Author Archives: TJenny

Mixed-Media Memories and Mementos

A guest post by Nancy Anderson Mementos, Memories, & Meaning in Mixed Media What I love most about mixed media is its flexibility, which allows one to work intuitively with minimal preplanning. When I’m not overly concerned about technique I …

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Three Creative Ways to Play

A guest post by Carolyn Dube What’s the #1 reason why I create art? It’s not to make a canvas or complete an art journal. It’s for creative ways to play. Why is play so important to me? Sure it’s …

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New Ways to Love Something Old

*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. Last night I got bored so I stared looking around the room. My husband knows that look and he gets a little bit nervous as my eyes pan around the room. Finally, my …

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Art Journal Play . . . Upside Down

A guest post by Carolyn Dube Are there rules to art journal play? Not in my world because I give myself permission to play in the way that fits me. Frequently, I play on random pieces of paper and then …

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Using Ephemera as a Collage Layer

A guest post by Maria Greene I love to mix paints with paper, fabric, and other media. Added material gives depth and layers to collage art. I like the interest it creates instead of using paints as the only medium. …

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Incite 4: Relax, Restore, Renew – Winners!

CreateMixedMedia.com, ArtistsNetwork.com, ClothPaperScissors.com and North Light Books are pleased to announce the artists and artwork selected to be featured in the Incite 4: Relax, Restore, Renew book! We look forward to learning more about the artists and how they use …

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Turn Your Word of the Year into Art

Do you pick a word-of-the-year each year? Typically, I do not. But the word “Perspective” kept popping up for me during December and I decided it was something I wanted to listen to and remain open about in the year …

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Layering Watercolor on Yupo

A guest post by Martice Smith II I absolutely LOVE watercolor! I wanted to experiment with layering watercolor on Yupo paper and Gina Rossi Armfield’s book No Excuses Watercolor inspired me to create a cute illustration, full of charm and …

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Find New Inspiration with the Jewel Loom

Jewel Loom Inspirations: Quick and Fun Beading and Jewelry Projects by Julianna Avelar was released this month and if you have wanted to know how to get started with this super-easy-to-use creative tool, here’s your chance. The book also offers …

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Underpainting Loosely for Bold Paintings

A guest post by Annie O’Brien Gonzales The following intuitive technique shows how underpainting loosely sets the stage for bold paintings. In my expressive painting workshops I am frequently asked how to stay “loose” when painting. To stay loose you …

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