Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Making of an Image

This is the second of 2 mini workshops new on KathyAnne Art this month.  For this mini workshop I created an image on Corel Painter 12 then used an TextDrawing on my iPad and finished in Photoshop CS5.  This mini workshop is a 7 page pdf. 

Follow the creative journey!
Members you only need to sign in to download this free workshop.  Non members you can click HERE to pay for this workshop. The workshop is $9.95 and once you click and pay I will send your mini workshop by email.

Constructing Simple Surfaces for Digital Printing

For December we have 2 mini workshops that are free to KathyAnne Art Members.  I will post them separately. 

In this 20 page pdf mini workshop we will work with simple surfaces that add print dimension with added elements.  Playing with ways to assemble surfaces for printing keeps me looking for new ways to express myself with digital prints.  There are so many things you can do to a thin paper surface, say the weight of a piece of regular inkjet paper.  The surfaces built in this workshop will fit in any regular pass through inkjet printer.  If you think you have made your surface a little thicker then will fit, you have a few choices. ……....
For members, be sure to sign in to KathyAnne Art to download your workshop and for non members you can buy the workshop by clicking HERE to pay for your workshop $9.95 and I will send you the download by email.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Boxes of Metal

This months mini workshop is Boxes of Metal.  During this workshop we will put together a basic metal box.  The design for these boxes is decorative, so they do not open.  I create them from both digitally printed beverage cans and also printed recycled printer plates.  You can use any metal surface that is thin but somewhat rigid.  The metal used has to be easy to manipulate by cutting and punching holes.  You do not have to use digitally printed metal, but do your own thing to the surface before assembling.  Adapt the design anyway you would like. 
You can also turn these boxes into rattles by adding beads and bells and anything that you love to hear rattle.  The first one I made has a bunch of words inside with other rattle types of stuffing.  

This workshop is free to members, so members be sure to sign in and use this url.

If you are a non member.  You can purchase the workshop by clicking HERE for $9.95 you will receive the pdf by a large file email after purchase.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Images from Two Guns on KathyAnne Art

Two Guns Arizona is a ghost town set on old Route 66.  For information about my trip there click here.  After shooting over 250 pictures of the area I added royalty free images of the area on KathyAnne Art.  They are in the travel collection and start on page 5.  Below you will see all the preview images, in order to find them on the KathyAnne Art site start by clicking here and page through pages 5 through 8 on the site.

One of the detail images from the pool graffiti has been altered I separated layers, filled them with pattern or texture and added a pattern layer at the bottom.  This is the altered image.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mixing Digital Prints and Encaustic

This month's new mini workshop on KathyAnne Art is "Mixing Digital Prints and Encaustic"

The encaustic process intrigues me and I find it a great mix with digital prints.  My work with encaustic allows me to expand my ideas while assembling surfaces.
In this workshop,  I will take you through my process working with both my digital prints on a few types of surfaces and encaustic medium.  Amazing texture can be achieved mixing the two mediums.  If you are looking to learn a lot about the encaustic process, you can check out the books in the materials list.  We will not be learning the total encaustic process, but how it relates to mixing digital prints, wax and texture from my point of view.  If you want to get into encaustic work I advise you to take a workshop or find books on the subject. For books on the step by step process in encaustic check the material list at the end of the workshop. I list my favorite books on the subject.

This workshop is free to KathyAnne Art members, so members be sure to sign in and then use this url.

If you are a non member this workshop is $15.00 and you can purchase it by clicking HERE

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Digital Printing Fragile Surfaces Workshop

Lately I’ve been experimenting with fragile recycled papers and digital printing. In my “Wrap it Up-journals with style” ebook published last month, there is a chapter on recycling paperback book pages by stacking them, gluing them together and painting them.  For myself I’ve then taken those painted book pages and used them for overprinting.  The painted backgrounds are yummy when printed, but no words show.  
What about letting the words peak out from underneath a digital print?  There are lots of books in my studio that can be used to supply pages for printing.  When used on their own, most of these book pages are fragile and too flimsy to print even with a precoat.  The pages need to be glued to others to make them thicker, but that isn’t the effect I was looking for when I started this process.  
I love the feel of fragile papers and the look when they have been printed.  Special care is needed to successfully print the pages and once a few solutions appear this becomes an easy process.  

Once you have participated in this workshop you will know exactly what you need to print fragile surfaces.  A complete supply list is in the pdf instructions along with url and password for video access.  The video takes you through the entire process.  You will be able to tailor what you learned to your own printer.  If you have any questions about the material, my email address is listed in the pdf and you are welcome to contact me for any help you would like.

This workshop is free to KathyAnne Art members

For non members the workshop is $9.95 and you can purchase by clicking here.

Monday, August 29, 2011

From Pattern to Print

From Pattern to Print is a mini workshop using Photoshop Elements 9 to create simple repeat patterns.  This is a video workshop.  When you sign up you will receive access to the video and the password.  Several types of patterns are demonstrated, so that you will be able to use the techniques shown to create patterns of all sorts from images.  You can play with size and resize and making the pattern the way you want it to fill a page for printing.  Cursory instructions are given for printing a 13” x 19” piece of paper.  You will use your own paper size to print to your specifications.

This workshop is free to members of KathyAnne Art.

For non members this workshop is $9.95 This is a 30 minute video workshop.

To purchase this workshop click on the link and you can pay through paypal.  Your info will be emailed to you.   From Pattern to Print Workshop

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wrap it Up: journals with style!

My new ebook is available in a download pdf file on KathyAnne Art.  Here is a video peak at the journals created with this new ebook.
Wrap it Up: journals with style!

See pics, the introduction and table of contents on my KathyAnne Art blog.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quick Summer Journal: with digital printed pages

This month the members workshop is Quick Summer Journal: with digital printed pages.  Quick, easy and lightweight to throw in anywhere.  Here is a quick description from the workshop introduction and if you are a non member just use the buy now button at the bottom of the page to buy the workshop. The workshop is $9.95 for non members and free to members.

If you are a member you can log in and go to Collections>Tutorials>page 5.

This quick summer journal is constructed from one piece of Fabriano Artistico 140 LB hot press watercolor paper.  The journal I designed for this workshop is digitally printed. A painted and collage journal is also depicted.  Both journals are the same as far as the sizes of the base paper.  They both are held together with colored wire in one signature.  You can make this journal as large as you like.  All you have to do is use additional pieces of watercolor paper.  The painted one is made from 2 sheets and is still in one signature.  You may want to add signatures and a cover if you use additional pages.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Digital Printing Silk Surfaces

Just finished and posted the new mini workshop for KathyAnneArt members!  "Digital Printing Silk Surfaces" So once my enews goes out tomorrow, I'll get back to working on my new ebook "Wrap it Up: Journals with Style" - keeping my fingers crossed it will be ready in July.  No promises for sure:)

As far as this months workshop goes, it is mostly a video workshop, but also has a 6 page pdf.  The information on accessing the 20 minute video is in the pdf along with some photos of the work discussed in the video.  It is pretty simple and depending on your printer you will now be able to print silk successfully.  If you have any questions at all just contact me and I will be glad to help you!

For members remember to log in to the site to download  your free mini workshop.  For non members this workshop is available for $9.95 and you can go right to paypal from the Buy Now button below.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Celebrating Art Unraveled 2011

Since this years theme for Art Unraveled is "Coloring Outside the Line" I thought I would post an article I wrote in 2005 with the same title.  If you would like to print the article go to my KathyAnneArt site and download it for free!  The article is on the last row first box.  Enjoy!

I will be teaching at Art Unraveled 2011 on August 2, 2011 and August 9, 2011.
Dimensional Collage with Digital Medium and Can-Can Art

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Studio Journals Mini Workshop!

When I work in my studio I like to play at the same time. Building journals is something that I usually have going on the side.  In fact right now I have an ebook in the works on a new journal design and another workshop having to do with really stuffed journals.  For some reason, creating them gives me a chance to play.  So when I was deciding what to do for the free KathyAnneArt member workshop of the month I decided to share my new design for studio journals.  There have been many different types of studio journals over the years, but recently I had the opportunity to look at what really would move me in a studio journal.

The design for this months workshop was first used for my artwork that will be included in Sue Bleiweiss's book coming out next year-Sketchbook Challenge- tag line to be announced later.  When Sue asked me to do some artwork and a sketchbook to go with I got inspired to something I had been thinking about for awhile.  I loved using the design, thought of someways to make it better and then put that all together for this workshop.  You can make this journal from an old book which is explained in the workshop.

The cost of the workshop is 9.95. Click below to purchase this workshop.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recycle It! Quick Journal Covers

Wow the month is almost over so it's definitely time to post the mini workshop for April- free to Kathyanne Art members.   A combination of recycling plastic and also using clear vinyl for journal covers is explored in this workshop.

Members be sure to log in to download the workshop for free in the tutorial collection.  
Non members the workshop is available for $9.95 at this link or right here.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mixed Surfaces Journal Part 3 Mini Workshop

This month Mixed Surfaces Journal concludes with part 3.  This video part of the workshop instruction develops the assembling of the elements from the first 2 workshops.  Two journals are constructed showing various ideas on accomplishing that task.  You will get a variety of ideas on how to create and add your mixed surfaces into a journal format.  Of course there are infinite ways to add your own ideas of what you would like from your personal journal.  Use the ideas presented and make up some of your own.

Members log in then go to to tutorials  to download your free mini workshop.

Non members price for workshop $15.00

Friday, February 18, 2011

MIxed Surfaces Journal: Part 2 Mini Workshop

This month is part 2 of a 3 part workshop about creating journals with mixed surfaces.  The ideas are presented in a 44 minute video using Photoshop CS5.

In this part of the workshop we will take a look at the digital element to combine with your papers and fabrics you painted in the part 1.  The video for this part of the workshop contains ideas to get you started thinking of the types of visuals you want for your journal.  I show some of the ways I create digital prints for my pages.  It is not a photoshop workshop, but a cursory view of manipulating some files for printing.  This information is intended to be food for thought, or you could use these actual ideas with your images.

Contact me with any questions about this workshop.
KathyAnne Art members be sure to log in to download this free workshop to members.
To join KathyAnne Art use this link. You will be able to download free mini workshops each month as part of your membership.

Non members Part 2 of the Mixed Surfaces Journal mini workshop is $9.95