Monthly Archives: July 2011

Saturdays Are Fun: Fall in Love with the Yellow and Grey Trend

I love color. It’s most likely quite evident in my scrapbook pages. I am not afraid to mix and match colors at all. The yellow and gray color combo trend that started months ago fascinates me because yellow is one of my all-time favorite colors.

Source: etsy.com via Kate on Pinterest

 

Are you in love with yellow and gray? Let’s look at the psychology of color as posted by Annie B. Bond at care2.com:

Yellow: The color of happiness, wisdom and imagination, Yellow is chosen by the mentally adventurous, searching for novelty and self-fulfillment. Yellow usually goes with a sunny and shrewd personality, with a good business head and a strong sense of humor. It is the color of intellectuality and all things to do with the mind. Yellow folks are usually clear and precise thinkers who have a good opinion of their own mental capacities and who have lofty ideals. They may at times tend to shun responsibility, preferring freedom of thought and action.

 

Gray: The color of caution and compromise, diligent Grays search for composure and peace and often work hard without reward. Older Grays like life to run on an even keel with few ups and downs. Young Grays may be withdrawing from life and suppressing their personalities. Grays often have good business ability and tend to work too much.

Adapted from The Healing Power of Color by Betty Wood (Inner Traditions, 1998).

Have fun browsing through this collection of yellow and gray images!
Interior Inspiration

Source: None via Vicki on Pinterest

 

Love the pantone color chips on the wall and of course, the fireplace~!

 

Source: google.com via Dawna on Pinterest

Source: laurabielecki.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

 

EVENT INSPIRATION

Source: etsy.com via Alisha on Pinterest

 

Source: stylemepretty.com via Kate on Pinterest

 

 

Source: ruffledblog.com via Kate on Pinterest

 

Source: hostessblog.com via Diana on Pinterest

 

 

FASHION INSPIRATION

 

Source: google.com via Rachel on Pinterest

 

 

 

DESIGN INSPIRATION

Source: etsy.com via Melissa on Pinterest

 

 

 

Source: blurb.com via Pamela on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

Source: hellolucky.com via Linda on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: etsy.com via Jennifer on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is my favorite page that I made using the color combo of yellow and gray, using Tangie’s products…

AJC Itinerary #17: Verb - Cycle

AJC Itinerary #17: Verb – Cycle

I love yellow and gray together!

Supplies:
Kit: AJC 2011 Parcel 17 with Decrow Designs
Borders: AJC 2011 Parcel 7, AJC 2011 Parcel 1, Stacy Jane, Enchanted Art Box with SherrieJD, Vintage Lullaby, Collage Fodder Edges, Being Me with LMurphy

 

You may also enjoy:

 

 

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

Hot off the press: {Studio Box Workshops No. 1} Buildable Art Journals and AJC Provisions {Parcel 31} GRAB BAG MADNESS!

… sometimes … boxes are good!

* NEW *

{Studio Box Workshops No. 1} Buildable Art Journals

Want printed art journal pages like these?

Have you ever wanted to try art journaling on “real” paper,
but don’t want the fuss and mess of ink and paint all over your kitchen table?
Are you scared of Gesso?
Or perhaps you are an avid art journaler already
but would love to have a “base” to get you started?

Then this workshop is for you!
Using the templates & through instructional videos, you will build art journal pages
with the pre-made bases to print and have ready to jot down thoughts
and/or your daily doings in 5 minutes or less a day!
Tip: You can even use these as a planner or calendar!
Tangie will even show you some quick easy ways to incorporate your pages
into existing journals or make one out of your newly printed pages!
Of course this workshop can also be used 100% digital as well.

The Studio Box Workshop

What you need

*A way to watch MP4′s (most computers allow this)
*Printer (or access to a printer)
*Sharpie fine point and medium point marker
(other materials as listed in the supply list are optional!)

This is what you receive

The Pre-made Art Journal pages

The Overlays: Doodles, Masks & Matching Gesso

The Word Art

The BONUS Gesso and Blending Styles for PSE/PS users

The Downloadable Instructional Videos

And end up with pages like these!

See? Easy as that!

Everything can be done digitally too if you don’t want to worry about printing ;-)

 

{COMMERCIAL USE} Paperworn Art Styles & BONUS Action

An amazing breakthrough for art journalers and scrappers alike!
These 7 styles will make your elements & text look worn over your background paper,
as if they are really interacting with it! No more floating paint or titles!

A sample on how it looks on your page.

Interested but in the Personal Use version? Check it out here!

 

And a surprise for this week’s Parcel!

Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 31} GRAB BAG MADNESS!

It’s 5th Friday Parcel Madness!
Interrupting our regularly scheduled parcels for an Art Journal Grab Bag Extraordinaire!

You get 6 Products all as shown!
Gesso Clusters No. 2
Dot Dot Dot (Ephemera Dots & Stitches)
Sew Doodly (painted, stitched doodles)
Contrariwise Art Journaling Font
Altered Art Smart Starts No. 8
Paper Shrine Templates

Gesso Clusters No. 2

Dot Dot Dot (Ephemera Dots & Stitches)

Sew Doodly (painted, stitched doodles)

Contrariwise Art Journaling Font

Altered Art Smart Starts No. 8

Paper Shrine Templates

 

Don’t forget Tangie is still guesting at Deviant Scrap for the month of July!

This is what’s been up @ Deviant Scrap

Collage Sheet Mania {1 Week Only}!

Get this amazing deal with 92 printable collage sheets
which are currently exclusive to this bundle!
(This product was sold for just one week last October @ Scrapbookgraphics,
so please make sure you are not repurchasing!)
Brought back from the vault for Tangie’s last week of guesting at Deviant Scrap!

These collage sheets are for crafters, jewelers, art journalers, junque journalers,
teachers, hybrid scrappers and more!
Made from already existing kits in the shop at Scrapbookgraphics,
laid up on a vintage sheet music background, all ready to print in .jpg format!
Simply open a collage sheet and hit print! It’s that easy!
Sized 8×10.5 which makes them printable without full bleed printers.

But hurry!
Only a few more days to grab this deal and then it goes back into the vault!

So lots of new stuff for you to enjoy!

Have a great and creative weekend!

Art Jouraling 101 – Digital Gesso Textures in Action with Tutorial

Hello Friends! We have a new product to share with you, some new pages from the SBG Gallery, and a tutorial! After my post last week on Everything You Want to Know About Gesso, Tangie released a Digital Gesso Texture Set of  19 “painted” gesso textures (see Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 30} Apprentice Art Box Edition By Tangie).  As posted in the description, “It contains 19 gesso “painted” textures in .png format and includes 4 bonus gesso shadow styles in .asl format for PS/PSE users (won’t work in all programs but you can still very easily use the gesso textures!).  It is designed to work well with The Art Journal Caravan. It’s also great for everyday scrapping or altered art projects.”

Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 30} Apprentice Art Box Edition By Tangie

 

The Art Journal Caravaners embraced the gesso textures immediately and an outpouring of creations filled the gallery. Here are a handful…please click on the images to give them some love in the gallery.

Itinerary 30 Intensify by Grace

Itinerary 30 Intensify by Grace

Paper from Deconstructed Journals No 3 by Tangie Baxter
Paper from Gypsy Spirit Solids by Tangie Baxter
Parcel 30 Gesso Textures by Tangie Baxter
Art doll by Rebecca McMeen from Parcel 1 Tangie Baxter and Rebecca McMeen collab
Books from Tapestry of Time by Butterflies and Bluebells
Quote: Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives. Vincent Canby
Art Journaling Font Mock Turtle by Tangie Baxter

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tangie_Parcel 30 – 19 gesso textures

Font: tangie_AJCMockTurtle Bold

Photo: Me

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Intensify #30 by MsKaty

Intensify #30 by MsKaty

My background kinda says Intensify too!
Credits: Deviant Scrap’s Color Splash and Tangie’s 19 Gesso Textures Parcel #30.

 

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Intensify by php57

Intensify by php57

Credits: Laurence Designs Chance Partie 2; Tangie Gesso Textures

Quote: The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people.
Norman Mailer

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Being True To Me by lmgdonahue

Being True to Me by lmgdonahue

Created with Studio Rosey Posey’s Being True kit. Also used the gesso styles from AJC Parcel 30.

 

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AJC 2011 - Intensify by Bitte

AJC 2011 – Intensify by Bitte

I have been trying the gesso thing… This page kind of made itself.
There have been some terrorists bombing Oslo, Norway today.
It’s very scary… and the fact that it’s so close INTENSIFY my fears of what’s happening
in the world around us. The world is getting closer to our little corner here in Sweden…
This is my reaction on it.

everything is Tangie’s stuff.

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TUTORIAL Using Tangie’s Gesso Textures

I do have a tutorial on how I used Tangie’s gesso textures myself to create an digital art journal page. This is my page…

Art Journal Caravan Itinerary #30 Intensify by Julie Ann Shahin

Art Journal Caravan Itinerary #30 Intensify by Julie Ann Shahin

Supplies:

Paper: Quickity Split N Print Vol 3, Journal Anthology IV,

Embellishments: Paperlace, Serendipitious, Journal Anthology IV, Journal Anthology II, Journal Anthology,  Black Licorice ATC, Altered Dividers, Dominoes Bliss, Quickity Split N Print Vol 3

Borders: A Door Opened, Diving In, Deconstructed No. 4, Day of Dead,

Gesso: Art Journal Caravan 2011 {Parcel 30}

 

Instructions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Journal Caravan Itinerary #30 by Julie Ann Shahin

You may also be interested in:

Art Journaling 101: Why Art Journal?

Art Journaling 101: Digital, Hybrid, and Hands-On Supply Basics: Color/Photo Printers

Art Journaling 101: Digital, Hybrid, Hands-On Supply Basics – Printables

Art Journal 101: Tutorial – Using Border Printables

Art Journaling 101: Supply Basics – Taking the Mystery Out of Gesso

 

 

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

Designer of the Week and Presto Chango Sale!

I’m so excited that it’s my turn to be designer of the week at SBG! The Crew outdid themselves and I’m so grateful for all their hardwork on the pages they did! THANK YOU! You can see the post on the {SBG Blog}!

I’ll be at the chat tomorrow night (Tuesday the 26th) 9PM EST in the SBG chat room if you want to stop by!

Also I’m having a PRESTO CHANGO Sale! Everyday new things will be on sale–it’s just like MAGIC! You can use the “search” feature in the store and search for the magic word “Alakazam”.

 

Saturdays Are Fun: New CHA Summer 2011 Finds

Social Media Team

Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

 

The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA for short) held it’s Summer Conference and Trade Show July 19-21 in Rosemont, IL. This is exciting news for scrapbookers as the latest products are released for the upcoming seasons. The best part for those who are unable to attend is that there is no shortage of photos of the event shared online. Let’s have some fun today checking out the newest products and trends from CHA Summer 2011!

 

 

Fall

First, let’s look at some of the popular Fall lines… click on the images for more info.

BoBunny Forever Fall Collection

BoBunny Forever Fall features browns, yellows, greens, reds, and turquoise. There is also a wonderful circle diecut paper with leaves surrounding a green solid background.

 

Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall Chipboard Glitter Accents

Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Fall

Little Yellow Bicycle’s Hello Fall Collection has bright fun colors and lots of whimsical embellishments.

 

Bella Blvd. Finally Fall

Bella Blvd. Finally Fall Collection Papers

Bella Blvd. features trees, owls, leaves, and apples. Great colors combos and fun graphics are sure to please.

 

Halloween

Next, we have some delightful Halloween lines for 2011. Click on the images for more info.

Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Collection

 

Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Labels

Echo Park Aphothecary Emporium features vintage style graphics with kraft, orange and black color combination.

 

 

Pink Paislee Phantom - Haunted

Pink Paislee Phantom: “Printed on bright white 65 lb. heavyweight paper our patterned papers feel like cardstock allowing them to be used for any type of craft project. A coordinating pattern on the back gives you unlimited creative possibilities.”

 

Pink Paislee Phantom - Stamps

Pink Paislee Phantom: “Make an impression with our 8″x 8″ clear stamps. Affordable and fun to use over and over again these designs are a perfect fit for anyone who enjoys putting ink on paper.

Package includes 24 clear stamps.”

 

 

Authentique Glowing

Authentique is a new manufacturer with 4 lines and two lines at CHA including Glowing, which looks sophisticated with traditional Halloween colors.

 

Christmas

Finally, here is a round-up of three new popular Christmas collections! Click on the images for more info.

BoBunny Blitzen Collection

BoBunny Blitzen Collection looks like it would be a fun kit not only for Christmas but also for Winter pages as there is a dominance of blue in this collection.

 

 

Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder

Ok, if the penguins in this Jillibean Soup Christmas Eve Chowder Collection don’t have you smiling, I don’t know what will!!! So cute!

 

 

Crate Paper Peppermint

Crate Paper Peppermint Chipboard

Crate Paper Peppermint

Crate Paper’s Peppermint Collection features red, a pastel peppermint, pinks, yellow, green, blue, aqua, woodgrain, and gray.  Some of the lovely embellishments are in the photos above. You can view the papers here.

 

More

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog has listed a handful of links for more CHA Summer 2011 browsing if you are interested. Go here.

 

Shop With Tangie

A friendly reminder, don’t forget about Tangie’s Fall, Halloween, and Winter Kits! Click on each image for more info.

Art Journal Caravan Provisions {Parcel 42} By Tangie

A Merry Autumn Night Collab By Tangie

Field Notes II {Fall} By Tangie

 

Hallowe'en In OZ By Tangie

 

Mansion Masquerade {Quadruple Collab} By Tangie

 

 

Mansion Masquerade {Quadruple Collab} Clusters & Splatters By Tangie

 

 

Mansion Masquerade {Quadruple Collab} Mixed Media Add On By Tangie

 

 

Hand Cut Collage Fodder: Houses 3 {Halloween} By Tangie

 

 

Midnight Mischief Collab W/ SherrieJD

 

Halloween Magic Collab W/ SherrieJD By Tangie

 

Spooky Hollow Grab Bag W/ DeCrow Designs By Tangie

 

 

Thankful Heart Collab W/ SherrieJD By Tangie

 

Alice's Winter Wonderland By Tangie

 

 

 

Oh Chilly Day! By Tangie

 

 

Winter Wonder By Tangie

 

Super Saver Bundle: Holiday ATC Collections By Tangie

You may be interested in:

 

 

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

Hot off the press: As if by Magic, Fan For Life!, Fashion Bee and AJC Provisions {Parcel 30}

How time flies, as if magic has a hand in it,
we are here for our weekly Friday round up of the latest @ Studio Tangie!

Did I mention magic?

As if by Magic

Abracadabra!

Hocus Pocus!

Open Sesame!

This kit will transport your imagination into the realm of the magician’s secrets.
A collection in the works for a very long time, I’m very excited to present
this collection of ephemera, journal supplies, stage works and more!

The papers

The Stage

The Word Art

The Alpha

Check out the kit in action

by Billa

by joannknnrd

by anneofalamo

Fan For Life!

Are you a HUGE fan of the teenage wizard?
Did you wait in line for hours for the midnight showing?
Did you gasp & smile when you saw “19 years later”?
This kit is dedicated to followers of the boy who lived over the last few years
and who have patiently waited on bouncing heels at the midnight showings!
Movie & Wizard themed it’s perfect for scrapping your release day pictures!

Add some magical grunge and accent with the coordinating Splatter Graffiti!

Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Fan For Life!

by joannknnrd

by Tangie

by anniesmom

Woohoo, the much anticipated Ultimate Art Doll Collab with none other than sherrieJD!

Fashion Bee {Ultimate Art Doll Collab}
W/ BONUS! Assembled Dolls

by Tangie Baxter and sherrieJD

BUGALICIOUS!

Fashion Bee is the NEWEST addition to the {Ultimate Art Doll} collections!
Teaming up again with sherrieJD to bring you the quirkiest addition yet.
Let your imagination “buzz” and “take flight” with over 100 insect like parts.
Made to work perfectly with the other collections in the series!

BONUS!

You get 21 assembled dolls made by the wonderfully talented creative teams!

And a quick look at some of the many BONUS Art Dolls!

Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 30}
Apprentice Art Box Edition

It contains 19 gesso “painted” textures in .pngs format and includes 4 bonus gesso shadow styles.

A closer look…

And some inspiration!

by joannknnrd

by Billa

by Jenny McD.

Have a great weekend!

Art Journaling 101: Supply Basics – Taking the Mystery Out of Gesso

Social Media Team

Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

Taking the Mystery Out of Gesso

When I started out in mixed media and art journaling, it took me forever to figure out what Gesso is used for. It seemed to me that I heard the term used quite often, but could never figure out quite exactly how and why it was used. Let me put you on the fast track to learning all about Gesso today!

My first word of advice is you do not have to go out and buy Gesso right away! Some artists use Gesso all the time, some artists never use it. If you are a beginner, I suggest take your time just doing art journaling with what you have, but read this and have the knowledge of what Gesso is. You’ll know when you’re ready to buy Gesso. When I was a beginner, the curiousity of Gesso was killing me…I just couldn’t find anyone to explain it to me to my satisfaction. So check out this post, and then put Gesso on your wish list!

This article will also show you a number of projects using gesso, and then a handful of free online tutorials of gesso techniques. Enjoy!

 

ALL ABOUT GESSO

One very useful website for information on using Gesso in Art Journaling is Aisling’s Artist’s Journals. In an art journal, one can use Gesso underneath paint, under embellishments, as a support under heavy collage, to keep acrylics and markers from bleeding through to the next page, and to adhere two pages together in an altered book to make them strong enough to art journal on. You can also transform a glossy paper or covering to a matte one with Gesso.

Gesso looks like paint unless it is Clear Gesso. Most often you will see Gesso in white, less often in black, but it does come in many colors.

WHERE TO BUY GESSO

Gesso is sold at art stores and big box crafts stores in the paint aisle. You can buy it online as well…usually it is at least $10 however, I found this Certified Artist’s Gesso for less than $7 here. If anyone can testify to it, please leave a comment. The same link offers many other types and brands of Gesso. Usually I have used Liquitex and Golden.

 

USING GESSO

Gesso, unlike paint, creates a rough surface when applied, which allows other mediums to catch to it.  It is not as thick as paint, so it can merge into the background.

You can add acrylic paint to Gesso. You will get a muted in color, chalky result when you add a color acrylic to Gesso.  However, the acrylic paint will now be thicker. Milliande.com suggests using Golden Acrylic Paints to mix with Gesso as “as they have a lovely color intensity in their pigment but also don’t alter the fluidity of the gesso too much.” She also suggests, “You can also add concentrated watercolors like Dr PH Martins Watercolors or colored inks. Colored pigments can be added to gesso as well like twinkling H2o’s, Pearl Ex Powders for a shimmering effect.”
You can use just a foam brush with gesso. Or you can use an implement to create a texture, such as a comb to leave ridges.

Here is a wonderful video by Milliande creating an art journal page with Gesso:

Source: youtube.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

Let’s see some projects using gesso:

Valentine Postcard Swap  Hand stitching, gesso, stamps, and flowers on recycled packing paper. by HagitR

Valentine Postcard Swap Hand stitching, gesso, stamps, and flowers on recycled packing paper. by HagitR All Rights Reserved

Background Gesso Texture: Made for Mary Green's Paper collage class. The gesso is white digital paint over torn papers to make an unusual background. Texture free to use. If you do, let me know, I'd love to see what you create. This also looks great with a dark texture underneath and blended with the Blend If tool !

 

Source: flickr.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

Copyright 2008 Judy Scott All Rights Reserved

 

Source: flickr.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

by Kathryn Johnson

Supplies: Image transfer, mono print, gesso & paint layers, masking, spray ink

 

Source: flickr.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

by Didi aka OnFoot4Now

Artist states: “My acrylic paints, gesso, pages from old textbook, printout from my digi stash and a bit of a magazine clipping.”

 

Time Is A Circus by itstimetostamp (Kristy C)

by itstimetostamp (Kristy C)

Supplies: Black Gesso, layers of ephemera underneath , acrylics, graphite, stamping. Collage image is one artist got a few years back from Bernie Berlin.-she used peerless watercolors to add some color to the image.

 

Art Journal Page by dearlydee

by dearlydee

Supplies: Old envelope, lace, staples, masking tape, gesso, sequins.

 

 

by Pringle Hill (Terri Kahrs)

by Pringle Hill (Terri Kahrs)

Supplies: Mixed media journal spread created for 2011 calendar project. The background was created with Inktense pencils over gesso and fluid acrylics.

 

 

art journal: dreams by Francoise MELZANI

by Francoise MELZANI

Tags:peinture

 

Grace by By Bellah (gabriella travaline)

by Bellah (gabriella travaline)

 

Source: flickr.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

by ke_cupcake (Elaine)

 

Journal Pages by By beamahan (Bea Mahan)

by beamahan (Bea Mahan)

 

Source: flickr.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

Cream Journal by FishStikk (Debi)
There is alot of collage here with vintage Time articles and clippings, tags from work, paper towels handmade papers and of course the beads on the tiara. And of course, lots of gesso.

 

 

From grrlscrap.blogspot.com – lots of gesso and tags

 

 

From gingerbread.typepad.com – gorgeous collage and gesso work

 

 

 

From cathyb.typepad.com- Great Texture. Gesso sprayed with Shimmerz.

 

 

From leblogamarca.over-blog.com – Dye and alcohol inks on gesso and embossing powders

 

 

From daisyyellow.squarespace.com – inks, stamped with gesso, plus correction tape to set up journaling spots

 

Tutorials Using Gesso:

Source: youtube.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

The One Minute Muse – Art Journal Technique – Gesso Figure

 

 

 

From thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.com – working with gesso

 

 

Source: freewebs.com via Wendy on Pinterest

 

From freewebs.com – Gesso and magazine images tutorial

 

 

 

From mixedmediaart.net – gesso resistance background technique

 

 

From splitcoaststampers.com – Gesso Resist Tutorial

 

 

Gesso and Stencils by bloombakecreate.com

Gesso With Stencils Tutorial from bloombakecreate.com

 

 

From thecolorroom.ning.com – Make your own borders with masking tape, shimmerz, stamps and gesso!

 

 

 

How To Make Gesso

 

 

Tee's Gesso Recipe

Tee’s Gesso Recipe

 

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

Saturdays Are Fun: Silhouette Inspiration

Source: google.co.nz via Julie on Pinterest

 

Today’s post is inspired by my mother-in-law. On her wall in her living room, she has a very charming vignette of frames surrounding a doorway, and these frames have random silhouettes in them, something similar to the photos above. These are random silhouettes, not silhouettes of anyone she knows. They are very simple, just a frame, a white background, and a black silhouette of a person. Yet they are enchanting. Everytime I see my mother-in-law’s display, which is about 3x’s a month, I think of all the silhouette kits in Tangie’s store! Please click on these links to see the amazing kits by Tangie.

This made me want to see what layouts in the SBG Gallery had silhouettes in them. Here are a few by talented Scrapbookgraphics’ members, using Tangie’s silhouette products.

 

be who you want to be by gonewiththewind

be who you want to be by gonewiththewind

CREDITS: Main Street Silhouettes 5 by Studio Tangie; Sunshine ATC Collab by Studio Tangie and sherrieJD; Phineas Comes To Tea by Studio Tangie; Paddy Whack by Studio Tangie and sherrieJD; Wonderland by Studio Tangie; The Frosted Arctic Waters by Studio Tangie; C is for Chandelier by Studio Tangie; Words With A Twist by Sherry Ferguson; font is Old Typefaces

 

Williams Tree by GrannyNKy

Williams Tree by GrannyNKy

 

My Life as a Tree by joannknnrd

My Life as a Tree by joannknnrd

My workspace is a big over stuffed chair that looks out our patio doors into our backyard. Our yard is full of trees that we planted to honor the loss of two pregnancies, the birth of two daughters, and the death of my MIL. It’s hard not to look at those strong (yet fragile) trees and draw a parallel between my growth as a wife, mother, and person w/the growth and care of our trees!

Silhouette {Collab W/ DeCrow Designs} FREE  Newsletter ADD ON! By Tangie

 

I am no bird by chengie

I am no bird by chengie

Silhouette {Collab by Tangie Baxter and DeCrow Designs}

PINTEREST

Of course, no post of mine would be complete without some inspiration from Pinterest as well. Here are the best ideas from Pinterest. I thought it would be amazing to share the wonderful and creative ideas with you today.

 

Silhouette Labels

Source: fredflare.com via Julie on Pinterest

Birds on a Wire Photo Clips from Fredflare.com

Source: etsy.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

Word Art

 

 

Super-sized Silhouette

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Project Jewelry Bust

 

 

Source: None via Julie on Pinterest

 

Cardboard Roll Art

 

 

Silhouette within a silhouette

 

 

Book Cover

 

 

Source: etsy.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

Texture silhouette

 

 

 

 

Source: modcloth.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

Wearable Silhouette

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse Silhouette

 

 

 

Silhouettes Used as a Stencil

 

 

Colorful

 

 

 

Source: None via Julie on Pinterest

 

 

 

On a Pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playful

 

Ring Love Letters

 

 

Source: google.com via Julie on Pinterest

 

Card

 

Thanks for visiting! Have fun crafting and scrapbooking this weekend. xoxo

 

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

Hot off the press: AJC Provisions {Parcel 29}

What’s new at Studio Tangie?

This week’s Parcel

Art Journal Caravan 2011 Provisions {Parcel 29}

by Studio Tangie and Finecrafted Designs

Don’t forget about Tangie’s guest spot at Deviant Scrap!
If you haven’t been over lately, here is her most recent product.

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Till next time!

Art Journal 101: Tutorial – Using Border Printables

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Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for using Printables as promised last week. I will create a hybrid Art Journal page with Border printables. I love Tangie’s Borders! I have for you a two-part video tutorial, and also the same tutorial posted in step-by-step photographs below. Watch the video or check out the written tutorial, or both!!!

Let me know if you have any questions. I apologize for the quality of the video. LOL

TUTORIAL PART 1

 
(Sorry I can’t figure out how to embed the videos in WordPress. I highly suggest taking grabbing a cup of tea or coffee and watching them on Youtube if you have 10 minutes, for my additional comments in the video!)

Art Journaling 101 – Border Printables
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OFUrcQKaxo[/youtube]
View on Youtube HERE

TUTORIAL PART 2
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubzpUEWoLtw[/youtube]
View on Youtube HERE

WRITTEN TUTORIAL

1. Start with a roughly painted background. Adhere vintage pattern tissue paper with gel matte medium. Dry with heat gun.

2. Mix gel matte medium with a bit of white acrylic craft paint. This makes the white paint transparent. Paint over the tissue paper. Dry with heat gun. (photo below)

 

3.  Cut out Collage Fodder Head Printable and adhere to page with gel matte medium. (photo below)

 

 

4. Draw journaling lines with a fine tip marker or pen.

5. Adhere large border pieces with gel matte medium. (photo below)

 

6. Adhere Dominoes Collage Printables with gel matte medium. (photo below)

 

7. Write the journaling “Don’t forget to be awesome!” Outline it with black. Start to outline the borders and add dots. (photo below)

 

 

8. Finish with more dots and adhere a butterfly punch to the page. Enjoy your completed art! xoxo

 

Resources:

Quotes Bundle by Tangie

Copic Markers

Source: dickblick.com via Julie on Pinterest

Sharpie Fine Point

Source: dickblick.com via Julie on Pinterest

Golden Matte Medium

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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