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Like nature? Print your own free copy of a painted art zine about sharks.
FUN! A kid-friendly free zine you can print on how to make zines, good for school teachers and librarians: How To Zine
All swaps coming from a smoke-free home. I don't smoke and I don't let the dog smoke, either!
The art I like is wildly eclectic. I tend to respond to people's style the most with a preference for fine art and the unique. If you have your own art style, that is my favorite! I want to see the work you create. ♥
LIKES: Favorite for ATCs. I like inchies, twinchies, MOO card handmades, small drawings and paintings. I am trying to finish a book of 4x4 inch chunky book pages with images of people: I will punch for binding. I do bookbinding. Genres and styles enjoyed for: Portraits and people, self-portraits, cityscapes, architecture, fine art, owls, Basset Hounds, parrots, birds, foxes, wolves, African painted dogs, abstracts, Goth & Romantic Goth, Plague Doctors, cosplay, Cyberpunk, Dungeons & Dragons, dragons, dinosaurs, sharks, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, G1 Transformers, ice hockey, archaeology, Japanese traditional and popular culture, Pop Art, black and white line art or ink art, book page artworks. I collect and use paper ephemera including antique cigarette and ad cards, vintage and antique postcards, ad cards, ink blotters. Small works on paper are stored in sports pocket pages in albums.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Loose prints, unmounted are preferred. Please no lamination. I collect tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards and Polaroids and other instants.
DISLIKES: No tolerance for intolerance. ♥ Love for all diverse people. ♥ Increase the peace. ♥ Hate is not a value system.
I am not so much into pastels, very feminine merchandise, or scrapbooking elements like die cuts.
Please do not use Sharpie markers for art, they degrade badly: Sharpie markers are not art supplies
Fiber Destash? I have recently learned how to spin yarn and an interested in wool roving, other natural fibers and dyes if you want to swap. I knit a lot. Friend my Ravelry Account
Please Note: I retain all image rights, copyright and intellectual property rights on all creations.
Read online for free ArtTRADER Magazine
Basic Information on painting; maybe go to the oldest blog post and read in reverse order: Click here
Free Book: read Starting With Abstract Painting
Melted Crayon Wax Painting Or "encaustic for lazy people" - 43 second video to learn how to make your own.
1000+ free video tutorials on all art subjects with Jerry's Artarama catalog: Free video lessons
Royalty Free, High-Resolution Photography: morgueFile
Free digital downloads of textures & backgrounds for digital image design, collage, etc: Caleb Kimbrough's BITTBOX
Jay Hilgert's BittBox Free digital image sources & textures.
TanglePatterns.com Free resource for Zentangle drawing.
How To Paint Transfer Toner Images Transfer toner prints of photographs, magazine pages and photocopies of your own drawings, etc. using acrylic paint.
GOLDEN Gel Medium Image Transfer Good method for multi-media art and acrylic paints.
Collage Perspectives at Swarthmore College A 10 minute documentary video of a gallery exhibit.
David Carson on Design + Discovery TED video: A top designer lectures on visual culture.
Vik Muniz TED video: Creativity, culture, art. He is known for his portraits made of sugar.
Raghava KK: My 5 Lives as an Artist TED video: on making and breaking in his fine art career.
Sheikha al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global TED video: how art and culture create a country's identity.
Art Pillow Design With Fabric Scraps by Alice Berry Low sew, high impact!
Daring Fireball's Markdown Syntax Guide How to put images in Swap-bot and other commands.
USPS Small Airmail Labels No longer available, DIY print your own. Great for postcards.
Easy Book Binding Saddle Stitch Video
A short description of Masterboard Process for collage artist trading cards.
ATC and collage recommended adhesives: YES! stickflat paste, glue stick, rubber cement [these three dry flat] Modge Podge, gesso and acrylic gel medium [these are wetter, needs to be pressed. Wax paper and a heavy weight help.] I highly enjoyed the Bernie Berlin ATC Workshop book.
Free vintage and/or public domain images:
Old Book Art Illustrations for download
Pinterest for Les Vieux Jours Vintage collage resources: photos, etchings, drawings and more.
ShellieLewis.Wordpress Antique postcards, ephemera and photography: 300 dpi downloads for free.
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WCHL Wilmette Cougars
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