|'Winter Landscape IX' 2.5 x 3.5 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|A selection of display & storage options for mini pastels|
I just needed to figure out how to do one! I have only recently discovered You Tube. Sure I knew about it but I didn't realize it was a treasure trove of great videos on any subject that interests you. I found a video interview with Tony Hillerman and a video on how to speak Navajo. (some of my current interests) So why not put some of my tips on You Tube?
So I am going to start a new blog feature called Friday Feature: What's in my Studio. I will blog and post a You Tube video featuring art supplies, techniques and tips that I have found helpful. If you have suggestions for topics please let me know!
WHERE TO FIND ATC/ACEO mini SUPPLIES
- I find frames and mini easels at local craft/hobby and art stores. I have even found mini frames at Walmart!
- I like Jerry's Artarama for their wide selection of ATC supplies. They have the Krystal Klear bags and mats as well as precut 2.5 x 3.5 paper. Here is the link to their ATC page
- I have found 5x7 and 8x10 mats with 2.5x3.5 openings on Ebay. Do a search to find a seller.
Here is my first installment of the Friday Feature. I hope you enjoy it. If you don't have time to watch or listen (it's about 6 minutes) you can save it in your You Tube playlist until you have a chance to tune in
That was fun and informative! It is always nice to 'meet' the artist; and I have been following your pastel blog for a little while now. You are most generous with tips and information - and it is all very helpful for 'newbies' such as myself. I'll look forward to next Friday's installment.
Thanks Suzanne! I have to work out the technical things like looking at the camera! I'll have my kids critique me but I'm glad I at least figured it out. Glad you enjoyed it!
How nice to finally "meet" you! I follow yor blog consistently and love the tips you share. Your art is exciting, and I'm really intrigued with mini's. now I have a video to look forward to every Friday. Thank you!
Thank you Dorothy! I'm glad you enjoyed it!!
I loved this...and getting to know you a bit. Still hoping to catch up with you in the SWFL area or South Jersey area for lessons.
Carol, Thank you!! No trips to swfl this winter :( One of these days!! Thanks for keeping up with me!
Loved your video. I have seen some that were poorly done, but you are both relaxed and informative. And I thought your dog running around in the background was too cute!
Any tips for storing non-minis? I have an abundance, and don't want to display or mat and frame so many. I am thinking about using the glassein sheets, but given the amount of pieces, it doesn't seem economical...
Thanks for the great tips, Karen, and especially for sharing your sources. I purchased two of your mini paintings at your open house last fall, framed them, gave one as a Christmas gift and the other hangs in my studio for my enjoyment. They are wonderful!
loved the tip, looking forward to many more
Thank s Beena! I appreciate it. I do store paintings flat in a box layered with glassine. I get my glassine on a big roll at any art supply store online. I do also use sheets of newsprint which works but since it isn;t archival it probably isnt good for long term storage.
Thanks Twinkle! You are so kind and I appreciate your comments!!
Thank you Annie!!
Karen, I really enjoyed the video and got some good information about storing pastels. I am new at this, and you are inspiring me so much. Thanks for the Blog and now the U-tube videos.
Karen, Thanks for the good tips on this video. I really am enjoying your Blog and you are inspiring me so much. Your work is beautiful.
I enjoyed your video premier, seeing, hearing, and learning how to properly pronounce your name, as well as the very useful information you presented.
This is a wonderful little pastel mini. You got a lot in such a tiny space, without doing too much. Perfect!
Thank you Diana! I really appreciate your feedback!
Enjoyed your video, looking forward to seeing more!
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