Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Prompt: Washi Tape

Happy Monday! (or is that an oxymoron?)

This week I'm bringing you a supply-based prompt. One of my favorite supplies to play with at my art table is washi tape, and I wanted to see how this would translate to digi.

As usual, Lita has blown me away with her page. Don't you just love the way she covered the entire background with washi tape and then used additional pieces on top to accentuate her design?

supplies: washi tape, Caran Dache Necolor crayons, Donna Downey Empowered Words stamps,
typewriter roller stamp, Pilot permaball pen, flower stencil

I have to say that even though this prompt was my brain-child, I had a really hard time creating a digital page that used washi tape as it's main focus. My page went through several evolutions and many hours of adding and deleting items before I came close to even being remotely satisfied. I finally ended up pulling many pieces of washi tape from all over my hard drive (please excuse the massive credits list below) to make a large stitched mat in the center of my page. You can find the inspiration for my journaling here.

Tapes pulled from the following kits and element packs:
Parcel 33 by Studio Tangie;  Tangible Plans by Studio Tangie; 
Apple of My Eye by Jenn Barrette & Micheline Martin; Stickies by Studio 68;
20 Questions by Jenn Barrette & Lauren Grier & Shawna Clingerman;
2012 Art Journal Caravan Member Kit by Studio Tangie; 
Art & Soul Washi Tape by Tracie Stroud; Parcel 06 - Definitions by Tangie Baxter;
Digital Art Journal Class Kit by Jessica Sprague & Nancie Rowe Janitz; Good Feeling by Shawna Clingerman;

Other Supplies:
Parcel 3 - Rubon Overlays by Tangie Baxter; Stamped Roughed Edges No 1 by Katie Pertiet; 
Parcel 33 by Studio Tangie; Celeste | Stamps by Captivated Visions; Keep Calm and Splatter On by Michelle Godin; 
Parcel 30 - Gesso Textures by Tangie Baxter; Mist and Paint by Kaye Winiecki; Captivating 2012 | August by Captivated Visions; Bad Sewing Machine: Gridlocked by Traci Reed; 
Journal Your Art Out 3 by Nancie Row Janitz & Fiddlette Designs;   Burnt Thistles Mini by Sissy Sparrows;  
Fonts: junko-typewriter, ProblemSecretary

We'll see you back here in a couple of weeks with a new prompt...I wonder what Lita will think up for us? In the meantime, now matter whether you play with paper or go digi, use some washi tape on your next page and link us up in the comments so we can see Art Squared inspiration at work.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Prompt: Confidence

Hello again, Melita here bringing you our newest prompt!

Art Squared Prompt: Confidence

This weeks prompt is courtesy of yours truly. I’ve been trying to step outside my comfort zone more than I normally would, but my confidence has taken a bit of a beating recently. I really want/need to boost my confidence back up again, but must admit it’s not been easy. So, what better subject for this weeks prompt, right?

Here’s Jaimie’s stunning creation, as always

Art Squared Prompt-Confidence-Jaimie

Credits: Pieces of You by Jenn Barrette; Love Is All You Need by Captivated Visions & Ju Kneipp; Digital Art Journal Class Kit by Jessica Sprague & Nancie Rowe Janitz; Painty Bits 2 by Litabells; Little Miss Personality by Jenn Barrette; Heart Art - Printed Patches by Sugarplum Paperie; FreeBird by Lauren Reid; Read Between the Lines by Erin Tietz; Lil' Dude Stamps by Megan Turnidge; Parcel 3 - Rubon Overlays by Tangie Baxter; Painted Borders by Studio Flergs; Bloomin' Paint Touches by Studio 68;  Fonts: ProblemSecretary

I chose a canvas again this week – this was a message I wanted to keep in sight, so a canvas to hang in my studio was the perfect solution.

Art Squared Prompt-Confidence-Melita

Supplies: 8x8 deep edge canvas, vintage sheet mysic and book text, Crate Paper Portrait collection, Liquitex modelling paste, Vintage doily as stencil, Kaisercraft acrylic paint, Distress ink, rubber stamps, Archival ink, Kaisercraft flowers, Thickers

I hope our creations can inspire you to play in your journal, work on a canvas, or whip up an awesome digi layout. Be sure to link us up to your ‘confidence’ creations – we’d love to check them out!

Happy arting,

Melita xo

Monday, September 10, 2012

Prompt 5: Maps

After weeks of no creative mojo whatsoever, I am finally able to bring you Prompt #5! Woot! Jaimie chose the prompt this time around, and I’m not gonna lie, I struggled. I actually completed a couple of journal spreads, but ended up obscuring the maps almost completely lol What can I say, I like to layer!

Art Squared - Prompt 5: Maps

As usual, Jaimie has outdone herself with her digi goodness. I love her blending here, the restrained use of embellishments, and of course that quote. So perfect!


Credits: Fragments Antiquated by Rosey Posey; Heart Collage Pretty Bird by Rosey Posey; My Favorite Person by Studio Basic; Pieces of You by Jenn Barrette; Fusions Collage 2 by Tangie Baxter; Little Miss Personality by Jenn Barrette; Ephemera Stacks by Sahlin Studio; Waiting to Fly Mini by Sissy Sparrows; One of a Kind by Captivated Visions & Meg Mullens; Messy Paints by Amy Martin; English Rose by Captivated Visions; Heart Art - Seeing Spots by Sugarplum Paperie; Mess It Up by Kaye Winiecki; Stick Arounds by Lauren Reid; Heart Art - Ready to Wear by Sugarplum Paperie; Bad Sewing Machine - Round n Round by Traci Reed; Bad Sewing Machine - Kinda Kleen n Straight by Traci Reed; Bad Sewing Machine - Wonked by Traci Reed; Vintage Maps USA by Michelle Godin;

For my interpretation, I decided to go with a canvas, and a quote that I really need to keep in sight. I had a lot of fun with this, it felt good to really create again. If you’d like to see step by step pics of it’s creation, be sure to head over to my blog HERE.


Supplies: 20x40 deep edge canvas, vintage maps and booktext, DecoArt decoupage, Liquitex gesso, Golden open acrylic in Nickel Azo Gold, Crafters Workshop template, black acrylic paint.

Thanks for stopping by! As always, we would LOVE for you to join in and share your creations. Just link us up in the comments section.

Happy arting!