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7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Artists and Galleries

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Artists and Galleries | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Fine art is big business, but there is often a wide chasm between the creative process and the marketing process that drives branding and sales.
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If an artist wants to sell their work these days then the internet is the easiest place to start. Here are seven tips to get you started.. and in true social media style.. don't forget to share!

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Sculptured vase Technique

Sculptured vase Technique | Decoupage | Scoop.it
SCULPTURED IRIS VASE By Lois Jenkins – 22 year member

Materials:

blue frosted vaseiris print (from a calendar) plus 4 color copies and 1 to keep as a guide throughout projecthummingbird printPlaid Fabric Paint – #25918 cleardecoupage scissors (not your best ones)tacky white gluewax paperGlass Frost or matte spraytoothpicks wrapped w/ damp paper towel

Hold Plaid paint bottle straight down and gently squeeze to achieve fine, smooth line. Begin at outside edge-overlapping print edge a little. Keep working toward center to fill in entire print. Keep paint smooth. Repeat with all prints to be used on vase. When thoroughly dry, (may take 4 to 5 hours), apply 2 or 3 more coats-again drying in-between. (However, on second set of prints you need only paint parts to be used- overlapping or turned up petals.) Dry thoroughly. Cut, keeping scissors angled to achieve beveled edge. When cutting you will remove the little extra edge you painted on at start. Assemble iris first: Start with base print and cut second prints (overlapping pieces and turned petals) and glue to flower base following your print guide. ( This is much like building an elevation.) Press glued edges firmly. Repeat with all prints.
Place all assembled prints on wax paper and spray with 3 coats of Glass Frost (or matte spray). This eliminates shiny look. Glue assembled prints to vase working from bottom up. Wherever leaves or flowers overlap, use exacto knife to make cuts so bottom piece allows top piece to lay flat and fit smoothly. Clean as you go using a toothpick wrapped with damp piece of paper towel. Finish with 3 more coats of Glass Frost. (If you lose some color sharpness, hand color glued prints and seal to vase with matte water base varnish using a small brush. Be careful not to get much varnish on vase-just apply on prints and around edges. Let dry. Spray with 3 more coats of Glass Frost.)

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A vase is one the most common subjects for découpage... here are some tips to get you started.

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Contemporary Manila: Top Ten Art Galleries

Contemporary Manila: Top Ten Art Galleries | Decoupage | Scoop.it
A list of the top ten contemporary galleries in Manila, Philippines. These artist-led and commercial galleries feature installations and sculptures by Filipino artists.
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If you are travelling to or live in Manila then try these for inspiration.

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Spot of bother over Damien Hirst wall art paining - Telegraph.co.uk

Spot of bother over Damien Hirst wall art paining - Telegraph.co.uk | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Spot of bother over Damien Hirst wall art paining Telegraph.co.uk Andrew Lamberty, the gallery's owner, said: “I want to sell, exhibit and represent the very best of what's available in the art market, but I also in no way want to...
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Never one to shy away from headlines or controversy - but do you think it is the work or the controversy that has made him so successful?

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Inspiration found through another artist's look into the past

Inspiration found through another artist's look into the past | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Actor's black and white images are a bustling Sixties time capsule. Review by Jasper Rees
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I find that indulging my passion for art by exploring others' mediums brings me inspiration almost without fail. 

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5 Must-Visit Contemporary Art Galleries in Rome

5 Must-Visit Contemporary Art Galleries in Rome | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Over the past decades, the Italian capital has witnessed the proliferation of contemporary art galleries, from big international names to smaller, local ones. Here are ten of the most influential contemporary art galleries in Rome ...
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If you are looking at spending any time in Rome then  be sure to spend some time in these galleries. I have been to every one of them and some more than once.

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Some reading to help you work on your passion when you are relaxing by the pool this summer.

The Fine Art of Decoupage (Milner Craft)

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The Fine Art of Decoupage (Milner Craft) [Lyn Cochrane] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Découpage itself can be a fine art, especially when you use as subject matter photos cut from magazines featuring paintings
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Let me what you thought of this book. Did it help you ? Inspire you? As well as entertain you?

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Advice for Artists: Business and Career Tips

Advice for Artists: Business and Career Tips | Decoupage | Scoop.it
copyright - a brief guide to copyright for artists with links to resource sites
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Some helpful and vital information that I wish I knew earlier in my career. Copyright your work before someone uses it for free.

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Decoupage takes many forms and each one inspires my own work - Natural History Insects Decorative poster wrapping paper

Purchase Cavallini & Co. Natural History Insects Decorative Decoupage Poster Wrapping Paper Sheet Online Price Cavallini & Co. Natural History.
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Craftaholics Anonymous® | Pick Your Playground Giveaway!

Craftaholics Anonymous® | Pick Your Playground Giveaway! | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Mod Podge Rocks - Mod Podge Rocks is the place to get all of the best decoupage ideas, how-tos and tutorials – with a little bit of humor in between! ... Sharing tutorials for home projects, recipes, crafts and so much more.
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Felling like doing something fun? Here's a source of fun ideas for your 'light' days and maybe you can get the family involved in your passion.

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Techniques of Decoupage - Repousse

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A look at an interesting technique that really should be in every Decoupage artists' palette - Repousse.  

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Traveller's Guide: French Riviera - The Independent

Traveller's Guide: French Riviera - The Independent | Decoupage | Scoop.it
The Independent Traveller's Guide: French Riviera The Independent For tourism purposes, the universally acknowledged extent of the French Riviera is contained within the Alpes-Maritimes department, stretching from Théoule-sur-Mer in the west via...
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Find out more about the surroundings that inspired Picasso to create master pieces

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Napkins Decoupage Mosaic on canvas Long Vertical Abstract Art Original by KSAVERA 16x68 Home Decor Huge Wall Art

Napkins Decoupage Mosaic on canvas Long Vertical Abstract Art Original by KSAVERA 16x68 Home Decor Huge Wall Art | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Long Decoupage on canvas - Mosaic 40x170x2cm.
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If you are looking for inspiration for decoupage on a larger scale I would love to share this with you - a talented decoupage artist KSavera, from Germany. 

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A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Porcelain Vase Shapes

A Beginner's Guide to Chinese Porcelain Vase Shapes | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Read this helpful guide for identifying Chinese vases that will transform the novice collector into an expert.
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Hundreds of years of Chinese art history in one helpful diagram

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EBay, Sotheby's Team Up on Online Art, Collectibles Bidding

EBay, Sotheby's Team Up on Online Art, Collectibles Bidding | Decoupage | Scoop.it
CNNMoney EBay, Sotheby's Team Up on Online Art, Collectibles Bidding Wall Street Journal "The growth of the art market, new generation technology and our shared strengths make this the right time for this exciting new online opportunity," said...
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Any new way for artists to sell there art has to be a good things right?

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The 10 Highest Prices for Art at Auction in June 2014 - artnet News

The 10 Highest Prices for Art at Auction in June 2014 - artnet News | Decoupage | Scoop.it
The 10 Highest Auction Prices in June 2014.
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Interesting to see what people will pay for the Masters

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Can art cross the line? and if so who decides where the line is?

Can art cross the line? and if so who decides where the line is? | Decoupage | Scoop.it
A nude painting by Leena McCall depicting female pubic hair has been withdrawn from the Society of Women Artists's annual exhibition in London.
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I believe that it is the nature and responsibility of art that it pushes limits, challenges its audience and both reflects and helps define society. So I wonder how you feel about this piece?

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Culture is moving out of London?

Culture is moving out of London? | Decoupage | Scoop.it
As rents rise and buying patterns change, galleries are finding they must change their strategy to attract customers.
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I find London to be one of the most inspiring cities in the world -  full of life, energy, creativity and especially culture - but perhaps there is no longer a place for culture in central London.

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How Iraqi Artists Are Finding a Path to the International Art World

How Iraqi Artists Are Finding a Path to the International Art World | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Now they're making a transition to the art-world mainstream, and it's a really difficult thing to finesse,” Watkins told ARTnews. The only artist shown in Venice who has a market inside Iraq is the oil painter Bassim Al-Shaker, ...
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It is hard for very artist trying to show their work and build an audience and better still a client base..so imagine how hard it is for Iraqi artists. 

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A step by step guide to your first Découpage piece

A step by step guide to your first Découpage piece | Decoupage | Scoop.it
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I always think that I never stop learning at least I hope I never will. A helpful walk through for getting the basics right - with great tips for everyone.

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Découpage Techniques - Under Varnish on a Curved Surface

Découpage Techniques  - Under Varnish on a Curved Surface | Decoupage | Scoop.it
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A technique I use al the time in my own work. I love the way curved surfaces bring depth and movement to my work. How the light bends and plays with the surface to bring it to life. 

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Découpage Techniques - Elevation

Découpage Techniques - Elevation | Decoupage | Scoop.it
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A technique to give a single image real depth and dimension - using undercutting and overcutting.

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Did you knows of Decoupage? What exactly is Decoupage?

Did you knows of Decoupage? What exactly is Decoupage? | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Decoupage is a surface decoration. The word comes from the French and means "cut out" or "cut up." Decoupage is composed of cutouts, either original designs or photographs from magazines, books, and similar paper sources. Usually these images overlap to create an exciting array of colors and visual relationships. Decoupage is associated with craft rather than with fine art.
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About to do your first piece of Decoupage? Are you starting from scratch? Then this is a very exciting time for you with so much to explore and understand. Remember there are no stupid questions so don't be afraid to ask. Let's start at the beginning.

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Découpage Techniques - Repousse

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Always a gold mine of resources, the Decoupage Artists Worldwide website brings you an introduction to the technique of Repousse.

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Stunning beaches on a sparkling Mediterranean island

Stunning beaches on a sparkling Mediterranean island | Decoupage | Scoop.it
Bristol Post Stunning beaches on a sparkling Mediterranean island Bristol Post On day one you fly to Nice and after a night in your hotel, you can enjoy a guided tour of the glittering capital of the French Riviera – famed for its sweeping...
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Summer is upon and the French Riviera shines in all its sun drenched glory. See why I moved here and why it is a constant source of inspiration fro my decoupage art. It is not hard to understand why I think that this is the perfect place to hold my Decoupage Classes ad Workshops. Learn the skills you need to unlock your talent in Decoupage in either one on one or workshop groups - all arranged around your schedule - with plenty of times for the beach.

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