Doodle & Carve workshop with Rae & Sandi

Design your own custom rubber stamps in this beginner’s exploration of doodling and carving.

Join Rae & Sandi as they discuss and demonstrate their favorite tools, tips and patterns in basic doodle shapes and then turning them into carved stamps. With 6 videos and 1.5 hours of instruction plus printable pattern sheets, you will learn how to go from Shape to Stamp on multiple surfaces. We show budget friendly ideas to create affordable custom stamps for yourself and for gifts.

Two instructors means two styles and twice the ideas!

$20

Register HERE

The Documented Life Project - 8/30 (Week 36) Challenge

August 30, 2014 - Week 36 Challenge:  Black & White

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


Sandi Keene: Step by Step instructions HERE


Lorraine Bell - See more on her blog HERE:


Rae Missigman : See the details on HER BLOG HERE.


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Roben-Marie Smith - See the full page on her blog HERE!


Barbara Moore:  Follow her on Instagram HERE

The Documented Life Project - 8/23 (Week 35) Challenge

August 23, 2014 - Week 35 Challenge:  Draw, sketch, paint, doodle a face or cut and alter one from a book or magazine.

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


Rae Missigman - See the details on HER BLOG HERE.


Sandi Keene: Step by Step instructions HERE


Roben-Marie Smith - See HERE for full page!


Lorraine Bell - See the details on her blog HERE:

Spotlight Artist: Leike Michelow

This month, we asked Leike Michelow to be our featured artist and to spotlight her lovely personality and art work!  Leike (pronounced Lake-eh) has been a member of The Documented Life Project from the very beginning and as most of you know, she has graced our pages with her encouragement, beautiful art, and her friendship.  She is one of our biggest cheerleaders and it gives us great pleasure to share her journey with you this week!


In her own words, Leike says, " after more than 20 years without making any kind of artistic creation, I shyly ‎started to grab my pens and brushes again, almost as when a child experiment with painting and his fingers as a way of painting. I will always be grateful to the two artist that greatly influenced me and inspired me to get re-acquainted with my dormant artistic side ;the two artist I'm referring to are Roben Marie Smith and Traci Bautista.  I would also like to thank Art to the 5th artist, and specially Lorraine Conte Bell for her continuous support, and friendship and for have given me this opportunity. "

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We hope you've enjoyed learning a little more about Leike!  Please visit her blog to learn more about her process and enjoy a flip-through video of her planner!

You can find Leike here:

BLOG

ETSY

INSTAGRAM

 

The Documented Life Project - 8/16 (Week 34) Challenge

August 13, 2014 - Week 34 Challenge:  Fill the page with numbers that relate to your week (4 trips to the grocery store etc.)

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


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Sandi Keene - Instructions HERE


Rae Missigman - See the details on HER BLOG here.


Lorraine Bell - See how she was inspired on her blog HERE

Barbara Moore: follow her on Instagram HERE

The Documented Life Project - 8/9 (Week 33) Challenge

August 9, 2014 - Week 33 Challenge:  Use your "under paper" in a creative way. Under paper is the paper we place on our art table to catch all the extra ink and paint while we are creating.  If you don't have under paper, feel free to use inked paper towels, scrap papers, etc...just get creative with paper. :)

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


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Sandi Keene: Step by Step instructions HERE


Rae Missigman: See the details on HER BLOG HERE.


Roben-Marie Smith: See more details and step-by-step directions on her blog HERE!


Lorraine Bell - See her process HERE:


Barbara Moore:  follow her on Instagram HERE


The Documented Life Project - 8/2 (Week 32) Challenge

August 2, 2014 - Week 32 Challenge:  Incorporate a fortune cookie fortune.

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


Roben-Marie Smith - See more on her blog HERE!


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Sandi Keene: Step by Step instructions Here


Rae Missigman: See all the details on her BLOG HERE

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Barbara Moore: Follow her on Instagram HERE

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Lorraine Bell:  See how she approached this challenge HERE

Spotlight Artist: Gina Lee Kim

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Sandi Keene writes:

I remember distinctly sitting around the table discussing Spotlight Feature Artists with the other A5 artists and yelling, "Dibs on Gina Lee Kim!" While I did not know Gina personally, I knew that I loved her work and she was a reappearing influence on my watercolor Pinterest board.

Her saturated colors and the ability to make them swirl and dance across the page had been inspiring me ever since I picked up a watercolor brush and dipped it into a cheap set of watercolors.

I knew that I wanted to paint like she does - someday. Little did I know she is a thoughtful, kind and very funny person too. Now my goal is to meet her in person. So it is my pleasure to introduce one of my favorite artists - Gina Lee Kim.

Website HERE / Blog HERE / Instagram HERE

 


Gina has taken the time to film a video for us to answer the Spotlight Feature Questionnaire. Enjoy this look into her journals, workspace and process!


My new product-find is called "Colored Glue Sticks" by Elmer's. These glue sticks claim to dry fast and remain vibrant in color (doesn't vanish). Use as an adhesive or as a bold coloring stick. What a nice way to quickly glue paper down to your mixed-media collage, without the fuss! NOTE: there is a slight learning curve. The glue has an oily or waxy consistency at first application, so it will not work when used alongside polymer (i.e. acrylic or craft paint). It does layer well upon DRIED watercolor. Have fun and experiment!

DLP Challenge -  Week 31: Create a pocket and fill it with treasures from your week.


Gina Lee Kim is a watercolor instructor and a mixed-media artist who lives near Chicago with her husband, Jim, and their three-year-old, Stephen. Gina is extremely happy that her son will inherit all her art supplies.

Links
website: www.ginaleekim.com
blog: http://ginaleekim.blogspot.com/
instagram: http://instagram.com/ginaleekim




The Documented Life Project - 7/26 (Week 31) Challenge

July 26, 2014 - Week 31 Challenge:  Create a pocket - fill it with treasures from your week.

Looking for previous challenges? click HERE.

Join us on The Art to the 5th™ Academy™ - a thriving "community" and classroom for The Documented Life Project™!


Roben-Marie Smith - See more on her blog HERE!


Rae Missigman: See the details on her BLOG HERE.


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Sandi Keene: See more Here

Lorraine Bell:  See more on her blog HERE