JKIS2016 Wk26 – Flightly Wings

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JKIS2016 Wk26 – Flightly Wings (lesson by Gina Bronzini Ahrens)
It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a mini lesson and I love, love, love this page that Gina created. This week she shows how to create a field note style page that you can have done fairly quickly, and don’t we all need a quick page every now and then?
As always, we welcome your questions and we’re here to help you…just post questions here or email your instructor. If you haven’t signed up for JKIS yet, it’s not to late to join in on all the fun and great instruction we have in store for you this year!
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JKIS2016 Wk25 – Believe

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JKIS2016 Wk25 – Believe (lesson by Claudia Ybarra Rossi)
As we continue our month with the theme of fantasy, I had to do a fairy page of course! I had so much fun creating this butterfly fairy and in my lesson I show a cool technique using water soluble media to create the multi-colored transparent wings. Hope you enjoy!
As always, we welcome your questions and we’re here to help you…just post questions here or email your instructor. If you haven’t signed up for JKIS yet, it’s not to late to join in on all the fun and great instruction we have in store for you this year!
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JKIS2016 Wk24 – Whimsy

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JKIS2016 Wk24 – Whimsy (lesson by Peta Thompson)
Peta’s lesson this week focuses on a whimsical girl – made with her very own stencil design – surrounded by a field of poppies. The stencil is not required to create this page, but it’s fun to see how you can use a stencil as a base to creating a girl.
As always, we welcome your questions and we’re here to help you…just post questions here or email your instructor. If you haven’t signed up for JKIS yet, it’s not to late to join in on all the fun and great instruction we have in store for you this year!
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JKIS2016 Wk23 – Dragon My Tail

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JKIS2016 Wk23 – Dragon My Tail (lesson by Gina Bronzini Ahrens)
This lesson begins our month with the theme of fantasy and I absolutely LOVE Gina’s adorable dragon page! In this lesson students will learn some of the basics of drawing animals as well as painting techniques to create a beautiful dragon that could be a journal page or a wonderful painting for a child’s room. I can’t wait to see this page covered with dragon pics.
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JKIS2016 Wk22 – The Human Form

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JKIS2016 Wk22 – The Human Form (lesson by Claudia Ybarra Rossi)
This week we finish up our month of working with the human form. I was a little unsure how I would like the very dark background I wanted to create, but I really like the way the mostly black and white page makes the magenta of her shirt pop and causes the eye to really focus on the subject even though she’s small in relation to the size of the entire page. There is also a bonus video showing a second page I created using a paint-over-collage technique…hope you like.
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JKIS 2016 Wk11 – Celebrating You

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JKIS 2016 Week 11 – Celebrating You (by Gina Bronzini Ahrens)
This week’s lesson is so exciting to me! Gina’s focus is on the practice of celebrating you, not just accepting yourself, but actually celebrating you…all of you…every last bit of you…even the parts you don’t like. I love that the focus is not just on accepting, but actually learning to celebrate and embrace everything about yourself. I believe we can accomplish so much more in life if we just learn not to be so hard on ourselves. On the technical side, she’s teaching you how to cut a stencil from a photo of yourself. How cool is that??? A stencil of your own face! I’m kind of crazy excited about that part, can you tell?
Don’t forget, we welcome your questions and we’re here to help you…just post questions here or email your instructor. If you haven’t signed up for JKIS yet, it’s not to late to join in on all the fun and great instruction we have in store for you this year!
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JKIS 2016 Wk10 – What Makes You Empowered?

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JKIS 2016 Week 10 – What Makes You Empowered? (by Claudia Ybarra Rossi)
Our theme for this month’s lessons is empowerment, so I wanted to get you thinking about what makes you feel empowered. The lesson is a relatively simple paint-over-collage because I want the idea of empowerment to be the focus this week. During the lesson I’ll have you write some un-empowering words and then we’ll (mostly) cover them up with some words or ideas that make you feel empowered. The focus is not necessarily on what is true now, but on those things, that if they were true, would make you feel empowered…kind of playing on the concept that if you tell yourself something enough, it becomes true.
Don’t forget, we welcome your questions and we’re here to help you…just post questions here or email your instructor. If you haven’t signed up for JKIS yet, it’s not to late to join in on all the fun and great instruction we have in store for you this year!
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JKIS Wk9 – Treasured

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JKIS 2016 Week 9 – Treasured (by Peta Thompson)
Can you believe we’re in week 9 and two months of the year have gone by??? This year is already flying by and I think Peta’s lesson this week is in a perfect place to remind us to slow down and think about the things that we treasure. As I watched her videos, it really got me thinking about the things I treasure, and more importantly, it was a reminder to focus on those things that are not really ‘things’ but people and experiences and such. Her finished artwork is deceiving in it’s simple beauty as those who watch the lesson get to see what is beneath the paint. What a lovely reminder to cherish and appreciate what’s really important in our lives.
Don’t forget, we welcome your questions and we’re here to help you…just post questions here or email your instructor. If you haven’t signed up for JKIS yet, it’s not to late to join in on all the fun and great instruction we have in store for you this year!
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JKIS Wk8 – Love So Sweet Mini Lesson

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JKIS 2016 Week 8 – Love So Sweet Mini Lesson (by Gina Bronzini Ahrens)
This week brings you another one of our mini lessons…which might be a nice break after my super long lesson last week. In this lesson Gina will show you how to create your own awesome junk journal using some found materials and collected items.
Don’t forget, we welcome your questions and we’re here to help you…just post questions here or email your instructor. If you haven’t signed up for JKIS yet, it’s not to late to join in on all the fun and great instruction we have in store for you this year!
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JKIS 2016 Wk7 – Follow Your Heart

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JKIS 2016 Week 7 – Follow Your Heart (by Claudia Rossi)
I had so much fun creating this week’s monochromatic journal page! Because this week’s lesson comes out on Valentine’s Day, I decided to go with it and use it as my inspiration for the page. In this week’s lesson there is a bit of a drawing lesson, painting the girl and creating a very layered background. I even left in a very challenging issue I had to work with when my journal paper responded in a very unexpected way to the media I chose to use. I felt it would be beneficial to see how to work through something that isn’t turning out quite the way you expected…ok, actually turning out as a disaster you have to turn around lol!
Don’t forget, we welcome your questions and we’re here to help you…just post questions here or email your instructor. If you haven’t signed up for JKIS yet, it’s not to late to join in on all the fun and great instruction we have in store for you this year!
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