Friday, 1 November 2013

November on ARTastic ...

Oh wow it's November - this year has flown past even faster than the last!

Please don't forget ARTastic is currently on the lookout for a number of new team members and guest  designers for 2014.  Applications close on November 6.  Full details can be found HERE We'd love to see you join us.

and now for this month's inspiration ...

This month on ARTastic we are featuring a delightful mixed media artwork called Listen by New Zealander, Jenny Grant.

Criteria - Free choice, make of this what you will

A little about Jenny Grant  Jenny is a self taught mixed media artist that creates her art based on an intuitive process. Most of her paintings evolve as she paints and when she finds her flow, magic happens!  She works with mixed media – acrylic paint, oil pastels, ink, colour pencils, fabrics, paper, photos… anything that comes her way. Her work is very rich with many layers that add depth and texture. Her work is exhibited and for sale both in Sweden and New Zealand as well as on-line.

We have some simply amazing inspiration from our creative team to show you this month.

Julie has prepared this astonishing tutorial for you outlining her process for putting together her mixed media layout.  
 You can also find it on her personal blog .
Using stamps, texture paint, masks, mists & glorious laces & doilies & ribbons from Tattered
Inspirations, plus some string.
I textured with scraps of paper and stamping, using the painting background for ideas
This is called “What’s on your mind”? and includes paper layering, mixed media and collage techniques.
Inspired by the art piece and the work of  Finnabair.
I used some of Finnabair (Ania Dabrowskas) techniques... but made it my way.
Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry with the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on November 30th, 2013. We'd love to see your paper, digital, card or off the page submissions.  Please no back-dated submissions.  You may combine with a sketch and/or colour/technique challenge.  
Looking forward to seeing what you all create this month. 
Our first Guest Designer for November is Julene Matthews.  Please call back next week to see her take on the challenge for this month. 



  1. This is amazing ladies, what a fantastic collection of LOs :)

  2. Gorgeous DT projects and the piece by Jenni Grant is stunning :D

  3. Great inspiration!
    I have an idea for this! Hoping to get to it this weekend!