I love this caravan! Have I said that a few hundred times? I am watching it continue to grow in new people who are just as excited as those who began in January. The comments in the gallery (almost 13,000 of them) show the support and encouragement that is beyond just a class, and the layouts! Oh the pages of your books, are full of pure discovery in both laughter, tears and all emotions in between. I think it is time to show a few highlights to see what is happening on the Art Journal Caravan 2011, what we call the trail. Please know that each page made is personal and your page and exactly what is for your own journal, these are just a few to share here on the blog to show the diverse and different, yet wonderful talent on the caravan.
Listen by JaneAgain
I just kept staring at the painting and blending in the backgrounds, then all the fun things added to make the soft title of WHISPERS just flow so lovely:
Hope by SpunMonkey
Every page of dear SpunMonkey grabs me, and makes me want to learn more about what I guess is called a zetti? I don’t know the background, but what I do know is that I love the look. She takes the gorgeous complexion pictures and adds the most fun things, but still brings the emotions of her journey onto her journal. This is a technique I am wanting to try.
Nothing by svanderhaegen
If you are alive and breathing, I think this page could go in every single one of our journals! I love how simple she made the page. Her words are magical and seem almost to be breathing to me, and who doesn’t love the added, but that’s okay?
Hope by ms.bailey
What grabbed me other than the all the gorgeous fun colorful bits, was the font in the quote. I am loving each one of Tangie’s fonts, and this one Cheshire is done up so lovely on the page, a perfect touch.
Anyone Can by Phylisd
She grabbed my heart, as one who a year ago felt the same exact way, and I am so proud of her for her decision to try. TO TRY! Gives me goosebumps in happy! I just am touched that this page will be in the beginning of her journal, and because she tried, she could and did.
~See you on the trail
HeyJude, Jackie, Sharlamb, Linda, and darn where did Debora go?
The hotel brought in the most yummy lunch! Oh it was beyond awesome! I ate enough for two…and tee hee, wrapped a sandwich for the airplane ride home! Hey you can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the girl! hee hee
Once we started eating, Tangie started teaching, I video’d only the very beginning to see how awesome and prepared she is, and it will tantalize you and beg her to have another class! SOON!
(sansan (in pink), jaye (in blue), jeminnfer, tommygirl, penny noel (with glasses), samara (with apron))
Tangie is doing the Art Journal Live in Vegas this Friday!! I am so excited to be going, and I know everyone is wondering what about the provisions for this Friday??? Well, I heard from a friend of a cousin who used to date that guy at the butcher shop sister, that you might want to look early for them and the itinerary for this week in the forum. Mucho cool-ee-o! That being said, I have a sneak peek to show you right now, so that you are pondering and thinking what in the world, how can I….and all those other nifty keen-o things that go through your head. Ready??
I’ll be back after Vegas, with pictures and funny stories!
~see ya on the trail
You will hear me over and over talk about the best part of the Art Journey Caravan, is the people on the journey right along side you. Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore Miss Tangie Baxter, her energy, her creative wow and the tutorials she makes continue to astound and amaze me! There is just something so incredible to the actual journey in the forums. There are people from many countries, continents, and cultures. The age difference would astound and the financial status of all I am sure would be enough to make me fall down and giggle. The drive to just create and enjoy that process, along with seeing others enjoy trying a whole new technique or an established one a brand new way.
See the AJC2011 is not a class, but a journey with a whole group of people, and I am privileged to go through and find highlights of the past week. This has to include a few of the chunky books that appeared in the forum and gallery-
I have only posted one of each book featured, please go to the link and see the artist’s gallery for more wonderful pages!
Julie Ann Shalin’s
I even have a chunky book painted and ready for the texture and plan on taking it with me to Las Vegas, for a 4 hour class with Tangie Baxter. See? This one is mine!! It is not even close to done, it is holding the info I can not forget for this Friday!!
Having some of my companions from the AJC2011 there will just add to the fun and fantastic learning experience! I hope you all enjoyed this little highlight of the chunky books and that this might give you a little bit of oomph to give it whirl. It is fun and the most original thing to do, because it is all you!
~See you on the trail.
The week was started off with the gorgeous parcel with Rosey Posey, and I have to admit, that these pages were some of my favorites that were made with the actual parcel for the itineraries so far.
I start with a friend and team mate whose work is known throughout digi-land.
Fight Like a Girl by gonewiththewind:
and I have to admit I am drawn to every page this artist does, Fight by spunmonkey:
I know I usually add more layouts from the gallery, but I was going through the forums, and just giggling at some of the happening there. The forum is another perk of the Art Journal Caravan. That is where your fellow caravaners are posting questions, helps and responses, that may never be seen in the gallery. There is so much in the forums!
If you have missed the conversation in the Chunky Board Book Tutorial, I so recommend you go read, Kim and the googly eye book is a joy to behold.
This is in the gallery, but so much more is told in the forum:
Be Your Own Sunshine by angelextreme
If you have missed it, there are also some fun interviews with collaborators of each months parcels. You can find out who owns a leg lamp, who would change their name to Penelope if they could and who would take Mac Gyver if stuck on a deserted island all in the Artists Interviews.
Please forgive me, for those not a part of the AJC 2011 Expedition, these links are not available, but they can be! The Caravan is in the 3rd month of 12 and zooming right along, it is not too late too join and partake in all the fun!
See you on the trail~
After the much sought after techniques I used to make my first rock layout, I’ve written you a tutorial with links to the resources to get everything you need to make YOUR OWN including a ROCK FREEBIE by Tangie!
Here’s the bowl of rocks we’re going to be making!
Now pay close attention to the shadows and lighting. This is of the utmost importance. Watch the light. I turned my bowl so the light was coming from about 10:00 on the scale or 120 degrees in the angle on your shadows.
Then added a nice shadow with a bit of a glow in my fx panel:
Next I used the “BAM BAM” technique from the Art Journal Caravan to fill my canvas with rocks, but you can do it however you want to get those rocks on your canvas.The “BAM BAM” technique is not top secret, but a fun thing to learn on the AJC2011 in the forum, on one of the many FREE tutorials included with your journey.
2. Place the Rocks in Position
Click on the rock of your choosing. This way the text will be in the layer right above the rock. For shiny rocks and to get the engraved look, I then applied Paula Kesselring’s FREE burning action. I had to lighten the opacity and play with the actual colors of the bevel and shadows to get the look I wanted on each rock, and again I say, play and make your eyes happy with your heart.
For the non-shiny rocks; use the same directions, click rock and add font layer above the rock.