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Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal Process/Tutorial – Spread 1 – Let It Grow

Decided it’s about time to put that traveler’s notebook we made to good use and start filling it with some art journaling!

I hope to record my process every time I open this insert, so be on the look out for more videos in this series in the coming months.

This layout is setting a precedent for the kind of style I’m going for – collage, vintage ephemera, florals, muted colors with pops of brightness. I may deviate from these things a bit but I am definitely into seeing what I can do to keep this TN insert visually cohesive. I may try to focus on a different style from insert to insert. I think it might also be interesting to set “rules” for an art journal, or guidelines to work from. Something to remember for later.

Please enjoy the process video below. Materials are listed in the tags on this post, as well as on-screen as they are being used.

CutCardStock Design Team Project 13 – Thanksgiving Reverse-Pattern Fall Leaf Watercolor Card

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our thirteenth project is a watercolor thanksgiving card you can make without any die-cutting .. just draw out a simple leaf stencil to design a pattern you can cut with an exacto. Enjoy!

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New Products in Process .. Cabochons and Resin Crystal Pendants

I’ve always been fascinated by resin jewelry making and had been researching how to pour resin into silicone molds for a little while when the opportunity to buy some epoxy resin presented itself: I needed to cover some fluid art coasters with a waterproof seal.

So I indulged in my first batch of resin, a medium I’ve not had much experience in, but have done a lot of research on. And I may have wasted some material as I’ve been figuring things out, but I think trial and error is normal when it comes to learning how to use epoxy resin.

I’ve also had some flat-back water beads lying around that I picked up at the dollar store ages ago, so I started brainstorming ways to use them in pendants as well – including with my fluid acrylic skins.

Fluid Acrylic Cabochon

So far I’m quite pleased with the process, though it’s taking some time to iron out the kinks. I’ve had a hard time finding an adhesive that works best with adhering glass and acrylic without clouding the image. And I’ve had to learn how to avoid getting lots of bubbles in my resin while mixing and pouring it into molds.

I’m still perfecting these, just as I did the journals and coasters (which I’ve not been able to post about yet, but I’m getting there! I thought I had the design finished but it needed more finesse.)

I’m also quite excited at the idea of being able to sell pieces to jewelry makers, as I am a mixed media artist more than a jewelry maker, but I get by – I usually just keep them quite simple.

More coming soon as we get these finished and create more pieces!

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Classic Movie Star Hand Lettered DIY Gallery Wall – Instant Download

This digital download comes with 8 files you can print and frame any way you want for an instant gallery wall. They feature classic movie stars and their names, using a halftone black and white process and brush lettering over top for graphic effect. The movie stars featured are: Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Claire Trevor, Ginger Rogers, John Wayne, Lon Chaney, Sandra Dee, and Sidney Poitier.

Formatted to print best on 11×17 inch paper and 300dpi.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us a message before purchasing.

This artwork is copyright 2017 Pigmentology. Downloading our artwork does not mean you own the rights to it, nor are you allowed to modify and resell, or remove the watermark.

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New Product: Acrylic Poured Soft Cover Mini-Journals

As I’ve been experimenting with fluid acrylics, I’ve been formulating ways to turn what I make into products for the shop. If you follow Pigmentology on Instagram you might have gotten some sneaky peeks.

So far for this line we’ve got three journals done and listed – various sizes, two different color-ways. The size of the finished journal depends on how the acrylic skin dries when poured onto a silicone mat, so each one is a handmade, original work of abstract art.

Keep your eyes peeled, especially on Instagram, for more process as we develop more products with fluid art!

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#letteringsummerunderthestars – Practicing Calligraphy with TCM

Say hello to a new hand lettering series! We’re joining #letteringsummerunderthestars (an exercise created by @rosiechristinestudio , inspired by the classic movie line-up on @turnerclassicmovies !!) and providing prints of our artwork for sale on Etsy by the end of the month. Starting with the iconic Marilyn, of course.

Keep a look out for each movie star as we complete the challenge on Instagram! Feel free to join in at any point and use the hashtag so everyone can see your work.

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 12 – Anniversary Card – Ivory on White with Crayola Watercoloring

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our twelfth project features white and ivory card stocks, crayola watercoloring, floral stamping, and brush lettering – as always! It’s a delicate and simple DIY project.

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Neon Dirty Pour – Acrylic Skin on Silicone Mat Using Craft Paints and DIY Pour Medium

We’ve been making a ton of fluid acrylic skins to use in some new products that are currently in the design stages. While we’re not quite ready to show you the final result, we always love sharing our process. Stay tuned to see what we end up making with these wonderful fluid pours!

This video will take you through our typical process of creating a fluid acrylic pour that will dry into an easily-removable skin on the silicone mat. Once we peel it up, we use it to create all kinds of different mixed media art and products.

As soon as our line is done (which we’re super excited about) we’ll be launching the announcement here, on Youtube, and on Instagram. Can’t wait to show you more of what we’ve been working on!

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Pigeon Watercolor and Brush Pen Illustration Speed Paint

I think we all could use more reasons to unwind. Watercolor and all things pigment-based are my therapy. Sharing what I do with the world is also my therapy. Watching what others do can be so calming as well. You get caught up in their vibe that you get lost to the troubles around you.

Well, here’s to you getting caught up in my vibes.

I made this little pigeon babe for my Mother in Law on her birthday. She loves pigeons. I know a lot of people don’t love pigeons, but she does, and I think that’s special. Because they really are beautiful, smart little creatures.

This pigeon is all the way across an ocean right now, in a good home. I had so much fun creating him and I hope you have fun watching me create him.

As usual, supplies will be listed on screen as I use them. I will also be doing something new where I list them all in the tags here on the blog as well. Because that’s probably a thing that would be good to do!

Thanks all, looking forward to lots more fun things on the horizon. 

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CutCardStock Design Team Project 11 – Birthday Cards – Watercolor Smooshing and Gel Crayon Stenciling

We are so pleased to be working with the CutCardStock team! Each month, using their products in order to make two themed projects, and hosting step-by-step DIY instructions on their blog.

On our blog, we will have full YouTube videos showing the process as well. So be sure to check both places to get the full story!

Our eleventh project is a set of birthday cards, using Neenah Classic Crest ivory card stock and Curious Metallics once again. We are also using the watercolor smooshing technique, gel crayon stenciling, perfect pearls, and sequin embellishments. Enjoy!