Author Archives: Amy Jones, Video Producer

Artful Books to Celebrate World Book Day

World Book Day — Books That Come Alive with Art Happy World Book Day! There’s no better time to share our favorite books inspired by art and artists and, of course, books that inspire us to make art. We’ve got recommendations for everyone and we encourage you to share your favorites with us. We’re...

Painting Techniques for Textured Abstract Art

While there are many, many mediums you can purchase to use to create texture in your artwork, you can also create texture in a different way– heat. In Jodi Ohl’s new book, Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink, she demonstrates heating a specific type of acrylic paint with a heat gun to create bubbles between...

Liquid Pencil and Graphite in Your Mixed Media Art

I have always been fascinated with writing tools– pens of all types, markers, and crayons– but pencils were never that exciting. Always the same shade of gray. Going to the office supply store for new writing implements was always my favorite part of back to school shopping because I could pick out new pens...

3 Acrylic Painting Tips to Enhance Your Art

When Sandrine Pelissier was in our video studios recently filming 4 new instructional videos, she shared a few tips for creating more successful acrylic paintings. Granted, I still consider myself a beginner when it comes to acrylic painting but these were tips I’d not seen before, at least not the way Sandrine demonstrated them. So...

2 Christmas Art Projects in Mixed Media Assemblage

If you need a little push to get in the holiday spirit this year, here are two fun Christmas art projects that feature mixed-media techniques you can use year round! Altered Berry Basket Gift Box Mixed-media artists are known for altering anything they can get their hands on, sometimes quite extravagantly. But if assemblage and altering...

Behind the Scenes with Abstract Artist Jodi Ohl

Mixed-media, acrylic and abstract artist Jodi Ohl was recently in the Artist’s Network video studios filming four new instructional videos and I was once again amazed at her wealth of art knowledge, and her willingness to share it. This was the third time Jodi visited our studios to share her painting and mixed-media techniques...

Behind the Scenes with Crystal Neubauer

Behind the Scenes with Crystal Neubauer

A few months ago mixed-media collage artist Crystal Neubauer was at our Cincinnati video studio to film four instructional videos for ArtistsNetwork.tv and we thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes photos of her week here! Here is Crystal on the set for day 1 of filming. I love seeing...

Frame Your Art

Frame Your Art and Add Hanging Hardware

During my time working on videos for ArtistsNetwork.tv, I’ve had the chance to work with a lot of wonderful artists and because they’re also talented instructors, I’ve made a lot of artwork that I’m actually proud of! But when it comes to framing my artwork to hang, I’m lost. Or at least, I was....