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Painting around a photo {video}


Here is a tiny video for you since I was already in iMovie mode doing videos for the workshop. This is a quickie less-than-two-minute video of me painting with acrylics around a photograph in my exacompta. The photo was printed on my new little printer (info here). The art materials are golden fluid acrylics, gesso and found stamps. I can't stop putting photos on my pages, now that I have started, the floodgates have opened!

Here's a photo of the art journal page at Flickr.

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Great little video!!1 Thank you for sharing it with us. I have started my afternoon art club with 6th graders and we are art journaling, so a little short like this one is perfect to get them in the groove. We would love to see more....

Karen E

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Karen, I love doing little videos but it's a matter of setting everything up and then I make a bunch at once. I will try to do more shorts with different techniques when I think of some ideas.

10.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren E

Brilliant little vid! I love it being done this speed - if only I could speed up like that I'd get so much more done!!

Thank you xxxx

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Fiddlesnips, Glad you liked it! It was only 2x speed, so it's a quick page, really!

10.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterFiddlesnips!

great video! I loved watching you work and seeing how those colors came together.

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: iamrushmore, Thank you for saying hi! See you in 5 minutes for your next comment (you might recall your threat, ha ha).

10.20.2011 | Unregistered Commenteriamrushmore

I think this video shows how easy it can be to pull a beautiful page together. Just one photo that you like, or any image, and then mixing some colours that you enjoy. And voila! Thanks for sharing yet another great video.

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Absolutely right, Hanna. The quick pages are so much fun, they just come to life before your eyes.

10.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

Oooh! I always enjoy wtaching people create - I loved the music btw. i think my favourite moment was when you painted the dark around the picture - It looked like there were two paint colours on the brush. I also really like how simple, yet beautiful it is. A reminder not to always put too much on!

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Hannah, I like toying around with the music for each video - glad you like it! There were indeed two paint colors on the brush - the lighter color that was on most of the brush, and the darker color I "picked up" with the tip. Good eye!

10.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Fun! I loved watching the colors come together so beautifully. I haven't used photos from my POGO printer in much too long. I need to pull it out again to have a little fun. I enjoyed seeing how you made the picture "work" on your spread.

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Andria, Thank you for stopping by. I printed a whole bunch on the pogo {if it's plugged in you can get lots of photos printed at once} so I'll play in the journal for a week or two and then print more.

10.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndria

Great video! I love your colors.
What are you using for a palette? It looks like the bottom of some sort of jug. I like that it seems easy to hold while working.

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Raine, Thank you for saying hi. For the palette I just use an old tupperware container. Other good palettes are the plastic lids from iced cream or large yogurt containers. I don't even clean it, the paint dries quickly.

10.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRaine

What a great little video! i thouroughly enjoyed seeing the process and it's sparked a few ideas on this end!

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Paula, I'm so happy that a teeny tiny video could spark creative ideas. Now I've gotta film some more!

10.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Hi Tammy,
I just received my Pogo printer and really like it so far. The images that are printed are not perfect but they are fun and funky. Just right for journaling. I am taking your workshop and hope that I can use it there. I hope with your help I can make such lovely pages too.

Thank you,

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Vicki, You got a pogo! How fabulous! And if you by chance read my amazon review, the photos are indeed imperfect and that is one of the things that intrigues me about them. I am glad that you see the funkiness. Of course you can make lovely pages, just keep putting paint to paper and enjoy the process. See you in the workshop discussion!

10.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

Awesome video! LOVE the mix of colours! Thanks for sharing :-)

✭✭✭ {Tammy}: Sam, I love that this technique works with almost any colors that "mix" nicely. Cheers!

10.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

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