Mono Print Stencils & Masks

GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A NEW STENCIL COLLECTION

Mono printing has always been a favorite art medium of mine and for as long as I have been printing I have been cutting and preparing my own stencils out of assorted papers and cardboards. I have a fondness for abstract, minimalistic prints and so my hand cut versions of stencils and masks were mostly organic in shape and size.

While I loved the look and feel of my hand cut stencils, the mediums that I added to my printing plate only allowed me to re-use the paper versions a handful of times before I needed to cut replacements. I knew I wanted to create something that I could use over and over again.

This set of Mono Print Stencils and Masks was inspired by my favorite hand cut variations and were created in a way that allows you to work on a variety of printing plate sizes. Whether you are working small and using just one tiny mask or working big and creating larger patterns out of multiple masks you are sure to love this set!

This new collection which is one 9x12 cut apart stencil with nine mini stencils/masks will be perfect for all of my Pocket Journal pages as well as other projects. From tags to art journal pages to my favorite stitching projects I can’t wait to add these minimalist style scallops to everything. Hop on over to Stencil Girl Products now to see this and other collections of mine today.

WATCH HOW I LAYER THESE STENCILS TO CREATE ART NOTES

QUICKSTART WATERCOLOR

QUICKSTART WATERCOLOR - FOR THE MIXED MEDIA CREATIVE


Quickstart Watercolor - For the Mixed Media Creative

$49 EARLY BIRD PRICING IS GOOD THROUGH THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019

Jump into watercolor with Rae Missigman & Sandi Keene as we explore basic watercolor techniques to add to your mixed media toolbox. Create simple shapes and washes, discover the exciting world of color mixing and how to avoid/work through common difficulties with this challenging medium.  Then put your new skills to work as we study leaves and florals and create a Quickstart Blossom piece that mixes watercolor with ArtMarks and collage. Finish up with a start to finish project with Sandi and one from Rae each in their own style.

Highlights:

  • 24 videos

  • 5+ hours of instructions

  • First in a series of Quickstart Watercolor classes

  • Tips, tricks, shortcuts

  • Downloads featuring our favorite supplies

  • Our first ever Bloopers reel

Rae and Sandi (creators of the wildly popular workshop, Pocket Journals) love collaboration blending Rae’s quirky, ArtMark filled style with Sandi’s clean, more traditional approach.  Together they give you two takes, two styles, two bonus pieces of watercolor whimsy. Join us for over 5 hours of instruction, demonstration and projects as we bring our friendship and joy of creating into your art space.


GET A TASTE OF CREATIVE // WATCH THE VIDEO PEEK

Creative Jumpstart 2019

Have you been itching to get inspired to create this Summer? Me too! I am excited to announce that you can still get in on this amazing course where myself and 30 other artists share our favorite creative ideas with you AND you can save 20% ! That means that instead of $60, you can enjoy all the lessons and have access to all 31 videos (downloadable until November 15th) as well as the information and galleries in the classroom.

So what are you are waiting for? Sign up here!


GET A TASTE OF CREATIVE // WATCH THE VIDEO PEEK

Throughout January participants get access to 31 downloadable videos from 31 featured artists. I'm proud to be one of those artists, called “JumpStarters.” See for yourself.

watch my artist interview with nathalie


POCKET JOURNALS


Discover the charm of working tiny with giant creativity! 

After many requests, Rae & Sandi have created a mini workshop to teach you how to create your own tiny journals. 

Join us for 13 instructional videos building your journals plus 2 BONUS videos demonstrating how to work small. Full of tips and shortcuts with loads of possibilities, you will walk away with three pocket sized art journals ready for the next 30 day challenge or anytime you want to experience the joy of working small. 


GET A TASTE OF CREATIVE // WATCH THE VIDEO PEEK


Pocket Ferns & Florals


I have some exciting news!

I have a new stencil collection!

Pocket Sized Ferns & Florals


The rural Florida countryside that surrounds my home is lush with flora and fauna. With a small art bag in hand, I love to wander the paths that weave in and out of this rich landscape making notes, sketching and painting. The repetitiveness in my work reflects the reoccurrence of greenery and blooms noted as I explored.  I find myself drawn to the willowy stalks of the ferns and the delicate petals of the wildflowers that flourish in this rich warm climate. From the early morning curled heads of the maidenhead ferns to the drooping afternoon blooms of the cabbage rose, I found irresistible subjects dotting the protected habitat encircling my township.

I am in love with the small sizes of these new botanical themed stencils and masks. They will be perfect for all of my Pocket Journal pages as well as other projects. From tags to art journal pages to my favorite stitching projects, these are going to take all of floral images to the next level!

Hop on over to Stencil Girl Products now to see this and other collections of mine today.

my top ten tools

MY TOP TEN TOOLS FOR CREATING

I am excited to be sharing my top ten tools over at artistsnetwork.com today.


I rarely replace my supplies for new ones, but instead cycle through my favorites, adding to them one paint color, one pencil, one creamy pastel at a time.

In avoiding the temptation of always having what is new on the art store shelves I find myself staying true to my style, creating with the tools and colors that are unique to my work.

I have always been a firm believer that you have to observe and experiment with a wide assortment of supplies before you can really speak to what your favorites might be. 

To read the full article tap the button below. You’ll find more of my favorite go-to tools in my new book, Paint, Play, Explore, which is a must-have for your creative library.

STAY INSPIRED - 5 TECHNIQUES

5 ASTONISHING ART TECHNIQUES

I am honored to be over at Cloth Paper Scissors as the Artist of the Month

“Rae Missigman is our Artist of the Month for September, and we’re so happy to spotlight this artist and her unique art techniques. Rae brings so much vibrancy and excitement to mixed-media art, and her work has inspired countless artists—and me!

As we celebrate Rae this month, we rounded up some of her most eye-opening techniques, ones that you can start incorporating in your own artwork today. You’ll find many of them, and more, in her new book, Paint, Play, Explore, which is a must-have for your creative library. Read on for great art tips from Rae!”

STAY INSPIRED - 5 PROMPTS

5 ART PROMPTS FOR STAYING INSPIRED

As artists, we tend to stick to what we know. We gravitate to what feels natural, and we take comfort in the familiar. But what about the practice of trying new things? What about the exploration and the experimentation? What about the growing and stretching that gets us thinking creatively?

It’s easy to become stagnant in our art explorations, but attempting something new is often difficult. We tend to push it aside to work on things that come easy, things that we have mastered, things that make more sense to us. To help me overcome the fear of the hard stuff, I have learned to dedicate time to the straightforward tasks of both practicing what I enjoy and digging in and doing more difficult work…

EASY DIY COLLAGE PAPER

COLORFUL LAYERED & DISTRESSED // EASY DIY COLLAGE PAPER

I love creating my own collage paper and always reach for my stencils when I begin to create a new stack. Often times I will use my Gelli Plate® to layer paint and stencils to make busy colorful papers, but there I am times when I need paper fast! Today I am sharing a super easy trick for creating papers that are just as colorful and busy as those I create using my Gelli Plate® but can be created in just minutes with nothing more than paint and stencils, and a handful of household items. The bonus to this method is the papers have a lovely distressed finish on them making them one of my favorite collage papers ever!

ART MARKS 101

ArtMarks are my creative passion. Colorful repetitions that have become my favorite styling element. On my art table is the class you have requested, ArtMarks101.

In this workshop I will be teaching my comprehensive formula for creating dynamic art pieces designed for beginners and intermediate artists. We will delve deeply into the melodic, fanciful world of repetition, color and composition. Stay tuned for more details. Coming this fall.

ART JOURNAL SCHOOL

I'm excited to announce that I will be participating as an artist/instructor for Marieke Blokland's 2018 Art Journal Summer School

"Do you have lots of ideas for journaling, but when you start you feel blocked? Art Journal Summer School is the course for you!"

Bite-sized video lessons throughout the summer from your host Marieke Blokland and 12 inspiring guest teachers will get you trying new techniques and overflowing with creative ideas. Soon your journals will be filled with colourful pages of your own art and you’ll look back on your most creative summer ever!

The lesson pack can be downloaded as soon as the course starts, so if you are going to the most remote place on earth (or your WiFi doesn’t reach to the end of the garden), you will have everything you need with you.

This is the 4th summer of AJSS and every year a beautiful community blossoms around the course. People from all over the world connect over their shared love of art journaling. Perhaps you will do the course along with your best friend or as a way of spending quality creative time with your kids."


AWESOME GUEST TEACHERS FOR THE 2018 AJSS

"Bloknote Academy is thrilled to announce this year’s lineup of awesome guest teachers at Art Journal Summer School 2018, along with your BloknoteAcademy teacher Marieke Blokland (Netherlands)."

EARLY BIRD PRICING

Art Journal Summer School will start July 1st and
will be priced €105,- this year (= Approx. $125,- / £92,-)

But if you enroll AJSS before May 31st 2018,
you will get the special early bird price of €75,-  (Approx. $90,- / £66,-)

Do not hesitate and save €30,- today!  (= Approx. $35,- / £26,-)