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Set of 6 Art Journaling DVDs

Art Journaling is a wonderful way of releasing the artist inside you and producing a permanent and precious illustration of your innermost thoughts as well as events, people and places that mean the most to you. But like any artist, you may need a little help to overcome the fear of a blank page, and Kate Crane is the perfect guide as she shares the tips, techniques and skills that will energise your pages and let your imagination soar. 3 X DOUBLE DISC SETS
SKU: DV012+DV017+DV022
Full Description
- Kate begins with the equipment you need to start mixed-media art journaling, with a guide to the journal itself, as well as paints, inks, pens, stencils, rubber stamps, useful ‘junk’, and anything else you may need. She shows how to prepare your journal pages for mixed media, and how to handle and blend acrylic paints. There’s also a handy guide to colour theory where you’ll learn which colours go together and which don’t. Lastly, Kate shows how to add depth to your backgrounds by adding layer upon layer, with more acrylic paint, colour washes, ink sprays, stencils and rubber stamps. Relax while you can, because Kate’s infectious enthusiasm for this fascinating art-form will soon have you reaching for your paints and inks to create vibrant, colourful and inspirational backgrounds for your journal. Join Kate again in ‘Art Journaling – There are No Mistakes in Art!’ to learn how to add focal images and journaling to your backgrounds to create busy and yet cohesive pages. 

Kate begins with a guide to finding digital collage images on the World Wide Web, and you join her in an Internet search as she shows where to look, how to download and how to print images that will bring your journal to life. She then explores different ways of adding focal images to your pages including digital collage images, rubber stamped images and collaged borders. Using simple but amazingly effective tips and tricks you’ll find how to ground your images and make beautifully unified pages. Finally, overcome the fear of writing as you discover where and how to journal on the page, including ideas for daily journaling, the use of quotes or lyrics, and responding to journal prompts, including websites and books.

Whether you’re new to art journaling, or want to find new ways to let your imagination and creativity flourish, you’ll find Kate’s enthusiasm, skill and knowledge inspirational. Join her in an enriching journey as you discover that there are truly no mistakes in art. Running Time: 85 minutes.

Bold Backgrounds - Kate explains her thought process as she uses acrylic paints, ink sprays, stencils, rubber stamps, gesso and pastels to create balanced, cohesive, yet uncluttered backgrounds.  Simple, but effective, mixed-media techniques include blending, sponging, spraying, stencilling, spritzing and scraping and rubber stamping.  By the end of this DVD Kate finishes the backgrounds she needs for Art Journaling 4 - Personalised Pages, where she then adds the layers, details, images and journaling to make each page a deeply personal piece of art.

Personalised Pages- Perhaps the most interesting, yet most challenging feature of any page is the journaling itself. Kate shows how to add prompts to encourage even the most reluctant journaler, such as making a monthly art calendar page to get you journaling on a daily basis. Browse through Kate’s gallery to see how the variety and beauty of her page designs merges with personal, heartfelt journaling.
Together, let’s make something very, very special!


Turn junk into precious memories! Join Kate Crane as she shows you how to turn all kinds of hoarded and recycled materials into pages for a beautiful and original Junk Journals.


In this DVD Kate gets busy with the familiar inks and paints to create the mixed media backgrounds for her Junk Journal pages. She adds lots of depth and texture by adding deli paper printed on a gelli plate and using her own hand-cut stencils.


Kate makes 6 pages in total:


The Front page


Designed in shades of teal, hot pink, pale pink and white the journal cover is created using a brayer, hand-made stamps and lots of fun doodling, scribbling and scrapes.


Page 2 Give Me A Break!


For these pages Kate creates two smaller pages to overlap in the journal, building up layers of paint.


Page 3 Six Things About Me


Kate shows you how to create a page with a pocket to contain tags for journaling. She also demonstrates extreme multi-layers and gelli print on deli paper, as well as making and using a hand-cut stencil.


Page 4 Trust The Mess


This page uses deli paper on sheet music with Acrylic ink dribbles.


Page 5 Change For No-one


See three different ways to add ink to get different effects! Learn the 'Ghost' technique using a stencil; spray with stencil; stamped background; tone on tone and print with stencil.


Page 6 Put A Little Birdhouse in Your Soul


Create rough, broad strokes on brown Kraft tag. Plus Kate puts gelli print backgrounds in a scanner to show that you can print sheets to use for additional detail.


Watch Kate's backgrounds come alive with colour, texture and contrast as you discover how adding lots of can create beautifully balanced pages ready for completion in Art Journaling 6 - Junk It Up!


Let’s put our Junk Journal together! Join Kate Crane, as she shows you how to use doodling, digital image scans, rub-ons, collage, stamps, quotes to complete six beautiful and highly individual journal pages, then puts them together to create a one of a kind junk journal.

Using the pages that we created in Mix Up The Media, Kate then shows you how to bind the pages together using front and back covers and a canvas spine to produce a very special Junk Journal – a book of memories just for you or to share with friends and loved ones. Plus, discover a simple trick to keep adding pages to your journal so you can keep adding elements till your heart’s content!

Kate created 6 pages in her programme Mix Up The Media. We return to those pages to add the finishing touches:

The journal cover – I Create Beautiful Art

Kate adds oil pastel doodles, creates a standout image using scanned backgrounds, and add rub-ons and embossing powder. Next comes the quote, which she makes from words stamped onto a page from an old book, which is then glued on to this page.

Page 2 Give Me A Break!

For this page, Kate adds a stamped puffin image and 'speech' bubble with a typed quote.

Page 3 Six Things About Me

Put a pocket on it! With some mini kraft tags, too. Kate then stamps numbers onto the tags, with some of her own journaling, and adds a quote to pocket.

Page 4 Trust The Mess

This page gets an ink quote, hand-cut houses and small tags with touches of colour.

Page 5 Change For No-one

Here Kate adds images to the tag, along the way explaining composition and balance. Next she stamp’s a quote onto the old book page, mounts it and places it in the pocket.

Page 6 Put A Little Birdhouse in Your Soul

Here Kate adds an image on kraft paper, creates an overlapping border and writes with an ink-dip pen.

Lets put it all together!

Now that the pages have all been finished Kate shows you a useful technique for binding the pages together to make the journal. As well as some really crafty ways you can go back and add more pages in the future.

The programme ends with a gallery of some of Kate’s other projects, so you can get a pinch more inspiration, if you need it.



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