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Yesterday I got the news that some of my words of wisdom are to be published in a new book by Seth Apter from The Altered Page. What a surprise! Seth’s book is being published by North Light Books next year and incorporates questions and answers from a wide variety of artists alongside artwork prepared especially for the book. I did not submit art but I did submit answers to the questions and those answers have been chosen for inclusion in the book. It is very exciting and such an honour to be included alongside so many other talented artists. No doubt more information will be forthcoming in the future and I will let you all know as I find out more.

Thank you so much to Seth Apter for the opportunity of being involved with your first book. Its has been amazing, I can’t wait to see the book and all the other artists work in there.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

PS: Thanks to Gillian for letting me ‘lift’ most of this post from her website. Mine was the same story but I’m in Tigger mode and i didn’t want to gush all over you all!!!!

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Just a quick extra post to let you know that you can find out more about my art and craft over on Seth Apter’s site; The Altered Page.

Style File from Seth Apter's Pulse

I took part in his collaboration project  called The Artist’s Pulse. Head over there now to read all about it. Style File Chapter 10.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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An extra post this week, this post is for Seth Apter’s Art collaboration project; Burried Treasure. It was first published in April 2010.

Previously, I introduced you to Acrylic Dabbers. In today’s post I will share one of my favorite techniques for using them.

Rust Technique 1

My 6x 4 Challenge piece for Layers, May 2009

The rust technique was used on the die cut frame on this piece last year. Follow the tutorial below to create this technique for your own projects.

You Will Need

  • Acrylic Dabbers in Terracotta, Espresso and Silver
  • Die cut shape in black cardstock
  • Craft sheet
  • Scrap of sponge or Kitchen paper
  • Mini mister (optional but useful)

Method

To See how to creat the effect, please watch the film below.

Options

This technique works best if your base card is dark. It is also best done on itricate die cuts that simulate wroght iron work. Go for designs that are fine and intricate rather than larger areas. Less is more with this technique.

Since making this tutorial I have started to experiment with other brands/types of acrylic paint. If you don’t have dabbers, do experiment with the acrylics that you have.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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As a break from tradition, I thought it might make a change if I shared some sites that I particularly enjoy visiting with you.  First up is Seth Apter. I adore Seth’s work, as it has so many layers its wonderful, he is a mixed media artist and since this months theme is Paint, it was a perfect site.

The Altered Page

Just click on the name to visit Seth’s amazing blog.

It’s coming up holiday time and the good weather means long tutorials are not likely to go down well at the moment as either everyone is just going or coming back from holidays or battling with their over growing gardens.

Fear not they will return, and this will give me time to create some crackers for you for the later months of the year ;) In the meantime if you are missing your tutorial fixes, check out the Tutorials Tab at the top of the blog for goodies you may have missed from the archives.

Do stop by and have a look at Seth’s wonderful site, leave him a comment and say who sent ya if he asks ;)

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie

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Last week I was reading Seth Apter’s blog The Altered Page and he had this wonderful idea of re-posting one of your favorite posts from the past. So for my first venture into a collaborative project of this kind, here is a video tutorial that was previously shown on my old blog and never quite made in onto here, until now…

How to Create Your Own Backgrounds using Dye Based Inks

 

 

 

This one of the first films I made and I have hopefully improved on the lighting these days.  Here is a better view of the example show demonstrated in the film;

This was the example of a handmade background, as shown in the film.

This was the example of a handmade background, as shown in the film.

 

Here are some other background papers I’ve been making;

My favorite colours from Ranger produced this piece.

My favorite colours from Ranger produced this piece.

 

Firery tones in this one

Firery tones in this one

 

Green tones this time.

Green tones this time.

 

Grungie reds make a wonderful background paper

Grungie reds make a wonderful background paper

 

Same as the earlier piece but now with a layer of irredescent spray. It is subtle until the light catches it just right.

Same as the earlier piece but now with a layer of irredescent spray. It is subtle until the light catches it just right.

 

The stamps were by Katzel Kraft and all the inks used were Ranger’s Adirondack dye based inks. Applied as shown in the film.

 

Its been great to get these on here at last. They had been forgotten, but now they are here. Do let me know what you think. A rating or two would be great if you are on You Tube ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsXM7RO3IU8

To see the work of others who are taking part in this collaboration, please visit Seth Apter’s blog; The Altered Page.

Thanks for this oportunity to join in with this project Seth, it has given me the nudge I needed to get this post on to this WordPress blog.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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