Friday, February 27, 2015

Handmade Foam Stamps and Printing Plates

Ever wonder how to create your own printing plates for printmaking? What about designing unique foam stamps? If so, I have just the tutorial, for you!

Learn how to make your own stamps in under 5 minutes with BASIC supplies. Seriously, you probably have these things around the house...somewhere.

Unleash your creativity by adding layers of patterns and textures to your art!
(The full tutorial has been published over on the Creating Mixed Media Art website.)

Handmade Foam Stamps and Printing Plates

Basic supplies you will need: 
• a sturdy backing, like cardboard
• scissors
• craft foam (you can get this at your local craft supply store; I purchased mine from a Dollar Tree.
  A package of 20 sheets for $1!)

After working through this new tutorial, you will have created one-of-a-kind collage backgrounds using handmade foam stamps and printing them on delicate surfaces and baby wipes. (Yup, baby wipes...clean ones only ;-)

Handmade Foam Stamps and Printing Plates; tutorial by Martice Smith II

Handmade Foam Stamps & Printing Plates | full tutorial RIGHT HERE

Monday, February 2, 2015

My Color is Beautiful Art workshop Starts TODAY! Are you in?!

Yayyyy! Today is the day, y'all!

Are YOU in yet? I sure hope so!

We have prepared great projects for you with these fabulous teachers! I promise, you'll be so impressed :) I'm one of the 8 instructors and this online workshop is jammed packed with goodies. Learn at your own pace - no need to rush.

My lesson for 'My Color is Beautiful Art' is called: "Cultivate Your Symbology".
'My COLOR is Beautiful Art' workshop. My lesson is called 'Cultivate Your Symbology'.

In my tutorial, we'll make an African Inspired Tribal Poster. The poster is treated with luscious, mixed-media layers (acrylic paints + ink doodling). We will add unique symbols, that help tell our story, onto an intuitive painted background and choose a positive, tribal symbol. Cut out your own stencils and I'll demonstrate how to use them for a super easy and low-tech screen printing technique.

Come on over, REGISTER here
example piece, 'Cultivate Your Symbology', by Martice Smith II
example piece, 'Cultivate Your Symbology', by Martice Smith II

There's gonna to be LOADS of painting, art journaling, doodling, stamp making, challenges, prizes, videos, and more! Incredible, if I do say so myself :) And it's only $49USD! I hear you asking: "$49 for all of this?!" Yes, yes, my friend!

**10 weeks of creativity, interaction with other students, and a private community where you can feel comfortable sharing your art.**

This year, the fabulous teacher line-up is:

Amanda Trought
Martice Smith II
Aysha Livingston

Trina Willis
Kiala Givehand
Carol Porter
Tiare Smith

It's not too late to sign up...

If you've already registered, THANK YOU! I'll "see" you in class...

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