A couple of years ago I was fortunate enough to find myself taking an awesome class with Kerin Gale and Charley Slaughter. Kerin and I became fast friends and when I traveled to Portland to teach and we went antiquing together that friendship was solidified and it has continued to grow and develop. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to Kerinny during the writing of her book, The Inspired Remnants Curious Dreams, and of course I was in awe of all of the beautiful creations that were flowing from her mind through her hands and out of her studio.
Kerin's book is like no other that you will find and the techniques and processes that it opens up to you will simply blow you away. It is amazing what can be created using the Epoxy and Apoxy Clays and I promise it will open up a whole new world to you and may well take you in an entirely new direction with your art.
My first experience using the apoxy clay was in the Vintage Gentlemen class that Kerin and Charley offered at Art and Soul in Hampton. It was amazing how easy it was to work with the clay and I found myself thinking of all of the ways I could incorporate it into my art before I ever left the classroom. That's how inspired you will be when you see the projects in this book...projects that will have you returning over and over to Kerin's book for new projects, tips and tricks and inspiration.
After taking a class where I created bezels using metal and soldering I thought I would try make bezels using the Apoxy Clay. This was my first project that I created in my studio using the apoxy clay. I am teaching the Bezels of Beauty at Art Is You in both Danbury and Petaluma....check them out at: www.art-is-you.com and come join me in making some of these wonderful bezels!!
I have also created altered books using apoxy clay for the molded covers...
This blog tour is going to showcase creations by those of us already working with Apoxy Clay while introducing you to Kerin and her new book. Then, for the icing on this wonderful cake, you will have the opportunity to win some amazing, AMAZING, prizes from Kerin, Northlight and all of the sponsors of this Wonderful and Stupendous Event!!!!
Visit these participating blogs along the way — the following is a calendar of dates each participant will be posting their wonderful information, art examples and giveaways.
Remnants of Olde: http://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts
Altered Bits: http://alteredbits.wordpress.com/
Flatwoods Folk Art: http://www.flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com/
Lilly Bug Studio: http://lillybugstudio.com/blog/
The Altered Page: http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Little Bit Wired: http://littlebitwired.blogspot.com/
ICE Queen Zine: http://www.iceresin.com/category/inspired-remnants-blog-tour/
Happy Mother’s Day!
Strange Dolls: http://strangedolls.wordpress.com/
Brenda Schweder Jewelry: http://www.brendaschweder.com/
Vanessie Art Dolls: http://vanessies.blogspot.com
Lemoncholy’s Flight of Fancy: http://www.lemoncholys.blogspot.com/
A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal: http://oneyearartjournal.blogspot.com/
Marlaine Verhelst Art Dolls: http://marlaineverhelst.com/blog/
Mud Hound Studio: http://mudhoundprimitives.blogspot.com/
Yesterday’s Trash: http://michellereneebernard.blogspot.com/
Remnants of Olde – Alan Rogerson feature: http://RemnantsOfOlde.com/posts
Apoxie Clay & Epoxy Clays Page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/home.php?sk=group_158159677562761
So, wanna know what you could win????? Well, each of the blogs participating will be giving away these wonderful prizes to some very lucky artists out there (Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only. Access to Online Workshops and Digital Collage Sheets will be sent anywhere, worldwide.).
A) The book: Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams by Kerin Gale. This will be mailed directly to the winner from Northlight Books.
B) One Aves Power Pack (selection of their most popular formulas) from http://AvesStudio.com. (This will be mailed directly to the winner from Aves Studios)
C) Fluid Chalks Online Workshop by moi on my The Art Of Altering site which features many other awesome online workshops. More information about this workshop can be found here: http://theartofaltering.ning.com/group/fluidchalksbackgroundsbeyond
D) Two Digital Collage Sheets of your choice by Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits. You can see her unique and cool collections at http://alteredbits.com/digital-collage-sheets.php
E) Sample pack of Silputty 40 silicone putty mold mix from Silpak. This is the formula Kerin recommends in the book that has the longer cure time. If you want to order any of these materials or have any questions, call Jerry at Silpak 909-625-0056. He was her technical advisor for the book and so it’s great that you can talk to him directly and get any assistance you may need!!!
F) 1 OZ ICE Resin and a mixed metal bezel from http://www.iceresin.com/
Grand Prizes For Book Reviews
Any reader that writes a review ~ however short or long ~ of Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams on amazon.com before July 31, 2011 and sends an email with the title “Inspired Remnants Review” to firstname.lastname@example.org will be entered in a drawing to win one of these prizes. Please note that your honest opinion is wanted on this review. Please note that all physical prizes (i.e. non digital prizes) will be awarded to US participants only. Access to Online Workshops will be available worldwide.
A) The art piece featured on the cover of the book, “Sacred Totem”
B) Power Pack plus extra Fixit Sculpt clay from Aves Studio
C) A Frozen Charlotte Doll with digital tutorial “How To Crackle Charlottes” from Alicia Caudle of http://alteredbits.com
D) Resin Clay Pendants online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com
E) Vintage Gentleman online workshop by Kerin Gale from http://MixedMediaArt.ning.com
F) Choice of any one workshop being taught by Kerin and Charley at Art Is You retreat in Petaluma, CA. The registration fee and workshop cost are both waived. http://www.art-is-you.com/mysitecaddy/site3/generalinformation-westcoast.htm
G) One copy each of Jen Cushman’s book, Explore, Create, Resinate and Susan Lenart-Kazmer’s book, Making Connections plus ICE Resin and a selection of bezels all from http://www.iceresin.com/
Still Want More???????
During the blog tour (from May 1st through May 19th), you can get $5 off Kerin Gale’s ground-breaking and hugely inspirational book Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams bundled with her amazing online workshops. All you have to do is enter “Flatwoods Folk Art” in the note section when you check-out through Paypal and you will receive the $5 back. What a fantastic deal!
Resin Clay Pendants Workshop + Book = $35 + shipping (only $30)
Vintage Gentleman Workshop + Book = $40 + shipping (only $35)
Both Workshops + Book = $70 + shipping (only $65)
Enjoy your journeys and good luck!!
OR, if you already have her book, any of her online workshops will be a mere $15!!! go peek at her shop now!
PLEASE NOTE: Just leave a comment for one entry to win one of these fabulous prizes (every blog on the tour has about this many so hooray!). Get more chances to win by sharing info about the book tour!!! When you leave your comment just say where you posted (facebook, twitter, your blog, etc.) Each post is worth one entry in my drawing!
So, to win on my blog....
1. Leave A Comment With Your Name and Email Address
2. Get another entry by posting about the blog hop on Facebook, Twitter or your Blog
To Win the Grand Prize....
1. Leave a review of this amazing book on Amazon.com (see the link above)
To Have More Chances To Win...
1. Visit all of the sponsors blogs during the blog tour and enter to win their prizes too!!!
Have fun, good luck and happy creating!!!