Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Last Chance to Enter to Win!


Hi all -

My friend and art sister Miriam Schulman has pulled together ten creatives to offer holiday gift ideas this fall in her Handcrafted Holidays online workshop.  What a treat to be working with Carolyn Dube, Andrea Gomoll, Marjie Kemper, Systole Kirkeeng, Jand LaFazio, Danita Salcido, Joanne Sharpe and Blenda Tyvoll for this exciting class.  

Miriam has been offering a free video series of Artist Chats (interviews with each of us that include giveaways) before class begins. 


Today's the last day to enter to win!!











I am thrilled to announce that I'm a teacher for Wanderlust 2017

Do you know about Wanderlust?  It is an online yearlong journey offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on a weekly basis. Each one is full length, high quality and downloadable, so yours forever.

You will also be invited to the Wanderlust community, a supportive and friendly gathering place.  If you decide to join, I would greatly appreciate it if you use my affiliate link, as this is part of how I will get paid!


Dyan Reavely, Andy Skinner, Rae Missigman, Cinnabar, Kate Krane, Mindy Lacefield, and more! 





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Thursday, September 22, 2016

How To Create Project Life Cards - Creative Team Thursday with Sherry Canino

Hi there, Sherry Canino here and I am excited to be sharing a project with you today for the Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team.   



For those of you who know me I am a huge lover of tags, art cards, ATC’s and have just recently gotten into Project Life / Daily life journaling.  I had looked at the cards that there are out for sale and although many of them are nice, I really wanted more personalized ones.  After all isn’t the whole idea of Project Life documenting things that represents “me?” 


So I took my Jessica Sporn Designs stencils and stamps and decided to create my own.  I have created a fun video I hope you will enjoy watching and I hope it inspires you to create your own personal Project Life cards that represent your beYOUtiful self!! 

How to Create Project Life Cards Video
Watch my video on YouTube https://youtu.be/HIDu55bYChU


Thanks so much for watching, and Happy Creating!!
xo Sherry


Sherry Canino, a former accountant, is a self taught mixed media artist and owner of Canino’s Artistic CafĂ©. She also works as an art therapist for a local organization.  Her style is whimsical, colorful and inspirational and has been featured in Syracuse Women’s Magazine.  She offers local as well as private art classes in her Liverpool Studio, and art journal or art therapy classes on location for businesses and schools.  Find Sherry on Facebook ,  Instagram, Etsy and on her blog.




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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

How To Create an Interesting Background for a Strong Focal Image


Back in February, I created a fast forward video in which I created a sketch on map paper using Portfolio Pastels.


You can also watch "Fast Forward Pastel Face on Atlas Paper" on YouTube. 





This is a technique I teach in my Facing Faces class - and it's very helpful for getting out of your head and any ideas you have about perfection.

I cut her out and adhered her into an altered book journal.  There she sat for months, until I decided she needed a background and a story.  Here's what happened.






Just using that one stencil, Herbs from Stencil Girl, created such an intriguing background for this very strong focal image.   (You can also watch "How to Create an Interesting Background with a Stencil on YouTube.) 

Do you have a "go to" technique for creating your backgrounds?  I'd love to know!

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