Sunday, January 4, 2015

Faux Cake Mixed Media Shadowbox tutorial (CJS 2015)



Hey guys! Just popping in today to remind you about Creative JumpStart 2015! We blogged about it a few weeks ago, but we wanted to share it again today for any of you guys who haven't signed up yet. It is certainly not too late to join in on the creative fun. Throughout January a new artist's video will be added each day. Just this morning ours went live, and we're so excited to see the viewer response!

 We are teaching you how to make this super fun, ready to hang, mixed media cake slice shadow box from start to finish!



This is a screen shot of our incredibly derpy intro, featuring an overly excited Jenny, and a robotic Aaron.
Truth be told, we are both mega camera shy, and this was like our 10th take. We were about to just throw in the towel, but then we just said "whatevs!" and settled on this awesomely awkward one. HA! 




This year's CJS has a stellar lineup of artists and so far we are blown away by the videos we have seen…and we're only 4 days in! It's sponsored by Liquitex, so you'll be seeing lots of awesome products in action. So far we've seen a mixed media canvas being painted and collaged, tons of great art journaling techniques, a video showing you how to make your own stencils from a photograph, and for ours we decided to make a project-driven video. We made a step by step video showing you exactly how to make your very own mixed media cake slice shadow box. But we also made sure to do a project that uses mediums and techniques that can be used in lots of other types of projects.




And again, for the super low cost of admission, you not only get our video, you get videos all month long from 23 of the best mixed media instructors from around the world! And you'll have access to the videos for an entire year! 
And Creative Jumpstart is a community event. You'll find a wealth of info just from reading through the comment sections below each video. And you can join in the artsy conversations, ask questions, share info about your own work...

We hope you'll join us! It's only Day 4 and we are already having so much fun!!

Sign up here!

xo Jenny & Aaron



11 comments:

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    1. Thanks so so much Julie! It's an easy and super fun project! xo

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  2. yay I just signed up where have I been I just saw this!! Happy New Year Grace xoox

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  3. ok I made my list for my supplies and I saw the shadowbox is ArtMinds? Where can I buy these and what size is it? Went to Michael's in the city in the unfinished wood section and they did not have any. Love love love your little workshop you both were amaze-balls! Love you xoox Grace

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    1. Hey Grace! I know that Aaron already replied to you via Facebook! Hope you are able to find the boxes!! Happy Creating!! xo

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  4. I would love to buy your video workshop...but what else is in the 25 videos? I can't seem to find a list, just the video with the reel of 23 artists. Is there a link with list?

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    1. Hi Cindy! Thanks for the interest! We are seeing the videos at the same pace as the students, so we have only seen about a week's worth of videos so far. They are all fantastic! All sorts of mixed media techniques! Lots of different mediums are being used and discussed. Stencil making, and stenciling, painting, art journaling, and more. Each video really has been so so different. All are packed with unique techniques that can be applied to so many different types of art. Art journaling, canvases etc. From the comments we are seeing on all videos, the students are having a BLAST! You really can't go wrong! It's about a dollar a video! Hope you'll join the fun! Thanks again! xo J&A

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  5. You two always come up with the cutest projects!! <3

    <3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

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Thanks so much for reading! We absolutely love to hear from you guys...so please leave a comment if the mood strikes you, or if you have any questions for us about a recipe, project, art supply , paint color, etc. Don't panic if your comment doesn't appear right away...we moderate all comments to avoid getting tons of spam. Thanks again!!
xo Jenny & Aaron