Mixed Media Art Video: Making Shiny Tags

If you’re looking for a smaller project, creating tags is a great option. Smaller in scale than an art journal or canvas, the techniques can be applied to any paper substrate. Here I use distress inks in various ways, ink sprays, mediums, stamps and perfect pearls to achieve eye catching, shiny tags.

The finished tag. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new opening for my youtube videos!

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Art Journaling Video: Creating Backgrounds in an Altered Book

Hi everyone! How do you like the new look of my blog? Spring seemed like the right time for a change. Did I mention I moved my studio as well earlier this spring? I’ve been art journaling again and altering books, which I’ll be sharing with you of course. Think I’ve finally found my groove, thank goodness. Hmmm, maybe this post should have been called How Seena Got Her Art Groove Back?

I’ve started turning on the video camera when I’m working at my art desk. Personally, I really enjoy watching the creative process of other artists; I often get inspired or learn something new. Here’s me creating backgrounds in an altered book. (There’s no sound; I figured you could add your own if you wanted a soundtrack.)

Let me know what you think of all the changes. And the video!

How to Make Your Own Light Box

Do you take pictures and post them online? If you have a blog or website or online store you probably already know that it’s a good idea to make your pictures look as professional as possible. That’s not always easy, however, for amateur photographers or folks on a budget.

My husband is what I call “Ikea handy” – good natured about the whole DIY thing, but don’t make it too time consuming. With that in mind, I wanted to find a cheap, effective and simple light box design we (and by that I mean HE) could make. And I believe I’ve found it. With nothing more than foam core board, bristol board, some heavy duty tape, a ruler and a sharp exacto you can have yourself a light box. Presto, professional pics for less than $50.

Here’s the link to the video I found. Let me know if you make one and we can compare notes!

Ever Wonder About… Graphite?

If you’re an art supply nerd like me you’re probably curious about the the story behind your favorite products. Was there a Derwent? How did acrylic paint come about? Why are some erasers awesome while others rip my paper?

Well, if you’ve ever wondered about the beloved pencil, a basic necessity in every artist’s tool box, here is a behind the scenes peek at graphite that you may find as interesting as I did!

Live! My First Guest Designer Blog Post Featuring My First Art Video Tutorial!

Hello everyone!

My first post as a Guest Designer with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® is now live! It also features my first art tutorial video, a fun 11 minutes if I do say so myself. It’s a day of firsts! Here’s a sneak peek at my Bride of Frankenstein halloween themed project:

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Head on over to Design Memory Craft to see the full post. The video will play on my youtube channel. I’d love your “thumbs up” and comments on my video! And, of course, you can always subscribe so you don’t miss future videos, wink!

Click HERE for a list of the supplies I used.

xo, seena