Monday, August 11, 2014

Printmaking Unleashed - a Giveaway

Well, Traci Bautista has done it again, produced a book packed with inspiration, ideas, and techniques.  This time her focus is printmaking.  In the broad sense.  It includes techniques on making rubbing plates, stencils, stamps, and other tools for creative mark making, as well as inspiration for using them. 
Browse this book on Amazon.
One technique that was quick-and-easy, but totally caught my eye, was a method for stamping lines using rolled up cardboard.

Here is a rolled up piece of corrugated card that I used as a stamp in the piece below.

The black lines are made by stamping the corrugated card.  The white marks in the upper right are made using a piece of mat board.

This is just a strip of ordinary corrugated cardboard I used as a stamp in the following pieces.

More of my mark-making practice

Here I used both the corrugated card and the regular cardboard, in the lower section of this piece.  They make very different line qualities.

More cardboard lines, in black

And more, in the upper right, contrasting with the paint marker, crayon, and graphite marks.

Here is the giveaway package!
I am offering a giveaway that includes:
  • a copy of Traci's book
  • A kit of printmaking tools (provided by Traci, actually)
  • A pad of Strathmore Printmaking paper, 8"x10"
  • and a set of Koi brush pens (think: markers)
Just comment on this post with your thoughts on any of the above, and I will do a random drawing on Friday, August 15.  YOU MUST CHECK THE BLOG ON FRIDAY and contact me if you are the winner, or provide a contact e-mail in your comment.  Please make sure your name uniquely identifies you.  Not just "Mary", but "Mary K in Indiana", or something like that.

Take a look at this book even if you don't win the giveaway.  It is lots of fun to dip into for new technique ideas.  Traci uses EVERYTHING in service of mark making! 

230 comments:

  1. Love your art Jane. I must try this corrugated cardboard technique!
    Thanks for sharing,

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  2. SO inspiring! Love reading and watching your videaos! Thank you Jane for sharing your techniques and your creativity!

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  3. I only discovered your blog a few days ago and I'm loving all your creative ideas. I've become very restricted in my painting process and I think your creativity in so many ways is truly inspiring and for me freeing, loosening the boundaries I've put around myself. I'm 72 and needing to change so I would love to win your prize, a very generous offer. Aubrey fro Australia!

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  4. Beautiful! Would love to try this out!!

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  5. Hi Jane,

    Your art is beautiful and your generosity is very appreciated. I am a new reader of your blog and I am in love with it. It is very inspiring and it has great ideas.
    The giveaway looks awesome! I would love to be able to play with all of those materials.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
    Gaby Friedman
    gaby.ma@gmail.com

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  6. Love the cardboard stamping techniques, so simple but with such cool results. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Thank you for the chance of winning this awesome giveaway!

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  8. Thank you for the opportunity! I've got this book on my Amazon wish list. It looks amazing.
    I attended one of your classes in Phoenix and just loved it. I'm the one who messed up the days and I really appreciated your letting me attend the next day!

    Lisa from Arizona

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  9. Strathmore offered a free workshop featuring Traci Bautista....it was awesome. Would love it if you were one of Strathmore's featured artists! In the meantime, you may throw my hat in the ring to win a copy of Traci's newest book along with the other goodies in the package :)
    Retta519@yahoo.com

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  10. Wow - more inspiration for printing! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win the book...

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  11. By the way...where are my manners? Thank you for having the giveaway!

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  12. love your blog jane have learned lots of great techniques have also learned a lot from traci have taken her online workskhop thanks for a chance to win joanne from wilmington

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  13. Thank you for sharing Traci's new book and your own ever-colorful examples of printing lines with the end of corrugated cardboard. I am just exploring monoprinting right now and looking for all kinds of household supplies to make designs on my Gelli plate. You and Traci are giving me some great ideas here!

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  14. What a good giveaway! I like cardboard.

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  15. mark making is especially difficult for me, but i really like the effect. i think that marks make the finished piece more personal. i am currently trying your "blind" marking technique with the pitt pens i got after the kansas city workshops. the cardboard idea is great because it uses something i always have on hand. next i might try a pastry cutter by rocking it across the paper.

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  16. Looks like a great book. Yes I will most likely order it if I don't win, which means I will be ordering it! Lol

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  17. me*mE*ME!!
    ...I wanna WIN!
    Casey in California!
    tugrasrexx@aol.com

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  18. would love, love, love to win to win a copy of trace's book--
    thanks for the give away--
    cindy c

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  20. it looks amazing,would love to have! great work too!
    Esther Cohen

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  21. This is so wonderful. I really love the 4th photo - the colors are so bright and the black corrugated lines just amplify the colors. So gorgeous!
    I love what you are giving away! Of course I would love to be the lucky winner!
    Thanks for all the lovely art you share with us!
    Denise Baldwin of Odd imagination.

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  22. The things we pick up organically along the way will turn out so much more interesting than store bought stencils. My toothpaste box is couragated cardboard. I use just cutting it up today but I had Not thought of using it along the edge. Good one. Ciel from Phoenix

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  23. Love the idea of having new "toys" to play with! Mendocino Jody

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  24. Those scribbles are fantastic! I have Traci's book on Doodles, this idea with the little ellipses is totally in the spirit of it!

    Thank you for the chance and sharing your ideas. I have your wonderful DVD and learned so much from it, as well as from your tutorials.

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  25. Jane, thanks for inspiring me with a simple piece of cardboard! Please enter me in the giveaway. Jaynenh@ gmail.com

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  26. Thank you for the cardboard inspirations and the opportunity to win this giveaway!!! :) sdmahaffy@rocketmail.com

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  27. Thanks, Jane. I love those corrugated cardboard marks!
    Sue W. in British Columbia

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  28. Thanks Jane for the opportunity to win your package giveaway ...I love both yours and Traci's work!

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  29. Simple ideas with great effect. It looks like a very inspirational book. I would love to win it. Thanks for giving the opportunity.
    Marjolijn in the Netherlands

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  30. looks just wonderful...great giveaway!
    soonymary...australia

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  31. This is great! Looks like fun and lots of ideas to use.

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  32. These simple techniques are stunning! Would love to take a workshop with you someday. Traci's book is on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing your work! Jane N. In Vermont.

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  33. I would like to win! What a wonderful giveawey...

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  34. Oh how fun, I'd love to read that book as stamping and mark making is something I love a lot! I just posted about stamping with Found Objects on my blog this week.

    Thanks for all the inspiration you post!

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  35. Would love to win this giveaway. The thought of just using found things in my artwork has to be a bonus. Like not having to splash the cash.

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  36. I've been using corrugated cardboard for stamping for years, but never thought to turn it on it's end...what an obvious (and awesome!) idea! Would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for the chance!

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  37. I've used toilet paper tubes for printing, but the corrugated cardboard adds another wonky kind of line. I'm on the list to borrow this book from our library, but my turn hasn't come up yet, so I'd love to have my own copy.

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  38. I recently got back into collage and would love to have some new inspiration. I like making postcards out of cardboard. I like the stamping idea :) Thanks for having the giveaway.
    achathampally at gmail dot com

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  39. Hi Jane...you know I'm your number one fan. Any book you recommend just has to be on my wishlist.....Cheers...Jo Murray, Australia

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  40. I love the look of the cardboard stamping. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Catherine E in Stamford CT

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  41. It's amazing how something as simple as a bit of cardboard can great such wonderful marks! thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I love to use "found" objects for printing. Thank you for this interesting post. Your work is always so colorful and inspiring! Franpatpi in NC

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  43. I am so glad I found the link to you on Pinterest. I am amazed at how different all the pieces of art look, even while using all the same supplies. I love the fluidity of the first picture, and the boldness of the last! Thank you for sharing, you have given me another technique to try and helped me push my art bounderies a little more! I'll be back!

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  44. I would love to win the package ;), I love both your work and the work of Traci :). Your work is so inspiring and always make me want to try out new techniques, thank you for sharing :)...

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  45. I LOVE creative mark making ideas. A package I received included this wonderful cardboard criss cross piece that I still use in my monotypes. Thank you for the new idea. Sharon Sams

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  46. I like the marks made with the cardboard, and heaven knows that's plentiful enough! Thanks for the chance to win the package of supplies and the book. I'm sure it's filled with more tips and tricks I'd like to know!

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  47. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome package. Would love to try out some of the ideas. Susan lew

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  48. Wow, love that idea of printing with the cardboard. Thanks for a great giveaway! (Mary T. Land-locked in central Ohio.)

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  49. That looks like a great book! And if it gave YOU some new ideas, well then, it is a keeper for sure! count me in!

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  50. Your mark making on the art pieces look so fantastic. I've been reading blogs and IG postings about artists using this book. It looks like a good one!

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  51. I have Tracey's other books so of course I'd LOVE to add this one too!! LOVE how you have used some of her techniques for your own wonderful art Jane. Thanks so much for the chance to win this generous giveaway!

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  52. Corrugated cardboard. Who woulda thunk! (-:

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  53. I love the way the corrugated cardboard turned out on your work! Now I want to play!

    Verna in San Diego

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  54. Wow! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome book and supplies. I've been out of printmaking for awhile, but just looking at this book inspires!
    Stay inspired!
    Michelle V. Alkerton brainangles@cogeco.ca

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  55. Thanks for sharing your technique--can't wait to try it!

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  56. Love Traci's new book! I found it at the library and have been reading it a little at a time. Very nice stuff! Thank you for the very generous giveaway you are hosting! I love what you did with the cardboard!

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  57. So excited about Traci's new book!

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  58. I have been practicing my mark making - this would be a great addition to my exploration.

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  59. You art reminds me of modern artists like Cy Twombly and Wassily Kandinsky. Great way of thinking outside the box and definitely something I would be willing to try in my art. Thank you for the giveaway offer as well! Susan Silver Dill in TX

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  60. I love using the corrugated cardboard for stamping! Your pieces look so playful and full of energy. To me, the cardboard resembles a chain link. It almost acts as a metaphor in your paintings: by them being abstract, the "chain" brings a sense of harmony, energy, and variety to the composition, all while keeping everything in balance, together.

    I celebrated with Traci, recently, during her 31 day printmaking challenge. I'd LOVE to win this great package! Thank you, Jane, for your generosity :) msmith2illustration(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I have found your blog by chance, love the different marks you have made using cardboard. Something else for me to try in my next printing session. Thank you! Traci's book is on my want list.

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  62. I would love love love to win this. I've looked at it for awhile now and I'm so fascinated by it. Such beautiful work can be made with it.

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  63. Jane, I"m always excited to see what new thing you are doing, your work inspires me, and I learn a lot of new and fun things. Your giveaway package looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win it :-)

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  64. Love them! I have Trauci's first book and it is great!

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  65. I can't wait to try using the corrugated cardboard. Thanks for the chance to win this package, I could have a lot of fun with it.
    Beth Mastin

    (I didn't see my earlier comment, so I hope this only shows up once.)

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  66. Inspiring as always. Looks like Tracy's book would be fantastic for Gelli prints, my current obsession!!

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  67. Love the effect of the corrugated cardboard. Your blog is always an inspiration.

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  68. Can hardly wait to try this technique, Jane. Thanks for posting, and thanks for giving us the opportunity to win, win, win (says Win from Creston, BC). :D

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  69. Great ideas and wonderful giveaway!
    Deblspinks@gmail.com

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  70. Love my Gelli Plate! Can't wait to see her new book! Rainy in Texas

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  71. Eee gads! I would love to win all of these goodies. I'm not familiar with Traci's work but her book looks wonderful. Thank you for the give away.
    Karen Kay from Kansas City (my that's a lot of K's).

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  72. What a useful and simple technique. Traci does nice work!

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  73. Just fantastic. Recycle, Reuse, do art!!! Thanks for sharing...and for the giveaway.

    Trina N in CA
    TZTreadle@hotmail.com

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  74. I would love to win Traci's book. Can't wait to try the corrugated cardboard stamping.

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  75. Very clever and simple technique (Corrugated cardboard stamping)....have read about the Strathmore Printmaking paper and would love to try it!

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  76. Fearless art, that's what I aspire to, & it takes a lot of work to overcome all obstacles in the way. Your work inspires me (I have your books "collage with color" & "collage journeys").
    Nilli from Brooklyn

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  77. Looks like a fantastic book - Jeanne.edwards@btinternet.com

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  78. Looks like a fantastic book - Jeanne.edwards@btinternet.com

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  79. What a fun giveaway! I love how you implemented this idea... the marks are so different from your drawn marks and add great contrast. I'm crossing my fingers to finally win something :)

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  80. I love cardboard in all its many uses and I LOVE this idea! Thanks!

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  81. Great giveaway! Looks like you had lots of fun experimenting !! orrell_kelli@hotmail.com Kelli Rootes

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  82. I like how you varied the kind of marks with the cardboard. Cheers!

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  83. What a brilliant giveaway! Your printing is amazing, what fabulous ideas and superb results :)

    Jo (fiddlesnips!) theurbanis@blueyonder.co.uk

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  84. Wonderful giveaway! Love the ideas!

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  85. I've followed Traci a long time and enjoy her vibrant style - and creative? She's that in spades - I love that such a simple product, something we all have around the house, can be such a cool mark making tool! I've used cardboard of course in all sorts of ways - why did I never think of turning it on its side???? Genius. Thanks for sharing and I've got my fingers crossed!

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  86. This is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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  87. I would love to win and try out the techniques! It looks so fun!!
    thanks
    Agnes

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  88. Thank You for sharing, I have been wanting to check out this book

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  89. I could need some kick start to get me up on the road. Since my dropout from your class I need a starter!

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  90. Oh man! I want this stuff! The book looks totally awesome as does your use of the printing technique. I am J DeMilo

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  91. What a fantastic give-away! I love the top one with the strong black lines and would have to try that as my head can't wrap itself around making those type of lines with corrugated cardboard in straight lines? Anyway, count me in for the drawing.
    Rhonda Carpenter

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  92. Love the corrugated cardboard marks. I've never thought of using it that way!
    Monica Triplett

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  93. Thanks for the tip and the inspiring way you used the cardboard. What a surprising effect. I've got itchy fingers just by looking at it. And thanks for the opportunity to enter the give away. Greetings from the heart!

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  94. Thanks for sharing this idea. Simple tool, great results.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  95. I enjoy seeing new ways to use "found" materials in art. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  96. Now I REALLY want to read that book! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachel L (from Omaha)

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  97. I have taken Traci's classes and have one of her books. She's so creative and and a fun teacher. Loved your take on some of her techniques. Jane S

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  98. Great ideas for printing materials! Thanks!
    Gwen Johnson-Brown

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  99. What a fantastic giveaway ! I'm so curious about Traci's new book. I love experimenting with mixed media and all kind of materials.
    Henriette Pentenga, Hellevoetsluis ( Netherlands)

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  100. This book looks so exciting, I am jumping up and down! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    Jessie Negropontes
    doodlesoup at shaw dot ca

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  101. Great effects! I have a piece of rolled up cardboard that I've been saving to stamp with, but haven't used it yet. This will spur me on. Thanks!

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  102. I am. Off to my studio to find some cardboard!

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  103. What a great book.Thanks for letting us know about this amazing book. looks like fun.x Thanks for this great give away. Good luck to everyone.x Lynda Howells. :)

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  104. This book looks amazing.....ok so who threw out all that cardboard?
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    kcoombes@tiscali.co.uk

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  105. I would love to have a class just on mark-making -- guess this is the book for it -- I love it!

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  106. I would love to win this drawing. I really enjoy seeing your take on Tracy's techniques! Fabulous��

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  107. This looks like a great book. Would love to win it. Good luck to everyone.

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  108. I've been looking at purchasing this book! Sounds like it's got great ideas for mark making tools that are right under our own noses. randrmetz@gmail.com

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  109. Thank you for this chance to win this awesome book...... It has been in my basket at amazon for awhile.......

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  110. I love new ideas for making marks and texture. The rolled cardboard looks like something I'll have to try! Dayna in Oregon (dayna@alleyartstudio.com). Thanks for sharing this post and photos of your beautiful art.

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  111. Looks like fun! Gonna try that cardboard technique! Carol Weiler
    carolweiler@comcast.net

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  112. I so love everything you do and really learn from and feel inspired by your videos.

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  113. wow oh wow. WHAT A WONDERFUL giveaway, thanks to Tracy.Cant wait to try this idea.

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  114. Great ideas, Jane! Would love to win! Thanks!

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  115. Looks like fun. I'd love to have a play with those ideas.

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  116. Very interesting technique ! I think I'll give it a whirl !! cathie_smith@hotmail.com

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  117. i loved the new book and the design, what fun. love the cardboard idea. i used to use tape, but that was what it was, tape

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  118. I am happy to have recently found you, I find the way that you play and make art very inspiring. I expecially like the soft tones with the black printing with the edge of the cardboard to be SOOO cool! I was a bit in a artisic lull, thanks for the recharge! Dianne dianne@thegerards.net

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  119. I love Traci Bautista and her designs. I have been using her in my HS art classes for a couple of years and her website to inspire them with collage and layering ideas. Yippee to have published version. thank you for sharing this.

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  120. Thank you Jane for having another giveway - I love Traci's work and have heard there are lots of new techniques in her latest book! It's wonderful to see how you play and progess in your art - Two very creative artists crossing paths - so inspiring! :)

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  121. Hi Jane,
    I've signed up to take two online classes this fall, one with you and one with Traci. I'm looking forward to both of them. And I especially look forward to your two-day workshop in South Orange in Oct. Lots of fun lies ahead... and even more if I happen to win Traci's new book. I appreciate your giving us this opportunity. Cecilia in Red Bank, NJ

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  122. Thank you for offering this exciting giveaway. I have learned so much from your blog and DVD. I'm going to add the corrugated cardboard to my stack of printing tools right now! kathy

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  123. Lordy, look at all these comments. I wont have a chance but will pitch my hat in anyway. Such a clever girl that Tracy is!!

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  124. Great ideas great colors and thanks for the chance to win

    Lee from edmonton

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  125. Howdee do Jane
    Those marks made using the strip of corrugated card and the way it undulates with that winding action are yummy.
    Must remember to give that a try.
    Thanks again
    aine@ainescannell.com

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  126. I love the marks you have made on your painting with these techniques. I must give it a try! Can't wait to dive into all the fun techniques that Traci shares in her new book.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  127. Wow! Look at all the comments! Jane, I live in New Zealand and already have a copy of Printmaking Unleashed so Im leaving this comment on behalf of the art teacher at school nearest to you.

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  128. Great giveaway! (hope this isn't posting more than once! having a hard time trying to get the comment to show up!) I love the cardboard patterns. I've used it before, but not in this way. Thanks for the great tip!
    Nicole
    kinueko@gmail.com

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  129. Traci's books are all inspiring. Her printmaking tips are great, I am sure.
    Cheryl from Sarasota

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  130. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I love using cardboard to make marks in my art.

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  131. It is so amazing how resourceful one can be in finding new 'tools' during a workshop. What great serendipity!

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  132. I would love to win the package! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Blaiz Christopher

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  133. Wonderful technique with the cardboard edge marking. Traci does great work, I had a class with her a few years back, so, would enjoy the book. Count me in!
    Delorse in the Northwest
    loverainsky@yahoo.com

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  134. Wow, I would love to win this give away.

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  135. I love that she uses ordinary objects like cardboard, this book looks great, can't wait to check it out :D

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  136. Another reason to recycle cardboard.

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  137. I love techniques that use everyday items. Thank you Jane and Traci!

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  138. I swear, Jane, if I save anymore STUFF, I am going to have to add another room on to the house. Luckily, cardboard doesn't take up too much room. Ginny from Wisconsin

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  139. First I have to say how much I love what you did with these techniques in your art. Love your posts. Then how much I love Traci's techniques. I have signed up for her class. Thanks for your wonderful posts.

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  140. This book sounds like it's chock full of fun ideas. Would love to play around with some of her suggestions! Thanks for telling us about it.

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  141. Jane, I think your generosity is amazing. What a great giveaway. I love your marks! Thanks so much, Leslie

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  142. Wow! I would love to win this and start the printmaking!!!

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  143. Thanks for offering this prize package! Love the idea of using what you have at hand - so obvious but I never think of it!

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  144. Thanks for sharing your videos. They have reall inspired me, especially your tissue techniques. Matt medium is wonderful!

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  145. Those fractured design using corrugated cardboard are awesome ... Some really good inspiration on mark making and printmaking .. Thank you so much for all the inspiring ideas you share with us !!

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  146. Love these techniques!!! I would love a chance to win all the goodies!

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  147. I love the corrugated cardboard technique, it's great , I must try it for sure.
    Thank you for the inspiration and for the giveaway.

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  148. As always Traci makes art in it's man forms so accessible for those on a shoestring budget with her amazing gift of seeing mark making potential in everyday household items. I look at everything in a new light. The problem is that I now see potential in virtually everything and have become a hoarder of mark making objects :)

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  149. Thanks for these techniques, I'd love to have this book, I'll probably order it soon.
    Lilotte from Martigues, France.

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  150. This looks so interesting. I'm always on the lookout for new marking ideas and often the simplest things give excellent results. Going to try this!

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  151. Thanks for this give away. I've never looked at corrugated cardboard this way. I'm certainly gonna try this. Karin aka kweenie2010.

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  152. I love the interesting lines of the cardboard. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway! Joan Gardner in Illinois

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  153. Love your examples...I'm on the lookout for some, now! I love printmaking because by nature it is unpredictable. Ellen.s.schulz@gmail from Denver

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  154. I love how playful the process is. What fun!
    Lu from NY

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  155. You are always looking for new techniques to try--and the simple ones are most exciting!

    Betty Franks Krause...Sammamish, WA...MysticTulipART@gmail.com. Thank youi!

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  156. It seems as though the first comment I tried to publish did not post so I'll try again. Thank you for sharing how you incorporated some of Traci's ideas for printmaking into your art. I work in an elementary school and have been known to "stalk" the kids eating Lunchables for the containers. I press the tops of them into the paint on my gelli plate and the resulting mono print looks like it has metro map lines in it. Very cool prints! I use stuff I find on the ground when I take walks and also stroll through aisles at the dollar store looking for things I can use as texture "tools" for my mixed media art pieces as well as with my gelli plate. Thanks for the chance to win Traci's book and the art supplies. Should I be the lucky one, please contact me at bkisrael@gmail.com. I am Barbara I. from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Thanks again, Jane (PS If you are moderating comments and my first comment is in the queue to publish, please delete this one! Sorry for any inconvenience.)

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  157. your work is really inspirational thanks for the chance to win I love both you and Traci's work
    manicros@hotmail.co.uk

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  158. Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!

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  159. I am really enjoying your teaching and art-making style...thanks for sharing all you do Jane.

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  160. Wonderful Book! it's on my list of books I want, need? LOL!
    Thank you for the sweet opportunity to win it with the rest of the goodies! How exciting!
    Adriana Carusi-DiLiberto

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  161. Looks like a fabulous book! Loved what you created from it. But then i love all your work!

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  162. Thanks for the chance to win. Book looks very interesting! Sue Clover.

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  163. can't find the first post,and don't want to miss this chance ! Your use of the cardboard is very elegant.
    Thank you for sharing !

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  164. The cardboard ideas look like fun. I'd love to get more art-making ideas from this book!
    KarenS in VA

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  165. I love the way you have incorporated Traci's technique into your art. Very inspiring.

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  166. Very cool idea - wonderful work! Can't wait to try it!

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  167. wonderful ideas from 2 very talented women! I am always inspired by each of you and really hope to be able to own that book someday soon.

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  169. Oh, so wonderful. My very first online-class/workshop was with Tracy and I am still going back to it because I love the textures and pages created in her style. And I love your paintings, Jane! It is always so inspiring to look at them and look at the steps you take to make them this great. I LOVE how you use the cardboard. Just have to try this! And if I am not the winner I will get the book immediatly. Here is my email - just in case... anne.rehorn@web.de

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  170. I'd very much wish to be drawn - but I think, you're not going to ship the parcel to Europe. Well, I'll take the chance anyway!

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  171. Very cool! I have another of Traci's books and they are great inspiration. There are so many uses for cardboard! I love what you did with yours here.

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  172. This is a cool technique for making lines, I'm excited to try it out on my gelli plate to see how it works there. thanks Christy W. Ohio

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  173. Great technique and love the way you've used it - would like to be included in the draw - thanks!

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  174. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway! I love Traci's work and books. The cardboard technique is awesome.

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  175. Beautiful proof that we don't need a lot of fancy tools to make art. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Just saw you were in Vermont. I live in Montpelier!

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    2. Love your stuff. Traci is great too! 4franckes@gmail.com

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  177. I love both your creativity and Traci's. I would love to win a copy of her new book. :)

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  178. This has given me lots of ideas for experimenting with other bits and bobs around the house :) Katharine MLS, Evercreech, UK. <3

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  179. So love all the inspiration and creativeness offered by this book and then of course what everyone takes out of it and then shares! The ideas are boundless especially when we all share!

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  180. I love the colors in these pieces, and I especially love the marks made by the corrugated cardboard piece. Such fun things to try!

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  181. Very nice!! and what great ideas! I wouldn't have thought to use the cardboard! Brilliant!

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  182. Wow! What a generous giveaway! Full of things I'd love to have! And thank you for sharing your fantastic techniques. In the event that I should win (what a marvelous notion!) I can be contacted at lifeimitatesdoodles [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  183. Love the look of the corrugated cardboard!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity :)

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  184. Hi, I love the corrugated line pattern! I use lots of found objects to create marks on my monoprints, empty spools of thread are fun, and drawing with sticks dipped in ink is one of my favorites. I am going to check out the new book as soon as I sign off here!

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    1. This is Julie Bonasera in Coeur d'Alene Idaho

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  185. I am a mixed media artist and have gotten a lot of great ideas from Traci's books. Thanks for posting one of her latest. Gail from MD

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  186. Looks so much fun!!! Love mixed media!

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  188. What an awesome and generous giveaway! Thank you Jane for sharing your creativity with us all! – Julia in NY

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  189. I cannot wait to dig into this book and develop lessons for my students!
    RacheL from Virginia Beach, VA

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  190. I need to go and dig in my cardboard stash. That is obvious. I'd love to have the book and the other goodies to play with.

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  191. What a FANTASTIC idea for using up recycled cardboard! Love it! The giveaway is awesome! Please count me in!
    Thank you!
    LindaRichards15@gmail.com

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