Friday, February 17, 2012

Free Ebook Featuring my Article: Travel Journals, Using Maps as a Starting Point

Interweave Press and Cloth Paper Scissors are offering a free download of their ebook on art journaling.

Art journaling is a way to express yourself through writing and art at the same time. 
This creative process pulls together a variety of materials to create mixed-media art.

You can buy pre-made journals and fill them with your doodles and designs or craft 
your own custom journals to record everything from your travels to your art technique 
experiments to your innermost thoughts.
In short, an art journal is whatever you want it to be. But you have to start someplace, 
so we've created this free eBook, 
Art Journal Techniques: How to Make a Travel Journal, a Handmade Journal, plus 
Art Journaling Ideas.

In this free eBook you'll get art journaling tips, including how to make a travel journal 

from maps, how to make an art journal in stages, and how to choose the right 
tools for your art journal adventures.

travel journals
Travel journals by
Jacqueline Newbold.
In “Travel Journals, Using Maps as a 
Starting Point,” Jacqueline Newbold 
describes how to use maps (or copies 
of maps) as a foundation for the visual 
journaling of your journeys. She offers 
ideas and tips for how to make a travel 
journal that are easy and enjoyable.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be My Valentine, the Making a Valentine Card

Mixed Media Valentine Card for my Husband
Using my Flip, Flaps & Fold-outs ideas that I will be teaching at the CREATE in Irvine, CA I created this Valentine card for my husband.  I used a shipping label from the office supply store, gesso, watercolor paints, gold gesso, ribbon and some stamps.  I hope he likes this better than a store bought valentine.  Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Home Tweet Home, A Lesson in Shadow & Light

I just finished teaching my Watercolor Toolbox class and we ended the class by painting a birdhouse on a stucco wall.  We mixed the 3 primary colors to get a colorful background and played with adding salt to make the texture on the wall.  We glazed to get darks in the shadows of the bird house and put some reflected color in the shadows.  We also learned about lifting highlights by using a plastic template.  Everyone was a pleasure to have in class!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

My Students Rock!

I just taught a beginner's watercolor class called Watercolor Toolbox at ARTWORKS in Tumalo.  I had such great students!  They tried to tell me things like they were not artistic or that they didn't know how to draw.  Well, I think I proved them wrong!!! I just gave them a few basic watercolor concepts and then they painted their very first watercolor painting.  Look how beautiful they are.

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