Saturday, 11 June 2011

Woweee! Available now .... !!


Ooooh I have been very excited about sharing 
this news with you all :-)


So many of you have e mailed and asked if I would offer on-line classes for art journaling, and I was thinking about it, I was ........ But then Traplet Publications (Craft Stamper Magazine UK) asked if I would be interested in making some art journaling DVDs. My first reaction was to run screaming from the room ... ha ha ha ... but then I got a grip and thought .... why not? 




So, now these DVDs are ready :-)  In DVD 1 - 'Art Journaling - Right from a blank page' - you see me discussing colour theory, demonstrating equipment, and then preparing several backgrounds in my journal in real time. Because this is in real time it means that you can play along at home, and then rewind and play along as many times as you want to! I show you several different ways to make backgrounds including finger painting (my fave!), blending colours with a brush, scraping colour with a credit card,  and spraying with ink sprays. You know how much I love colour and layers? Well, it's all here in this DVD.

In DVD 2 - 'Art Journaling - There are no mistakes in Art' -  I complete the pages that I prepared in DVD 1, again all in real time. I show you how to look for images on the internet, ideas for placing them on the page, how to use stamped images on your pages, and lots more!! I feature lots of fabulous collage artists and stamp manufacturers including Stampotique, Tumblefish Studios, Crowabout Studio B, Itkupilli, Rian Designs, Lisa's Altered Arts amongst others (links to all of these can be found in my sidebar). You see me painting with Dylusions, Golden Fluid Acrylics, and spraying with Dylusions ink sprays and Adirondack colorwash. You even see me journaling on the pages :-) Lots of ideas for journaling and all my background secrets revealed!!

You can buy DVD1 and DVD 2 singly, or as a box set. They run for aaaaages - and it's all delivered in my finest Yorkshire accent LOL!

If you want to know more or purchase the DVDs have a look at the Traplet shop here, and keep an eye out on my blog over the next few weeks as I'll be offering freebies. I'll also be setting up a Flickr group for anyone who would like to share art journal pages completed after watching the DVDs so watch this space...

Here's what Traplet has to say:

Whether you’re new to art journaling, or want to find new ways to let your imagination and creativity flourish, you’ll find Kate’s enthusiasm, skill and knowledge inspirational in this double-disc Art Journaling box set.
More information
In ‘Art Journaling – Right from a Blank Page’, discover the equipment you need to start mixed-media art journaling, with a guide to the journal itself, as well as paints, inks, pens, stencils, rubber stamps, useful ‘junk’, and anything else you may need. Learn how to prepare your journal pages for mixed media, and how to handle and blend acrylic paints. There’s also a handy guide to colour theory where you’ll learn which colours go together and which don’t. Lastly, Kate shows how to add depth to your backgrounds by adding layer upon layer, with more acrylic paint, colour washes, ink sprays, stencils and rubber stamps. 

In ‘Art Journaling – There are no Mistakes in Art’, discover techniques for adding focal images to pages, finding and using images on the internet, digital collages, rubber stamped images, collaged borders, grounding the images and unifying the page.

Learn how to journal on the page, what and how to write, places to look for inspiration and a gallery of Kate's work
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I am ALWAYS interested in any feedback, so if you do purchase my DVDs, then feel free to e-mail me (there's an e-mail button in my sidebar) and let me know what you think.

Hope you enjoy!

62 comments:

  1. Wow, that is some happy news! I would love to see these DVD's since I haven't had the chance yet to follow one of your classes. (Please come to Holland soon!!) Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Hi Kate, I am sooo excited :-) I was looking at some CS articles this morning and spied your DVDs...and bought them...can't wait to play!! S xxx

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  3. How exciting Kate! I love that you come in Blu-ray for an extra fiver!

    As a new 'art journaller' I will defo have to buy these :-)

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  4. WAY TO GO KATE!

    You have been an inspiration for most of the UK art journalers (journalists) that I am aware of and it's always good to see a UK artist taking centre stage.

    HUGE (no MEGA) congratulations and well deserved too.

    Now here's hoping that this blessed bloggy thing works

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  5. My friend told me you had made some dvds and I thought she must have got it wrong, as I'd not seen any mention of them her,then she sent me a you tube link.So watched the sneak peaks last night! They look fantastic and I shall def' be ordering them. xx

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  6. CONGRATS!! Have been waiting for these to come out and now they are available,can't wait to purchase them and watch them,I am so HAPPY.
    YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH. :)
    Greetings from Belgium
    Anja

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  7. I ordered both yesterday and I can't wait until they arrive....

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  8. Oh wow Kate congratulations. Will be back later to watch those videos. Annette x

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  9. Fabulous! What a good idea, especially for those of us who live too far away to attend your classes.
    I wish you well with these.
    Lesley x

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  10. Oh fabulous, congratulations.

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  11. oh kate...how awesome! i'm SO SO SO proud of you!! congratulations!!!! i need to get these!!

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  12. How completely wonderful and exciting Kate...
    Heading off to check them out :)))

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  13. First: Congratulations on the release of your DVDs! Second: WooHoo!! I'm so happy there is something out that will help me create like you do! I can't wait to get my hands on those DVDs! I'm an admirer of your work and wish I had an inch of your talent!

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  14. Hey this is great Kate. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on those DVD's. It's not fair that us American's can't get over there and take a class from you ;)
    Just wish we could get those awesome Dylusion paints and sprays!
    Thanks again for all the inspiration

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  15. You're excited????? I was ecstatic!!! Mine were ordered yesterday and I am eagerly awaiting their arrival!! xxx

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  16. Why NOT, indeed, Kate!!!! Well done! Congratulations! Now I know why you were so busy!!! LOL! How I wish that I'd had you in my art classes to teach the color wheel. Your lovely Yorkshire accent would've made those tedious lessons tolerable!!! These are AWEsome, Kate!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  17. Fabulous! Congratulations!

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  18. These look fantastic Kate - very clear and easy to understand. Great work and a well deserved opportunity!!

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  19. Woohoo!!! I can see why you are excited - I bet you have been bursting to tell us all your news.
    On the video you explain it all so well.
    Anyway, well done to you - your family must be sooo proud of you.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  20. Oooooo it happens to be my birthday in 30 days time...

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  21. Congratulations and I had noticed that your DVD's were now available. Will most certainly be sampling them. I don't have much experience of doing journalling but lots of watching it done and seeing the end results. The video amples look fab Kate !!

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  22. Woohoo Kate, congrats!! This sounds very exciting! Off to watch the trailers now. Can't wait to here that accent lol!

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  23. Wow! Congratulations Kate! That's fantastic news! No wonder you've been busy! And I've just ordered them. Well done!

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  24. that's just fantastic Kate. congratulations. I'd certainly be interested in buying them.

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  25. I'm one of the guilty ones - who left comments asking for online classes from you, so I am very excited and must get my hands on these! Yay!!! And congrats on a HUGE accomplishment!

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  26. Wowee - congratulations Kate - Now I can say I blog with a DVD presenter and lounge in your reflected glory.

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  27. WOW! Good job, kate! I am happy and excited for you! I would love to check these out and create in real time with you! (PS Thanks again for the calendar challenge. I am really really enjoying it! I can't believe we're half way through the year already! Hope you'll stop by...!♥) kath

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  28. Fantastic! :]
    Congratulations on your new "artful" journey. :]

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  29. What a fabulous news Kate! Was just thinking this week how much fun it would be to take part in some of your classes and now my wish can be fulfilled! Going to order right away!

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  30. Wow Kate, congratulations!!! I will have to but these as I live to far away to get to any of your workshops!! Well done x

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  31. Many huge Congrats to you Kate!!! I've just ordered my box set, hope Traplet move quickly, can't wait to sit down with a cuppa and some biscuits and enjoy! Well done you! Sam :o)

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  32. Ohhh how wonderful to have your fabulous techniques explained. I live too far away to ever get to a workshop and I am still waiting for my back orders of CS to arrive. Now will put in an order for the DVD ... with the added extra of your Yorkshire accent. Love it.

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  33. Wowee, zowee!! Congratulations to you Miss Kate!! Now when you are at a la-te-da soiree you get to say, "Hello there. I'm Kate the artist and published author." Be sure to lower your voice to a Lauren Bacall level for best effect. Yay, you!! Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Kathy

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  34. Congratulations. I'll have to check these out. I would love to learn from you but living too far away this would make it perfect. Way to go.

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  35. FANTASTIC NEWS Kate ♥♥♥

    Many Congrautlations.XXX

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  36. This is awesome, I totally love your work, and I am going to find out if these dvd's can be shipped to Canada, or, more important, if they will work here! If you know, please tell.... otherwise it would be such a sad buy:(

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  37. Congratulations. I think these will have to be in my arsenal. I will be watching you very closely ;0)

    love Dawn xx

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  38. I am so, so, so excited about this Kate! Just blabbed on my blog about it. I know this is going to be a huge, huge, spectacular hit and there is no one happier for you than me, your biggest fan! Congratulations!
    marsha

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  39. Kate!!!!!!! This is such awesome news. I truly enjoyed watching the promos....gonna order now!!!What a great way for me to be able to take a class with you regardless of how far apart we are!!! So amazing.
    Congrats to you!!!

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  40. Wow! You kept that one quiet! Congrats! Next stop your own range of products a la sir Tim?

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  41. Hiya, Oooo just ordered your Dvd can't wait til it arrives! I really enjoyed your 1 hour class the other week at Dyan's shop, everybody really loved the tag that we made thank you x

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  42. Hi Kate
    Omg I am so super excited for you. Your work is brilliant so your DVD's have to be awesome too. Doing the happy dance for you. :)

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  43. Have just watched the video clips, you are so talented ;-)
    Anne xx

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  44. Oh my god, I am in love! :)

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  45. Well done you on becoming a film star!!! The sneaky peeks look fab and I think I definately need to get these to be shown how to do it properly!! They are at the top of my list! xx

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  46. Huge huge congratulations and so well deserved. Well done you. Tracy x

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  47. Oh my, these look fantastic. I hope I can attend one of your workshops one day, but in the meantime, these DVDs will be an excellent substitute.

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  48. Wow!How exciting!I've dabbled a bit in art journaling but I may have to splurge and have a closer look at these DVDs!

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  49. Maybe after 52 comments you don't really need more encouragement, but I'm giving it anyway: how cool, how cool! Congrats on this adventure!

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  50. Love your style of journaling! Saw the info on Dyan's blog and had to check this out. Might have to spring for these if I can find a job!

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  51. Congratulations! I ordered both! Can't wait to get them! your art is amazing and I love it! Hugs!

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  53. Congratulations! The previews were inspirational and educational. I can not imagine how wonderful the whole DVD must be. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  54. Just to let you know..I managed to add you to my blog like I said I would try to...took some work, for me...lol...but I did it!!!
    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and for sharing!!!

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  55. Congratulations! I have not visited your blog for a while, and found this exciting news. I vent right over to Traplet Publications and made an order. Hopefully they will be here very soon :)

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  56. Cant get through to email. I dont have an outlook account. I love your videos. I couldnt wait for my moleskine sketch so i had a go in another book. It was so much fun and so easy and it was my work. Cant praise them enough lol Even my husband was impressed. Thanks so much.

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