Go Make Something is a site that provides information, printables and more for aspiring artists. You can also learn from the experiences of a working artist.
1. Ten Two Studios.
Lisa Vollrath’s shop is Ten Two Studios. She provides gomakesomething.com as a place for free learning, printables and more. Learn about Lisa and her shop.
2. Go Make Something.
Lisa wants you to be creative and go make something. She started this as a place to put the items she’d written about altered art and paper crafts. She ran it from 2004 to 2012. Check out the FAQ to learn more.
NOTE: Lisa might be a little abrupt, but she is a truly giving and helpful soul.
In 2014, Lisa started a Patreon campaign to help offset the cost of the site. After all, giving stuff away free and then paying for the site as well as working on it means she’s paying for others to get her free stuff. Learn about what a Patreon campaign is.
Click on the “Basics” tab. You’ll find information on altered books, themes, glue types, etc. There are also a listing of “how to” lessons. Watch one or two lessons. Are these things you might be able to learn and share with others?
5. More than basic.
Check out the “A-L” and “M-Z” tabs to find information on specific techniques and projects you can complete. Find one or more you might learn and, in turn, share with others.
From ephemera to artist trading cards to faux postage (and about everything in between), Lisa offers it to you. Look through her files. Is there anything you might be interested in using for your own project? If so, download a copy and put any notes you have with it.
Looking to swap the items you make? Check out Lisa’s article for the basics.
Lisa has done many Kickstarter campaigns. As an artist, this is one way to fund your passion. Look through her article and determine if it’s something you can share with others who want to put their art out there.
9. Not yours.
While Lisa offers printables and instructions for free, they are not yours to sell and / or distribute “as is”. She does allow you to use her information and materials to make your own creations. If you use her items, be sure to mention where you got the images you use and perhaps even provide a link to her site as a way to thank her.
10. Do it.
You’ve explored the site. Now, do what it says . . . go make something!
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- Avery 2.5” round label printable, 12 up
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- Badge checklist
Sites to Explore
See links in the steps above.
Get the infographic here > larajla blog post
Get the PDFs of the badge program / supplements here > Full badge PDFs