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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Thursday, September 15, 2016

How to Create DIY Coasters - Creative Team Thursday with Emma Tildesley



Hi it’s Emma here. In my first tutorial for Jessica Sporn Designs Creative Team, I wanted to show you how Jessica’s Eastern Leaf, Lotus and Flower Repeat stencil from Stencil Girl inspired me to make my own coasters.



I hope you find this video fun and informative and I hope you hop around and take a peek at the other creative team members fabulous tutorials.


Jessica has a whole range of gorgeous stamps and stencils so be sure to check them out.
See you next time!
Emma

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Emma Tildesley is a UK mixed media artist, beautician and mom to 3 children. Emma has been creating artistically in some way since she was very small, whether that be drawing, painting, building or making up her face to look like film characters. Emma studied both art and beauty at college and makes YouTube tutorials on her Mixed Media journals and art work. Her styles vary from sophisticated grunge to rustic shabby chic. When she isn't making art, she also writes children's stories.   Find



Thank you Emma! Make sure to check out all the inspiration from the Creative Team.  



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