Call for ArtIncite 3 The art of storytelling
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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Day-by-Day “I Am” Affirmation Journal

IMG_9464_160From Artist Nichole Rae

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

tea step 9_160A Wabi-Sabi Style Demonstration

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

1-carolyn-dube-art-journal_160A guest post by Carolyn Dube

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

t2_160Trish Reinhart

Meet Trish Reinhart, author of Creative Tangle: Create Your Own Patterns for Zen-Inspired Art! In this artist profile, you’ll learn what projects Trish is currently working on, what book she is currently reading along with her guilty pleasures. You’ll also find out what artist she’d like to spend a day working with and what art form she hasn’t tried but would like to. Find out more about Trish today!



Altering Vintage Photos

e14_160A Tutorial from David Hayes

Vintage photos can make a great addition to your mixed-media art but what if you don’t want to use the original, or only, copy? David Hayes shows you how to use and alter a vintage photo using the iPhoneography apps PS Express, Paint FX, Scratchcam and Repix, without damaging your original photo!





Now Available in the Shop


Art of Everyday Photography - coverArt of Everyday Photography

Venture away from Auto mode on your camera and learn to use the manual functions in the new book by Susan Tuttle! After getting to know your camera, you’ll find out how to apply those settings to various kinds of photography from portraits to landscapes to still lifes and more. Along the way you’ll get tips and advice from 15 top digital photographers.

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U5666_ArtOfMistakes_finalC.inddThe Art of Mistakes

Part creativity book, part painting instruction book, this book will give you the tools to create art that is entirely your own by breaking the so-called rules of art. In the process, Melanie Rothschild engages you in a thoughtful conversation about learning to find value in the mistakes made while making art. Read more about this book here.


Claire Charamnac

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