Showing posts with label Courses/Tutes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Courses/Tutes. Show all posts

Friday, November 5, 2021

How To Create Easy Altered Art Book Pages

I love this altered art book pages tute by Aldridge Crafts & Gifts, a craft retailer out of Norfolk, United Kingdom. I particularly like how the die cuts are used to accent the pages. I have a supply of die cuts from other projects and my testing of new dies.

Notice how the spray inks stain the pages with colors that are too dark and an opaque coverage with at first does not allow the underlying work to show through? Well, they usually dry lighter in tint. Some of it can also be mopped up with a tissue, making the end result even lighter if needed.

I also like the technique of adhering elements that extend beyond the edges on the pages  and snipping the extra off. This technique gives the pages such a neat, finished appearance.

The process of altered art is really not as confusing and intimidating as it looks. It's just step by step, starting with laying down a surface for you work, either using paint or paper. You begin to add elements and accents as you see fit.

There is no perfect way to create it. It's what you feel should be added as you work along. The artwork will also guide you. Art creates itself. It also helps that you can work on it over a period of days or weeks. Do a little and come back to it later. Your nerves will have rested and you'll have a fresh perspective with new ideas on how to proceed.

For an old book, the flatter the additions to the pages, the better. There are so many pages and the book needs to close. With a handmade book, you can add as many or as few pages as you want, so your pages can have thicker elements.

This video is a perfect example of how easy it is to create, in a few, non-intimidating steps, altered artwork that is stunning! Give it a try. In the end, you'll be surprised that you did it!

Have a Happy Creative Weekend!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Easy Gel Press Storage

I like Carolyn Dube's personality and spirit of teaching. She's a fun person. Here she talks about the ways to store gel presses based on her experiences. As she says, the info is often conflicting and I'm glad I found her explanations. I find her suggestions to be sensible and very easy to understand.



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Free Color Psychology Course

 


Coolors, my fav color schemes generator, has teamed up with Uxcel, an interactive online learning platform, to offer a color theory/psychology class.

If you want to learn how to skillfully use colors in your products and/or brands, you can do it through this fun course. Uxcel offers a pro subscription but this course is free. 

I like the colorful graphics and the easy click and read interface. I am excited that Fabrizio Bianchi offered this course through his website, Coolors.

Color Psychology for Designers



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