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OBAJ 2021 Giveaway

I am excited to be one of sixteen instructors for One BADASS Art Journal 2021 (OBAJ 2021). This online workshop event organzied by Tiare Smith opens for registration on 12/1/20 and begins on 2/1/21. 

Starting today, you have one week for a chance to win a free spot in this course. In fact you have several chances. Head to the info page to read all the details, see the bios of all the instructors, and enter the giveaway for full access to the course. For a second chance, simply leave a comment on this blog post. Entries close 11/30/20 and winners will be notified on 12/1/20.

 

So what is OBAJ 2021 all about?

Sixteen instructors

Seventeen Lessons

Step-by-step mixed media tutorials

Downloadable PDFs

Creative Community

 

 

And to quote Tiare: One BADASS Art Journal is designed to inspire you to create, to learn, to feel confident and provide you with the tools, techniques, and inspiration needed to feel BADASS everyday that you make art!!

Check it all out here. And if you just cannot wait until it starts in February, click on the link to the home page once you get there and sign up for OBAJ 2020 or Gratitude Junk Journal 2020.

And an extra thank you for clicking through the links to see what this is all about -- and for considering signing up. These are my affiliate links so that if you choose to eventually register, I receive a portion of the payment for each class purchased.

 

October Art Exhibition & Sale

 

Join me on Sunday 10/25 here at 2:00pm eastern for a Facebook Live for an art exhibtition. I will be showing my recent artwork and sharing stories behind their creation. Feel free to join even if you have no plans to buy art. 

At 4:00pm, the exhibited artwork will go on sale in the online shop on my website. While I am not currently shipping products outside of the US from my shop due to the pandemic, I am shipping original art internationally. So everybody is welcome to purchase.

Have a peek below at some of the pieces I will be sharing.

 

Dreamer

 

Prairie Days

 

Find Your Fire

 

This Very Moment

 

PaperArtsy Maintenant en France

 

PaperArtsy has made the move from the UK to France and is now back up and running. Bigger & better than ever. That means that my empty shop shelves are now filled once again.

 

My collection of 24 mini stamps

 

 

 

New and restocked stamp sets

 

 

 

Fresco Finish Acrylic Paint

My Color Collection

 

NEW Colors from the Core Collection

 

Fibre Arts Australia E.Zine

Fibre Arts Australia E.Zine

 

Thrilled to be one of 15 International artists featured in the most recent Fibre Arts Australia E.Zine. Head here to flip through the pages for inspiration and links.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOKBOOK #1

Hello friends. Today I am happy to share my first and all new Lookbook.

NEW Release: PaperArtsy Stamps

New Release

 

Thrilled to share with you my newest release from PaperArtsy. This UK-based company has just moved to France and are about to reopen - even bigger and better. C'est vrai!

 

 

All three sets are deeply-etched, red rubber cling stamps. They are currently available for pre-order from many of your fcvorite craft destinations throughout the world. I have a small supply in my online shop shipping now. Once I run through those, I will also be taking pre-orders.

 

ESA16

 

Inspired by the events of 2020, this set includes my favorite stamp of the new release: the abstracted butterfly - which to me symbolizes transformation, metamorphosis, and change. I got some good grunge in this set too!

 

 

ESA17

 

This set is all about symbols. The designs were inspired by the magic of symbols. And mark making -- one of my very favorite activities.

 

 

ESA18

 

The final set in the trio was developed with the idea of making stamps that could both be used to create background detail and abstract focal points. Had to throw in the word believe too given my love of all-things-text.

 

 

Thanks for having a look-see. I cannot wait to see what you create with these beauties.

 

Jo Packham Art Sale

Thank you all. This sale is now over and I am pleased to say that every item sold.

 

Welcome to an art sale fundraiser to suport our friend and collegue Jo Packham. Jo is the mastermind behind such publications as Where Women Create, Where Women Cook, and several others. She is based in Ogden, Utah where she has a studio and event space. Don't know who Jo is? You can read a little bit about her here or get to know her through this podcast with Suzanne Redmond. In all her endeavors, over many years, she has been a promotor and uplifter of others. Now the time has come when we need to lift her up. 

 

 

The pandemic has impacted everybody and creatives are no exception. As a result of the subsequent economic downturn, Jo has had to shut down the publication of her magazines and is in the process of selling her studio/event space. Unless...we all rally and help her. Her longtime photographer Brooke Lark has started a gofundme page and 100% of the proceeds of this sale will be donated to that endeavor.

 

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

--The art sale is being held on Sunday, October 4 from 10:30am to 10:30pm Eastern.

--If you see an item you want to buy, leave a comment on this blog post with the artist's name and the word sold. If more than one person leaves a comment, the person whose comment appears first gets the item.

--I will monitor the page all day and when an item is sold, I will write the buyer's name in the body of the blog post.

--Once you see your name appear by the item you purchased (and not before please), head to the gofundme page and donate the exact amount listed for the item (or more if you are feeling extra generous). You need to include your name in the donation and cannot do it anonymously.

--Once you have donated, please forward the email receipt you received to me at shap97@gmail.com. Or you can send a screenshot of your donation to the same email address.

--I will connect you with the artist so that you can provide shipping information and complete the sale.

--Please note that if you live in the same country as the selling artist, shipping will be paid for by the seller. If however you live outside of their country, you will be required to cover postage and can work this out with the artist via email.

 

Thanks to the artists who donated their work, to those of you who have come to visit the sale, and to the individuals who have purchased art in support of Jo. And just a reminder that you are welcome to donate to the gofundme page even if you are not purchasing an item here.

 

Happy Shopping

 

Kecia Deveney

SOLD - Julia Levitt

Warrior Woman

assemblage, painting and beading - 12" x 3.5"

$255

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Tiare Smith

SOLD - Carol L. Hodges

I am Not Alone

giclee print - 11" x 14"

$65

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Amy Duncan - studio four corners

SOLD - Gail E Elwell

no fixed abode

mini photo collage mounted on birch cradles panel - 6" x 4" x 1"

$30

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Brooke Lark

SOLD - anonymous

Pretty Donut Party

canvas print - 24" x 18"

$75

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Kim Geiser - Hello Happiness Creativity Center

SOLD- Elizabeth A Schlosser

Be a Good Human

mixed media painting - 8" x 10"

$50

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Robyn McClendon

SOLD - Janet Toto

Kana

36-page, hardcover envelope travel journal - 5.5" x 7.5" x .75

$110

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Jeanne Oliver

1. SOLD - Kristin Williams

2. SOLD - Janene Kalb

3. SOLD - Anne Beach

4. SOLD - Judy Shapley Zurenda

complete online art course bundles (over 180 classes with more than 105 teachers)

4  bundles available - lifetime access - $6,000 value

$350

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Laurie Mika

SOLD - Sally Palmer

This Pause

polymer clay on tin - 5.5" x 3"

$135

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Mary Beth Shaw

SOLD - cthatton48

Once Over

mixed media collage painting - 4.5" x 6.5" in museum mat sized to 11" x 14"

$100

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Debi Adams

SOLD - Beverly Allaire

Sojourn

mixed media - 5" x 7"

$75

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Kristin Reese Williams

SOLD - Laurie Silver

Missing the Ocean

handstitched fabric - 5" x 7" in tabletop frame measuring 7.5" x 9.5"

$95

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Seth Apter

SOLD - Sally Palmer

Light the Way

mixed media on cradled wood panel - 6" x 6" x 1"

$250

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Leighanna Light

SOLD - Beth Adams

Archivists Relic Book

29 page book with canvas & metal cover - 4.25" x 3" x 1.5"

$150

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Anne Beach - Beach Flea Market

SOLD - Anne Marie Fowler

Vintage Treasure Pack

$100

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Riikki Kovasin

SOLD - Holly M Young

Be Thankful Everyday

mixed media sculpture - 4" x 7.5"

$95

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Phoebe Tonosaki

SOLD - Willow Kosbab

The Art Butterfly

mixed media sculpture - 6" x 6.25" x 1"

$115

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Judy Wood

SOLD - Lisa Carter

Beach House

mixed media - 9" x 12"

$75

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Jennie Boxall

Sold - Mary Anne Graham

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

mixed media - 8" x 8"

$65

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Rae Missigman

SOLD - Jane Bell Lassiter

infintesimal #102

mixed media - 5" x 7" + double matted

$60

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Lorri Scott

SOLD - Gary Warren Niebuhr

Swallows in Flight

rust dye printed images on silk chiffon kimono jacket - one size

$125

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Leslie Marsh

SOLD - Kate Meth

Tyto Alba

handmade book with metal cover & botanical print/blank pages - 6" x 4" x 1"

$265

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Vanessa Kiki Johanning

SOLD - Jodi VanOrman

KIKI Journal Treasure Kit

handmade, two-signature journal filled with original paintings

Mackenzie-Child's zippered pocket case with:

2 artist brushes, Japanese watercolor paints, vintage & painted ephemera, Limoge France water vessel.

video flipthrough can be seen here 

$720

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Jannette Simmons

SOLD - Dana Smith

Explore

mixed media - 8" x 8" canvas in 10" x 10" shadow box

$150

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Liz Constable

SOLD - Kathy Fritz

280-page (back & front) handmade journal with hand dyed paper (coffee)

approximately 4.5" x 6" x 1.5"

$65

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Sharyn Sowell

SOLD - Charlene O'Rourke

I Choose Hope 

original cut paper art - 10" x 11.5 " with 16" x 20" mat

$150

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Andrea Chebeleu

SOLD - Margaret

The Ball's in your Court

painted journal corner with zipper pouch pocket - 7" x 8"

$60

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Celia Low

SOLD - Anne Beach

discover

12" concertina book inside hinged tin - 3 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 1"

$50

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Robert Stockton

SOLD - Lyn Marshall

Planetary Hijinks

collage - 5 3/8" x 3 3/4" in mat sized to 10 5/8" x 8 3/4"

$140

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Candy Rosenberg - A Vintage Girl

SOLD - Evelyn Dekorte

Wedding Bells

paper mache mannequin - 17" tall

$125

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Ann Butler

SOLD - Beverly Allaire

Art Dreams

mixed media art tag - 3" x 7"

$30

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Eileen Hull

SOLD - Gail E Elwell

Be Still Journal

24-page journal with pockets, page protectors, tags and journaling cards - 6 3/4" x 4 1/8" x 7/8"

$100

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Roxanne Evans Stout

SOLD - Karen D'Angelo

Midnight Flower

fabric wall hanging with hand stitching and embellishments - 6" x 16"

$180

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Crystal Marie Neubauer

SOLD - Kathy Duncan

Outside the Lines

collage mixed media - 12" x 12"

$250

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Sharon Payne Bolton

SOLD - Kate Meth

She glides as if there were no ground

two story box with stories - 2" x 4" x 3"

$150

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Stephanie Novatski

SOLD - Kathy Fritz

Shrine Journal

32-page sketch-book journal - 5" x 7" x 2.5"

$75

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Colleen Attara

SOLD - Alice Sortino

forever home

custom shadow thread canvas - 8" x 24"

$325
(will ship in 3 weeks)

 

WOW & StencilGirl Products Blog Hop: Day 2

Blog Hop & Giveaway

 

11 Artists + 2 Companies = Mixed Media Magic

 

I am exciting to announce a two-day collaboration featuring my products lines from both StencilGirl Products and WOW! Embossing Powder. Oh and did I mention there was a giveaway involved?!?! Today is day-two and the design team from StencilGirl Products. WOW is highlighted. Stop by each post to see the magic and show them some love by leaving a comment. You can also visit and comment on all the postings from day-one here. In doing so, you will be entered into a giveaway for:

 

$35 gift certificate to StencilGirl Products

$35 gift certificate to WOW! Embossing Powder

$35 gift certificate to Seth Apter's online shop

 

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. (One comment per blog post please. You have until Wednesday, Setptember 23rd at 11:59pm Central to comment. Winners will be announced Thursday, September 24th)

 

Artist Participants

Tina Walker

Debi Adams

Mary C. Nasser

Claudia Neubacher

Kate Yetter

 

Enjoy all the inspiration!

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO GAYLE BURDICK ON WINNING THE $35 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO MY SHOP.

 

WOW & StencilGirl Products Blog Hop

Blog Hop & Giveaway

 

11 Artists + 2 Companies = Mixed Media Magic

 

I am exciting to announce a two-day collaboration featuring my products lines from both StencilGirl Products and WOW! Embossing Powder. Oh and did I mention there was a giveaway involved?!?! Today is day-one and the design team from WOW is highlighted. Stop by each post to see the magic and show them some love by leaving a comment. And in doing so, you will be entered into a giveaway for:

 

$35 gift certificate to StencilGirl Products

$35 gift certificate to WOW! Embossing Powder

$35 gift certificate to Seth Apter's online shop

 

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to win. (One comment per blog post please. You have until Wednesday, Setptember 23rd at 11:59pm Central to comment. Winners will be announced Thursday, September 24th)

 

Artist Participants

Jaine Drake

Riikka Kovasin

Heather Mitchell

Carisa Zglobicki

Amber Rain Davis

Jo Herbert

 

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to get the links for the 5 artists from StencilGirl Products and 5 more chnaces to win the giveaway.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO GAYLE BURDICK ON WINNING THE $35 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO MY SHOP.

 

concerTINa: a new FB Live class

concerTINa

Excited to bring you my next FB Live workshop. Registration goes live in my online shop on Wednesday September 2 at 12:00pm Eastern.

Wednesday September 16 at 2:00pm Eastern or Sunday September 20 at 2:00pm Eastern

You need a FB account to be able to access this class. Cost: $25USD

Watch live or on recording after the Live ends. Anytime and as many times as you like.

Join me for my newest, one-session, two-hour online class. This live, mixed media workshop is both technique- and project-based. We will be making a concertina book - also known as an accordion book – which will nest inside a metal tin. The book structure itself is an easy-make which will give us plenty of time to focus on surface design. I will be taking you though the steps of altering metal surfaces, allowing you to take a shiny new tin, perhaps with a design that you do not like, and turn it into a metalicious masterpiece. I will also guide you step-by-step through my process of building a dynamic surface design on paper – without any paint. You will leave the class with a one-of-a-kind project and a slew of surface design techniques that you can apply to your mixed media practice. 

The Supply List: 

With a few exceptions, this class was designed to focus primarily on basic supplies that most of you are likely to already have but if you are missing something, feel free to substitute. You will need to have the listed supplies ready at the start of the Live workshop if you want to follow along. Links are included when relevant throughout.

-One sheet of lightweight paper (either 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11 inches preferred), keeping in mind that your paper has to fold and fit inside the tin. Options to use include traditional cardstock (about 65lb), lightweight watercolor paper (about 90lb), or scrapbook paper. Make sure you chose paper that is light in color (and pattern if using scrapbook paper). Feel free to have extra sheets so that you have a choice at class time and/or have the option to work on several papers in the class if you are a quick worker.

-A metal tin with lid (an attached, hinged top is preferred). We will be completely altering the surface of the tin as part of the class. My preference for size is somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 x 2.5 inches or smaller.

-Embossing powder in your favorite metal colors plus green patina color. I will be using my Metalz and Cosmic sets from WOW which are available to purchase in my online shop if you are in the United States and at the WOW online shop and many independent retailers if you are outside the US. You can of course use other metallic powders as well.

-Embossing pad

-Heat tool

-Adhesive. I will be using both PVA and a glue stick

-Dye ink pads in assorted colors (such as Ranger Distress)

-Black gesso

-Paint brushes (Please note that my metal altering technique uses inexpensive chip brushes in ½ or 1inch sizes)

-Water container

-Smooth craft or cosmetic sponges

-Unmounted background/mark making stamps

-Mark Makers (I will be using Signo Uniball and Vision Uniball gel pens and Stabilo All pencils in assorted colors – but anything you have will work)

-A small amount of collage material. Consider having both paper and fabric bits on hand. Washi tape works well for this too. And remember that we are working small.

-Scratch paper to use to catch embossing powders and to glue over.

 

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