Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Net Neutrality What it means to us artists and more!

SHARE! This is really important - Get out there and educate yourself and make a stand. Here's a short video that gives a great explanation. If you love using the internet for Netflix, Facebook..and on and on...you need to listen and make a stand. I don't normally post this stuff so you know how important I think this is.


Share this link : https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Fa-La-La-La 2 Day Sale! Alcohol Ink Air Course is Now 75% OFF

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Hope your Holiday shopping is well on it's way to completion! 
Just wanted to pop in one more special SALE for the holidays - join your friends and family to create a few art pieces together! 

New Blue Lobster Metal Prints! Check them out in my etsy shop!


Great Gift Idea!
Stop by to see my newest project on Instagram!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Shipping your Resin Art Work - Do not let Bubble Wrap Touch it!

It's the big shipping season and I just did a post about my Print shipping process, I wanted to share with you something I just learned during a recent post on Facebook about shipping your Resin Art work. Big thanks to a fellow facebooker, Terry for saving me from a future disaster as I guess I have been lucky!

I have been storing and shipping my Art Resin pieces with these Foam sheets without problems, but....after posting how I ship my resin art pieces, someone was kind enough to share their experience with  petroleum based shipping products that left their resin art work with a marble imprint when they shipped. 

Resin can heat up even after it's cured and when it does anything that is touching it can leave marks, dents, or patterns when shipping (example bubble wrap). Sometimes those marks will go away and sometimes they won't. 

So I did a bit of research and found that Glassine Paper is the best for shipping directly against the cured Art resin piece.  Here's a video that Art Resin did last year that may help you decide.

Then you can use a foam sheet and I place a foam backer board on top for added protection and bubble warp that. 

Hope this post saves you some heartache!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Jewelry Art TIP - Use Resin (NOT GLUE) to create Less Air Bubbles ( Bezels and Glass Cabochon)

I have heard from a number of students from my online Alcohol Ink Jewelry Course that air bubbles are a problem for them. This is something that can happen when you first start making pendants until you get the hang of it. It's that dreaded....they look great right now then a day later when it's dry you discover those silvery little buggers (you may know exactly what I mean) of air that trapped themselves hidden only to make their great escape 24 hours or so later. It's all about that seal. If you squeeze out too much glue it can suck the air back in or if you don't use enough glue to begin with. There are a number of scenarios that can happen to create these silver spots.

When I first started making pendants I used the glue but I've graduated and wanted to share with you what I now use! I LOVE using Art Resin for my bezel pendants with or with out Glass Cabochons because it has UV protection built in and my clients do not have to worry so much about getting the pendants wet because unlike glue resin is waterproof. Please note that some colors can fade when using resin, so I find it best to seal them first with a few light sprays of Kamar Varnish before I seal them with resin. If you choose to use Art Resin (there are many other 2 part epoxy brands to choose from) but Art resin has UV so you would not need to spray a coat of UV spray after Kamar.


I've created a short demo VIDEO of my process on my Youtube channel for you.

There is also a full list of the materials I used there under the comment section. In this video I'll show you how I use Art Resin in place of Glue for an easy more bubbles free approach to creating your own fashionable wearable art or to sell in your own shops or shows! If you haven't yet tried my online here are a few links to try the courses out at $12 US:  Alcohol Ink Jewelry Course or Resin Jewelry course . 

These Courses have LIFETIME ACCESS and they are go at your own pace. You can watch each part separately, pause, and rewind them. If you have questions months down the road just pop back into the course and watch it again. I will also do updates in some of the courses with new information. 

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Check out the Alcohol Ink Art Society - loads of Alcohol Ink information there!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Artist Tip: Matting and Packaging Art Prints

How I Mat and Package my Art and Prints

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, are you eating leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast like me? It's Black Friday today and since the Holiday Season is now upon us I thought I would share a quick Artist Tip with you! 

I remember when I first started to purchase mats for my work I was having them cut by a professional framer and they were like $12+ dollars each time, and this was for the small 8x10" size. 

As a simple living, debt free artist I'm always trying to find deals and came across these lovely little Mat Kits. They come in a standard 8x10" or 11x14" Size that will fit your 5x7" or 8x10" Prints.  In the video below I'll cover where I purchase them and how easy it is to package up your prints to mail.

I also found some Gold Autographed copy stickers that I add to the prints that I've personally signed.

Subscribe and Check out the Video below and if you watch it on my Youtube channel you can access all the links for the materials I used in the video:

Other Products mentioned in past videos

Black Friday Sale -  Check out the New Online Course Alcohol Ink and Air

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