Fragments Of Joy

Gift For You - Mixed Media Collage Video Tutorial

Today I'm really excited to offer you a free mixed media collage video tutorial...

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If you ever stop by my Facebook or Instagram feed, you'll have noticed that I've been enjoying learning, experimenting and playing with collage after recently adding a bonus project to my online class, Fragments Of Joy

There are just so many ways to use collage in artwork and there are pretty much no rules - this is good news to me and to you! 

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What You Will Learn:

In this free tutorial, I show you how to integrate photographic imagery (see reference photo  below) along with a hand-drawn expressive portrait.  I also incorporate a pressed oak leaf, grasses, lace etc - please scroll down the page to see the supplies I used.

Along the way, you'll be there as I encounter 'issues' and see how I overcome them.

You'll gain some understanding for my choices of items to add from a compositional point of view and how it evolves into a final piece of artwork. 

Reference Photo 

The photographer's name is Annie Spratt (love her work) and here is the link to this royalty free image obtained via Unsplash

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Supply List

Derwent XL Charcoal

Watersoluble pencil - Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth

Mixed Media Paper

Papers - tissue, book print

Dried grasses, pressed oak leaf

Embroidery thread

Lace

Liquitex Matte Medium

Gelatos - peach/pink

Sennelier oil pastels

White paint

Brushes - large, medium and detail

Paper towel, water, palette paper etc. 


Goodbye and I Hope You've Enjoyed This Tutorial...

I feel privileged to have been your creative guide for this tutorial and would like to encourage you to keep going, keep learning and developing your own style - oh, and have fun!


Want To Have More Fun With Collage?

Why Not Purchase Fragments Of Joy?

 
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To purchase the class - Fragments Of Joy, click the button below.

Please note, if you're a Hearts Letter subscriber (or would like to be), you automatically receive a 20% instant discount code for both my classes - (£35 normally or £28 with discount).

This class is available worldwide and can be purchased using a debit or credit card on this secure site.  Here is a handy currency exchange checker.


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Paper Collage Portrait Bonus Project - Fragments Of Joy - Online Art Class

Portrait Collage Project - Summer Bonus Content for Fragments of Joy

I've been enjoying creating paper collage portraits this week and judging by how many positive emails and comments I've received, I thought it would be a lovely to add this project (at no extra cost) to Fragments of Joy - Play and Possibilities With Collage - one of my online art classes. 

If you can cut or tear, you can collage...
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Here is a little information on the class below:

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The classroom is open, the videos are all downloadable and the class is self-paced.  This means that even though you may be really busy this summer (and beyond) with children off school, holidays, day trips etc, you get to dip in and out of the content when it's convenient for you. 

In case you're wondering, there are three other full projects (plus this new one), five mini projects, a little piece on art history and more!

The full description for the class is here and the short description underneath. 

 
Fragments Of Joy - Self Paced Online Art Class

Self-Paced, Lifetime Access with Downloadable Videos

For the full class description, click here.

This class is all about letting go using collage.  

Contains:

Three full projects

Five Extra Mini Projects

Bonus collage portrait

A little art history

Pinterest board

More Resources

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Enjoy the feeling of spontaneity as you create collages using 'fragments of joy' ie. scraps of paper, fabric, lace etc.  Make a 'memory or story' photo collage in a re-purposed book and then be filled with delight as you piece together a floral still life.  Watch your artwork transform with the addition of atmospheric transparent layers.  Embrace play - make art that doesn't have to 'make sense' but instead makes you feel joyful!  

Receive lots of tips, suggestions and ideas for using collage as a way to explore new inspiration as well as take a little detour as to how some famous artists have embraced collage.

After purchase, you will receive an email with details on how to access the private classroom.

 

This class is perfect for the beginner, or someone who just feels they don't possess any creative gene but would really like to try (incidentally, I believe we are ALL creative).  Equally, an artist would find this class great for a tackling a creative block, for trying out new ideas or if you're just needing to 'let off steam' and have some fun with spontaneous jumping off points like Matisse did when he began 'carving into colour' - by the end he'd made over 120 of them!

I hope you get to join us over in the classroom.


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Feeling Blessed 48 Hour SALE!

Hello Lovely Readers,

I hope you're all having a wonderful week and for those of you in the States - Happy Thanksgiving! 

I'm thrilled to announce a 'Feeling Blessed' 48 hour sale! Head over here to receive 25% off BOTH ecourses - Portraits In Time and Fragments Of Joy.  

Please enter: FEELINGBLESSED at checkout to receive your discount on either art class.

Here's to happy creating this winter season!

Note: For both classes, enjoy instant access with lifetime duration.  Enjoy some time 'just for you' this winter season - a time of year that brings with it so much joy but also busyness, which can soon take it's toll without some nurturing and creative 'time out'.

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New Online Art Class - Fragments Of Joy

Happy Friday to you!

Fragments Of Joy - Play and Possibilities With Collage

I'm here to let you know about an exciting second online art class I've created (self-paced and unlimited access) - it's called Fragments Of Joy.  I've been busy, busy in the background creating Fragments Of Joy and it's such a delight to be able to add this to my offerings.    

Take a look at the intro. video below...

What is Fragments Of Joy is all about?

'This class is all about letting go using collage.  Enjoy the feeling of spontaneity as you create collages using 'fragments of joy' ie. scraps of paper, fabric, lace etc.  Make a 'memory or story' photo collage in a re-purposed book and then be filled with delight as you piece together a floral still life.  Watch your artwork transform with the addition of atmospheric transparent layers.  Embrace play - make art that doesn't have to 'make sense' but instead makes you feel joyful!' 

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The classroom is open for registration now (classroom opens on 25th October 2017) and if you enter 6OFFCOLLAGEJOY at the checkout, you'll receive the Early Bird Discount.  

Fragments Of Joy is suitable for all - no experience needed.

For more info. go here

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Receive my 'Heart Letters' & + enjoy optional extras: Free access to the 'Inspiration Library', 20% off online classes, Free prints, art videos + more...