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Vintage Elegance Instant Book Folio Materials and Supplies

Vintage Elegance Instant Book Folio Materials and Supplies

These are the materials and supplies I used but you can adapt this book format in many ways to use what you have.  These affiliate links are to help you find the materials I use and like in the studio – enjoy!

 The free Art Party, presented by TW Studios, where I’m going to present this starts at 8 AM PST on Saturday, August 8, 2020 so don’t wait, head over here and sign up!

HELPFUL LINKS
(When available, I use an affiilate link where I may earn a commission to help you find the products I use and enjoy personally!)

Find all the things you need in one list right here: https://amzn.to/33CbXEw

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Material List for Mini Accordion Book Demonstration

Mini Accordion Book

Mini Accordian Collage Book Materials and Supplies

These are the materials and supplies I used but this book format is very flexible and forgiving so use what you have. I’ve listed suitable substitutes in parentheses.

HELPFUL LINKS
(When available, I use an affiilate link where I may earn a commission to help you find the products I use and enjoy personally!)

MORE DISCLOSURE: I like to review and share products and services I use and think you might like. If possible, I use a referral link, which means if you click one of the links and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. This helps support the free and community resources I provide – thank you for your support!

I’m a fan of Amazon, and some of the links are to those products on Amazon. I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn commissions by linking to Amazon.com and related sites at no extra cost to you.

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A Whole Library of Awesome Art Instruction

If you’re not able to come to our live event with Karen Cambell, how about the next best thing? Learning from her books! She’s totally inspiring and fun and makes everything crystal clear in person and her books are just like her. Check out this list of her best loved books including the newest on how to draw hands…I know, hands!!

Creativity is Curious

Creativity likes to find pockets of shiny and new in your daily life. That doesn’t mean epic and overwhelming, it’s more the gentle surprise of a daffodil budding where there wasn’t one yesterday or a little  time looking through a new book or the bit of happiness when you notice how pretty the rows of brightly colored produce look in the grocery. Nurture these little pockets of delight in your day and see what possibilities open for you.

Create Your Life!

Monette

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My Art Journal Page Isn’t Working, Now What?

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Let’s Fix Your Page!

Hey There!

Now that the house renovation is (mostly) over, it’s time to move in and start putting the studio to rights. That’s a ton of decisions about what goes where, wondering how I’m going to use things and work in the space and the almost certain knowledge that I’ll get a good part of it wrong. So, I’m taking it slowly and seeing how it develops – just like an art project. Let’s hope I don’t get stuck in the middle!

Speaking of stuck art projects – have you run into the dreaded “stuck” phase? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a (sort of) easy fix for that? Try this one!

When your page isn’t working and you don’t know what to do next, here are two things that are often missing.

  1. Lack of a focal point. There’s just nothing specific to grab your eye with little to no variation of elements across the page.
  2. Not enough contrast. All the colors are in the middle with no really dark or light places.

These two things together add up to a page that just sits there and goes “blaaaaah.” So, a fast fix is to drop a large dark and dramatic shape onto the page. If that sounds a little scary, try it out with a cut out paper shape and see what it does.

Once you have that focal point in place, work around the page adding more dark and light values – don’t be timid – that contrast will make your page pop!

Give this fast fix a try – it can work wonders on those problem pages and I’d love to hear how it works for you!

If you’d like more hands-on help, I’ll be opening a live help desk in a private group where you can bring your projects to a mini-art lesson and find out what you need to know to move forward. I’ll be personally working with each member to help you get your art moving again and each session will have limited seats at the desk.

Sign up here to be the first in line when the Art Help Desk opens.

Let’s Make Art!

 

Monette

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Simply Stunning Art Journals – Beginners Art Journaling Class

Group News!

Look for the hashtag #resource to designate posts from our resident experts. They post informative and educational material for you and now you’ll be able to find it even faster – just search for the tag in the group and have the posts collected together. Don’t forget to check the Units tab for basic learning and tutorial series from them too!

Looking  for a beginners Art Journaling Class?

I got ya!

Art Journaling for Beginners is working with Craftsy* to offer selected art journaling classes. Craftsy is where creative people can learn cool stuff from experts all over the world.

I’ve spent some time – very enjoyably too! – looking through their beautiful site and chose this class especially for you.

It covers all the basics:

  • how to get started,
  • backgrounds,
  • adding interest,
  • focal points,
  • shading and highlighting, and
  • finishing a page.

Once you’re enrolled, you can watch it on any device – anytime. It’s half price right now so you save some bucks for art supplies. Nice!

And, Craftsy offers a Happiness Guarantee. If you’re not happy, you get your dollars back (within 60 days) but I’m thinking you’ll love this beginners art journaling class!

 


Simply Stunning Art Journals – $19.99

Retail Price: $40.00
You Save: $20.01

Create art journals that express your creativity and inspire your inner artist. Learn how to turn your blank pages into beautifully executed designs.

 

* These are affiliate links – that means if you buy this, your cost is the same and you’ll support AJfB and all the free resources available to you. Thank you so much!