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Live Your Life With…Zine Video Hop

A few months ago I invited 6 other YouTube mixed media artists to collaborate with me on the creation of a zine. If you’re not aware: a zine is a small publication, often or mostly self published, containing poems, fan literature or artwork. In our case it’s artwork.

I invited each of the artists to contribute a piece of art measuring 4″ x 6″ featuring just one word as it’s focal point. Once the artwork had been scanned or photographed I created the artwork file digitally and had the zine professionally printed. I then supplied each person with their own copy of the finished zine.

As I was the originator of the zine I created the front and back pages, which is the image you see above. To see how I created the pages you can watch my process video by clicking the YouTube link below. I have also included a gallery of images of all the other pages inside the zine in order that they appear.

You can also watch all the other artists process videos. Here’s the complete list of videos in the order they appear in the zine minus mine of course!

Gina Ahrens:
Linda Simpson:
Louise Wiseman:
Trisch Rosema:
Hanny Tromp:
Kylie Coo:

I hope that you enjoy this little video hop and enjoy watching the very different approaches to the creation of each page, which is as individual as the person creating them. Please show them some love by thumbing up each video and subscribing to their YouTube channels.

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Mixed Media Art Tag – Use Your Wings

My project for today was to use up some of the Botanicals ephemera from a Tim Holtz set that I have in my stash and I was in the mood to create something a little bit vintage and a bit shabby chic…but not too much! So I decide to create a mixed media tag in my large tag journal.

To watch how I created this project from start to finish in real time simply click the image below.

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Art Journal Page – No Limits

It’s time for my next IndigoBlu design team project and I know it’s October and normally would go for a fall or Halloween themed project, however, I love the subtle colours used in oriental and Japanese imagery and wanted to create a sedate and calming art journal page using the A6 Peony stamp set instead of a seasonal page.

This art journal page design could easily be adapted for an A5, 6×6 or 8×8 greetings card too!

I also used Townhouse Teal acrylic paintFair Portrait acrylic paint & Apricot Blush Portrait acrylic paint & Goldfinger Metallic acrylic paint, plus the collectors stamps Bubbles (No1) and Crosshatch (No3). The sentiment is taken from the Mindfulness #1 stamp set.

To watch how I created the page from start to finish click the YouTube image below see how the page was created step by step in real time.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating the page. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up, share with your friends and subscribe to the IndigoBlu YouTube channel and mine for more videos from me and the IndigoBlu the Design Team.

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That Was The Week That Was #34

Gelli plates, ear infections, late night shopping, floor plans and empty rooms are all in this week’s that was the week that was Oct 2nd to Oct 8th 2017.

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