Sunday, 16 March 2014

Welcome Back GD: Ellen Vargo - Art Journal Video {Part 1}

Hi everyone! It's Ellen Vargo here, back again to share another project!

This time I'm trying something new (for me...) - videos!  I've video-taped the creation of an art journal page and broken it down into three sections.  Today we'll be working on the background, using the brayer and some stamping. Tomorrow we'll do some collage, and Tuesday we'll wrap it up with journaling and explore paint-pen embellishing ideas.

Here's a little sneak peak of where we're heading by Day 3... but today we'll just be working on the background which you can see below as the yellow/ blue stamped layer in this picture.  


In this video I'll be showing you how I do the brayer technique that I have been using quite a bit this semester in my other posts to build up a background, you can see some screenshots below. It's nice to see it in real life, so go and check out the video. Without further ado.... let's get started with tonight's video!  Remember, this is my first video attempt so please be kind! LOL!



So to summarise the video, here's a reminder of what we did:



1. Building layers with Zesty Zing, Limelight, Beach Hut, South Pacific and Inky Pool, with a brayer.

2. Stamping with my stamps and various shades of blue Archival Ink. Archival is very suitable for use on top of acrylic paint. It dries fast, is permanent, and won't bleed when you add water or other wet media on top once heat set.



3. And the last step (for now) is adding snowflake for contrast with another of my stamps.

I used stamps from EEV02 and EEV03 in today's post.



So go ahead, get out you brayer, and start practising with your preferred colour combinations and stamped layers!

I hope you liked my very first video!  If you have any suggestions *please* feel free to share.  I'll be back tomorrow for Part 2 - Collage.  See you then!

~ Ellen.

Leandra Says: I love how you pick up the paint for the brayer from newsprint paper I think this gives you more control loading the brayer than from a slick surface such as a non-stick craft sheet, and of course you get great leftovers to work with that tone in with your project too! Well done Ellen, you sound very calm and collected for your first video!!

Gillian Says: Bravo on your 1st video attempt (you're a nautural) ... great to see how you prepare the background, look forward to seeing more.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Ellen's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday March 23rd 2014

21 comments:

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Woop Wooop YOU DID A VIDEO, Well done!!!Great to see the brayer thang IRL Ellen! Thanks. Leandra xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great video Ellen - I wanted more I'm so impatient lol x

Helen said...

Brilliant video, well done - lovely to hear you as well as see your fabulous background. Can't wait for part 2.

isisimaginings.com said...

I love video tutorials, they're so helpful & this one was great, thank you Ellen. Can't wait to see tomorrow's.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Thank you so much for doing us a video, Ellen. It was great to see your brayer technique!

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

Seeing you in action is so much better than words! I'll be sure to try the technique again now I know how you do it. And like Gillian said you're a natural at videos.

Yours Artfully said...

Fab video Ellen, so cool to see you in action. I am really loving all your abstract work and great to hear your explanation of your thought process. Can't wait for the next instalment.

Lin x

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

Fabby doo stuff, might help me get over my brayer problems..LOL

Julie Bell said...

Soooooo glad to see how the professional uses the brayer, it's not how I have been doing it duh!! Also love how you pick up the paint on the stamp so much control and so nice to see a video clippy on this. Fantastic xxx

pam thorburn said...

ooh-loving those colours, can't wait to see the next bit...

Wanda H said...

The video is great, Ellen!!! I love seeing the brayering in action and hearing your tips!!!!

Colleen said...

Ellen,
I thought your video was great. Can't wait to play.

craftytrog said...

Cool video Ellen! Looks great, I'll be getting messy later:o) xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

AWESOME video Ellen... LOVE what you made, can't wait to see the next installment.. GO YOU XXX

whyducks said...

How fabulous to hear you voice and what a great video, I can't believe it is your first! Well done and such a beautiful background!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great video! You sound so relaxed - I can't believe this is your first video! It's reassuring and helpful to see the process and have you talk us through. Brilliant! Julie Ann xxx

Jassy said...

Fab video, I love all the texture you created can't wait to see what happens next.

Barbara said...

GREAT job with the video, and I'm looking forward to the other two parts!

Trish said...

GREAT video - I really enjoyed that! Thank you

Steven AKA Pink Elf said...

oooh I can feel ideas coming on, thanks for the techniques ...wonderful stuff

Kezzy said...

Wow wow wow absolutely fantastic video tutorial and it's great seeing the process, it's like having you around my craft room teaching me. Kezzy :-) xxx

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