- Art Journaling Fast & Easy Review by Terry Davis
I love Pam Carriker's work, and the video is done very well. I am so disappointed though - there is not an actual list of supplies and instructions on what mix ratios to use. Many teachers will offer an alternative if you don't have all the products, where as Ms Carriker does not. If I want to follow her instruction to the letter, I would have to buy a whole new cache of supplies, paints and mixatives, and I already have too much. I will try to substitute what I have and follow her techniques, which again produce beautiful results. I think it could have been made a little more user friendly. If you haven't any art supplies and need to purchase them for these techniques, then you have it made...others like me will just have to try and substitute. ***** Interweave Comment: : Please see materials the list tab on all Cloth Paper Scissors Workshop
(Posted on 2/16/12)
- Great Instruction, Needed More Information on Supplies and Finishing Review by Stacy Holley
A friend and I decided to watch this video together and follow along instead of signing up for a local course, which neither one of us can afford, right now. The instruction was wonderful -- clear directions, and do-able techniques. And, we ended our afternoon together with a few new skills and GORGEOUS handmade journals, ready for whatever we want to add to them. I will use her techniques again and again. Here's some information that wasn't in the video, that would've been helpful to me: - you will need to purchase Pam's book, Art At the Speed of Life, if you want to know what you're supposed to do at the end, to bind your journal. I didn't appreciate the extra expense (and since having a bound journal is the stated goal of the video, it seems like it should be included) but I really liked the book. - you'll see Pam demonstrate techniques on single pages that are cut apart...don't cut your pages apart - you'll want to color both sides of your big watercolor sheet that you're working on, so plan on drying time for one side before you can do the other. - the products that Pam uses we're VERY hard for me to find at Michaels and Joann's-- make your life easier and order online. All together, the products are very expensive...a pack of inkjet transparencies for transfers costs about $55. - Pam mixes her own recipes of paint/water/chemicals, but never shares how to do it. Plan to spend some time experimenting.
(Posted on 1/10/12)
- Art Journaling Fast and Easy: Unique Journal Pages One Step at a Time Review by Cheryl Titmus
This video is a delight to watch and so full of inspiration - thank you Pam. I was really motivated to pick up the brushes and paints once I'd watched it and excited to begin. I have completed several small books based on Pam's techniques and everyone I have shown the pages to have commented on how great they are. New to art journaling I was wondering if it would be too much but the step by step approach helped me to relax me and took the fear out of creating new pages. The techniques are simple yet amazing and give good results. Unfortunately some of the products are not easily available in England but don't be put off. I will continue to use the techniques in different ways to help me branch out and experiment with other new products. One of the best videos I have downloaded and worth every penny. When is the next one coming?
(Posted on 11/11/11)
- Wonderful video on Art Journaling Review by Patti LaVay
Pam Carriker's style of teaching is one that really works for me. She is positive and makes every step of art journaling look like one that I can accomplish right now--she takes the "scary" out of it. I found her transfer method to be amazing and so simple. I plan to incorporate that technique into my work immediately. I enjoyed the video from start to finish. I have also already recommended it to a friend. I feel that this video is one of the best from Interweave and I hope that there will be more from Pam. PS--I have really enjoyed her book too, "Art at the Speed of Life."
(Posted on 6/26/11)
- Art Journaling Fast & Easy: Unique Journal Pages One Step at a Time Review by Kari McKnight-Holbrook
I ordered the download today, and am blown away. Pam Carriker is as awesome on video as she is in person. She is well organized, and gives wonderful information about how and why products work, beyond just technique. Her pace and tone are pleasant, and the whole thing is wonderfully done, with very inspiring, fun techniques and her beautiful style of work to boot. She introduces newer products, and makes you feel very comfortable about them, as well as shows unique ways she uses products that have been around awhile. I felt this was very worth the price paid, as it is jammed full of information!
(Posted on 6/23/11)
- Art Journaling Fast & Easy: Unique Journal Pages One Step At A Time Review by Barbara Daley
Pam Carriker's teaching style really motivates me to try new things! I especially appreciate her emphasis on mining your OWN images to make unique pages.She is VERY organized, friendly, but not self-deprecating, and I like that. She makes it all very do-able, but limitless, at the same time. Everytime I watch a Pam Carriker download, I feel like I have made a leap forward with my own particular journaling style.Keep it coming!
(Posted on 6/13/11)