This is last blog post from me as a member of the Colour Blast Design Team. To round up my year with Colour Blast I have put together a bit of a flip through of my journal. I managed to fill two during the 12-month term and this is the second one. I have previously done a video and a blog post on my first journal.
Here is the video if you would like to watch the Flip Through of my Colour Blast Journal 2 where I talk about the different pages that I have created.
So, lets begin …
I believe that art journaling is a lot of fun. It is a not so serious way of doing some art or trying out a new technique, as it doesn’t have the pressure attached to it like a canvas that will be displayed on a wall. An art journal can be whatever you want it to be, and if you don’t like it, just turn the page.
Swatches are always a great way to have a look at new products. It’s a quick way to see the colours when they dry, to know which products you have at a glance and to try out some application techniques with them.
The above photo is of a page of some swatches I did when I received some new Colour Blast products. Lots of yummy colours to choose from.
I find art journals are also a great tool to experiment with and see how products react to medium that you aren’t familiar with using. For example, in the above photo I wanted to see how different Colour Blast products reacted to the Aqua Primer that I had. So I scraped on the Aqua Primer, let it dry, then added on the Colour Blast products to see how they would react. As I hadn’t used the Aqua Primer previously it also helped to become familiar with it.
I took my art journal (ok 3 or 4 in total plus canvases) along to the Biannual Colour Blast retreat. If I can recall correctly, I think I finished about 17 pages or close to it over the 4 days. The above photo are some of the pages that I created.
If you haven’t been to one of the retreats hosted by Colour Blast I would advise you to go along. They are a great weekend. The food is great, with a lovely and lively group of women attending. It is relaxing, especially next to the pool. You can create for as long or as little as you like. It is definitely worth the weekend away. To find out more contact Colour Blast.
Colour Blast run monthly challenges on their Colour Blast Creative Corner Facebook page. Each month the challenge is set to a theme and everyone and all levels are encouraged to participate with the winner being able to claim a prize at the end of the month. The above photo shows one of my blog posts that was created for a monthly challenge.
To participate in this challenge all you have to do is find out the challenge for the month, create something that fits that expectation and upload it to the Colour Blast Creative Corner page. It is a supportive environment that encourages people to participate and we all love to look at other peoples work. So have a go and good luck.
Of course there are the daily Colour Blast blog posts that are available daily with new designs and uses for Colour Blast products. These posts are always worth looking at for ideas and techniques. Colour Blast also have a youtube channel where some members post videos using these products as well.
The above photo is of some of the blog posts I have created as a member of the Colour Blast Design Team and they also include a video of the page being painted. I would love for you to have a look at them and tell me what you think.
It has been a memorable, rewarding and challenging 12 months with the Colour Blast Design Team. I have been lucky enough to use some great products with lovely vibrant colours. I wish the new team great success and would love to encourage everyone to create something every day.
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