Did you know I'm teaching at 21 Secrets this year?
In Part 1 of the workshop, you'll learn how to create an urban layer cake.
In Part 2, you'll learn how to create a grunge gradient.
These techniquest are the ultimate defense against perfectionism in your artwork - they are grungy, messy, textured, and great for creating all sorts of art journal backgrounds. There are also a bunch of journal prompts to use with this technique.
Here are some comments from the Urban Layer Cake workshop:
"Thank you Tammy for a wonderful class, I loved it so much because the results are almost immediate (which is fab for someone like me that needs to see results) and it's adaptable (as we've discovered there are so many things that we could use to add texture to the background), the colours chosen really make a difference so I'll be experimenting with lots of colours in the future." ~ D
"I've never had the courage to play with texture on my art journal pages before (wouldn't have known where to start!) and this class has opened that up for me, both the technique itself and seeing the variations on it." ~ L
"This has been a good growth experience for me... I like the result and can see how useful the technique is for my journal. I am really working on letting go and being in the moment with all the imperfections!" ~ A
"I am loving this technique, Tammy! EVERYONE'S work is so fabulous, and creative, and such a pleasure to look at! This would be a fantastic technique to use on the cover of a journal!" ~ K
21 Secrets has been extended thru year-end 2011.
Detail from a page created by Melissa Kym Dowling, an artist from Queensland, Australia!!! [work shared with permission from the artist]
The environment is extremely casual and friendly, down to earth. There are people who have been art journaling for a few years along with people who are experimenting with their very own art journal pages for the first time. Connie of Dirty Footprints Studio is an absolute gem at magically bringing creative people together in a safe, warm atmosphere.
So pop over and learn more about 21 Secrets!
Art Journaling ning, a lovely spot for sharing ideas and discussing your artistic diversions
Designer Jots, inspiring design + color
If a Quilt Lived Here from Spincushion, quilt fabric selections inspired by rooms