted background technique gives lots of beautiful texture. If you haven’t tried making ATC’s before, Robyn’s simple steps will guide you through the process using our collage sheets.
On another note, please be sure to check whats new on the website by clicking on the **NEW Items category in the left menu. Every time we add a new product it goes in there so you can see it right away. We have some fun new items recently including the new Round Gelli Plates, Hero Arts Neon Daubers, some new IndigoBlue Rubber Stamps, Sharpie White and Pastel Paint Pens, Liquitex Matte Varnish, Tim Holtz Distress Stains and PanPastel Individual Colours.
Join Robyn Wood as she takes you on an imaginary journey starting with the simple act of making some tea. Have a cuppa beside you as you watch Robyn create this delightful art journal page using Golden Fluid acrylic paints, Dylusions sprays and Pan Pastels. If your drawing skills aren’t up to scratch – simply use some tea cup clip-art or follow Robyn’s simple trick to create the cup & saucer!
I hope you are all keeping cool if you’re in one of the crazy hot areas of Australia today. I’ve hidden inside in front of the air conditioning for the whole day except for a quick dash outside to the clothesline. The poor air conditioner can hardly cope!
This year I am determined to find more balance in my life – in particular finding more time to be creative. Creativity has taken a back seat lately while I was building the business but it needs to start riding shotgun again! I’ve taken the time today to start on one of my first classes for the year – Week 1 of Lifebook 2014. I have to admit, even though I made the time to do it today, I procrastinated like crazy .. maybe a little fear or inner critic creeping in there after all that time? Anyway, I finally went for it and at least got my sketch done ready to be painted tomorrow when I get some more time. Now I’ve started I feel so much better and realise how much I miss having a regular creative side to my life.
Today I want to show you this absolutely beautiful Art Journal Cover made by our lovely design team member Anne Cahill. Anne has used the Prima Resist journal covers with Dylusions Ink Sprays and Acrylic Paints to create this dreamy project. Those ink sprays are so vibrant and even when watered down they still give the most amazing results. I can’t wait to give this a try.
Time to reveal our second Design Team item from our talented member, Robyn Wood.
Robyn has designed this gorgeous journal page for us featuring lots of lovely products which are listed below the video link. I love the rich colours she has used in this piece. Don’t forget to watch the video to see how Robyn created this page.