Archive for Sierpień, 2014

29/08/2014

Acrylic ‚impasto’ technique.

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It’s the day after reveal, how is everyone feeling? Did you get all you want? Hope yes becasue this month’s kits are so awesome! I also added some PL add-ons to my PL subscription 🙂 Lucky me!

impasto technique by Anna-maria

I prepared a quick ‚from start to finish’ tutorial using acrylic paints. I focused on one of the easiest acrylic techniques – impasto. In this technique you smear blobs of paint gently over the surface using palette knife. You can get a cool mix of smoothness and texture using ‚fresh’ a a little dried paint. If you don;t have a palette knives you can also use a piece of thick paper.

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First I combined the basic composition – as I always do at the begining of my creative process. Grabbed the embellishments, stamps and tools I will be using during my work (all of these things are coming from the ‚Poet Society’ scrapbook main kit).

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Next I spreaded some gesso on the background using palette knive and mixed few acrylic colours with this medium on a palette.

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I was adding other layers of paint using palette knife alternately with a dry brush. Dry brushing (it’s also well known acrylic technique) is using paint that is not watered down, but not a lot it. It’s sort of drag the paint over the textured area so you can see some of it break though. So firstly I applied gesso and pale hues of acrylics using palette knife and get the texture. Secondly I covered part of it using a brush. This is how I get this effect from the picture.

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Remember that acrylic paints dry rapidly and so you have to work fast if you want to blend the colours. Otherway – they dry fast, so you can aplly multiple layers and don;t waste a lot of time for it 🙂

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I started to embellish my page using various ‚Poet Society’ printables (oh, I love them all!!! designed by Marcy Penner, those from Creative Bubble and my fav – by LifeLovePaper), and other elements like rub-ons and stamps from the main scrapbook kit… lots of fancy layers here 🙂

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If you have any questions about this tutorial please leave a comment below this post. I will try to answer. Hope you enjoy this quick course.

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And I have one more good news for you guys. Studio Calico prepared a special promo for those of you interested in buying new Color Theory ink bundle.

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28/08/2014

Poet Society reveal.

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‚Poet Society’ stole my heart since I first saw it. I love every little piece of these scrapbook kits this month, literally every element! There are so many NEW, exclusive things! I adore the silkscreen – on, so much!

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I was using lits of Color Theory acrylic paints this month and made some tutorials with them – I will publish them later. The colours – oh, so subtle, feminine… everything is dreamy. But I lost my creativity last weeks and even if the kits are awesome – playing with them this month was so hard for me. Sorry for the results, I was doing everything I can, hope you will find something what you will enjoy

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This is my main kit only project – many various layers of patternred paper blended together, combined with gesso and acrylic paints in few hues. The second main kit only page will be published tomorrow together with a quick from start to finish tutorial.

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poet society addons

Dickinson                                             Alcott                                               Whitman

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Now – mixed add-ons pages. This month’s kits are so rich! So many new supplies from the latest Amercian Crafts and Crate Paper collections 🙂 It’s hard to decide what to use!

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And this silkscreen I mentioned you earlier – OMG! how easy it is to work with it! I wish all of my mask are silkscreens… I’m sure that some of the CT’s will create a tutorial with this stencil. Waiting for it impantiently. You just have to check out how many fantastic creations my girls done using it! Just look into the gallery.

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Now my favourite project – constellation paper which reminds me ‚full love’ moment during JT’s concert in Poland. It was amazing when almost 50.000 people at the stadion turned on the lights in their cell phones – like magic! I used it as a perfect, dreamy background for my photos.

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Please don;t forget about digital exclusives! As usually – printables – my fav!!! SC digital shop is full of printables, cut files, digital stamps, templates and others!!!

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And no the BOMB! New Color Theory ink pads!!! Who was waiting for these colours?!

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Color Theory – Studio Calico’s Exclusive line of premium colors now introduces 6 all new colors in the Color Theory Ink Pad line! Each hue is vibrant and modern, tailored specifically to complement your projects. With an array of beautiful colors from Well Red to Clean Slate, the Color Theory inks will bring your vision to life in true color.

Now you can grab the whole bundle with a special promo code. Take them all!

25/08/2014

Poet Society sneaks.

I know what you all thinking… but believe me, the name of the September kits were dicussed few months ago when nobody expected that the live of one of our favourites actors will die 😦 Studio Calico dicussed the possibility to change the names but the final decision was to stay with previous, ‚Poet society’ name. Felt it would be best to continue with the name and think of it as a tribute to him. 

September mood boardThis is my subjective mood board for September. I am so in love with it! [BTW all these pictures are coming from my Pinterest boards]. My first main kit only project is inspired by this palette and mood 🙂 unfortunatelly I can share with you only this one sneak because I’m still working on my next pages.

DSC05144This is totally not my month if you know what I mean… The kits are just fantastic but I am soooooo lazy at the end of vacation! Uhhhhhh… Really I am fighting with myself during last week to sit down and make something… you know, something… really good to inspire you! But nope, nothing’s changes. So please keep your fingers crossed today, send me warm thoughts and maybe finally I will create something! These kits deserve best.

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Anyway – there are few good news out there. You can still sign up for a presale, vellum alphas which are this month’s exclusives for subscribers! They are already on my list, waiting to ‚come home’ 🙂

Sneak_Night_ItemThere are over a million colorful possibilities with these five vellum alphabets in our exclusive Color Theory colors. We took the Mint Hint when you asked for this font to return and when the option came we decided to bring these alphas into the „Lime Light”. Hurry, we don’t expect these to last long!

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