Sunday, 28 September 2008

More Art Candy To Inspire

As the weather starts to get colder here in the UK I find myself doing less and less art these days as I slowly slip into hibernation mode, it happens every year!

Dont worry though as Im still getting my daily art fix because I am taking advantage of these winter months by visiting all the lovely art blog posts and websites out there and collecting the links together to inspire me and learn some new techniques :)

And of course share those links with you too so that you too can be inspired!

Todays art blog land finds are listed below:

Write, Tape, Scrape & Stamp Background Technique:
I came across this cool background technique which is so brilliant looking, I love the whole messyness of these backgrounds and they are easy to do too! Go peek at the Write, Tape, Scrape & Stamp Background Technique on this link here:

A Couple Of You Tube Video's To Watch:

Tim Holtz demonstrates 4 great inky background techniques for distressing using the Ranger Distress Inks range on YouTube:

While your at it why not look at the other fantastic videos on Rangers YouTube Page below:

Ive been asked by several members and readers how I managed to use my Sizzix machine to use the Cuttlebug embossing folders, while searching on YouTube I came across this video which shows you how to do it:

Remember if YOU have any cool links to blogs, videos or techniques, freebies and eye candy leave me a message on this blog or send me an email and I'll go peek :)

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Two New Additions In Blog Land

Check out this fantastic tutorial using colourwash sprays to create a great 2 tone background using rubber stamps! I love the whole grungyness of it, check it out:

Also check out The Last Door Down The Hall blog for some gorgeous vintage collage wheel freebies, I just love the softness of these colourwheels and the way all the colours blend in together to seemlessly. Admittedly Ive never used one as I trust my own colour muse but they are handy to use if your colour challenged. While your there check out the other eye candy too as theres some gorgeous artwork - though I must admit Elizabeth must be on the crazy side for creating 120 Bandana technique pages for a swap!!!!!!

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Lots of Eye Candy From Blogland!

Rather than send out lots of seperate emails I am sending out 1 blog post with the various gorgeous bits and pieces I have found while browsing through my subscriptions on google reader :)

If any of the links below dont work, remember to go to the Art Junkies blog to see the properly working linksies to the various blog eye candy featured here!

Fantastic Funky Dyed Kitchen Paper Tutorial:
This ROCKS! Check out the gorgeous colours in the backgrounds:

Fantastic free Halloween Collage Sheet from Gaby:

More Halloween Collage Freebies from Jack & Cat Curio Blog:

Free Halloween Postcards & Other Collage Sheets:

Page By Page Art Journalling Zine Preview:
Ever wondered what this zine looks like? You can now preview it for free here:

Sunday, 21 September 2008

How To Make Opals Embossing Paper

Check out Annettes blog for a fantastic video on how to make your own paper using opals embossing powders!

Free Projects

Go to the Fibre & Stitch website for some fantastic downloadable tutorials in pdf documents:

More Free Collage Images

Great Free Head Images

Click on the individual images to get the larger versions to use in your artwork.

Be sure to check out the fantastic eyecandy on Terri's blog too!