Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Textures, Layers and Metallics Oh My!

Mark your calendars! Jacqueline Sullivan's DVD, "ACRYLICS: Textures, Layers and Metallics" (just as cool as it sounds) will hit the CCP store in 4-6 weeks. Almost seems like too long. In her first Creative Catalyst Productions video, Jacqueline teaches everything you wanted to know about gels and mediums. She explains the different effect possibilities various Golden gels, mediums and GACs will bring to your work. She uses Golden products with tissue, aluminum foil and cheese cloth to create amazing textures, layers and metallics. The only thing I loved more than editing Jacqueline's DVD workshop was filming it.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Elephant Magnets Tutorial

Check out how to create these cute Elephant Magnets! Great for gifts or home decorations!

Elephant Magnets Tutorial

Friday, July 20, 2007

Claudine Helmuth in Cloth, Paper, Scissors!

Check out a familiar face on page 42 of this month's Cloth, Paper, Scissors! This is a take on one of the projects Claudine teaches in her third Creative Catalyst DVD, Beeswax Collage!

Check out Claudine's fun gallery and blog-

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Elephant Magnets

I just finished being in a local play and made these magnets as gifts for the wonderful cast and crew. Everything was sort of prairie or elephant themed in that the play was called, "Going to See the Elephant."

A set of these would make a great gift and they are the perfect size for stocking stuffers!

Check back Monday for easy instructions!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Robert Dancik

CCP is heading to the Art and Soul Retreat in Portland again this October. We went last year and had a blast. This year's line up is just as fabulous. We're currently in the mix of planning our booth for booth night and talking with the 3 amazing artists we'll have the privilege of filming during our five days there.

Today we spoke with Robert Dancik. He called us from a workshop he's teaching out in Tennessee at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. It's always so great to begin the conversation with artists about what they'll teach in their DVD workshop. The people aspect is the best part of the job whether it's interacting with our customers at a vendor night or hanging out with the artists between takes. Just through listening to Robert discuss his work I already know this will be a great DVD.

Robert works with many mediums including epoxy, polymer, precious metal clay and a product he didn't invent but did develop called Faux Bone. His combination of any of these materials is simply wonderful.

Check back for more updates here about Robert and in the meantime enjoy the beautiful gallery at his site.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Power of a Line