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Demo: Dimensional Substrates and Treated Surfaces. There’s a rich array of media available to creatives today, offering a wide range of possibilities for exploration and experimentation.

Demo: Dimensional Substrates and Treated Surfaces

Artists are breaking from conventional approaches, exploring alternative materials and techniques to jump-start their process and approach. In this demonstration from my book Art Revolution, I use multiple substrates, collage, assemblage, embossing and debossing relief treatments and lushly painted patinas to draw the viewer into the piece. The finished work, The Courageous (above; mixed media, 30-1/4″x19″x2-1/2″) has been chosen to be amongst the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art (Spectrum 16) for 2009. 1 Preparing the Panels A Masonite panel is attached to a poplar framework using wood glue and screws that are recessed on top.

Wood filler that is sanded down helps to smooth out the surface. 4 Creating an Aged Look To create a weathered look, acrylic matte gel medium is applied to the canvas using a palette knife. Jose Carrasco Illustrations. Ember-Eyed & Eerie Illustrations By Mezamero. Illustrations By Mezamero Prepare for nightmares!

Ember-Eyed & Eerie Illustrations By Mezamero

These intense and eerie illustrations are the work of Russian mastermind Mezamero (who's real name is Viktoria). Her work on Deviant Art towers over much of the other submissions on the site, to date she's nearly had a staggering 500,000 views. The dark and malevolent theme displayed in her images below though, doesn't continue throughout all of her creations, so make sure you check out & support the rest of her wonderful illustrative & digital work here. Sketches : Kevin Ragnott. Beautiful Sketches That Turn into 3-D Illusions on the Page. Envisioning Disney Characters in "Real Life" on the Behance Network. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color. We love using chalkboards as backdrops for displays and parties (like this one here!).

How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color

So we were super excited to learn that you can create your own custom colors-and it's really easy! We first learned how from Martha Stewart whose tutorial you can read here. She recommends that you use latex paint, but we tried it out with acrylic paints with much success. Here's how you too can create your own chalkboard paint... Supplies: 1/2 cup acrylic paint (choose any color you like, or mix colors together to make the perfect shade!) 1. 2. Once your chalkboard has fully dried be sure to slate the surface before using it for the first time. Have fun creating any color combination you like!! COLLABORATIONS : Marion Bolognesi. Graphic Design Den – The Best Resource for Creative Graphic Designers.

Cool Photos and Artworks for Your Inspiration #67. Cool Photos and Artworks for Your Inspiration #14. Looks like good Artworks by Alberto Russo. Fabulous Artworks by Jeannette Woitzik. Have you ever thought of creating your own responsive website?

Fabulous Artworks by Jeannette Woitzik

It could be your own personal webpage or your blog or even a site for your business? How about to create a website by yourself using one of today’s most advanced website builder? Feel free to use the best website builder with wide opportunities allowing to create beautiful websites of different topics in minutes. Great variety of creative website templates, advanced drag-and-drop editor, mobile/tablet optimized versions, SEO features and all this is free.

Impressive spray paint art. 35 Inspiring Color Palettes from Master Painters. Putting together a great color palette for your design work can be one of the most challenging aspects of any project.

35 Inspiring Color Palettes from Master Painters

And many times, color palettes are built from some source of inspiration. So why not be inspired by some of history’s greatest master artists? Colour Lovers has a lot of great tools including the ability to create color palettes auto-magically from pics you find around the web. It’s a great way to find inspiration when building your palette. Of course, computer algorithms are not perfect; they miss key accent colors frequently and make questionable decisions on extracting the dominant tones. Long story short … here are 35 color pallets extracted from the work of some amazing painters with relative ease thanks to the Colour Lovers tools: William Blake Ancient of Days William Adolphe Bouguereau Birth of Venus Nymphs and Satyr. Wedding Color Palette Chooser. DIY storybook paper roses. You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight!

DIY storybook paper roses

Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? Floral designer, Cathy Brim of Bloom Floral Design created the elegant branch bouquets seen in their ceremony using Valerie Lloyd’s paper roses design, and now we’re jumping-out-of-the-pages excited that Valerie is sharing her DIY secrets with you! Craft Supplies:Paper Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths 16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths Glue Gun Glue Sticks (low temp) Scissors Wire Cutters Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cutting. Step 3: Shaping. Step 4: Rolling the center. Step 5: Attaching petals. Step 6: Finishing. Suitcase-chair.jpg (684×513) Oddities.Us.