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Monday, February 06, 2012

Artistic Giveaways! Stop on Over!

Who doesn't Love a Giveaway? Or Two?  
I know I do!
Up for grabs is an autographed copy of the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors which features my article, "How To Fake It" which highlights a technique that I love to create a faux encaustic look with a variety of mediums taken from my class "Fearless Faux Encaustics" over at Creative Workshops.   Not only am I offering the magazine, but you will get the class itself which is an open ended class offering more than 15 videos and about 3 hours of instruction that you can view 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
How cool is that?!!
How to enter the giveaway? Simply enter a comment on this post and tell me one of your favorite, 'make do' or 'faking' it tip. Oh..and to sweeten the pot, if you share this post on your blog/website/facebook/twitter, come back a second time and tell me you've done that and you'll get a second entry!!  whoohoo!
I'll pick the winner on February 14th....because as some as you may know, I love hearts, love Valentine's Day, and I love spreading the goodness around especially on a day that is all about love, kindness and friendship. 
So while I don't have a Valentine this year...or can be my Valentine by joining along in this giveaway!
(if you've already purchased this class you can use the voucher to giveaway to another person or opt to pick one of my other 3 classes to enjoy for yourself :)
While you are in the neighborhood, I wanted to feature some of the new items listed in my Etsy shop this week.  Of course they are SWEET and mostly HeART related but not so Valentine'y' that you'd have to put up after the fact these little gems can be featured all year long to remind you that
should be all cherished and top of mind all year long.
In the end, that's all that matters.
(6x6 wall hanging Sweet Wall HeART with 3 D embellishments)
Despite the obstacles I've faced personally over the last month....I've created some pieces lately that 
are really about what I believe in and cherish and that there is someone out there for everyone...sometimes it just takes patience while you wait for the stars to align and for the pieces to fall into place.
(4x4 mini wall Sweet HeARTS)
One thing I have found though while searching....there's a lot of love that you can surround yourself with in many shapes and just have to be open to it. 
You must love yourself first though before you can be true and love others.
Happy Monday!

Upcoming workshops AND demonstrations
February and March 
Stop by Jerry's Artarama on February 18th where i will be demonstrating some of my favorite paints, Matisse Acrylics from 1-3pm
This is a Try it before you BUY it demo so YOU can play along with me!!!
On February 25th I will be demonstrating at one of the best galleries in NC, Circa Gallery in Asheboro, NC  from 12-3
I'll be doing a live painting demo and discussing my upcoming class at Circa in April (Funky Florals)
Come play in the beautiful backdrop of Western North Carolina at the awesome
I'll be teaching 2 classes over the weekend of March 3rd and 4th
Funky Faces and  an Altered Children's Board Book Class
Also at Jerry's Artarama I will be teaching a FUN journaling class using water soluble pencils and crayons on March 10th from 2-5
(Click HERE to see that class as well as the 2 others I will be hosting as well at Jerry's this summer!)
Lots of Creative Goodness going on!!
Ongoing Online Classes Available over at Creative Workshops


Petie said...

Hey Jodi!! Even though I'm taking your classes at Random Arts I sure would love to win the online class too!!! I'm posting this on my wall right now!!! <3<3

carolyn said...

HEY! I'm a new artist so I have no 'tips' but I looovvve your style and the beautiful bold colors. Would flip! if I won!!! PICK ME! PICK ME! Haha!

Linda M. said...

Hi Jodi I loved your journaling class and I'm sure I would love to take more classes from you. I would enjoy reading that issue of cloth paper scissors. I already like you on FB. I will put your give away on my sidebar and I'll be back to tell you. Now you want a faking it tip. They only thing I can think of right now is making a sheet of craft foam look like worn leather. You use a heat gun to soften and warm the foam and while it's still warm press rubber stamps or other things into the sheet to make marks. You add inks and or dyes to add color. It's been a while since I did this technique I think I'll get some supplies and try this again. I sure hope that is the kind of tip you're looking for. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Linda M. said...

Jodi, I'm back to say I've posted your awesome give away on my side bar. Thanks! Hugs, Linda

Linda Harbin said...

Oh, I'd love to win your new class on Faux Encaustic! And the magazine too! My tip is to use gel medium to attach waxed paper over parts of your mixed media pieces. I use matte gel medium under and over the waxed paper, and it gives it a waxy glazed look and softens whatever is underneath it. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
Linda Harbin
MidwestieLady on FaceBook

Linda Harbin said...

Me again - I posted your giveaway on FaceBook with a link to this page! I'm signing my comments with my name/url because Google won't work for some reason??

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Faking it? I use wall putty instead of gesso, will that do? :^) Patsy from

Barb Pagani said...

Hi Jodi,

One of my favourite techniques that I love from your videos is using dess makers tissue paper. I just love your work and you are quite an inspiration when I am feeling in a slump & all I have to do is check out your art and instructions. I will be posting your giveaway on FB and on Pintrest.
What a wonderful give away
Thank you,

Barb Pagani said...

Hi Jodi, I posted you wonderful give away on FB and Pintrest. I also got some wonderful tips from the other people who have entered this give away. Thank you.

Cynthia Hanna said...

Hi Jody! My arting budget is almost non-existant, so I make my own alcohol ink sprays and love using them :)

Cynthia Hanna said...

I've just posted a link on my Creative Artitude FB page - hooray!

BethAnn said...

I just got into collaging and I've never done much art in my life. I've been looking at your article in Cloth, paper, scissors for about a month. Your creations have captured my heart! I finally decided to go get the supplies today! I would love to participate in the online class. I'm super excited to play with this project. Thank you for spreading your creativity!

As far as a tip, I am typically a perfectionist who needs just the right thing. Collaging is teaching me things don't need to be perfect to be beautiful. I think that's why I'm drawn to this project, there is so much room to create whatever comes from the heart! So my tip is use what you have and see what you have with new eyes, you might just be surprised :)

Art Expression said...

Wow...would love to take a class with you. As far as tip...well I use food coloring mix with water and a little glue to spray thru stencils and mask. Works great and very cheap...

Coleen said...

Great giveaway. I like using wall plaster instead of the fancy expensive craft alternatives. Living in Ukraine would be so exciting to receive my very favorite mag.
Coleen in Ukraine

Art Expression said...

Its me again ...I posted in Fcebook and will post on my blog too....Thanks

Creative Soul Juice said...

I like the look of antiqued art so I use whatever is around such as coffee, tea, watered down umber paint... I've even left paper outside to bleach and weather to get the right effect. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone! ~Hobby

Selah Gay said...

I'm so happy for your article in Cloth Paper Scissors! What an honor! One of my fav fake-it's is making riverstones out of paper clay... I still have people not believing they aren't real even when touched! Big Smile! So satisfying! lol Off to repost on FB!!! YAY!!!! Selah <3

Selah Gay said...

Hi Jodi! Reposted on my FB! Best wishes to everyone! Selah <3

Creative Skyy said...

Sorry I have no make do or faking tip because I am still a newbie but I love your work and if I could make something ever 1/2 as awesome as you do I would be seriously happy ;)

Creative Skyy said...


Karen said...

oohh..what a schweet giveaway!!! See you soon at Random Arts! My fake-it tip? Hmm..I like using some of DeMengs texture methods to make things look old and using wood glue and shellac and burning it to give an antique look.

Karen said...

Oh and I had already "liked/ friended" you on FB!!!

carol said...

I looked up your blog hoping to find the name of the letter stamps you used in this months cloth, paper, scissors. I am trying to "fake it" along with your instructions, I've done the first steps but it is now getting beyond my limited knowledge, so I would love to win a class!

ArtSnark said...

awesome giveaway!my fave make or fake is corny: it is to keep smiling even if you don't feel like it. Pretend to be cheerful & you'll even fool yourself eventually (+ it takes so much energy to stay negative). I'll be sure to blog about it tomorrow

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

OK - I guess I'll fess up - my "fake it" is that I will use graphite paper to transfer the outline of images to my journal pages instead of free-hand drawing them. I am working on my drawing skills but sometimes I just want that certain image on my page.

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

Just shared a link back to your blog on Facebook too!

Michelle Lucev said...

When I use chalks I use hairspray rather than spray fixer!

altermyworld said...

oh i would LOVE this giveaway.
My fav
1/3 water
1/3 gel medium
1/3 elmers glue THE perfect glue

Sharon said...

Hi Jodi , I have been wanting to take your class for a long time, but life kept getting in the way. I would treasure a chance to win that class. I like using tyvek making it look like leather. I use it when making some of my journals.
Have my fingers crossed!!!

Zura said...

I like to make fake washi tape by printing letters and images onto kraft paper then cutting it in strips.

Deborah said...

Your tips make it all so easy....I'm not in the stage where I have found any tips to share....but someday....after learning from someone like you, maybe I will have a tip to share with my granddaughter.!

Zura said...

I shared your giveaway on twitter via @cr8tvityclasses.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Hi Jodi, what a great give-away! My tip is one that I have been using to paint faces. In order to get the right proportions, I cut ladies heads out of large ads for cosmetics, trace around the outline, and then put the face next to my image while I paint or draw in the facial features.

mea5798 said...

hi jodi...i use straight pins on cards to represent all kinds o things

scribbler said...

Good Morning Jodi -
I am not an accomplished machine stitcher (kinda makes me nervous - afraid I will botch something up), so I use fine tip markers to make stitching marks on my creations! Going to FB to post your giveaway after I submit this. Many thanks for all your enthusiasm and wonderful art!

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Great article in CPS! I love the look you were able to fake without the wax. My favorite "fake it" is to trace the general shape of an animal when I am drawing them so that I have the correct dimensions. I can take this very basic drawing and paint, color or sketch away without too much worry of having things out of whack. Shhh don't tell! hahaha

Teresa Mahieu said...

Great article Jodi, I would love to win your giveaway. I've posted about it too over on my blog.
Teresa aka Tess

Bec Clarke said...

Wow, I will have to find a copy of the mag if I don't win. Thanks for another great giveaway.

Walk in the Woods said...

I tweeted!!/walkinthewoods1/status/169251563683061760

Walk in the Woods said...

And I posted to FB too.

Walk in the Woods said...

Seems my initial post didn't take …

I tend to use lines, cross-hatching and dots to fill those spaces that others aren't speaking to me.

paintedladee127 said...

hi Jodi,
Absolutely love your giveaway ~ one of my inexpensive tricks is using eyeshadow instead of the pastels...... Some of the colors in the eye shadow kits are awesome!!!! Hugs to you all on this valentines day!!!!

paintedladee127 said...

Hope it's not too late......but, I just posted a link on FB :)