FEBRUARY GRAB BAG NOW AVAILABLE February 05 2016, 99 Comments

The monthly Grab Bag is an eclectic collection in harmonizing colors that includes an assortment of ephemera from Tangie Baxter, an art doll plus oodles more from Rebecca McMeen and stunningly designed papers.  The pieces of this collection can be used in both digital and mixed media formats. TB&CO Grab Bag #18 {February 2016} is only available for a limited time and is priced on a sliding scale, so act fast for the best deal!  

TB&CO Grab Bag #18 **$6 for 24 Hours Only**

Following are some examples of the creative things you can do with the bits and pieces included in the TB&CO Grab Bag #18 {February 2016}.

The first digital example “Illusions” illustrates a simple use of a background page and a couple of pieces of ephemera that can be quickly put together and look like you spent all day designing.

Only 4 layers: Rebecca_Illy_Paper 1, Rebecca_Illy_Vintagebirdvignette2, Tangie_Figment_Sketches3, And Rebecca_Illy_Illusions

The next digital example ”Imagine” mimics the Glue Book (a type of journal created by gluing down on a page whatever paper inspiration falls into your hands).

14 layers placed so that the page is fully covered with some overlapping: Rebecca_Illy_Papers 1-6, Tangie_Figment_Paper11, Tangie_Figment_Ephemera14, Tangie_Figment_Tornpapers4, Tangie_Figment_Splatter_Newsprint3, Tangie_Figment_Wordart3, Tangie_Figment_Washi2-3, Rebecca_Illy_Circles5.

The next digital example “Figment” is complex using lots of layers (like mixed media), blending and placing so that the end result is pleasing. Then creating a unique art doll using elements from Rebecca’s Illy collection.

Art doll created using Rebecca_Illy head, dress, arms and the butterly for wings on the art doll. Layered Tangie_Figment ephemera, washi, paint splatter, swirly and word art on Tangie_Figment_Paper  Also used a Gesso overlay layer from Tangie_QuickitySplitsWorshop to unify the page.  Placed the art doll and shadowed.

I hope you enjoy these examples and are inspired to acquire the monthly Grab Bag to design your own unique art.

BTW - over in the Art Journal Emporium you can participate in monthly Grab Bag challenges. There are two winners every month. Just upload your digital or mixed-media entry by the end of the month.

For more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags. 

For more information on the Art Journal Emporium visit Art Journal Emporium - Tangie Baxter & CO.

 

[posted by Jan Nicholas]