Friday, July 21, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
“Exploring Art & Artist” is a new feature here at OOAK Artisan Showcase. Written by Ellen Schimmel Pearson, it’s a non-artist’s exploration of the creative world.
"I am so excited to be a part of OOAK Artisan Showcase and bring you interviews of artists around the country, and the world! I am looking forward to meeting some interesting and passionate people, and learning what drives them, what inspires them, and how they define their art. " ~ Ellen
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Part Two is coming, stay tuned!
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
|"Wow!! Time for a new project for the OOAK design team. I am loving the challenges! I used a lot of the same products as last months project, Since I am trying to use the same supplies in as many ways as possible!! This "tool" is a paint brush roll up case but we all know a lot of possibility's for it!|
My newest product to use is the NEOPAQUE flowable extender and it works amazing!! helps with the layering of colors, and seems to deepen some of the colors, I used the dyna flow fabric paint and the fantastix pens to paint the outside of the case in splotches using the neopaque on some to give a little gradation of the colors.
WOW! Jean's project is fantastic! I would love to have one of these in my art box for sure! Don't forget you can visit Jean's blog at jeanpdesigns.blogspot.ca
Friday, June 2, 2017
Hello everyone! We have another Design Team Member Feature for you today! Today we feature the art of talented Jenn Engle, otherwise known as Mixed Media Jenn!
You can watch videos of Jenn work her magic on Youtube, here.
You can view her art on her blog here :)
Or you can see her works of art on Instagram!
Jenn has started creating for the OOAK design team, and I know you will love her work! Come back soon to see more very soon :)
I have included a video of Jenn creating a cover for the new ICAD challenge for you to enjoy :)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Hello friends! I’d like to share a fun recycling project with you.
|I’ve ordered quite a few books from Amazon over the last few months.|
The books come packaged in a cardboard box that looks very much like a folder.
I decided to keep a few of these boxes with the intention of using them in an art project, and here it is.
Friday, May 26, 2017
This month's featured product is the Uni-ball® Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen, White Ink.
This pen is a gel pen but it's not your usual gel pen! It is described by the manufacturer in these terms,
· always make a bold statement
· keeps writing comfortable while maximizing control
· forms an indelible bond in paper, for intense coloration and document security
AND we have found this all to be TRUE!
They also boast of these features for pens made by Uni-ball® :
· – Pigment- based uni Super Ink contains particles that form an indelible bond in paper.
· – Jet setters get it—these pens are designed to compensate for changes in cabin pressure.
· – Ergonomic designs and unique grips keep hands free of pressure.
· – Perfect for archival uses, these help words remain bold over time.
· – Great for fast writers and innovative lefties.
It will write smoothly on all types of surfaces - matte or glossy, smooth or textured - as shown in this video clip.
I love how I can embellish my artwork. In the next video clip I used acrylic paint to stamp on shiny metallic paper.
The stamp I used is an ArtFoamies stamp designed by Nathalie Kalbach of n*Studio .
"I love the Uni-ball® Signo pen! It is so smooth and writes even over slightly textured surfaces. I've always wanted an opaque white pen to use over acrylic paint and I'm so happy Shelley sent me this one!" - Leah Tees, OOAK Artisans Design Team Member
There have been many reviews and comparisons done with other markers and pens, you can read some of them yourself - CLICK HERE
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