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Art Journaling 102: Technique Focus – Misty Overlays!

Art Journaling 102:

Technique Feature -

Misty Overlays

 

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

I’m very pleased to share with you today an Art Journaling Technique Feature demonstrating Studio Tangie products: Misty Overlays. Heather, Deb, Rain, and I have created examples using Misty Overlays for you.

They look like alcohol ink sprays! Tangie provides .png files that you just drag onto your page. So fast and easy, and no mess!

Inspiration for Misty Overlays by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

 

Heather

Had so much fun watching how the overlays played effortlessly off of each other, I didn’t want to pile too much stuff in their way.

MATERIALS BY TANGIE BAXTER: Misty Ink Overlays #5 and #6; AJC 2012 Parcel #37; AJC 2011 Parcel #33; Bestiary of Beasties; and Thinking of Thee.
Font: Sweetly Broken.

 

Deb aka pennyshilling

Supplies used
My own illustrations from one of my art journals as starting point.
All Digital product from Tangie Baxter with some recolouring and blending.

tangie_AJC12_parcel 33 ~ frame
tangie_ AJC12_parcel 47~ misty overlay
tangie_Broken Doll ~ elements, paper
tangie_ Serendipitous ~ elements, paint splatter
tangie_ AJF mock turtle font

Font ~ Artist Stamp

 

Rain

Credits:
Seaside Art Dolls
AJC parcel 31
AJC 12 Caravan

 

Julie Ann

I thought for a New Year’s theme to keep this page simple, clean, and fresh.

Credits: TANGIE BAXTER
Overlays: Misty Overlays 3, Misty Overlays 4
Background Paper: Gee That’s Swell
Silhouette: Keep Moving Forward
Font: Tangie AJF elephants

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your misty overlay pages!

Upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up (copy and paste the url) in the comments of this blog post.

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 Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 102: Color Inspiration

Challenge:
Create an art journal page
(on the topic of balance or the holidays)
with this color combo from Pinterest as the inspiration.

Inspiration for December’s Color Inspiration Challenge by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

Heather aka sparklyduck71

A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it. She knows the meaning of true generosity. Happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace. –Suze Orman

MATERIALS BY TANGIE BAXTER: She Found Her Bliss; Junque Journal collab with SherrieJD; Misty Ink Overlays #5.
Font: Turnpike

ms. mauk

Credits all by Tangie Baxter:
SteamPunk Maritime
What Rapture
AJC11 Parcel 33
Jungle Salvage
Scatter Graffiti Beetlies
Journal Anthology 9
Gypsy Rhapsody Alpha
Worn Paper Action

 

Deb aka pennyshilling

CREDITS: 100 % Tagie Baxter Supplies(some recolouring)
AJC_parcel 16
AJC_parcel 33
Journal Anthology_9

Font- 28 days Later

 

Julie Ann

CREDITS: All by Tangie Baxter
Lighting: Luminescence
Silver Glitter: Up Up Away
Snowflake, Bling, : Alice’s Winter Wonderland
Stars: Wizard Boarding School
Paper: Dr. Who
Font: Tangie AJF larkspur

 

Inspiration Quotations for Holidays and Balance

Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you’re giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism.
Caroline Kennedy

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge

Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Dr. Seuss

Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.
Dale Evans

May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.
Author Unknown

A snowflake is one of God’s most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!
Author Unknown

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth.
Patti Smith

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
Barbara de Angelis

 

Now it’s your turn! We dare you to try this color combination!!!

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping 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 Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com


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Art Journaling 102: Holiday Hybrid Feature with a Christmas Ornament Tutorial!

Happy Saturday friends!

Today we have a couple Holiday Hybrid ideas for you, with an awesome Tutorial for Christmas Ornaments by Deb aka pennyshilling you’ll want to check out!

Let’s make this Hybrid Crafting Saturday! Make a new ornament for your collection, and perhaps a few to give as gifts. My sister always gives me an ornament for Christmas, so I’m going to try Deb’s tutorial to make for my sister.

I love customizing my craft projects with Tangie’s products because they give it such a cool flair, with her artsy style that I love so much. I never have to worry about making a mistake, because then I can just re-print the paper and re-do it, as many times as necessary…whereas if you purchased a piece of paper, you have just that piece of paper – and I often hear that people are afraid of ruining that gorgeous piece of paper. It’s so much easier when you print your favorite Studio Tangie paper, and have no worries, since you know you can re-print it!

View Tangie’s Holiday Kits here.

 

Inspiration for Holiday Hybrid Crafts by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

Julie Ann

I was inspired by this Pinterest post, and used this pattern for the birds. I decided to amp up the design by using Tangie papers for all of the main parts, and I did use patterned cardstock for the inside wings.

The mirror is in our hallway, so it was a little difficult getting a really good photo, but you get the idea.

Credits:
Frame: A Door Opened by Tangie
Papers: MUSEical by Tangie, Winter Wonder by Tangie
Pattern: Stylishtrendy.com

 

Deb aka pennyshilling’s Festive
Christmas Ornaments with Tutorial


Digi Products Used
Tangie Winter Wonder Kit~ for the Angels
Tangie Spatter Graffiti Winterland ~ Used to create background paper
Tangie Splatter Graffiti Silverfrost ~ Used to create background paper

Other Products/Items Used
Tag-template size and shape as desired
Paper Doileys to suit
Paper towel-cheap thin varieties works well
Gold Glitter Glue
Stickles Diamond
Dylusions Spray Ink – Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Ink stamp pads – Barn Door & Tumbled Glass
Washi Tape
Recycled red onion bag
Embellishments -gold button, glitter faux feather tree branches
Metalic trim for hanging
Heavy weight matt photo paper for printing angels & background paper for tags
Double sided tape
Double sided dimensional mini squares
Bostik Glu Tack
Helmar Scrap Dots


Instructions:

 

Christmas Tags/Decorations – Could also be reworked slightly to make place cards, mantel swag or Christmas greeting cards.

Step 1. Make a template for the tag shape you wish to make and select suitable size paper doileys to suit project.

Step 2. Cut doileys in half and lighly spray with Dylusions ink, as seen above.

Note: Use paper towels to mop or dab up excess ink for use in next step.

 

Step 3.When dry enhance with gold glitter glue.

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Step 4. Tear the paper towel into 1 inch strips.

Step 5. Twist to form paper trim for each tag.

Step 6. Scrunch up strips a little to soften before twisting if necessary.

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Step 7. Holding paper strip in one hand between thumb and forefinger, gently twist paper away from you twice, allowing the twist to form between your fingers and press.

Step 8. Move thumb along 1/4 inch and repeat the action twisting in same direction to form another ‘link’ in the paper chain and so on to make sufficient trim.

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Step 9. Create background paper in Photoshop using Tangies Splatter Graffiti files and print out on heavy weight matt photo paper.

Step 10. Using your tag template cut out tags from created background paper.

Step 11. Lightly Distress Ink all edges with Barn Door.

Step 12. Run a thin trail of Diamond Stickles around all sides.

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Step 13. Adhere paper twist trim to lower edges of tag using Glu Tack.

Step 14. Trim to neaten.

Step 15. Glue doiley to lower back edge of tag.

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Step 16. Neaten back edge of doiley with strip of Washi Tape.

Note: Use space on back of tag for personal greeting if desired.

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Step 17. Size as required and print out Angels from Tangies Winter Wonder Kit on heavy matt photo paper.

Step 18. Trim leaving a small white border to enhance cutout effect.

Step 19. Add Diamonds Stickles to all edges and details.

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Step 20.Use a strip of double sided tape to attach small piece of onion netting.

Step 21. Position branch on top and attach angel cutout using the  dimensional double sided tape squares.

Step 22. Position and attach gold button with Helmar Glue Dot and allow to dry.

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Step 23. In Photoshop create and print out Merry Christmas word strips.

Step 24. Distress Ink all edges using a mix ofBarn Door and Tumbled Glass.

Step 25. Use Scrap Dots to adhere the strips using enough of the glue so that the strip are slight raised.

Tip: Hold strip with tweezers to apply Scrap Dots and positon the strips.
To complete punch hole at top of each tag and attach tie for hanging.

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Wow! What an awesome tutorial! Thank you so much Deb for rockin’ this out for us. The creative team was flipping out over Deb’s inspired use of paper towels! I, myself, want to break out my doilies and Dylusions and start printing out angels!

 

 

Now it’s your turn! Have fun making your own Hybrid Holiday Crafts with Studio Tangie products.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping 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 Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

 

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Art Journaling 102: Technique Focus – DIY Cluster Embellishments!

First Order of Business…

Oops! I forgot to post Tangie’s page last week for the prompt on Which movie star no longer living would you cast to star in a movie about your own life? Please forgive me Tangie!!!! (I think she was in Colorado and didn’t even notice. LOL)

Here is her amazing page that has been finished since September!

TANGIE – “I Don’t Know What to Write Myth-Buster Prompt #14 (link to prompt)

Credits: Virtuosity, AJC12 Parcel 37 & 13, Gypsy Rhapsody, Gesso Messy 1, 6, 7 & 9, Love “The Doctor”, Dream Spilling all from Studio Tangie and Ransom Alpha Color by Studio SherrieJD

 

Ok, now onto new business!!! We’ve got a brand-new technique focus for you this week:

Technique Focus – Make Your Own Cluster Embellishments from Studio Tangie elements!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday if you celebrated Thanksgiving in the U.S., and also survived Black Friday shopping, if you were brave enough. I haven’t been out shopping in several years, I have decided to do all my shopping online, if not making things by hand. I am too old to have patience for the crowds at the stores nowadays!

If you’d like to find some zen after the shopping craziness, try your hand at our Technique Focus this week – use Studio Tangie elements to create Cluster Embellishments. This awesome idea came from our  own ingenius Creative Team Member Leslie aka lharvey81.

The idea is to take elements from a kit, or different kits, and create clusters that you’ll have ready to use when the mood strikes you to make a page! The page will come together all that much FASTER!

Let’s look at examples of clusters put together by the Creative Team, and how they used them on a page.

Inspiration by the Studio Tangie Creative Team for Technique Focus

Lita’s Clusters


Lita’s Art Journal Page Using Her DIY Clusters

CREDITS: All by Tangie Baxter except font
Autumns Poetry;
AJC 2012 Parcel 16 Fusion Collage;
Gesso Messy V5 Borders;
Gesso Messy V8 Doilies;
Fonts: SweetlyBroken

 

Rain’s Clusters

Rain’s Art Journal Page #1 Using DIY Cluster Set 1

Hope
To see the road before me
To always keep hope alive
Despite obstacles that block my way
To follow the Golden path
of beauty
of heart
Despite discouragement and frustration
to always keep hope alive

CREDITS: All Tangie Baxter: Bestiary of Beasties

Rain’s Art Journal Page #2 Using DIY Cluster Set 2

Fearless
CREDIT: All Tangie Baxter: Bestiary of Beasties

 

Rain’s Art Journal Page #3 Using DIY Cluster Set #3

La Luna, Holder of Watery Wisdom
Please come to my dreaming body,
Fill me with fluidity and power of the tides, the soft light
Pouring the depth of understanding into my soul, allowing my being
to take winged flight.
La Luna, Luminescent grace,
traversing my inner galaxy, whisper of love into my ear,
the music of the unknown.

CREDIT: All Tangie Baxter: Bestiary of Beasties.

 

Heather’s Cluster Frames

CREDITS: Tangie’s Thinking of Thee; Wishing and Waiting; Up Up and Away; and Splatter Graffiti: Bloom kits.

Heather’s Art Journal Page Using DIY Cluster Frame

CREDIT: The paper here is also from Thinking of hee, with silver alpha from Tangie’s Junque Journal collab with SherrieJD.

 

Julie Ann’s Clusters

 

Julie Ann’s Art Journal Page Using DIY ClustersCredit: All by Studio Tangie

Paper, borders, bird, doodle, glitter, key, metal flower, paint/splatters, flower, word art, fleur de lis, graffiti, tape: Thankful Heart Collab with SherrieJD
Graffiti, leaf shape, word art: Thankful News (Thankful Titles and Graffiti)
Fonts: TangieAJFMaryAnn, TangieAJFoldcrab, TangieAJFfivesevenandtwo, TangieAJFmockturtle

 

Now it’s your turn! Have fun making your own DIY Cluster Embellishments with Studio Tangie elements.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping 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 Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

 

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Art Journaling 102: Technique Feature – Photo Masks + Paint + Bling

Art Journaling 102:

Technique Feature -

Photo Masks + Paint + Bling

I’m very pleased to share with you today an Art Journaling Technique Feature demonstrating Studio Tangie products. Tangie, Rain, Ms. Mauk, and myself have created art journal pages using photo masks + paint + bling. You can find Tangie’s photo masks products here: Super Saver Bundle: Splatter Graffiti Photo Masks

Let’s get right to it!

Instructions

Here are simple instructions for using Photo Masks in PSE, from my former tutorial blog, (now closed.)

Step 1. Open your photo (or in art journaling you may use paper or glitter instead of a photo) in PSE.
Step 2. Select the photo mask you wish to use, and open it in PSE.
Step 3. Drag the photo onto the photo mask so that it is the layer above the photo mask.
Step 4. Select ctrl+g to clip it together.
Step 5. To use it in a layout, select Layer–> Merge Visible.
Step 6. Drag the photo onto your layout.

 

Inspiration from the Studio Tangie Creative Team

Tangie

Credits: Journal Anthology 8, Splatter Graffiti Rhapsody, Gesso Messy 8, Je t’Adore, My Midnight Dreams Danced Among the Stars, Super Saver Bundle Masks

 

Rain

Credits – All Tangie Baxter:
AJC2012 Parcel#29
Journal Anthology 8
AJC bling
Jungle Salvage
SJD Caravan

 

ms. mauk
Credits:
Tangie Baxter, Splatter Graffiti Masks 7
Tangie Baxter, Splatter Graffiti [Skinnies] Indifference
Tangie Baxter, Paper Ink
Tangie Baxter, AJC12 Parcel 3
Tangie Baxter, AJC12 Parcel 21
Tangie Baxter, AJC12 Parcel 7
Tangie Baxter, Gesso Messy 5
Tangie Baxter, Paperworn Art Styles & Bonus Action
Tangie Baxter, Watercolor Styles 1
Tangie Baxter, Gesso Layer Styles
tbsk, Glitter Festival Freebie Styles
Font: AJC11 Parcel 28 Font Tiger-Lily

 

Julie Ann

Credits: all by Tangie Baxter
Word Art (used as layer mask): AJC12 Parcel 36
Doilies: Eerie Shadows Doilies
Bling: Splatter Graffiti Eerie Shadows
Papers: Eerie Shadows, 31 Halloween Art Journal Workshop Add-On 2012

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your photo masks + paint + bling pages!

Upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up (copy and paste the url) in the comments of this blog post.

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 Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 102: Hybrid Feature – Reverse Hybrid, Hybrid Canvas, & AJC Gallery Finds

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

I’m so excited to bring you some new hybrid ideas today featuring Studio Tangie products. Plus don’t forget to pre-order your exclusive Tangie Baxter & Co. Rubber Stamps Limited Edition bundle! I’ll bring you some ideas when I get my set of her stamps, but for now we have the following magnificient projects:

  • Hybrid + Reverse Hybrid
  • Hybrid Canvas Inspiration by Tam Hanley
  • AJC Gallery Finds

Let’s get started!

 

“Hybrid  + Reverse Hybrid” Project Inspiration

What is Reverse Hybrid?

When you add digital to a scanned or photographed art journal or scrapbook page, it is called “Reverse Hybrid”, popularized by the creative Tia Bennett. Since my project is Hybrid to begin with, I’m calling it “Hybrid + Reverse Hybrid”.

Why do Reverse Hybrid?

The first reason is just  for the art of it. It would be the same reason as creating a digital page.

The second reason is to experiment without ruining your page. You can add paint, overlays, elements, whatever you can imagine to your heart’s desire and take it away if you don’t like it, or add more! No consequences except taking up space on your hard drive.

The third reason would be if you have a flat page that could be run through your printer again, then you can make another design, run your page through your printer and add something spectacular to  your page. But you can make as many edits as you wish before you decide to print!

Let’s see my Hybrid + Reverse Hybrid Page. Here are the steps in my project:

Step 1. I designed a page using Tangie’s Tangible Plans™, and printed it out. I adhered it to my journal.

 

Step 2. I adhered border pieces around my page. I added some houses in the upper right corner.

 

 

Step 3. I continued adding some pieces to the border.

Step 4. I added the woman with the word art, which was cut from a magazine.

Step 5. I adhered circles and flower elements by Tangie to the page.

Step 6. I added my journaling and some doodling. My hybrid portion is complete.

Now for the reverse hybrid steps next…

 

 

Step 7: I photographed my page, uploaded it to my computer, and cropped it in my photo editing software (PSE).

Step 8: In PSE, I added one of Tangie’s new overlays Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #012. I did stretch it to make it fit my page from a square to a rectangle, but since it’s an abstract  overlay, no design was weirdly warped.

Step 9: I added stitching  from the new  Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #013 over the rectangle with the word art “Imagine the Perfect Day”.

Step 10: I added paint splatters from Tangie’s Silhouette Collab with DeCrow Designs.

Step 11: I added a canvas tag from the new Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #014.

Step 12: Finally, I adjusted all of the overlay and paint layers with the Paperworn Art Styles & BONUS Action.

 

Credits: ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER

Tangible Plans™

Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #012

Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #013

Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #014

Silhouette Collab

2011 Collage Sheet Mania! 94 Collage Sheet Grab Bag!

Paperworn Art Styles & BONUS Action

 

Hybrid Canvas Inspiration by Tam Hanley

The inspiration was the original picture of the girl from Tangie’s “Thoughts of Thee” collection. So the edging and background are in keeping with that picture, even though I tore her out of it.

Other pieces are all from Tangie:
Keep Moving Forward
AJC 2010 parcels 20, 31, and 23
Broken Doll
Compendium of Daydreams
Anthology 8
Quote Collage

In addition to acrylic paint, beading wire, modeling paste, gel medium, hot glue, and buttons.

Tam

Inspiration from the Art Journal 2012 Gallery

tina0319

Week 28

“Images by Tangie Baxter Photo found on-line “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” ~John Lennon

 

Artyparrot

Chasing Butterflies

It is so good to be back to my art journalling after what feels like ages, Just had to create other things like birthday cards and design team things. This is my page for the word Apolaustic # 26. It started just as a session playing with my paint and I ended up with my fave background yet and then I just had to use that wonderful owl!! Just realised I missed my caravan image out, will have to hide him somewhere.

Images by Tangie
Letters by SherrieJD

 

mimisgirl

Frippery

This is a prime example of what happens when you are stuck in bed listening to old Dixie Chicks CDs while trying to catch up on old itineraries. Ha! It was fun though.

credits:
Tangie Baxter: fine lady
Cajoline: shovel
Hidden Vintage Studios: man head
old book pages, prang watercolors, sharpie markers, gel pens, glitter

 

rarou47

Quintessential

I Collaged, gessoed, and painted with acrylics and pan pastel. Then I glued an Haikü

 

 

Art Journaling 102: Technique Focus – Altering Word Art

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Technique Focus – Altering Word Art

Today’s focus is on using purchased word art and making it your own!

What is Word Art? By Tim Brugger

In its simplest form, word art is simply ….(stylized) print or text, essentially (transformed text) into an image. Rather than your traditional Times New Roman or Arial fonts, which may appear a bit bland on an (art journal page or scrapbook layout), word art gives the designer a means of changing the bland into an eye-catching, attention-grabbing image.

Some Examples

There are a ton of different effects you can make using word art; limited only by your imagination. Some of the more common uses include changing blah, ordinary text into having the appearance of being 3-D, using different colors and shades and shadows to add the appearance of depth.

Changing your text using stripes, fades and adding curves or blocked shapes is also a common use of word art. Even after you’ve tweaked and doctored up your text using one or several of these options, there are still choices available to you. Now you can pull or stretch the text giving it an entirely different appearance, or make it appear as though it is spiraling or wrapping it around pictures.

Source


Examples of Word Art by Tangie

Here of some of  Tangie’s most recent products that are Word Art centric, although most of her kits and parcels contain word art as well:

Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #7 by Tangie

{Verve} Letter Art By Tangie

{Verve} Letter Art

Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 18} By Tangie

Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 18}

Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #010 By Tangie

Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #010

Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #005 By Tangie

Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #005

Inspiration for Altering Word Art

Tutorial by Julie Ann

Step 1. Open word art from Steampunk Maritime w/ Studio Rebecca in your photo editing software (I am using Photoshop Elements).

Step 2. Create a new document the size of your art journal page with a white background and drag the word art onto it. Transform the word art with the move tool (by dragging  the corners) so the word art is full-size.

 

Step 3. Take a paper from Journal Anthology 8 and drag it above your word art. Group it with the word art by pressing Ctrl+G to “cut” away the paper so that the word art is now cut out of the paper.

 

Step 4. Take another paper from Journal Anthology 8 and drag it to the layer below your word art. Position it.

Step 5. Drag the word art again onto the page again twice, this time above your background paper.  Alter the color by going to  Enhance –>Adjust Color –> Adjust Hue/Saturation, then adjust the lightness level to the left until you are satisfied with the white color.  Rotate the word art by using the move tool.

 

 

Step 6. Next I wanted to highlight the word “Explore.” So I drew a box around it with the Rectangular Marquee Tool, copied it (Ctrl + C), and then pasted it on a new layer below the word art layer.

Step 7. I added Tangie’s Galaxy Glow style to the new layer’s word art Explore. (Galaxy Glow style is available on the SUPER HERO BUNDLE by Tangie). I adjusted the style to my taste by clicking on the fx icon.

 

Step 8. Experiment with blending modes to give the rotated word art  layers an added extra artistic oomph! I changed the blending mode to color dodge.

Step 9. Add a new layer, and stamp with Tangie’s Grunge Brushes 1 above the background paper.

Step 10. Add ephemera.

Step 11. Add splattergraffiti.

Step 12. Add border pieces.

Here is the finished page:

Credits: ALL BY TANGIE

Border: AJC Parcel 40 with Amanda Sexton
Boat, Anchor: Dream Spilling
Splatter Graffiti: Dare
Sailors: 3 Cheers with SherrieJD
Papers: Journal Anthology 8
Word Art: Steampunk Marine
Brush: Grunge Brushes 1 by Tangie

 

msmauk

Credits all from Tangie Baxter-

Conversed 3
Conversed 6
AJC12 Parcel 18
AJC12 Parcel 16
AJC12 Parcel 8
AJC12 Parcel 7
MaleCall
Collage Fodder Animal Faces
Gesso Messy 5
Watercolor Styles 1
Paperworn Art Styles & Bonus Action

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your altered word art pages!

Upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up (copy and paste the url) in the comments of this blog post.

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 Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Technique Focus: Hybrid

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Happy Summer Tangie Fans!!! How do you intend to celebrate summer? I have two fabulous HYBRID technique projects to share with you today featuring Tangie’s designs, with a focus on intentions and celebrations! Let’s start Summer 2012 off with a blast. Yeah!

 

Celebrations Inspiration

Tutorial

First, I have an awesome idea for a birthday banner that I found on Pinterest. Actually, my sister sent me this idea she wanted me to make for my nephew’s first birthday party that was in May. Right away, I thought of using Tangie’s hats aka Tippy Tops in her {TBD Classics} Merry Bundle.

Pinterest Version (by Stephanie Ford)

 

My Version Using Tangie’s Products

Banner: Step-By-Step Directions

1. Select 12 photos of the child, one for each month of the past year

2. Open each photo in your photo editing program

3. Select just the head from each photo with the circle marquee tool.

4. Determine the size of the head in inches. (see photo above)

5. Make each head the same size.

Illustration of concept. Determine the size of the hats. Print hats separately.

6. Determine the size of the hats.

7. Print the heads in color or black and white.

8. Print the hats in color.

9. Cut out the heads, and cut along the ears and head, cutting out the background.

10. Cut out the hats.

11. Attach hats to the heads.

12. Hang two parallel lengths of string on the wall.

13.  Attach heads in order to the string.

Product Used In This Inspiration:

Merry Tippy Tops Set Two from {TBD Classics} Merry Bundle By Tangie

{TBD Classics} Merry Bundle By Tangie

 

 

Intention Inspiration by Tami

Hybrid Art Journaling

What Tami Did to Create This Piece: I used washi tape from AJC 2011, paper scraps and map arrow from AJC 2012, Tangie’s Mad Hatter font, word art from Tribalations and Journal Anthology 5, Vintage Ad Words 2, and Phonics (which are my favorites… there is no end to their usefulness!)

The rest is a done with recycled canvas, acrylic paint, modeling paste, Faber Castell brush pen, lots of gesso, and scraps of fabric, lace, and a button from my HUGE button stash.

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see summer hybrid projects!

Upload your projects to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

 

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 Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 102: Technique Feature – Mixing Patterned Papers

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

This week’s focus is on mixing patterned papers for art journaling design. I’ve heard that there is a fear of patterned paper, and I’m here to help you conquer that fear!

 

There are some coambinations you can follow when mixing patterns:

  • mix patterns within a digital kit, a super easy way to get it right
  • mix patterns such as a large pattern, a small pattern, a stripe, and a solid
  • mix patterns from different kits that harmonize with each other

Patterned papers come in more forms than just 12 x 12. A few examples of  items  patterns are in:

  • Papers
  • Borders
  • Dots and Circles
  • Collage Houses
  • Paper Tape
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Paper Alphabets
  • Hearts
  • Journal spots

For the page below, I used a template to create blocks of pattern. Templates are a fabulous way to conquer your fear of using patterns.

 

Excellence by Julie Ann Shahin

Credits: MOST BY TANGIE BAXTER

Workshop 4: Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #004, Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #005, Tangible Plans™ {Starter Kit & Workshop}
Papers, Arrow: Lost and Found
Template: Come Away With Me, A Travel Journal Project by Kimberly Lund
Stitching: CRenee GetRDone

MUST READ (some of these articles pertain to decorating or fashion yet can be applied to digital design)

 

Inspiration from the
Art Journal Caravan Gallery and the
Studio Tangie Creative Team Gallery:
Technique Feature – Mixing Patterned Papers

Zig Zag Courage by Karen Bowers

I was playing with zigzags and the John Wayne quote fit well with the “mountains”. Think I’ll print these out for cards to send to friends.

Sausan’s Funk Funky papers
DeviantScraps’ I’m with the Band (white paper)
Goudy Stout font

 

Head and Shoes by lharvey81

Journal Page for Art Journal Caravan Week 18!
Products used: Pieces from various Tangie Baxter Collections

 

AJC week 18 by SuzieR

mixed media page for week 18 of the art journal caravan

 

Art Journal – May 3 2012 by lharvey81

till loving Tangible Plans! Sure makes it easy to create these daily pages! And I still have time to make it my own!

Products used: Mostly Tangible Plans pieces, but, I throw pieces in from many different collections including my own designs.

 

Compass Rose by caubin

Kit Used: Up, Up and Away by Tangie Baxter

 

completely happy to be me being me when i am asleep by gonewiththewind

CREDITS: BEING ME by Studio Tangie and Studio Rosey Posey; Blended Templates {01 to 13} by Studio Rosey Posey; In Print Alpha by Studio Rosey Posey; font is Cheapskate Fill

 

Dance  by Andrea4376

Credits :

Dance Like Everyone is watchingby Tangie Baxter

 

Only God Can Make a Tree by sparklyduck71

We were out scouting neighborhoods for real estate a few weeks ago, and the houses without trees just made me feel sad and unwelcomed. I knew I loved trees, but I didn’t realize what a deal-breaker they could be for me.

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
–Joyce Kilmer, “Trees”

CREDITS:
Moonlight Hollow by Tangie Baxter;
Font: Pea Comfy Cozy by Fonts for Peas.

 

 

Don’t Bother Knockin’ by finecraft

I used Tangie Baxter’s Hand Cut Collage Fodder Houses and Hand Cut Collage Fodder Edges 2 both available at Scrapbookgraphics

 

AQC-June-A-Matter-of-Heart by scrappingramma

credits
Angie_Young_Experience_Life_wordart pressed_flower_cindy_doerksen
RD_DeathOfTheMicrobes
RD_LuckyStart_heartbanner
RD_MicrobesTheJournal
rmcmeen_LolaRose
Too_DayScaleArrow
tangie_AJC12_parcel12
tangie_CartSet26_Hearts
tangie_collagefodder
tangie_explainit_word
TFS_Remedies_label
ViVa_SilkRoad

 

 

Journey by Pinewoodtoo

Supplies
nrj_MixedMedia,PaintedAlpha

 

First Art Journal Page by Livie
Page made using parcels from Art Journal Caravan 2012 by Tangie Baxter

Parcel 07
Parcel 13
Parcel 20
Parcel 15
Parcel 14
Parcel 02
Parcel 19

 

TheEyeSNR_ATCswap by cfalbro

This is a hybrid ATC I made for a swap. There are 9 total each one a little different.

Credits:

by Tangie Baxter
Hand Cut Collage Fodder: Edges
-SBG

Everything else is scraps from magazines
Letters from my Dymo Labeler

 

 

 

LYM Challenge #19 – It’s What I Love To Do by Julie Ann Shahin

LYM Challenge #19 – It’s What I Love To Do

What I love to Do {Collab w/ Re Kneipp}
by Tangie

Template: kiss april by twosisters (retired)

 

Crazy! by skyezak

Created with Tangie Baxter’s
GEE, THAT’S SWELL kit

Font – Rage Italic and tbugz

This is a photo of me playing around with a hat and I thought it was a cute expression that I just had to scrap LOL!

 

Enjoy the Simple Things by ginamichelle1111

JC #5 Credits: Gee That’s Swell by Tangie Baxter http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Ge…SKU296781.html , template – Bloom Too by Lilacs in Bloom, font is Baby Kruffy and Bernhard Fashion

 

Caution by Scrappie Irene

Jungle Salvage by Tangie Baxter and DeCrow
Splatter Graffiti Borders Jungle Salvage by Tangie Baxter
Hand Cut Collage Fodder: Edges by Tangie Baxter
at Scrapbookgraphics

 

~Caution~ by pennyshilling

For the past few weeks I have been laid up in bed..between the resting and sleeping pretty much kept occupied with my iphone, music and working in a journal. (no lap top) Not so easy on your back.LOL Just a small box of watercolour crayons, black ink pen, water brush and biro. TFL
Note.. drippage and splats from watercolour crayons can not be washed out from bed sheets. LOL

My own words on this one..with some happy doodles.

 

Friday the 13th – Parcel 15 – AJC by CarolW

Description – nothing to do with Friday the 13th, it just is.

Made using Parcel 15 AJC by Tangie Baxter available at Scrapbookgraphics.

 

 

Heart-and-dreams by zotova

Deconstructed Journals No. 1 {Sorbet} By Tangie http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/De…-1-Sorbet.html

 

Begin To Live by Billa

Created with

Collage Fodder: Painted Quote Bundle

by Studio Tangie available here at Scrapbookgraphics

 

 

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 Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 102: Technique Focus – Making Backgrounds

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

It can be handy to have in your stash a bunch of pre-made backgrounds for art journaling that you’ve created in your spare time. This could be a mindless task that you do while watching T.V. or a movie. It’s a great way to delve into kits that you rarely use or make kits look all new by combining them with other kits.

I’ve created four sample backgrounds PLUS! tutorial for one of them. One I used Tangie’s Artboard (recently on Closeout Sale) for the base, two I used Tangie’s Tangibles Workshop and Add-Ons as the base, and the last one I used a kit for the base.

Inspiration: Technique Focus – Making Backgrounds

Background by Julie Ann Shahin – Credits: All by Tangie Baxter
Base: Artspiration Artboard Yellow (retired)
Gesso: AJC11 Parcel 30, Gesso Messy 3
Word Art: Emily Penned Chapter 2
Tree: Merry Shade Trees (retired)
Tag: Oh My Journal Boxes
Splatter: Splatter Graffiti Red, Splatter Graffiti Catch
Boy: Main Street Silhouettes
Photo: Photo Emporium 2
Tiles: ARTist Sheets Scrabble Bliss
Milk Tabs: ARTist Sheets Set #999
Styles: Paperworn Art Journal Style, Gesso Style

 

 

Background by Julie Ann Shahin – Credits: All by Tangie Baxter
Tangible Plans™ {Starter Kit & Workshop}
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #007
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #008
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #009
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #010
Splatter Graffiti [Borders] La La Land
Gesso: Gesso Messy 4, AJC11 Parcel 30

 

Background by Julie Ann Shahin Credits – all by Tangie Baxter
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #010
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #009
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #006
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #005
Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #002
Tangible Plans™ {Starter Kit & Workshop}
Conversed Grunge (Coming Soon!) by Tangie
Ethereal Entity 2 (Coming Soon!) by Tangie

 

 

Tutorial

Let’s take a quick look at the finished page for the tutorial.

 

Step 1. Open your paper from your kit, and crop if preferred.

 

Step 2. Add layers of splattergraffiti, border, and graphic image.

 

Step 3. Add word art, stitches, and splattergraffiti overlaying image.

 

Step 4. Add bubblewrap paint, newsprint splatter, and gesso frame. Apply gesso style to gesso.

 

Step 5. Add glitter lace, vintage pop element, and splattergraffiti flower.

 

Step 6. Add splattergraffiti overlaying image, and beads over image as the final touch!

 

Page by Julie Ann Shahin – Credits, all by Tangie Baxter
Splatter: Dream Spilling Splatter Graffiti
Border: Collage Fodder Strips
Gesso: Gesso Messy 6
Glitter Lace: Feline Dreaming
Vintage Pop: Vintage Pop Set 3
Other: Feline Dreaming

 

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your backgrounds.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping 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 Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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