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Monday, September 19, 2016

Share Your Art Party on my Popular Maker's Blog!

It's a party for YOUR ART
and for artists!

Share Your Art Party at I Gotta Create & Christina Mann Designs!

Would you like the opportunity
for a little more visibility?

My popular Maker and Craft Blog
I Gotta Create!
has been visited more than 
2.6 million times!

And I'm hosting my very first
ART ONLY PARTY
on the blog.

You can go there NOW,
or share your art in the link party gadget below
and it will show up here AND there!


Monday, September 12, 2016

Using Live Paint in Adobe Illustrator

Using Live Paint and paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at Christina Mann Designs

Today we're going to focus on 
using Live Paint in Adobe Illustrator.

Color is endlessly fascinating!
The same image can convey a different message and mood just based on color.

We'll keep this tutorial simple and
straight forward so you can begin
exploring the effects of color
using your own sketches.

If you're a beginner,
and you haven't yet turned one of your
sketches into a vector image,
check out my tutorial for that HERE.


Using Live Paint and paint bucket in Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial at Christina Mann Designs

The advantage of vector art 
is that it can be resized from tiny to huge
without losing quality.
This allows YOU as a Maker
to easily resize your art to 
create posters, greeting cards, 
fabric, or any number of 
fun projects.

So let's start coloring 
one of your vectorized sketches!


Friday, September 2, 2016

Happy September!

In this hemisphere,
September means Fall is on the way!


I'm celebrating by offering a
free printable September calendar page.

Head on over to my Maker & Craft Blog
to download it right away!