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TB&CO MEMORIAL DAY SALE 75% OFF COLLAGE SHEET WORKSHOPS!!! May 26 2017, 0 Comments

It's Memorial Day Weekend!  And that means an extra day of art play!  

I find collage sheets are full of inspiration and if you're signed up for the newsletter you already know Tangie announced a first time ever sale on Collage Sheet Workshops 1 year or older!!!  If you're not signed up for the newsletter (and you really should do that so you keep up with all things Tangie) click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to sign up.

The 75% off Sale is only for a few days so head over to TB& CO and get some of the amazing collage sheet workshops full of great images and inspiration!  Each workshop inculdes 10 EXCLUSIVE collage sheets & the Workshop video where Tangie created an Art Journal Page using these collage sheets! 

Here are just of few of my favorites that are on sale.  There's oh so much more collage sheet goodness to be found here.

"Collage Sheet Workshop #09 {Mar '15 Delivery}"

-Collage Sheet Workshop #09 {Mar '15 Delivery}

"Collage Sheet Workshop #19 {January '16 Delivery}"

-Collage Sheet Workshop #19 {January '16 Delivery}

"Collage Sheet Workshop #13 {July '15 Delivery}"

-Collage Sheet Workshop #13 {July '15 Delivery}

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and remember.....

COLLAGE SHEET WORKSHOPS 1 Year or Older 75% OFF!

[Posted by: Joy]


Art Journal Emporium - Returning of Swallows Mixed Media Art Journal Page May 20 2017, 0 Comments

Hi, my name is Katrina and I am one of Tangie's creative crew.  Each month I bring you a mixed media project.  This month I have an art journal page to show you using part of the 2017 inSD Grab Bag (the inSD Grab Bag is no longer available, but go to TB&CO for more great digital art supplies).

I live in the southwest of England and for many years now I have been keeping a record of the date that the swifts return to the skies over our garden.  It is always between the 1st and 5th of May each year.  

This year on May 5th we looked up to see them swooping over our garden, bang on time.  How a tiny bird can fly all the way from wintering in west Africa to arrive in the skies over our garden at the same time every year?  It's just mind blowing!  So this page is dedicated to all those little birds making monumental journeys this year.  I do have to confess though that the bird in my page is not a swift but a swallow.  I am sure our feathered friends will forgive me.

 

To begin my page I chose the images I wanted along with a backing paper, sized them all in my photo editing software and printed them out.  I then cut them all out.

The next thing to do was glue the backing paper into my art journal

I use a 7.5 inch square journal, so I always make my papers a touch larger, stick them into my journal and then cut it to size. It is much easier then having a paper the correct size and having to get it spot on in your journal.

I then started to build up the background. I used the tag and the bright coloured piece of collage which I overlapped in the middle of the page.  I then edged them using the Tim Holtz Distress® Crayons.

When I put my swallow on top he got a bit lost so I decided he needed a lighter background. For that I used a stencil that I ran some gesso over to give me a lighter background for my bird.

Once that was dry I added a few die cuts, swallow and a few finishing touches to give me my finished page.

I will be back again next month with another mixed media project. Until then enjoy watching the birds in your garden and take care of yourself.                                                      

Love Katrina

[Posted by: Katrina Rollings]

 


Art Journal Emporium - Spring Alchemy Worksheets May 03 2017, 0 Comments

April’s Alchemy Worksheets (included in the digital deliverables for the Art Journal Emporium)  were an eclectic mix of Spring season, electrical and other images that don’t fit into any categories.  I once again started by not thinking too hard and just using elements that speak to me.  Since Spring has just begun (albeit still a wet and rainy one where I live), I created a Spring digital collage.  I then looked for a quote that fits Spring - Robin Williams quote fit the bill quite nicely.  

I was also drawn to all the line drawings of old fashioned light bulbs, but wanted to be a bit whimsical.  Arranging the light bulbs to mimic a daisy and using a quote provided by Tangie from Nathaniel Hawthorne along with some kaleidoscope-type paper created this next art piece.

I hope these pieces inspire you to create your own art using the elements from April’s weekly AJE delliveries.

[Posted by: Jan Nicholas]


Art Journal Emporium - April Gallery Gems April 28 2017, 0 Comments

Hello my artsy friends.  I can't believe the month of April is almost over and May is just around the corner.  It’s time to share some gallery goodness that our wonderful Emporium members have created during the past month.

First stop for this months gallery gems is this wonderful Spring themed page by Terry G.

Credits: Art Journal Emporium Alchemy Worksheet No. 15 and TB&CO’s The Vault collections.

Our next emporium gem is by Corrine.  I love all the scattered word art and blended background.

Credits: Art Journal Emporium Worksheet No. 14, Art Journal Emporium Worksheet No. 1 and Art Journal Emporium Worksheet No.12

Our last gem is by Kim P.  The bright bold colors caught my eye. and the quote is nice too.

Credits: Art Journal Emporium  No. 1 and No. 2 and Came To Be

A big Thank You to Terry G., Kim and Corrine for sharing their wonderful Art with us.  Please don't forget to leave them some Love! 

Be sure to check out this year’s Art Journal Emporium.

There are three ways to join - one could be just right for you!

[Posted by: Susan]

 

 


Art Journal Emporium - April Collage Sheets and Unicorns April 27 2017, 0 Comments

When I first viewed this month’s collage sheets (digital version included in the Art Journal Emporium), I was immediately drawn to the unicorns and hearts.  There is a wonderful children’s poem by Shel Silverstein that fits so perfectly - “The Unicorn.”

First I painted a 11” X 15” piece of watercolor paper using multiple color splashes/washes in greens and blues watercolors.

After drying completely, I folded the paper in half.  I cut out four unicorns and four hearts from the collage sheets.  Pasted the unicorns and hearts onto the the pages.

Then I outlined the unicorns and hearts with black ink and white ink where the black ink didn’t show up.  Using “The Art of Whimsical Lettering” by Joanne Sharpe for ideas on lettering, I wrote the first paragraph of the poem “The Unicorn” by Shel Silverstein onto the pages.

This makes a nice card to send to someone special.  I hope this inspires you to use the collage sheets.


[Posted by: Jan Nicholas]


TB& CO - Collage Sheet Easter Baskets April 08 2017, 1 Comment

Hello, I'm Katrina Rollings and I am part of Tangie's Creative Crew.

As Easter is just around the corner now I have a cute little Easter project for you.  Easter baskets.

These baskets are so easy to make.  They would make lovely Easter gifts filled with your favourite sweet treat, mine as you can see is Cadbury Creme Eggs®!!  They would also be a great little project to make with children, they are that easy.

Here is how you make them:

To start with you need some pretty card to make your baskets from.  I printed Tangie's ARTist Collage Sheet #763 and ARTist Collage Sheet #779 onto printable card.

"ARTist Collage Sheet #763"

ARTist Collage Sheet #763

"ARTist Collage Sheet #779"

ARTist Collage Sheet #779

I also printed out ARTist Collage Sheet #904. This has lots of pretty coloured eggs and sweet chicks to cut out and decorate your baskets with.

"ARTist Collage Sheet #904"

ARTist Collage Sheet #904
From the background card you need to cut a 6"x 6" square and a thin strip for your handle.

Then cut and fold your card as in the diagram below. Fold your fold lines first, then cut the cut lines.

Once you have your basket scored and cut, fold all the lines.

If you like the inked edge look do that now.  You can do it with an ink pad , using a sponge to take the ink from the ink pad and apply to the card edges.  Never ink the edges straight from your ink pad, if you have ever had a paper cut you will know how sharp paper and card edges are.  The paper edges will cut your ink pad as easily as your finger and will eventually ruin the pad. 

If you don't have an ink pad the right colour you can use a felt tip pen.  Run the side of the nib along the edge of your card, just be aware it could cut into the nib, so don't use your expensive pens.

Now, there are two ways you can fold you baskets up.  You can either have the square piece at the front

 Or you can have the square at the back.

You can choose the way you like best.

There are also choices as to how you secure your basket.  If you have some brads, also known as split pins, you can punch or poke a hole through all the layers and the end of you handle and attach them all together with the brad on the front and then the same at the back.

Or you can just use glue or double sided tape to attach all the layers to each other as well as the handle of course.

I added some of the eggs and a little chick from Tangie's ARTist Collage Sheet #904 to my flower basket but decided to leave my butterfly basket as it is.

To fill the baskets I cut thin strips of tissue paper and then scrunched it up a bit. Placed some in each basket and popped in a creme egg.

Of course you can add what ever you wish. 

These baskets can be scaled up easily to a 9" square to begin with and  then score 3" squares instead of 2" as we did here.

Which ever size you make I hope you have lots of fun with these baskets. They really are quick and easy to make but will wow your friends and family.

Oh look, there is a cream egg without a basket!!! Shame to waste it........

So I'm off to pop the kettle on and eat my cream egg with a nice cup of tea.

Have a wonderful Easter, I hope the weather is as beautiful with you as it is here in the South West of England today.

Join me again soon for another mixed media project.
                                                                      Love Katrina
 
[Posted by: Katrina Rollings]


Art Journal Emporium Alchemy Worksheet Inspiration April 03 2017, 0 Comments

This year in the Art Journal Emporium, Tangie is providing us with weekly Alchemy Worksheets to help us find deeper meaning in our art and in our life.

One of my favorite things to create in Photoshop is a digital collage.  First of all I figure out a way to use the worksheets and extra elements to create an art piece.  Then I looked for a quote that fits the art piece.  The best way to do this is to not think too hard and just use elements that speak to me.

The first piece I would like to share with you is called “Under The Sea.”  I used a worksheet and extra element from week 9 and the dolphin from week 12.  I had to crop and clear to get only the images I wanted to use.  Then I colored the dolphins and text.

The next piece is called “Irish Paths”  Since St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in March, I wanted something Irish.  The quote is one of my favorite Irish blessings.  I used a worksheet from week 11, horse with flowers from week 10 and horse and carriage silhouette from week 12. I had to crop the worksheet to make the lady appear larger and also cropped a flower from the horse with flowers to add some flowers to the hillside.

I hope these pieces help to inspire you to try using the worksheets and extra elements to create your own unique art pieces.


[Posted by: Jan Nicholas]

 


Scrapaneers Live! Presents ARTISTRY - Last Chance to Save $40 March 30 2017, 0 Comments

 

Six INCREDIBLE instructors. Six FABULOUS  classes. Tons of ARTSY techniques. All online. And you can be part of it!

SIGN-UP BY March 31, 2017 AND SAVE $40!

Scrapaneers LIVE!, the only two-day event featuring real techniques for building better digital scrapbooking pages quicker and easier. We jam pack technique after technique into exciting, super-charged learning!

For LIVE! Artistry, you'll discover six top-notch digital scrapbook veterans' go-to artistic techniques for blending, brushwork, masking, painting, abstract, art journaling, compositing and mixed media effects.

This is a sample of the page Tangie will be teaching which can easily be printed as a canvas too (you get ALL the goodies you need to make this including a marvelous set of drippy flower pieces to make a plethora of your own designs!).

A sneak peek at the kit you will receive (not all shown).

Registration includes:

  • Entry to the online event for both days

  • Forever on-demand access to video replays and video downloads

  • Access to each instructor to ask questions during class

Not to mention the Goodies that come with the classes.  All the details can be found here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

[Posted by: Joy]


Art Journal Emporium March Gallery Gems March 28 2017, 0 Comments

Happy Spring, artsy friends! It’s time to share some of the awesomeness that our Emporium members have created during the past month. Let’s go!


First we have Kim’s vibrant piece simply bursting with color. The umbrella toting flower truly made me smile!

Credits: Tangie Baxter’s Art Journal Emporium Alchemy Worksheets and Extras, TB&CO’s March Brush of the Month Club selection, and TB&CO’s The Vault,


Next we have sbpoet’s “Creative Anxiety,” which makes me feel right at home! The planned chaos and textural interest are the perfect forum to remind all of us to have more fun!

CREATIVE ANXIETY  

Credits: Tangie Baxter’s AJE17 Week5, Compendium No.1 Graffiti Collages & Graphic Brushes.


And finally, Terry G artfully shares with us her muse and best friend Charlie, who seems to be saying, “What makes you happy?”  Great colors too!

Two Questions

Credits: TB&CO’s Splatter Graffiti Bundle and elements from the 2017 Brushes of the Month selections. Fonts are Wanderlust and Comic Sans.

Thank you to Kim, sbpoet and Terry G for sharing these wonderful gems with us! Don’t forget to leave them some love!

Be sure to check out this year’s Art Journal Emporium. There are three ways to join - one could be just right for you!

[Posted by: Glenda]


TB&CO 2017 Brush of the Month Club -March Brushes Available Now! March 16 2017, 0 Comments

Hi, Everyone.  I'm happy to announce the March Brushes are in the TB&CO Shop!

"2017 Brush of the Month Club -March Brushes"

2017 Brush of the Month Club -March Brushes

Here's a lovely page made by our AJE Crew Member Susan McCarley using elements from this month's brushes:

Do you want all 12 Brush of the Month packs for one amazing price? Get these brushes and more in the 2017 Brush of the Month Club.

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF TANGIE'S "ART JOURNAL EMPORIUM"? If you pay monthly for Subscription B or C, these brushes are NOW INCLUDED in your membership! 

[Posted by: Joy]