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Between Shadow & Light

I recently have taken an online class with Ivy Newport – “Between Shadow & Light” .

I have learnt so much from this class, who knew my left hand was so talented. The techniques in this class are quite freeing. I would recommend this class to anyone who what like to find their inner artist. I can’t express enough how much I have enjoyed it. It really is a wonderful journey delving between the shadow and light.

This one was created with water soluable graphite, Charcoal, Pastels, Black and White Paint and clear gesso. So so much fun!

This is the same image that I have coloured with an App on my IPhone called “Color Effects”

This one was my first attempt at Ivy’s Technique. I love how different everyone’s turned out who all started with the same reference photo.
It really showcased how it can embrace everyone’s different styles 🙂

Colour Blast Classes – March 2017

These classes will be at the Colour Blast Retreat and are also open to the public! (March 17-20 2017)
I have really enjoyed creating these and exploring the possibilities using Colour Blast products!! So many fun techniques to learn!!
There are still a couple of spots available for the retreat too.
If you are interested in coming to the retreat contact Tenisha on 0415648027 or email colourblastaust@gmail.com
If you are interested in booking into the classes click on the links below or HERE
 

Loving the effects you can create from this class, there is more than meets the eye in this class. Don’t worry if you are a complete beginner this class suits all levels. You will be drawing and colouring like a pro in no time. You can create a picture to frame or card, layout or art journal page. You can book into this class HERE

The Abstract Skyline classes were so popular last year I have explored some of natures skylines. I love a surprising little technique for this class using embossing powders. Again this class can be created on a canvas, card, layout, art journal. Learn how to create some surprising background techniques. You can book into this class HERE

This class will be on the Monday and full of easy embellishment ideas sure to surprise you, Who knew one simple little tool could create all this. 🙂 I can’t wait to show you what it is. Get in quick and book in HERE!

If you would like to do both of Saturdays classes you can book in for the 2 HERE and save $10!!!

Or if you would like to do all 3 and save even more book in HERE!

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Have you Heard? I’m Heading to Paperific in Melbourne – August 2016

It is all Happening, Melbourne Paperific here I come! 🙂 So excited!!!
Nothing like last minute planning to keep you hopping. 🙂

I will be having a stand at Paperific and teaching 3 classes.
It would be awesome to catch up with you all down there.
There are only 20 spot available in each class, I can’t wait to teach these, it is going to be so much fun!
You can book into the classes here: http://shop.studiomdesigns.com.au/melbourne-paperific-classes/

Friday 26th August – Flutterby Dreams – $40
We will be having fun with Colourblast Pastes, Dusty Attic, From A Mothers Art Butterflies
and New Pebble Rock Glass Pebbles that I will be introducing at Paperific. Lots of fun techniques in this class.

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Saturday 27th August ~ Fabulous Faces ~ $40
I will be sharing my process on how I create my faces. There is no such thing as not being creative enough to draw or do these.
All you need is to learn a few techniques and practice and will be amazed with what you can create. I can’t wait to ignite your creative spark 🙂
We will also be playing with Tindby Designs Colour Crush Powders! This Class is filling fast.

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Sunday 28th August – Fluro Revival – $35
This is going to be such a fun class with Awesome Fluro revival colours to take you back to the 80’s.
Lots of fun techniques in this class with Feather Art, one of the most under utilized tools you can find. What you can do with a humble feather is endless. You will also learn innovative ways you can do stamping and playing with catalyst texture tools and more!

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I hope you can join us!!! If you are down that way make sure you pop in and say Hi!
I would love to catch up with all friends old and new 🙂 xx

Wishing you lots of creative fun!
Cheers
Michelle x

Crafty Crusaders ~ Canson Art Book, Schmincke & Mepxy

Hello there, glad you could join me today, I hope you enjoy this little tutorial on how I have created this art journal page using the
Canson Art Book 180 & Schmincke – Acrylic inks & Aquarell & Mepxy Brush Markers.

Can I just say, my fave latest products to use! These are so yummy to work with!!! So many ideas are flowing right now!

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1.
To start draw a light pencil outline of the face you want to use.
2. Then use the Schmincke Aquarell Maskierstift to go over your pencil outlines. Let dry before adding your colours.
I Love how the masking fluid comes in the easy to use applicator!

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3. Use different stamps to stamp and a permanent black ink around the hair overlapping them as you go.
4. Drip the Schmincke Acrylic Ink over the hair area, I have used a little of the Primary Blue Cyan and mostly Primary Magenta & Yellow.

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5. Spritz the ink with water so that it blends and runs,  then I have used a baby wipe or paper towel to dab off the excess and to dab more colour on around the edges. If too much ink went onto her face I used a baby wipe to wipe it off.
*** Note*** I would add the blue first next time and let that dry before adding the magenta and yellow. I think this would give it an even more vibrant colour variations.

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6. Once the ink is dry you can rub off the Aquarell Masking Fluid.
The easiest way I found for removing it was by rubbing over it with a paper towel. It came off easily.

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7. Now you can colour in your face with the Mepxy Markers. I am still learning how to use these, but I am quickly falling in love with them.

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I finished off some of the finer details with a pencil. So happy with how she turned out!!!

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Materials Used:
Canson ~ Art Book 180 A4 96gsm
Schmincke ~ Finest Acrylic Ink -Primary Magenta, Yellow & Blue Cyan| Aquarell 731 Maskierstift Masking Fluid |
Mepxy ~ Brush Markers – N25, N03, N25, N01, W13, W04, R00, R02, N51, 00, G02, B12, C02,120

Other:
Stamps | Black Ink – Archival Brilliance Graphite Black

Cheers
Michelle

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