Hey everyone! This week we've had a lot of submissions, so check 'em out!
There's some really cool stuff this week- seems to be a theme of macabre and birds going with this bunch.
Sorry for the late update, everyone! I just moved into my new place and couldn't get the internet figured out until tonight. Anywho, we got just one (fabulous) submission this week, check it out:
A wonderful example of using bleach to cover up a bleach spot and make something old new and wearable again.
First off, I'd like to announce the Member of the Month for last month's button challenge. With so many talented deviants to choose from it was a touch choice, but the Member of the Month for July is ObscureGems. Congratulations!
And now, our first few submissions to this month's challenge, bleach art!
Also, Magical525 would like to note that you can do bleach art on paper much the same way you do it on fabric. Just give your paper of choice a wash of India ink or fountain pen ink.
Welcome to this month's Creative Craft Challenge!
The Creative Craft Challenge is a monthly feature where we introduce our members to different crafts. Every month I’ll give you a little background on a craft that you might not have heard of and show you a few great tutorials to encourage you to give it a try and show us your work.
So join me every month and put your skills and creativity to the test with lessons and tutorials, examples, and a place to show off your work. Your submissions will be featured in our favorites gallery and in this very blog!
Remember, the aim of the challenge is to introduce you to crafts that you might not have heard about or tried before. They won't require any expensive materials or years of training and expertise to complete. The idea is to challenge you to go out of your usual field of work and try something new!
This challenge is NOT a contest or a display of professional work, but a fun opportunity to broaden your crafting horizons. NO prizes are involved and everyone will be featured!
To clear up a question a few people have asked: The ArtisanCraft gallery folders and favorite folders are not linked- you can submit the same piece to both the gallery and the favorites if you like, no problem. Also, the two deviations per month limit does not apply to favorites folders, so please feel free to add as many submissions as you would like.
Member of the Month
At the end of every month one participant will be chosen as ArtisanCraft's Member of the Month and will be featured on our profile page for the entire next month. Unfortunately there was a bit of delay in the beginning of July's challenge, so the July and August challenges will overlap the the Member of the Month for July will be chosen August 10th.
Regular old household bleach is very useful, and can be used to make some really fabulously beautiful art, too! Carefully applied you can use bleach to create designs on cotton fabric, either freehand or using stencils. You can easily make some beautiful designs or add details to fabric items.
This month's challenge suggested by MyntKat.
Here's a few tutorials so you can try it yourself.
You do NOT have to use any of the tutorials here to submit your art, they are only suggestions to help get you started. If you need some more references or directions, there are many more tutorials both here on dA and all over the internet.
A bleach painting tutorial
An off-dA tutorial with suggestions for a number of methods you might try, including spray bottles, bleach pens, and painting.
A couple of examples to give you a little inspiration:
Now it's your turn to try your hand at bleach art!
Every Friday I'll update this journal to feature our member's creations.
To submit your bleach art:
Go to the ArtisanCraft homepage, click on "Faves" (down along the left), click artisancraft.deviantart.com/fa… (Creative Craft Challenge 26- Bleach art) (along the left side), then click the "Suggest a Favorite" button (top right), and you're in!
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the monthly Creative Craft Challenge, this craft, or anything else, please feel free to comment here, on the Creative Craft Challenge of the Month blog, or by sending me a note to me, Animus-Panthera.