Important Try It Tuesdays News

July 24, 2006 at 4:10 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

The Good News!

EVERYONE gets one shot at winning a $25 Gift Certificate to The Altered Abbey (Opening at the end of August) …. Just for being so patient with me recently. I feel so badly that Try it Tuesdays hasn’t gotten as much of my attention as I’d like.

Click here to enter … ONE entry per person, Duplicate entries will be removed.

Until The Altered Abbey opens I’m running a HUGE downsizing and clearance sale at Covet Me, check it out!

The Not so Good News..

Without boring you with all the details.. Try It Tuesdays won’t have a new technique for the next 2 weeks… Between a hard drive crash that I’m still recovering from (Including restoring data for TIT) … my vacation, and sudden changes with my work (store).. I’m unable to update the site as needed these 2 weeks….this was all completely unexpected and I feel terribly about it.

Rather then just rush it, I’d prefer to maintain the quality we’ve achieved here.. and I’m hoping that the next new tutorial, will be unveiled on the new & improved site…don’t worry, if it is…I’ll announce it here.. you won’t miss it!

To be sure to get announcements when this is updated.. click here.

Inspire Me Thursday, Art Words, & Mixed Media Memoirs are all sure to inspire you in the meantime while we’re on break!

Help Needed!

In the meantime, to ensure that we run weekly in the future, I’m in dire need of Technique Tutorials, so please submit them!! Anyone can share one, and really the more the basic the techniques, the better. So start flooding me with emails with your techniques! See the FAQ for more details, I’ll accept all tutorials, so please don’t email just to ask if it sounds O.K. :-) Preference given to tutorials that haven’t been published elsewhere, tutorials that are simply worded and easy to follow.. and tutorials that are for processes, not final products. Background Techniques, Bookbinding techniques, Basic Fiber art techniques, Paper Beads, Collage basics and more are just some of the tutorials I’d love to see.

Interested in sponsoring Try It Tuesdays one week? You’ll have exposure to over thousands of artsy minded folks, and the new site will have increased visibility for everyone.. don’t miss out! I will be promoting Try It Tuesdays like crazy, and sponsors will be on a first come, first serve basis… :-) Send me your info to get in!

I’m also in the process of compiling a list of volunteer ‘jobs’ so that I can have some help running this, it’s bigger then I ever imagined, and will continue becoming so. I also am in need of some folks to preview the new website, and offer constructive criticism & suggestions.. please email me if interested.

I’ll be on vacation from July 25th – August 3rd, so if you need me, you’ll hear from me upon my return. You can check my personal blog for updates as well!

Thanks so much everyone.. have a fabulous week!

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And the week 7 winner is…

July 24, 2006 at 4:01 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Week 7 is sponsored by:
Nancy’s Art & Supplies
(Like Try It Tuesdays? Support Our Sponsors!)

Why No Gallery This Week? The website I use to make the mosaic was down! See more entries by visiting the Try It Tuesdays Group Pool.

And with 47 valid entries this week ..

Our Winner is…..

 

The Winner!

The Prize!

Congrats to Cornie !! (#8)

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Our Week 7 Winner!

Cornie describes herself as..

high school english teacher.
radio personality.
crafty.

Visit her blog here!

Congratulations Cornie!!

 

 

With a Total Value Of over $30.00…

5 Different Colorful Collage Sheets

1 Black & White Vintage Style Collage Sheet

And a Collage Kit that includes ephemera, vintage dictionary pages, game pieces, decorative papers, and more!

Visit Nancy’s Art & Supplies today to see more unique collage supplies!

Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

Runners Up: Karen Campbell #31 , Joy Eliz #2 , Lisa Call #15

How was the winner chosen? As each valid entry is received, it is assigned a number.. these are given chronologically, in the order each entry is submitted. They are then entered into random.org and generated into a sequence.. the first number is our winner, the second the runner up.. etc etc . For more information on the rules of this drawing, please see the FAQ.I’m working on a way that I can publicly share the database file of entrants & their numbers without having to manually delete the email addresses ( I respect our entrants privacy)…as of right now, I don’t have the time needed to manually edit that information. This is all voluntary (though the time put into it, is like a job!) and as much as I’d like to be able to do that, it’s far too time consuming. Thanks for your patience! – Chrysti

 

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Try It!! .. Then Win It!! Week Seven Info

July 11, 2006 at 1:33 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Try It!!! – Week Seven

Week Seven’s Technique – Altered Postcards using Photo Transfers
By:
Claudia Roulier

Scroll Down To Learn How to Make These Awesome Altered Postcards & Inkjet Photo Transfers!
Or use the easy quick links below!

To save & print this file, Right Click Here and select save target as.
You need Adobe Reader to view this file. Click Here to download it.

 

 

Win It !!! – Week Seven

Week Seven’s Prize – Donated By Nancy’s Art & Supplies!

Nancy’s Art & Supplies is a fabulous new store that features AMAZING unique, colorful collage sheets, ephemera, found objects, and Nancy’s own One of a Kind Mixed Media Artwork!

With a Total Value Of over $30.00…

5 Different Colorful Collage Sheets

1 Black & White Vintage Style Collage Sheet

And a Collage Kit that includes ephemera, vintage dictionary pages, game pieces, decorative papers, and more!

Visit Nancy’s Art & Supplies today to see more unique collage supplies!

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Technique: Week 7 – Altered Postcards Using Photo Transfers

July 11, 2006 at 1:30 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

** Reminder! **

Week 7 lasts 2 weeks!! Plenty of time to jump in! I’m still developing the new website, and can’t wait to unveil it! We’ll have one more 2 week period, then we should back to our regular weekly tutorials, and on the new site! Thanks so much everyone!

The users list will no longer be updated here, as there will be a new system on the new site!

Now, for this week’s tutorial! – Chrysti

Try It Tuesdays: Altered Postcards using Photo Transfers
By: Claudia Roulier
Edited By:
Chrysti
Approx. Time Involved:
40-60 Minutes + Drying Time
© 2006 Claudia Roulier, All Rights Reserved.

To save & print this file, Right Click Here and select save target as.
You need the Free Adobe Reader to view this file. Click Here to download it.

Claudia Says: “I have a Fine Arts Degree with emphasis in drawing and ceramics. I wish I could say, hey.. I taught myself everything (that sounds so cool), well I taught myself some stuff because drawing and ceramics aren’t mixed media..okay I kinda taught myself. I love art and I can finally do it and not feel too guilty except of course when my dogs sit there and shed all over me (and my work) or bark and drop their toys on my feet. Now some people might not be impressed but my dogs are big (huge) and when they really want something they usually get it. They are Newfies and when they speak I usually listen (did I mention they are huge). I recently have started showing in galleries in Denver and I am trying to combine my fine art with my mixed media. So far so good. Things are going well. Love making assemblages which is a brand new direction for me.” Read more about Claudia at her Blog, and be sure to check out her current creations for sale too!

Materials List:

  • Inkjet Printed Transparency Images (adjust contrast a bit higher if you know how)
  • Old Postcard (Preferably used, with postage)
  • Gesso
  • Ephemera
  • *Background Stamp (optional)
  • *Assorted Stamps (optional)
  • *Black Staz-On or Waterproof Ink (if you use stamps)
  • Inks, Paints, Pencils (optional)
  • Spray Sealer, Spray Matte Medium or Hairspray

*Skip the steps with the stamping if you’d prefer not to use them.

Prep:

  • Spray sealer on postcard to seal any inks, allow to dry.

 

Let’s Play!:

1. Dilute gesso, and brush over postcard with a few thin coats.

TIP!! The idea here is to be able to see some information peeking out from the gesso. Wipe the postage if necessary to be able to see it.

2. Use your background stamp, and randomly stamp over the gesso.

TIP!! Stamping doesn’t have to be even. Claudia used a script stamp, then some older date stamps over the postage to add interest.

3. Brush gel medium over entire piece.

4. While gel medium is still wet, add a few pieces of ephemera (In example Claudia used earth toned scraps) to it. Run a credit card over the paper, wait a few minutes and then peel the pieces up. Some will stick and some won’t.

5. Take the transparency and lay it over the top of your postcard. Determine if you need more ephemera or less.

TIP!! You can paint thin layers of gesso over the areas that have too much information and add more to the other areas that need color or interest.

6. Pick the transparency you are going to use, determine placement, then paint gel medium over that area. Lay ink jet transparency printed side down (slick side up), rub with credit card or burnish with the tool you like to use. Place a weight on it and walk away for about 15 minutes. Go eat some chocolate or dust something, keep away for about 15 minutes. I mean it!

7. Check the transfer by lifting only a corner. If it’s ok, peel it all away. Okay people, let me say, IT WILL NOT BE PERFECT, get over that, and work with what you have. It will look very cool trust me.

TIP!! Sometimes if the gel dries too fast and doesn’t transfer all the image, simply rub a bit of gel on the paper and rub again. I think faces are most important to get down so it looks cohesive.

8. Now add embellishments, maybe stamp some numbers (my favorite) or letters. Maybe a bit of ink for color or what ever else you like to use.

 

TIP!! Sometimes it’s good to leave it for a while so you can see with new eyes.

Now paste some notebook or journal paper to the back and send that baby through the mail !!

 

Tried The Technique? Finished Your Entry?
Want a chance to win this week’s prize?

  • Upload your entry’s photograph(s) to your Flickr account or Blog. In your description, please state it’s part of Try It Tuesdays and link to the site. (On flickr you can link, or add the tags tryittuesdays & tryittuesdaysweek7, or do both!)
  • Go to the Entry Submission Page and follow the instructions http://alteredabbey.com/try_it_tuesdays_signup.htm
  • It’s that easy! See the FAQ for additional help & rules.

© 2006 Claudia Roulier, All Rights Reserved.

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Week 7 Update

July 10, 2006 at 4:36 pm (Uncategorized)

Just a quick note to remind everyone, the new tutorial will be up tomorrow, Tuesday, July 11th 2006 … and will run for 2 weeks. I should have it up tomorrow afternoon/early evening.

There will be one more 2 week tutorial after that, then the new website should be open, and we’ll be running weekly per normal again!

Wait til you see the technique tomorrow, you’ll be thrilled!

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And the week 6 winner is…

July 4, 2006 at 12:13 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Week 6 is sponsored by:
Art Shaped World
(Like Try It Tuesdays? Support Our Sponsors!)

… this week’s prize is …

With a Total Value Of over $30.00…

 A Vivid Imagination Tote Bag FILLED with art supplies …

Fibers, papers, embellishments, brads, buttons and more!!

Visit Art Shaped World today to see many more fabulous items!

And with 32 valid entries this week ..

Our Winner is…..

 

The Winner!

The Prize!

Congrats to Suzanne Renfrow !! (#6)

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Our Week 6 Winner!

Suzanne lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest although she is a native Southern Californian. She is married (to her high-school hottie, who she was re-united with via classmates.com!) and has a 14-year old son.

She’s a software tech at a large tech company by day and dabbles in mixed-media collage whenever she gets the chance!You can visit her etsy shop here!

Congratulations Suzanne!!

 

  

Art Shaped World is a unique Gift Store, run by the talented Nici Derosier! She is a gifted, mixed media artist, illustrator, writer, and mother to 3 sons, one of whom has a form of Autism known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Her designs are inspired by his unique approaches to life’s challenges, and by the brave and colorful wild-child souls that dwell somewhere in each one of us!

All items are inspired by and support Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Awareness. Embrace the colors of the spectrum! Profits from her sales go toward therapy for her autistic son. With something in every price range, you can’t go wrong with her large selection of items! Check them out today!

Thanks for supporting our sponsors!

Runners Up: Lisa Gallup #19 , Gina Lighton #20 , nolleke. #8

How was the winner chosen? As each valid entry is received, it is assigned a number.. these are given chronologically, in the order each entry is submitted. They are then entered into random.org and generated into a sequence.. the first number is our winner, the second the runner up.. etc etc . For more information on the rules of this drawing, please see the FAQ.I’m working on a way that I can publicly share the database file of entrants & their numbers without having to manually delete the email addresses ( I respect our entrants privacy)…as of right now, I don’t have the time needed to manually edit that information. This is all voluntary (though the time put into it, is like a job!) and as much as I’d like to be able to do that, it’s far too time consuming. Thanks for your patience! – Chrysti

 

Try It Tuesdays is taking this holiday week off as well to devlop the new site.  Next Tuesday, the new technique & prize will be up..
Check back then!

Have a Happy Holiday !

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Try It Tuesdays: Week 6 Showcase !

July 4, 2006 at 12:06 pm (Altered Art, Announcements, Art, Art & Crafts, Collage, Contests, Crafts, Gallery, Hobbies, meme, prize, Scrapbooking, Tuesdays, Tutorials)

Week 6 has come to an end and I hope you enjoyed this fun technique Judy Scott was kind enough to share with us. I know I really enjoyed playing with this one, it’s such a rewarding tutorial, and so enjoyable to play with!

The Winner will be announced shortly.. In the meantime.. enjoy viewing some of the fabulous entries we received this week.. these were randomly selected using the tryittuesdaysweek6 tag and chosen from the pool.

You can see many more amazing entries by viewing the group pool.

 Try It Tuesdays Week 6 Showcase

 1. Rust & Patina, 2. Try It Tuesdays Week 6, First Try, 3. TIT – Week 6 – Rust – Canvas 1, 4. rust tryittuesdays tryittuesdaysweek6, 5. 1, 6. Try It Tuesdays Week 6 – Rust Technique, 7. 060625 My rust, 8. tryittuesday1, 9. tryittuesdaysweek6, 10. under the sea, 11. charlie try it tuesdays rusty background, 12. inside 2, 13. Try It Tuesdays – Rusted Background, 14. Rusted Background, 15. Try It Tuesdays Week 6 – Rust Technique, 16. Rusted Backgrounds week 6, 17. Heart Revealed, 18. Week 6 experiments, 19. Rustbackground4, 20. Rusty technique 5, 21. rusty 2, 22. tag5, 23. TIT – Week 6 – Rust – Journal Background, 24. CAUTION!! Highly Corrosive! {4×6 #5 (5)}, 25. Rusty1

 

 

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