Art Journal Dream: Finding Journaling Inspiration in Color, Line and Technique
With Melanie Testa
Melanie Testa, author of Dreaming from the Journal Page, is inspired by everything around her, and everything she experiences seems to make its way into her art—big, bold gorgeous images that invariably come to life in her journals and sketchbooks.
In this webinar, Melanie shares with you her best tips and techniques for:
Working with Color—Choosing paints, describing and identifying color, mixing your own color wheel and creating color gradations
Drawing—Melanie’s main piece of advice is to draw more. Learn exercises that will build both your skills and your confidence. And you will get drawing prompts and suggestions for further drawing inspiration.
The Throw Down—The absolute perfect exercise for the mixed-media enthusiast, Melanie will wrap up the main portion of the webinar by talking about the concept of the Throw Down. She’ll break down examples of her own work to show you all you can do with your favorite techniques and art supplies, and she’ll leave you with prompts for your own Throw Downs.
Melanie’s PowerPoint presentation will give you a sneak peek at the instruction and Inspiration found in Dreaming From the Journal Page and also shares several new prompts and never-before-seen art. The presentation wraps up with a Q&A session and special offers.
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A unique approach to art journaling, this book moves beyond the process of self expression and meaning-making by providing instructions for developing ideas explored in the journal into off-the-page art.
Current sale price for this special, limited-time collection is $70.58 (regular price is $111.98)
This pack includes:
Handbook Travelogue Journal – Pocket Landscape Ivory Black (Hand-bound bookcloth cover has just the right flexibility. Contains 128 pages of heavyweight buff drawing paper with a good tooth. Great for pen & ink, pencil, and markers. Accepts light watercolor washes without buckling and, of course, it’s 100% acid-free. We wrap it all up with a durable elastic closure and tuck a very useful clear envelope inside the back cover.)
Holbein Artists’ Watercolor Set of 12 Colors (5mL) Holbein Artists Watercolor offer optimum permanency, chroma and color vigor. This silky smooth paint will retain its clean, crisp and brilliant characteristics over long periods of time. This set includes 12, 5ml tubes in the following colors: Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Chinese White, Crimson Lake, Cobalt Blue Hue, Ivory Black, Permanent Green #1, Permanent Yellow Light, Prussian Blue, Vermilion Hue, Viridian Hue and Yellow Ochre.)
Current sale price for this special, limited-time collection is $55.90 (regular price is $95.96). This pack includes:
You can also purchase single copies of the titles included in the Art Journal Reference Set for 10% off current sales prices—just remember to use coupon code TESTAWEBINAR:
In a raw-art journal, you don’t need to know how to draw; you don’t need to know how to write well. You don’t need worry about messing up techniques you’ve never attempted before inside your raw-art journal. You just need to be you because raw art is you, and it thrives on creative play, on experimentation and even on making mistakes. Raw Art Journaling will teach you how to embrace your art, confront negative self-talk (a.k.a., your gremlin) and make meaning with your words and with your art.
In their best-selling debut Visual Chronicles, authors Linda Woods and Karen Dinino helped their readers open the door to the art journaling world. Now in Journal Revolution, they encourage readers to swing the door wide open and clean out the closet! Journal enthusiasts of all levels will learn how to cut through the daily clutter in their minds to access deeper emotions, creatively express a wide range of moods and boldly record their deepest secrets.
Whether you’re looking to express yourself creatively for the first time or have found yourself in a creative rut, you’ll soon be following your inspired voice with the help of Journal Bliss. You’ll learn to express your thoughts and feelings like never before in your own art journal. Not only will author Violette inspire you with her own journal pages, she’ll teach you techniques for creating your own unique pages.
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True to Sennelier’s roots the paint is, as always, made in France using traditional methods. This half pan set is housed in a compact travel case with a sable brush and a sliding palette drawer. It has 14 luminous colors in an Impressionist’s palette for all subjects.
Sable brushes from Barcelona, Spain. Since 1933, three generations of Escoda have served the most discerning artists. Always combining the finest raw materials with obsessive craftsmanship, Escoda brushes are appreciated for their attention to detail and their lasting performance.
Hand-bound bookcloth cover has just the right flexibility. Contains 128 pages of heavyweight buff drawing paper with a good tooth. Great for pen & ink, pencil, and markers. Accepts light watercolor washes without buckling and, of course, it’s 100% acid-free. We wrap it all up with a durable elastic closure and tuck a very useful clear envelope inside the back cover
Melanie Testa is an artist and textile designer living in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, David, and her Supercat, Arrow. She is the author of the books Dreaming from the Journal Page and Inspired to Quilt, and a DVD titled Print, Collage, Quilt.
Through her blog, Melanie hopes to encourage your artistic endeavors with video prompts, challenges, tutorials and fun mixed-media happenings. Visit with Melanie at MelanieTesta.com.
And for a whole host of inspiring tutorials, check out Melanie’s YouTube channel: Inspired To Quilt
Here is a peek at an upcoming online class Melanie will be hosting:
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