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!

Where’s the color?

Whether you are working on a scrapbook layout or mixed media project, sometimes using black/white/neutrals can really help your subject stand out. It can also give colors that extra pop. But, sometimes slapping on that black paint, or covering part of your collage with a wash of white can be intimidating!

This week, we’re exploring black and white, and how to fearlessly incorporate that into our art. Please join us!!

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Tag your work on Instagram, or join us in our new Facebook group, Gauche Alchemists Studio.

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Neon Dream Rainbows!

Happy weekend, friends! When I think of bright neons, I always think of the work of our own Alchemist, Rebecca Janousek! I swear, this girl breathes neon and exhales rainbows!! Even her fingernails express her love for brights (check out her manicure in the second photo below!). She has a great way of combining brights with black and white to create such interesting compositions. Be sure to check out her blog.

Check out some of her recent art journal spreads:

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For this week’s challenge, Rebecca created this fun journal spread.

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How can you be bold in your art this weekend?

Neon Dreams Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Gauche friends! I hope that you have been enjoying our weekly inspiration boards this month so far! As you know, this week’s theme is “Neon Dreams”. Here’s a refresher:

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Our talented Alchemist Viktoriya created a stunning mixed media canvas using the inspiration, and included a photo of her daughter. Supermodel, right?

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She used layers of texture paste and acrylic paints, combined with crocheted lace, paper ephemera, and flowers to create fun layers and really make her focal point photo stand out.

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Show us your Neon Dreams in our new Facebook community, Gauche Alchemists Studio.¬†Join us now so that you don’t miss out on future inspirations, contests and Gauche goodness.

Thanks!