Sunday, April 26, 2009



At the end of June – the 25th and 26th I will be teaching a couple of one day workshops at ARTFIBERFEST in Portland Oregon. One of those workshops will be about creating and using digital prints in journals. We will be putting together journals with images from digital files and images students bring to the class. On my Epson Dash, we will create a wonderful array of digital prints to build unique journals.
Digital Textile Journal is a quick look at printing on fabric. (For class description see my blog post of January 11, 2009) It is amazing the results that are possible in printing fabrics that have been coated with a pre-coat such as inkAID. The vivid prints on fabric, even created on an Epson that prints only 4” x 6” photos is awesome. Using a carrier sheet and a little care in starting the surface through the printer, I have printed aluminum cans, pimatex cotton, lutradur, hand made substrates, organdy, rice paper, tyvec among others on my Epson Dash. Digital Textile Journals is a great little workshop and if you want to start experimenting with printing on fabrics you choose and prepare, you can begin your journey here.

Once the prints are ready, the possibilities for building compositions in your journal are unlimited. One of the things I love about these workshops are the individual expressions from these journals. Everyone is unique in their personality and as each individual builds their journals it is inspiring to see their presence in their work.

Join me at ARTFIBERFEST in this innovative leading edge workshop☺

Monday, April 20, 2009

Book of Forests #2

Just finished an art journal with digitally printed elements. 

The base of the journal is created with assorted fabrics such as silk, cotton and organdy painted with acrylic paint.  Once the paint is dry, the surfaces are coated with either inkAID Type ll gloss pre-coat or white matte pre-coat and then printed on my Epson R2400.  

After the base pages are over-printed, each page is created. The pictures above show the front cover and the open journal.  The following image has details shots of the various pages in the journal.

Some of the materials used:

Digital prints on cheesecloth skin, recycled beverage can, tyvec, lace paper, aluminum screen, watercolor paper, distressed lutradur and melted tyvec, crocheted hemp, wire and recycled art quilts. 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Art In Common

In the next couple of weeks an exciting idea will take shape at

The KathyAnne Art website will have a membership option. For a membership fee of $35.00 a year, a member will receive:
*unlimited downloads of images and tutorials from the KathyAnne Art site
*20% off merchandise offered on the site
*20% off my internet workshops
*membership in a unique private social network, Art in Common: Discovering the possibities with digital imaging

This is the truly exciting part for me!!!! Art in Common is a private social network exclusively for KathyAnne Art members.

Members will be able to post their images for discussions, join discussions other members start, get artwork critiques from members and Kathyanne, ask questions and receive the latest information about digital printing on a variety of surfaces. There will be more as I create and build up the Art in Common services. Members will be able to invite other members, but they will have to be a member of KathyAnne Art in order to do that.

Every week I will post tutorials on Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, digital printing hints or ideas on assembling and using prints.
I will be doing tutorials for both the KathyAnne Art website and Art in Common.

Remember, members of KathyAnne Art will get all the tutorials they want with the membership.
I am working on many different types of tutorials about my work and my process.
I will continue to create new images and ideas that will appear on the site and also in Art in Common.
Members can request tutorials on subjects and if I don’t know, someone else on the network may be able to help.

My inspiration is for artists that want to learn about the digital process at all levels will be able to find what they want when using the Art in Common part of the membership.
As both KathyAnne Art grows, so will Art in Common.

I am looking at a way to be able to do video tutorials about my Photoshop process and be able to share it on Art in Common. This is the beginning of something that will grow weekly and as often as I can create ways for artists and individuals to use and print digital images.

If you have any questions, or want to do a pre-sign up, contact me.
You can get started at Art in Common by working on your page and taking a look around.

The membership option on KathyAnne Art will launch sometime this month.
I will announce the membership option launch as this happens.

Art in Common is already working and waiting for members to start participating☺