No Excuses Watercolor Digital Kit
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Do you avoid using watercolor in your mixed media art? Not anymore! The No Excuses Watercolor Digital Kit features two DVDs and two books by Gina Rossi Armfield that are full of inspiration and project ideas for art journaling and collage using drawing and watercolor techniques. Gina kicks all excuses to the curb and teaches you how to overcome your fear of watercolor, shows you how to plan time to create, and provides creative prompts that will inspire your art to create day after day.
Learn more about the resources included in this collection:
No Excusing Watercolor: Painting Techniques for Sketching and Journaling
Most people love the look of watercolor but are afraid to give it a try because sometimes it has a mind of its own. Author Gina Rossi Armfield understands the challenges of watercolor and will teach you to work with its many characteristics and love the results. With Gina’s nontraditional watercolor approach, you will explore tips and techniques through 13 exercises that will help you better understand the medium but also develop and refine your artistic style.
No Excuses Art Journaling: Making Time for Creativity
No Excuses Art Journaling refuses to give in to complaints like, "I don't have any time to create!" or "I'm just not the artistic type; I'm not a creative person!" Instead of making excuses, embrace your creative nature and learn which methods of expression best fit your personal style. Jump right into setting up your art journal for the entire year so you'll always be prepared to fill up your pages with a variety of mediums and techniques. Prepare a range of art journal prompts for your future creating, and decorate the cover and pages with personalized stamps, washi tape, and more.
Art Journaling with Gina Rossi Armfield: The No Excuses Approach to Drawing and Watercolor
Watercolor painting and drawing have never been this easy! Gina Rossi Armfield shares her tips and tricks for creating drawings that not only fit your personal style, but that will encourage you to incorporate drawing into your daily life. You’ll learn contour drawing, blind contour drawing and sketching, all with the intention of incorporating it into your art journal. Then, Gina builds on those drawing techniques to show you how to adapt those images to watercolor work. She shares three watercolor projects that you can choose from based on how much time you have available for creativity that day.
Art Journaling with Gina Rossi Armfield: The No Excuses Approach to Mixed Media Collage
Collage doesn’t have to be a long messy process only done in your art studio; it can be adapted to fit your busy life. Artist Gina Rossi Armfield makes collage for art journaling an accessible process for everyone because the materials are simple, and the inspiration is in the bits and bobs you collect as you live life. You’ll create a monthly inspiration board to provide prompts for your journaling throughout the rest of the month, create a travel collage to document the more exotic experiences of your life and create a poetry journal collage using your own photographs. Plus Gina will share some of the many amazing things your can do with washi tape and guide you as you create your own signature stamps that can be used in your art journal collages.
- Love, love, LOVE this kit!
After binge-reading a bunch of CPS back issues, I became intrigued with watercolor sketching using a travel watercolor kit and waterbrushes. Unfortunately, my detail-oriented, perfectionist nature gets in the way of me doing small, fast "essence of" sketches so it has been a bit of a challenge. I've tried a few times and have been satisfied with the results, but finding interesting subjects and examples hasn't been easy.
Gina's watercolor techniques are exactly what I've been wanting and needing to learn so I can enjoy watercolor sketching! I love her loose, colorful painting style and how she uses photos and images from books and magazines as her sources. I have watched both videos and will definitely watch them again because I know I didn't catch everything the first time through. Gina has an upbeat, pleasant presentation style that is easy to watch.
I also read the ebooks, but for me, ebooks aren't a good way to enjoy this type of material so I also bought the print versions of the books.
I received the paper "No Excuses Watercolor" yesterday and the ebook just did not prepare me for how much I would love the paper copy. I am so looking forward to trying all the exercises, but the best part of the book for me is that 13 inspiration images. Gina selected a variety of beautiful, interesting landscape/travel, animal, and nature photos that are printed in about 5 x 7 format. Then she shows you an ink drawing and a watercolor painting from the photo. Working with these will give me a good start on the practice that I need to begin to develop my skills.
Even though I'm not a journaler and never will be, I also got the paper edition of "No Excuses Art Journaling". I will not be creating a journal, but I will be using the hundreds of beautiful watercolor illustrations in the book as inspiration, too. There are so many small, quick sketches that capture the essence of the subject. Even if I use few, if any, of the journaling techniques, the book is well worth the price just for all the watercolor illustrations, and it's not just Gina's. There are also many beautiful ones from the guest artists.
This is a fabulous kit if you want to develop loose watercolor skills that lend themselves to use in journals or small sketchbooks.
Oh, maybe I should be embarrassed to admit this, but I had a very simple "Aha!" moment early in one of Gina's videos. I did not know about spritzing dry (cake) watercolors with water to activate them before using them. (Posted on 6/5/2015)
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