5 Essential Tools to Create the Artsy Look

If you want to create Artsy layouts and the Artsy look in your digital scrapbook layouts there are 5 tools that can really make you start that today! The great thing about these tools is that they aren’t limited they have many possibilities, you can blend them, stack them, combine them. So many possibilities and even the most simple thing as a blend mode makes a great difference.  Let’s talk about them:

 

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what is artsy scrapping

What is Artsy Scrapping?

What is Artsy Scrapping?  Indeed Artsy Scrapping can have many names: Artsy Scrapbooking, Digital Artistry, Artsy look… Many ways to define this style that combine everything that has to do with Artistry.

 

I’m so glad to take you on this journey with me. I have fully embraced my Artsy Style – but, of course, for different people it means different things. I can only tell you what Artsy scrapbooking is to me.  I hope that you will join me on this artsy journey in the monthly articles that I will be writing here on the Scrapaneers Blog, where you can learn about the Artsy Scrapping style and the digital techniques that go into making an artsy layout.

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Meet the Cricut Design Space

I like  to do hybrid art journaling and like here and there do some home decor and some children’s projects and if you are like me electronic die cut machines are certainly the go to machine for you. Today they are very convenient and technology definitely helped them to get easier to use.

 

I had my first cricut many years ago soon after I started paper scrapping, at that time the cricut used cartridges, later I had a Silhouette Studio  which had great designs but at the time as a mac user I  had constant problems because the Silhouette would not update for mac as frequently. So, when I decided to get back to hybrid I went  back to the Cricut which changed a lot from my first one and I loved it. I can say I’m  a Cricut   fan.

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Gesture Drawing 2.1

How to improve your drawing ?

That’s a question I have all the time. I became very interested in drawing 2 years ago and did many online classes but mostly they were to draw whimsical faces and or girls, but recently following some artists that draw faces I’ve noticed they started going to museums for sessions of gesture drawing.

Usually art places do that for a minor fee they have a live model and people have specific  time window to draw  each pose. This system helps you to forget about perfection as you have a short time to draw. It’s more about perception of shapes than realistic drawing.

 

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How to Make a Template your Own

I hope you are enjoying so far all the magic of goodness that is happening at Scrapaneers this month. So many great kits to work with. But I have to confess that cluster-heavy templates scare me a.lot.

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When I saw this template my first reaction was not to  use it. While it is a gorgeous design, I was scared because I felt my style was so different. But, giving it a second thought, I realized that would go against something I believe about digital scrapping and the reason why I love it: we can change things and make them our own to conquer our design fears. So challenge accepted!

 

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