Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Add and Embellish Text on an Image

Add and Embellish Text on an Image in Photoshop Touch

Many of us look for new ways to express ourselves when it comes to writing cards and other types of visual material. For Thanksgiving this year, I created an image for my email along with this tutorial for my members. The tutorial — a 15 minute video gives you an idea how the image was composed in Photoshop Touch. 

This is just a glimpse of what can be designed. Text can be used in many ways in images and will be looked at in future tutorials, but for now you will be introduced as a door is opened for your creative experimenting. 

Photoshop Touch by Adobe is available on Apple and Android Devices along with Kindle Fire and Sansung Galaxzy Note for Phone. Check your device with Adobe if you have questions about compatibility. 

To access this video go to this URL on Vimeo

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Digital Transfers in 3D Spaces

This video tutorial takes a look at my process using Transferiez on 3D surfaces. Depicted in the video are transfers onto steel sculpture. The steel used is 20 gauge cut into freestyle shapes with a plasma cutter, formed by using a vice and other metal techniques. Joined by rivets. This tutorial is not about forming the metals but about applying transfers to the surfaces. This technique is possible to use on many 3D Surfaces, not just metal.

The sculpture used in the video is at the early stage of being constructed. Once all the surfaces have been finished other 3D elements and wires will be added.

To purchase this tutorial for $9.95 click here.

These are photos of the works in progress from this video workshop.

Material for the base of the sculpture is 20 gauge steel. Digital Transfers with Gilders Paste in areas make up the color and image portion. 
Some digital transfers on aluminum have been added to the surfaces in places.

To be added are more transfers and other elements and wire configurations. When they are finished, the final images will be posted here.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Studio Journal from a Magazine

This workshop shows you how to manipulate a magazine and make it into a journal or sketchbook in a quick and easy way. Customize yours any way you like. Get creative to personalize your book.

Supplies include:
Gel medium or glue if you prefer
Regular white gesso
Assorted acrylic paint
Some type of surface for a cover
Clamps to straighten when or after drying
Whatever else you need to make this your journal

Purchase this workshop for $9.95

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Join me for a Workshop in Tulsa Oklahoma!!

Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces-Mixed Media
August 18-21, 2014  9AM to 4PM
Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa Oklahoma

Covering the basics of digital printing alternative surfaces—we will prepare, construct and print an assortment of alternative surfaces. Next we will learn ways to push the digital print further. Alternative surface printing is an amazing way to add images, color and other ideas to mixed media artwork.
 Techniques such as overprinting, adding elements to a surface before printing, printing light weight metals, handmade substrates and more will give students ways to get used to printing on unique substrates.The learning outcomes from techniques presented will allow students to print alternative surfaces successfully on their own after the workshop is concluded.
 My photo software programs of choice will be Photoshop in the current version. There will be information and ideas for image manipulation—setting up an overprint and color correction. In addition students will learn the print process with information geared to quality printing.
 I am looking forward to an incredible week for students to learn about expanding the digital print. Techniques will be discussed covering innovative ways to use your printed alternative surfaces in your mixed media artwork.
 Students will have hands on experience with using the printers for the workshops along with some tips for success. Get up to speed with what you need to know to successfully print alternative surfaces.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Printing an Image with Photoshop

This PDF and Video workshop will get you up to speed with a 15 minute video going through the print process in Photoshop. If you are using a different image manipulation software than Photoshop—you should also be able to find your way through their types of print boxes after seeing this video. 

This workshop is in response to the many questions I receive on this part of the digital printing alternative surfaces® process.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

Members of KathyAnne Art go to the site to log in here. Then access the tutorial on this page of the site.
If you are not a KathyAnne Art member you can join here

Or if you would like to purchase this workshop for $9.95.
Click here to purchase.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

More Exploration with Transferiez™

This is my second workshop using Transferiez™ an image transfer medium from inkAID™. During this workshop we explore burlap, fragile paper, 16 gauge steel, rusty metal, brass and ideas for metal after creating a transfer. The workshop PDF along with the 26 minute video will ease your way to working with the above substrates. 

If you are not aware of this product and my first workshop- you may access that workshop at this link.

Transferiez™ is an impressive product that is enlightening to explore. "What if's" abound and so far my success has been wonderful. One of the great things about using this transfer medium is the array of surfaces that are now possible to print. I am enthusiastic about going forward and using this medium to bring my images to countless surfaces that are difficult to digitally print.

Enjoy this look at more ideas in using Transferiez™.

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then access the video—PDF workshop here

If you are not a KathyAnne Art member you may purchase this video workshop for $9.95 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Metal Elements for Mixed Media

For this video workshop we will look at using metal wire, digital prints on assorted types
or metal/metal mesh-along with other elements that mix with your mixed media art. This is a process workshop not a project workshop. I will share techniques that I have been using in some of my current work with metals.
As far as supplies go- here is what you will see in this video—
* Hardware Cloth
*Digital prints on beverage cans—printing plate—metal mesh (brass)—36 gauge
*Wire—19 gauge black and heavy weight wire unknown gauge, it is just sold as barb wire in my hardware store.
*Hole punch
* Small dowel rod
*Found rusty objects
*Dremel Tool

KathyAnneArt Members log in then go to this URL to download the workshop for free!

Non Members to sign up for a year for $35.00—(tutorials are free to members).
click here  OR purchase this workshop for $9.95 at this link.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces Your Way!

In a few weeks April 27 to May 3 2014—I will be teaching an innovative workshop on Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces in Greenville, New York at Hudson River Valley Art/Fiber Workshops.  (enrollment information)

This workshop is tailored to how you want to use digital prints in your artwork. Each student will have a free consultation with me so together we can work out what best suits the individual's work. One example could be the artist who just wants to learn all they can on printing uncommon surfaces. Fiber artists may want to learn to specifically how to use these techniques in art quilts. Another fiber artist that would like to create felt pieces that are digitally printed. Even a painter or watercolorist may want to add digital elements. This is also the place to be for all the artists that want to learn my assembling techniques for metals and other substrates. 

 There is still time to enroll and come to work on your vision with your art. Any and all levels are welcome. This is going to be an amazing creative week. 

Check out my other blog post
and my YouTube video on this workshop!!

Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces in Greenville New York at 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lightweight Airy Surfaces

An interesting way to create surfaces is to build them with “airy” or “empty areas”. By this I mean to use gauze or cheesecloth surfaces and accentuate the lightness of the surface before applying the precoat. Also you can experiment with a variety of synthetic surfaces and achieve intriguing effects.  

For this video workshop we will look at cheesecloth, melted reemay and synthetic felt. Although synthetics are often melted after printing, these surfaces can be altered before printing. The only parameters for the synthetics is that after manipulating they flow safely through your printers. Take some of the ideas presented and see how far you can take this type of process.

KathyAnne Art members log in to the site here Access the workshop at this url

Non members go to this url to purchase the workshop for $9.95

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Experimenting with Surface Texture

In this video workshop we well look at a couple of ways to create simple textures on a surface before printing. Fabric, paper and canvas are a few of the surfaces that work well with these techniques. As you add texture keep it thin enough so the surface will fit safely through you printer. 

Once the textures are dry, apply the precoat of your choice—use a carrier sheet and print. 
For this workshop I used the following items:
Continued in workshop pdf.....

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Non Members you can purchase the workshop at this link for $9.95

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Metal Collage Process Workshop

This metal collage process workshop is a 22 minute video. The video will take you through the creation of one of my metal collages.The materials include digital prints on printing plates, wire assemblages, hardware cloth among other added elements. Materials will be explored (some shown and not used) and ideas developed as I work my way through this piece. 

Process workshops show and talk about a process, but are not actually a complete how to. Using your creativity, draw from the information and create your original artwork with materials of your choice. Improvise to suit your own purposes. 

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Non members can purchase this workshop for $9.95 click here.