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How to make skin tones with colored pencils

Hey Creatives! Todays video is showing how to make skin tones with colored pencils! It is is the third video in this series (see the previous post if you missed the first two!) using colored pencils to shade and create beautifully colored faces! I am so pleased on how she turned out – you know me, I am a mixed media guru but every once in awhile it’s good to go back to basics or simply give yourself limits and watch those creative juices flow! Have you ever tried limiting yourself? I have also tried limiting myself to five items on a scrapbook page, only three colors, work with colors that aren’t my normal and on and on. It’s a great way to challenge yourself!

I am so excited for you to watch this video!! Make sure you watch all the way until the end- there is a cool surprize there!

UPDATES*
If you are are in Texas, I will be in Grapevine this weekend at the Scrapbook Expo¬†at the Gaylord Resort! I will be in the Craft Fantastic booth doing demos for TCW! We are talking mixed media products peeps! brand new textures and stencils and paints OH MY! Seriously fun stuff, so come by and see me if you are there! And make sure you let me know you follow my blog and I will give you one of my buttons! ūüėČ

I am not teaching at this show, but I AM teaching at GASC! In Arlington TX on JUne 16 & 17th! I will be busy all day long doing demos again so I am only teaching three classes!

 

Course Name: Art with Heart [VIEW DETAIL PAGE]

 

There is so much negativity in the world that we need to find healthy ways to express our feelings and get those feelings out! Join Rita Barakat, Mixed Media artist and instructor as she shares some tips and secrets to be able to share your heart, get your feelings out and onto your art without having to tell the audience everything that is going on. The art is really for¬†you¬†to be able to express¬†your¬†feelings (and hopefully get through them). It’s not just about the art, but the heart behind the piece. Together we will create a mini masterpiece with your secret recipe of what is going on! Rita will provide with a cheat sheet for future projects and as always, we learn fun, artsy-techniques using the latest products from DCWV, Sakura, Art Foamies, Therm O Web and more!

How long class lasts: 1 hour
Class price: $35 PRE-REGISTRATION, $37 AT EVENT

Date and Time: Friday    5:30 PM Р6:30 PM

Skill Level: All Levels

 

Course Name: Secrets to Art Journaling! [VIEW DETAIL PAGE]

 

Have you wanted to art journal but it seems overwhelming? Have you wanted to art journal but don’t know how to get started? Are you friends art journaling and love it but you just don’t get it? Join Rita Barakat, mixed media artist and instructor as she reveals fun tips, tricks and techniques for art journaling! Together we will create our covers and some pages to get you started in this fun and relaxing artsy way of life! We will be using the latest products for stamping, painting, stenciling, collage and more brought to you by DCWV, Sakura, Art Foamies, Therm O Web and more!

How long class lasts: 1 hour
Class price: $35 PRE-REGISTRATION, $37 AT EVENT

Date and Time: Friday    7:00 PM Р8:00 PM

Skill Level: All Levels

 

Course Name: Faith-Builders [VIEW DETAIL PAGE]

Part devotional and part project. Join mixed media artist and instructor Rita Barakat as she shares an alternative to Bible journaling – off the page! Although you love the idea of Bible journaling some of you are hesitant to color in your Bibles and that’s OK! In this class, we will cover the concept of Bible Journaling and take The Word off the page and onto other projects you and your family can enjoy! This class will cover concepts for a variety of projects that you can in addition or instead of coloring in your Bible. We will be completing a painted canvas in class so bring your aprons! (*There will be some fun bonus products in this class!)

How long class lasts: 1 hour
Class price: $35 PRE-REGISTRATION, $37 AT EVENT

Date and Time: Saturday    5:30 PM Р6:30 PM

Skill Level: All Levels

 

I will be doing these classes at CKC in Houston as well, I hope you will join me! This will be so fun and the projects will be so awesome and unique!
I am super excited to share them with you!
Well I think that’s it for now! Please let me know how you like my how to make skin color with colored pencils video!

 

Bible Art Journaling and more classes

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Hey there artsy peeps! Today and tommorrow I have Bible Art journaling periscopes scheduled!
Today ¬†join me on Periscope at 3pm EST or if you don’t have Periscope you can watch my Bible Art Journaling and more online here¬†https://www.periscope.tv/ritabarakat1¬†¬†! Also I am super excited to share that I have added more classes to my schedule so please check out my classes page!

Tomorrow (Sat) I am super excited to be a part of a Bible art journaling periscope hop! I am part of an online community  called #passthebrush there are 7 of us sharing a 10-15min scope on Bible Art Journaling. I usually try to keep my scope around 30 minutes so this will be super quick!

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Here are the hop details:  Saturday, February 27th
11am EST/10am CST/8am PST

Host Р@Shiles728, Susan Hiles

@ArtSherpa, Cinnamon Cooney,

@Anneliese66, Anne Williamson

@SuiteCreativity, Constance Wilson

@thecraftycutie, Tatiani Allen

@PoetSpice1, Jami Talula

@Ritabarakat1 (that’s me) and end with

@Cre8tiveCre8tions, Andrea Gomoll

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I’m sure it’s going to be a lot of fun, I hope you will join me!
And if not have a great weekend!
Blessings!

 

Bottlecaps?

How fun is this?
This is the first time I played with a bottlecap – it’s oversized, about¬† 3 inches and it was so fun to work¬† with!. This¬†was a make and take¬† at the Great Amerian Scrapbook Convention a few weeeks ago and I have to say although it’s way to bulky for a scrapbook page it would a fun surprize on¬† a card- maybe with a magnet attached to the back? I came home and added a ribbon to hang it. This would be a¬† quick and easy gift idea!