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Art Journal Emporium - Adoration Mixed Media Journal Page August 22 2016, 0 Comments

Hello, I'm Katrina Rollings, part of the Art Journal Emporium crew.  Welcome to my August cut and paste mixed media project.  This month I am back in my art journal, working with the August grab bag, now available as separate kits: {Tangie Bundle No. 24} Adoration and {Rebecca Bundle No. 24} Riven

Tangie Baxter's "{Tangie Bundle No.24} Adoration"

{Tangie Bundle No. 24} Adoration

Rebecca McMeen's "{Rebecca Bundle No.24} Riven"

{Rebecca Bundle No. 24} Riven

The August grab bag I think is my favourite kit so far.  I am not a pretty pink person but I really love the look of this kit and the images in it.  There are plenty of collage pieces for a cut and paste fan to play with.  I am sure everyone will find something they love among them.

One of the pieces I was attracted too was the beautiful vintage birds.  I liked it so much I even worked on a background paper digitally to base my journal page on, which if you have been following my monthly blog posts will know that it is most unusual for me to do!

So here is what I used for my page and how I built it up :

 

This month I am using the grab bag kit so the first thing I needed to do is make myself some collage sheets.

To make my collage sheets I choose which images I want to use and resize them to fit my journal page, mine is a 7.5 inch square journal.  I then fill in any spaces with other images I like the look of or might like to use later, so not to waste paper.  Then I print them out.

As I said before I did make myself a backing paper for my page. I chose my favourite backing paper in the kit and then added the birds, stars and pink lace.

I sized the finished paper so I had a small border of the white journal paper showing.

The white border was a little too bright for me so using my Silkies, which is a pearlescent paint, I added some colour, the white and pink, just to tie it into the background.  I also used another pearlescent paint (in the little nail varnish style bottle) to add some cream, along with a pink neocolor crayon too.

I love to use my stencils so I added some pink stars to the background paper using the pink Silkies using a sponge.

Once I was happy with the background I could start to add the next layer of collage images. 

First the lovely picture of the lady.  I used the same colours I used around the background paper around this image too.  I also added some more of the stars using the same star stencil, again using the pink Silkies paint.

Now I could add the remaining pieces of collage.  I used the cream colour paint to outline them along with a lilac Caran D’Ache® Neocolor crayon.

I wanted to add a few glittery touches to the birds and the glamorous lady, I did that using my clear glitter pen which finished off my page.

So, here is my finished page. All the images I used are from the August grab bag which is available now in the shop.

TB&CO Grab Bags are only available for a limited time and priced on a sliding scale, for more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags

Join me again next month for another Cut and Paste mixed media project.

Until then, take care.

Love Katrina 

[Posted by: Katrina Rollings]

 


August Grab Bag Not Just for Digital August 18 2016, 1 Comment

The words and phrases included in this month’s Grab Bag, (now available as separate kits: {Tangie Bundle No. 24} Adoration and {Rebecca Bundle No. 24} Riven) - adoration, faith, praise, serendipity,  I trust in thee, always wear your invisible crown, learn a reverence for possibility are so hopeful and inspirational that I knew I had to create a type of inspiration board.

Tangie Baxter's "{Tangie Bundle No.24} Adoration"

{Tangie Bundle No. 24} Adoration

Rebecca McMeen's "{Rebecca Bundle No.24} Riven"

{Rebecca Bundle No. 24} Riven

I used the art doll Riven from Rebecca’s portion of the Grab Bag and words and the rabbit stamp from Tangie’s portion of the Grab Bag.  Printed Riven’s head to be 75-80% the size of the height of the page.  Printed the words, phrases and rabbit stamp in a size that would fit on the page.  Cut out Riven, words and phrases, ripped around the rabbit stamp.

I glued Riven onto the page slightly off center.  Applied clear gesso over Riven and let dry.  (This allows you to paint over Riven to enhance (or change) her features.)


I enhanced the face by painting with Caran D’Ache® Neocolor crayons and Tombow® water soluble markers.  Glazed over hair with watered down acrylics.   Added brush strokes of highlighting colors to hair.


I used printed tissue and origami papers for collage around Riven to provide texture for the background.  Glued onto page (make sure edges are glued down).

Painted over background with 3 colors - I used Caran D’Ache® Neocolor crayons.


Glued words, phrases and rabbit stamp randomly around the page.   Applied a light wash of color over them to blend into the page.  (I used a wet brush rubbed over crayon.)


TB&CO Grab Bags are only available for a limited time and priced on a sliding scale, for more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags

[Posted by:Jan Nicholas]






August Grab Bag - Adoration August 08 2016, 0 Comments

The theme for this monthly Grab Bag is “ADORATION” and the palette of muted, vintage colors evokes a yearning to return to the ways and traditions of days long past.  The collection is a serendipitous collection of paper bits, flowers, vintage pictures, bits of lace and words.  Rebecca McMeen’s art doll, Riven includes feminine clothing of palest pinks and dove grey along with pastel flowers, jewels and crowns.  The pieces of this collection can be used in both digital and mixed media formats.

TB&CO Grab Bag #24 {August 2016} is only available for a limited time and is priced on a sliding scale, so act fast for the best deal!  For more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags.


**NEW** Grab Bag #24 **$6 until Monday Only**
Following are some examples of the creative things you can do with the bits and pieces included in the TB&CO Grab Bag #24 {August 2016}.


“Beautiful Life” (Glue Book style)

“Faith & Adoration”

“Trust”

 
All examples are 100% August Grab Bag papers and elements. I hope you enjoy these examples and are inspired to get the monthly Grab Bag to design your own unique art.

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

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

[Posted by: Jan Nicholas]


August Grab Bag Now Available August 06 2016, 0 Comments

Hi, Everyone!  Welcome to the Weekend!  And what's a better way to enjoy the weekend than with the newest grab bag release from TB&CO.

August's Grab Bag has been released. Sneak peek pictured below.

**NEW** Grab Bag #24 **$6 until Monday Only**

TB&CO Grab Bags are available on a sliding scale so act fast for the best deal!

If you are FAST you can get the grab bag for only $6 the first 24 hours.

The grab bag then goes up by $1 each day 

$7 the next day (we will reveal full previews on this day)
$8 the next day 
$9 the next day
$10 the next day 

Then it will be broken up into our individual stores for FULL PRICE

Never miss another grab bag at the $6 price! You can purchase a subscription, where you automatically get the grab bag every month at the $6 price! (If you purchase a new subscription which includes grab bags any time in July 2016 you will get the July 2016 grab bag even if it is no longer available to the public!)

[Posted by Joy]


Art Journal Emporium Gallery Gems - July Highlights August 01 2016, 0 Comments

Good day, mes amis! It’s time to share three of the wonderful Art Journal Emporium Gallery Gems submitted by AJE members during July!  Shield your eyes - these are some real sparklers!

First we have this gorgeous mandala created by Marilyn for the July Monthly Challenge.  I’m just amazed at its subtle intricacy!

Credits: Tangie's Rejuvenate and Envelop, and Rebecca's Mendi. 

Next we have a richly colored and very mysterious shrine created by Heather for the Art Journal Caravan Itinerary No. 28 - Sanctuary.  The colors are simply spectacular!


Credits: Tangie Baxter’s Thoughts of Thee, Call of the Gypsy, Goddesses, and Fall Field Notes. Font: Tell Us, Pangaia

And finally, we have a wonderful piece by Liz that draws us in with its gorgeous tones and enchanting setting. Her AJE July Monthly Challenge contribution seems to truly exalt the possibility of rejuvenation and rebirth!

Credits: Tangie Baxter & CO July Grab Bag now available as separate kits: Tangie Baxter's Rejuvenate, Rebecca McMeen's Mendi; and What A Wonderful World.

Tangie Baxter & CO’s Art Journal Caravan is going strong and we’d love for you to join us on the adventure!

Don’t forget Monthly Grab Bags are only available for a limited time once a month and priced on a sliding scale.  Act fast for the best deal.  For more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags.

A big thank you to Marilyn, Heather and Liz for sharing their incredible work with us. Please leave them some love.  Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by and peruse this week’s Gallery Gems!  

Tangie Baxter & CO’s Art Journal Caravan is going strong and we’d love for you to join us on the adventure!

Don’t forget Monthly Grab Bags are only available for a limited time once a month and priced on a sliding scale.  Act fast for the best deal.  For more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags.

 

[Posted by: Glenda]

 


Art Journal Emporium - July Monthly Challenge July 25 2016, 0 Comments

There’s still time for you to participate in the monthly challenge over at the Art Journal Emporium.  Just use one of the three ideas provided for the July Monthly Challenge, create and upload your digital or mixed media entry by July 31, 2016 to the AJE classroom.  If you participate in the monthly challenge you could be one of two winners chosen at random – each prize is a $5.00 coupon to Tangie Baxter & CO.  

I couldn’t make up my mind which idea to use so I combined two of the Rejuvenation symbols (stag and sun) along with a mandala - so much fun!  I used July’s Grab Bag (now available as separate kits) for the stag, center mandala and succulent center.

Rejuvenate

{Tangie Bundle No. 23} Rejuvenate

Mendi & Closet

{Rebecca Bundle No. 23} Mendi

I also used the sun from the Wonderful World Zine Workshop (part of the AJE's July deliveries available in the classroom).  I drew the mandala and colored in with color markers.  A wash of watercolor over the background and stag.  Here it is!

Hope you'll share your work in the AJE classroom and be entered into the drawing.

TB&CO Grab Bags are only available for a limited time and priced on a sliding scale, for more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags

[Posted by:Jan Nicholas]

 


July Grab Bag Not Just For Digital July 18 2016, 1 Comment

I was so inspired by the words for this month’s TB& CO Grab Bag - rejuvenation, serenity, sanctuary and along with Rebecca McMeen’s Art Doll Mendi.  I just knew that the colors had to be purple (magic) and complementary color yellow (energy).  There is something magical about rejuvenation and renewal, but to achieve this we need the energy to attain that serene state.

{Tangie Bundle No. 23} Rejuvenate


{Rebecca Bundle No. 23} Mendi


First of all, I used the art doll Mendi and one of the collars from Rebecca’s portion of the Grab Bag.

Then I created a background of complementary colors purple and yellow.  I used gelli plate prints but a paint brush or credit card application of a thick layer of both colors would also work.

I cut out and glued the Mendi Art Doll onto the background.  Applied a layer of clear gesso to the Art Doll.

Using a white ink pen, I drew flowers and vines around the Art Doll, enhanced the Art Doll so that eyes, lips and hair stand out; added a neck ornament and lace at neckline.


TB&CO Grab Bags are only available for a limited time and priced on a sliding scale, for more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags

[Posted by:Jan Nicholas]


July Grab Bag - Rejuvenate July 06 2016, 0 Comments

The theme for this monthly Grab Bag is “REJUVENATE” and includes a tranquil assortment of images in blues, violets and sages; and various  circles and mandala-type images that could aid in restoration of powers and  rejuvenate your spirit.  Rebecca McMeen’s art doll, Mendi, has lots of different outfits, shoes and collars/headpieces to change her appearance.  

The pieces of this collection can be used in both digital and mixed media formats. TB&CO Grab Bag #23 {July 2016} is only available for a limited time and is priced on a sliding scale, so act fast for the best deal!  For more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags.

 **NEW** Grab Bag #23 **$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 #23 {July 2016}.

 

Rejuvenation

 

Centered

 

Mandala - Choose Hope


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

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

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

[Posted by Jan Nicholas]


July Grab Bag Now Available July 02 2016, 0 Comments

Hi, Everyone!  Welcome to the Weekend!  And what's a better way to enjoy the weekend than with the newest grab bag release from TB&CO.

July's Grab Bag has been released. Sneak peek pictured below.

**NEW** Grab Bag #23 **$6 for 24 Hours Only**

TB&CO Grab Bags are available on a sliding scale so act fast for the best deal!

If you are FAST you can get the grab bag for only $6 the first 24 hours.

***SPECIAL FOR JULY 4TH- GET THIS MONTH'S GRAB BAG FOR $6 THROUGH MONDAY***
The grab bag then goes up by $1 each day 
$7 the next day (we will reveal full previews on this day)
$8 the next day 
$9 the next day
$10 the next day 

Then it will be broken up into our individual stores for FULL PRICE

Never miss another grab bag at the $6 price! You can purchase a subscription, where you automatically get the grab bag every month at the $6 price! (If you purchase a new subscription which includes grab bags any time in July 2016 you will get the July 2016 grab bag even if it is no longer available to the public!)

[Posted by Joy]


June Grab Bag Not Just for Digital June 29 2016, 0 Comments

When I saw this month’s grab bag now available as separate kits at TB&CO, I just loved the flowers and plants, Anais’ pensive face, and the lovely muted colors.   I wanted to create something that reflected this mood.

{Tangie Bundle No. 22} Cultivate

{Rebecca Bundle No. 22} Anais' Garden

First of all, I digitally created an art doll using Anais from Rebecca’s portion of the Grab Bag and various other elements from the June Grab Bag.

I painted a page with yellow acrylic paint. Next painted a stencil (did this on a Gelli™ Printing Plate so that I did not waste paint and could use the impressions from the plate to create a couple of pages ready for another project),  Removed stencil from the plate and flipped onto the background page and carefully pressed onto page (to prevent smudging).

 

I used a circle stencil and Dylusions Ink Spray on blank spaces.

 

Cut out art doll and glued onto page and then added doodling.

Monthly Grab Bags are only available for a limited time once a month and priced on a sliding scale. Act fast for the best deal. For more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags.

[Posted by: Jan Nicholas]