LIve Online EventGelli Plate Play Date!
In a live online event, Mary Beth Shaw will be joined by Joan Bess, author of Gelli Plate Printing and inventor of the concept of the Gelli Plate! On Tuesday, September 16, you’ll learn techniques for creating super-layered prints along with creating abstract monoprints that are works of art in their own right. Plus after the demonstrations, Mary Beth and Joan will answer your questions! Don’t miss out on this fun Gelli Plate Play Date. Register now!

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Day-by-Day “I Am” Affirmation Journal

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Looking at your calendar and all the things you have to do and events you have to attend can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating. But in her new art journaling tutorial, Artist Nichole Rae shows you how to turn your day planner into a motivational affirmation journal that will help you recognize all great things you have to offer. Now that’s a calendar worth looking at!



Make A Collage Using Tea Bags

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In this mixed-media collage and painting demonstration featured in Adventures in Mixed Media Art, Serena Barton shows you how to give new life to used teabags. Use them to add organic texture and color as you collage them with other found papers and layer over them using watercolor crayons and acrylic paint. Try this collage technique today!


Art Journaling with Obstacles

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Art journaling can be tough stuff. Fear of the blank page. Too many color choices. Where should the words go? What if a mistake is made? All of these (and more) are journaling obstacles overcome in this new guest post by Carolyn Dube. Follow along as she shows you how to create a colorful, quick art journal spread from start to finish all while moving past the challenges that present themselves.




Mixed-Media Artist Spotlight

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Artist Nichole Rae is the author of forthcoming North Light book Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. In this artist profile you’ll get to know Nichole, how and where she works on her art, and much more. Learn about Nichole and join her for a creative journey!



Call for Art

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From personal stories of overcoming obstacles, to commentary on the world we live in, to tales of places not found in reality, mixed-media artists have incredible storytelling abilities.That’s why for the third Incite: The Best of Mixed Media art competition, we chose “The Art of Storytelling” as the theme. Submit your collages, assemblages, art journal pages, fiber arts, encaustic works or other mixed-media artworks that tell a story by November 3, 2014 to be considered for the next hardbound showcase of the best in mixed media!





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Create your own original tangle patterns with the help of Trish Reinhart’s easy 3-step process as explained in her new book, Creative Tangle! Then create 24 off-the-tile projects to put your tangles to good use, and get expert tips on embellishing patterns and adding color along the way. Find out more about Creative Tangle here!

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Incite 2 Color Passions: The Best of Mixed Media features 133 pieces of the best, most color mixed-media art the world has to offer. With 109 artists from all over the world, working in a variety of media, this hardcover showcase will not only inspire you to try new techniques, it will ignite your color passions!


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