Substrate is Just a Fancy Word for Surface – A Video

Adventures in Creativity – Basics Series Video 2 | Substrates

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season.  My sister made Christmas dinner for the first time ever this year and she ROCKED it!  I think I am still full two days later.  There is nothing like a great family dinner and some time with the family and their little ones to make the holidays perfect.

Part 2 in the Adventures in Creativity Basic Series is up and running.  Part 2 is a short video introducing you to the most basic of the surfaces (or substrates as artists call them) that you will often use when making mixed media art.

I talk a bit about the different surfaces I use, such as: canvas panels, cradled canvas, cradled birch panels, papers and journals.  Make sure to check it out!

You can watch part one (a basic “supplies list” if you are taking part in the FREE Adventures in Creativity series) here.

In the next video I will be covering the basic paint brushes I use when I create mixed media art and when working in my art journal, and it will be up sometime in the next 24 hours.  I am hoping to have all 10 videos up before I return to classes next week 🙂 The holiday break from school has been wonderful and productive, but I am longing to dive back in to some school work.  I did manage to complete a couple of new pieces of art over the break and have made some good progress on others.  I am waiting to get some new (proper) lights so that I can take great shots of my artwork to share with you and I hope to have them in the next couple of weeks. (sooooo excited for them!).

So enjoy the video – there are only 4 days left to 2017 and I have been preparing to keep you busy with exciting adventures in the year ahead.  I can’t wait, there is just so much to share 🙂

Make Your Own File Folder Journal – A DIY Video

Make Your Own File Folder Journal – A DIY Video

Better late than never! Here is a video I posted waaayyy back in 2016 showing you how I made my File Folder Art Journal.  Check it out by clicking on the image above!

Materials:

  • Waxed Dental Floss
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • 1 meter (3 feet) of ribbon of your choice
  • Canvas for cover – or any other heavy fabric like an old pair of jeans
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Punching Tool (a thumbtack works too)
  • 15 Manila or White File Folders
  • Gesso or white craft paint to prep pages
  • Acrylic paint if you wish to decorate your cover

Have fun!