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100 Days of Artist Trading Coins, Days 1-20

Artist Trading Coins (ATCs) - Days 1-4 of 100 (Marjie Kemper)

Artist Trading Coins I've always loved Artist Trading Cards, and now I am on a roll with Artist Trading Coins.  I'm making 100 of them and posting daily to Instagram! Artist Trading Coins are my focus for this year's 100-day long marathon project: The 100 Day Project. This is my third year participating in this creative initiative, which was started by Elle Luna. Searching their hashtag (#the100dayproject) on Instagram will show you the wide variety of people and projects participating.    Participants create a unique hashtag for their work, which makes it easy to see all of it in one…

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Wanderlust 2019 Class Project

Wanderlust 2019 class project

Hello, and thanks for visiting!  Now that Wanderlust 2019 is in full swing, I wanted to show you my Wanderlust 2019 class project!  I am one of 26 instructors teaching in this year-long art journaling and mixed media art course.  It's online, and everyone works at their own pace.  There's a private Facebook group for the class too, where people share their work and encourage one another along the way. Wanderlust 2019 Class Project A few things went wrong while I was creating this spread, and I explained my process for working through the difficulties in the online video lesson with Wanderlust.   I love…

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Art Journal with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Art journaling with dylusions ink sprays

Art Journal with Dylusions Ink Sprays Hi, friends!  Here's a page I finished last week in my art journal with Dylusions Ink Sprays.   Step by Step Photos are on Instagram If you'd like to see how it came together, check out my Instagram account, where I showed how I built this up layer by layer over the course of many days.  Be sure to follow me there if you'd like to see the next page come together in real time! Free Cheat Sheet with Dylusions Tips & Tricks And if you'd like my free checklist on Tips & Tricks…

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ATC Tutorial with Distress Inks

Distress Inks Tutorial Using Artist Trading Cards

For this ATC tutorial, I used stamps from Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous – Creative Collages CMS044) that are designed in a collage format to fit perfectly on ATCs.  Collage stamps do most of the work for you. I used several Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves, and Twisted Citron). Note: This post contains affiliate links. I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase products through my links. It won’t affect your cost in any way. ATC Tutorial Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) measure 2.5″ X 3.5″ and are meant to be shared (traded, swapped, given away) but never sold. One of…

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Make a Wish with Distress Inks

Distress Ink Tutorial on shipping tags (Marjie Kemper)

Make a Wish Tag Tutorial Did you know Distress Inks are one of  my favorite colorants?  It's a fact!  Scroll to the end for a free download on how I use Distress Inks in my projects. This tag came together nicely.  I started out blending inks onto two tags, and then decided to combine them into one. I used five inks to blend the colors shown below: broken china, tumbled glass, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, and chipped sapphire. Once they both looked like the one above, I spritzed one with water and stenciled on the other. After looking at both, I…

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Last call for 2018 Teaching Your Passion™ course

Registration opens on Monday for the last run in 2018 of my Teaching Your Passion™ 4-week online course!  The course will  not be available again until April 2019.  This is a live 4-week course, and we are going to spread it out over 5 weeks this time so that those in the USA can enjoy Thanksgiving Week. What’s it About? Teaching Your Passion™ is chock full of everything you need to learn to teach classes live and online.  I take you from A to Z through all the steps needed to determine what to teach and where to teach it. We…

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ATCs with Blended Backgrounds (Tutorial)

Artist Trading Card Tutorial Thanks for popping over for this artist trading card tutorial.  Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are quick and easy, because they are so small. They are the same size as baseball cards. Blending Color + Stamps & Stencils Blend a variety of colors of Distress Ink onto your cards using an Ink Blending tool. Use you heat tool to set the ink now and then. Add stamping using background stamps. These are meant to add interest but remain in the background – they are not the image you should see first when you look at your final…

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Art Journaling with Distress Inks (Video)

art journaling with distress inks video tutorial marjie kemper

Art Journal with Distress Inks It was a pleasure to dive into my art journal recently and create a new spread. Video Tutorial Feel free to watch here or click over to YouTube if that's a better method.  I'd love if it you'd subscribe to my channel and give me a ‘thumbs up' over there. Thanks in advance! Online Classes If you like my style of art journaling, please check out Wanderlust… a year-long online Mixed Media Art and Art Journaling class I'm teaching in next year.  That link will take you to a full description, including how to receive…

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Teaching at Wanderlust 2019 + Bonuses!

It's an honor to be one of the instructors participating in Wanderlust 2019!  What is Wanderlust 2o19? Wanderlust is fantastic! It's a themed year-long online mixed media art and art journaling course.  Content comes in the form of video lessons from 26 instructors over the course of 48 weeks.  Wanderlust is in its fourth year providing high-quality full length videos.  All videos are streamable from the Wanderlust website with LIFETIME access.  What are the Bonuses? If you purchase the class using my affiliate link, I will personally email you three PDFs:  (1) 52 Art Journaling Prompts, (2) an Invitation to…

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Instructor Interviews Series: Student Obstacles

Welcome to the fourth installment of my Instructor Interviews Series.  My interests vary between artistic endeavors and online courses, so I’ve reached out to a number of experts in both arenas to ask their thoughts on a variety of teaching issues.  You can see the first three installments here: Previous Instructor Interviews. Instructor Interviews Series, Post #4 The people interviewed in this series teach a wide variety of classes on content such as Art Journaling, Art Quilting, Assemblage Sculpture, Digital Marketing, Embroidery, Facebook Advertising, Fiber Arts, Internet Advertising, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Mixed Media Art, Modern Quilting, Online Marketing, Paper-Pieced Quilting,…

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