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Troubleshooting and Materials - L@F 6/22/18

Here are the show notes for the latest... 
InstagramLive @ Five
Original Broadcast: June 22, 2018

Thank you for taking time out of your busy, creative life to join me on Instagram each Friday for Live @ Five!

This week's episode was driven by your amazing questions so please keep them coming. DM me your questions and discussion topics to@AliciaTormeyover onInstagram.

First, some general housekeeping and announcements...

Time Zone Chart
I get a lot of questions each week about when Live @ Five goes live in various countries around the world so my team created a handy chart to help you figure out when to tune in based on your time zone:
SharingLive @ Fiveon other platforms
Instagramhas just released a new featured called IGTVOn this platform Instagram users can create their own channel and share video content longer than is allowed on regular Instagram.I will be sharing some Live @ Five highlights on my IGTV channel @AliciaTormey, so be sure to check it out.Last week's Live @ Five "…

Passion to Profession: L@5 6/8/18

Here are the show notes for the latest 
InstagramLive @ Five
Original Broadcast: June 8, 2018



"I want to paint full-time, how do I go about turning my art into a profession?" 

This great question, submitted by one of our viewers, formed the basis for the June 8th broadcast of
Live @ Five.

Here is the show recap!

From Passion to Profession... 


The most important thing to do in order to turn your Passion into a Profession is to start thinking of your studio/creative endeavors as a business!
Develop a long-term plan for where you want your creative efforts to take you.Continue generating your art/offering and commit yourself to creating a meaningful body of work.As you're building up your portfolio you also need to set aside half of your time to growing and marketing your business (yes, I said 50% of your time).Really take it seriously and think of your work as much as a business as it is a creative, artistic practice!
These are the 4 key elements I recommend you have in place if you…

Live @ Five Show Notes 6/1/18

Here are the show notes for the latest 
InstagramLive @ Five
Original Broadcast date: June 1, 2018


Thank you so much for watchingLive @ Five! If you missed the show, here are some of the topics and questions I went over during the broadcast along with some links and images to go along with the information.


Where do I sign my artwork, how do I sign, and what is the best way to sign an encaustic painting?Multiple options; on the back, on the side, or on the front by scarring and filling with oil or with carbon transfer paper or with some type of stamp.Signature doesn’t have to be visible.When you find a way that works best for you then stick with it and be consistent; sign all your work the same way (with a few exceptions). I don’t like to sign the front because my signature is big, loopy, and graphic, so I usually sign it on the back with a sharpie, but not until I feel like the piece is ready to go out of the studio.I add the year it was made and occasionally also the title of the piece.So…

Live @ Five Show Notes 5/25/18

Here are the show notes for the latest 
InstagramLive @ Five
Original Broadcast date: May 25, 2018


Thank you so much for watchingLive @ Five! If you missed the show, here are some of the topics covered along with some links and images.


Shellac
For more extensive info on shellac and the shellac burn technique, check out the Learn to Burn e-course!
Outside of the U.S.Can be found in pharmacies in Mexico and called goma lacaExactly the same in Canada, with the addition of French on the label Amber VS clearClear shellac is just filtered amberSometimes referred to as 'orange' or 'brown' instead of amber or 'blonde' instead of clearThe clear starts milky but dries clearCan make white shellac mixing titanium white and clear shellac90% of the time I use amber shellac either mixed with colored pigment or just on its ownSpray shellacI never use spray shellacOnly comes in clearContains a chemical propellant that I don't want to mix into my paintsComes out in a thin spray whi…