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Studio Day: My Top 5 Favorite Art Materials (right now)

Hello friends! Happy Friday! Well, I have a little treat today for you today! I thought I might give Vlogging a go! So instead of writing a post...I have a video for you to watch all about my TOP 5 Fav Art Materials right now! (This changes a lot!)

Hope you enjoy this...I'll be dong more of these videos about Art materials, my process and even some great interviews with Creative Women in my life! I'm really excited to start doing these "STUDIO DAY" Video posts! [vimeo 145662478 w=500 h=281]

Here are the links for shopping:

XL Derwent Charcoal Sticks

Pental Ink Color Brush Set

Fine Line Paint Applicator

Stabilo Carbothello Pastel Pencils

Sennelier Pastel Portrait Box Set 40

Please do let me know if you guys have ideas or topics that you would like me to cover in these videos! I would love to hear your ideas!

Thank you for all your love and support! Have a beautiful weekend!

xo,

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Making Friends with Encaustics

Hello lovely people! Hope your weekend was fantastic!

I've been busy preparing the online classroom for my Mixed Media & Encaustic workshop and I'm getting questions about Encaustics and what you need to start.

So let's talk Encaustics - yeah...it sounds pretty serious, a little scary and slightly dangerous but I'm here to put your fears at rest! In my personal experience, I have found that working with this magical medium has been incredibly enjoyable, very experimental and basically tons of fun!

I wanted to share the Wax Set Up video that will be in the online class. My hope, is that seeing this will help you guys feel more comfortable exploring wax! You just gotta try it!

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and here is what I use in my simple, yet effective set up...(the clay tools are for carving which I'll be showing you in the workshop.) I've included some links below if you feel like shopping! ;)

PicMonkey Collage wax supplies

Surface thermometer * Mini griddle * Clay tools * Encaustic medium * Hake Brushes

For fusing I use a simple Craft Heat tool...

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Great encaustic books to check out:

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And I recently discovered some great videos on YouTube by a very talented encaustic artist: Nancy Crawford

Check out her YouTube channel here.

Here's one of her quick videos...

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So my friends, I hope this helps you make friends with Encaustic wax! This medium truly blends so beautifully with so many of our supplies and adds another level of dimension to your work!

I encourage you to check it out and of course I would love for you to join me for the online Workshop.

Mixed Media Online workshop IMAGEOur early bird pricing ends on June 12th! So don't miss out! Class opens June 23 and is self paced! You will have lifetime access too! :)

Let me know if you have any questions!

xo,

Ivy

Mixed Media Workshop - Success!

Hello friends! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the holiday season! I gotta tell you my heart has been bursting with joy since teaching my Mixed Media Workshop this past weekend!

Oh. My. Goodness! I couldn't even have wished for a better outcome! All my nerves quickly melted away as I met each beautiful student - 7 shining, bright, amazing women! What a group! Plus, my co-hostess, Katie was SO awesome! She handled all the food, drink and goodies so I could focus on teaching Art! Total bliss!

Instead of rambling on and on, I'll just share some of the photos...

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I wanted to make sure every detail was thought of! It was a labor of LOVE and worth every second.

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My living room was gutted and turned into a festive classroom! What a truly rewarding experience to get the opportunity to teach what I am so passionate about. We used collage, encaustics, acrylic paint, pastels, ink, oil pastels and more! It was a serious Mixed Media Party!!

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The work that came out of these extraordinary women was mind blowing and so gorgeous! We worked on a smaller piece that was more focused on landscapes and then finished the day with a portrait project.

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That night we went out to dinner and continued the bonding. Artist, Jenny Wentworth came into town to join us too! What fun! I was beaming with joy and couldn't stop smiling!

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The weekend ended with an Open Studio session on Sunday morning back at my place.

Oh and this sweet video brought me to tears of joy. Thanks guys!

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This experience has deeply changed me. I challenged myself to do something that terrified me and conquered it! Woo! What a fabulous feeling! On top of that, I made authentic, magical connections to new artistic friends. Plus, I think I have finally found my calling. Teaching felt exhilarating, inspiring and just so darn right! I am so incredibly grateful. Thank you to all who participated! I can't wait till the next one!

xo,

Ivy