Design Team Application Deadline- tomorrow!

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If you are considering applying to be an official Gauche Alchemist, we are accepting submissions through tomorrow!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wander where your Heart May Go

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” ~ Anatole France

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This mixed media canvas by Alchemist Rebecca is full of whimsy; I think it perfectly displays her love of travel and adventure with family and friends. I mean, how can you NOT be happy with those colors? And the frame!!

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city” ~ Roman Payne

If you, too, are inspired by the simple word WANDER, take a look at our Wandering Soul Mixed Media Journal Kit. It’s full of everything you need to create a mini book or journal…ready to be filled with your wandering adventure tales!

Join our Merry Band of Creatives!

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Creating art is often a personal endeavor…one part technique, one part magic, mixed with a dash of heart and soul. Our goal here at Gauche Alchemy is to encourage and inspire creativity of all kinds, whether new to mixed media arts or an experienced maker. Our kits are designed to be the “jumping off point” for your next great idea, and perhaps nudge you to create outside of your comfort zone. We’ve got a flair for anything vintage or unique, as well as digging up the best manufactured products we can find.

And now is *your* chance to get in on all of the fun, snark, and gauche awesomeness on which we pride ourselves.

We are on the hunt for a few new creatives to add to our team of Alchemists.

“What does an Alchemist do??” I’m glad you asked!

Being an Alchemist is more than just sharing pretty projects. Our Alchemists are teachers, crafters, artists, DIY-ers, and designers. We share our knowledge, our creative endeavors AND our real selves. Who doesn’t have an artistic block, a bad day, or a project that doesn’t turn out as planned? We want to hear about it! If you are familiar with GA at all, you know that we definitely don’t color within the lines!

“What is my obligation?”

As an Alchemist, you will be required to submit 2 projects per month. Occasionally, we may have special events such as swaps in which additional projects will be asked of you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: “Projects” include actual finished art projects, technique tutorials and/or videos, and anything related to what we do. These posts can be about your craft space, what inspires you, how to bust through a rut and so on. Like we said, we are more than just a team who shows off the pretty schtuff.

You will actively promote your posts via your own blog and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest with links back to the GA site. Active involvement in our Facebook community Gauche Alchemists Studio is also required.

“What do I get in return?”

During your term, you will receive an Alchemist “kit” that is looooooaaaaaaded with Gauche goodness– all our current staples, as well as at least one of our themed kits. You will also receive a discount to the Gauche Alchemy store.

You’ll get consistent exposure on OUR blog and social media, not to mention the fun of being a part of a vibrant, artistic community!

We do not provide adorable miniature ponies at this time. Sorry.

“How long is my term?”

An Alchemist term is 6 months, beginning June 15th, with the possibility of being invited to extend.

“Now where do I sign up?”

  • Provide your name, mailing address, and email address.
  • Include and showcase 2-3 of your best and/or favorite projects. (We would love to see LINKS to posts on your blog if they’re there) If you have projects that utilize GA or Gauche-inspired products, it wouldn’t hurt to share one. Tutorials and videos are also acceptable!
  • Provide a list of current and past design teams, and any galleries you feature your work in! (Previous DT experience is not required)
  • What are your favorite type of projects to create?
  • Why do YOU want to work with Gauche Alchemy?
  • Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

To apply, please mail everything to GaucheAlchemistCalls@gmail.com by Friday, May 27th,  with the phrase “2016 DT Call- YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

This call IS open to international aspiring alchemists! Let’s spread the Gauche love worldwide!

New members will be contacted by June 1st.

~thank you and best of luck~

 

A New Month, a New Inspiration Board!

Thank you to all who joined in our adventures for April! We loved seeing your creations in our Facebook community. Here are some of the highlights!

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For this new month, we are going to switch gears a bit and explore the theme of travel! Please join me in thinking outside of the box for this one– you don’t have to go on a cruise or a fancy vacation! Maybe you want to explore journaling your daily life travels, or find a vintage train case to store your art supplies. Maybe you want to practice sketching in nature…there are so many options! Each week we will share some new ideas, techniques, and inspirations to keep your creative juices flowing.

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We’d love to see you in our Facebook community: Alchemists Studio!

 

Texture Play

Happy Monday, Alchemists!! I have to admit, even just doing the research for this week’s inspiration board was so exciting! When you start focusing on texture, you start to see it everywhere– every brush stroke, stencil, and stamp has the ability to create amazing texture in your artwork.

Here it is! All artwork featured on this board was created by current and former Design Team members here at Gauche Alchemy. I’m drooling just looking at it!

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I see PUNCHINELLA, paint, paper, gesso, lace…

We want to know,

What are your secret texture weapons?

Be sure to share your creations in our Facebook Community, or tag us on Instagram!