Mixed Media Blogs

Looking for mixed media art blogs? How about artists blogs? Maybe you’re desperately seeking art education blogs? We’ve got them all, the top art blogs out there, in fact. Many of our blogs are written by mixed media artists, including Melanie Rothschild, Quinn McDonald and Christen Olivarez. They and our occasional guest bloggers share mixed media ideas, tutorials and tips you won’t find in other art blogs. So do yourself a favor and check out our mixed media blogs—the best art blogs anywhere!

Looking for mixed media art blogs? How about artists blogs? Maybe you’re desperately seeking art education blogs? We’ve got them all, the top art blogs out there, in fact. Many of our blogs are written by mixed media artists, including Melanie Rothschild, Quinn McDonald and Christen Olivarez. They and our occasional guest bloggers share mixed media ideas, tutorials and tips you won’t find in other art blogs. So do yourself a favor and check out our mixed media blogs—the best art blogs anywhere!

Save a Life of a Pen

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*A guest post by Carolyn Dube. I did a good thing today. I saved the life of a pen. How? By calling upon my many many experiences with wet paint and ruined pens. Did I wait for the paint to …

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Traveling Artist: Creating Art While Traveling

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*A guest post by Victoria Martin. It’s summer and as I write this I am seated in an airport ready to board a plane. As I look around at the people passing by I think of how most people probably …

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Take Action: Positive Words and Weird Landscapes

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*Guest post by Mandy Russell. To begin an art journal page without a clear plan can be daunting to say the least. I have a hard time with blank journal pages. To take bold, definitive action on the white space …

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Water Art: Flow

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*Guest post by David Hayes. In this month’s article, I want to show you how I took an image I shot of water flowing into something more akin to a drawing or painting. To do this I used four different …

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Creative Goal Setting

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*Guest post by Amanda Judd. This is the second post of a three part series about ways to encourage your daily art journaling practice. The first post addressed the importance of showing up for yourself as an artist. Establishing a …

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How to Make a Gelli Plate Print

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*Guest post by Carolyn Dube. So I made a print with a Gelli® Plate. Now what? Time to build on what was started. Here’s the print only. It had big circles on it but it needed some fine details so …

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Gelli Plate Printing for Art Journals

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Intaglio-Inspired Printing *Excerpt from Gelli Plate Printing by Joan Bess Intaglio (pronounced in-TAL-ee-oh) prints are created from an etched plate that’s been inked and wiped so that all that remains is the ink in the incised areas. An inked plate …

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Self Marketing Tools for Artists

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*Guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. Do you want something for free? It’s a silly question because of who doesn’t! If you’re anything like me your heart may flutter at the very thought of a free do-dad. Let me ask …

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Creative Kickstart: Art Journal Fun!

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*Guest post by Kristin Peterson. Art journal work can be anything that you want it to be. My journals are sometimes for experimenting and seeing how my products are going to work together – or not work together – or …

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Art Journal Writing Exercise: Poetic Trumpets

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*Guest post by Mandy Russell. I’m in love with words; weird words, long words, hard-to-pronounce words, and words with profound and/or ridiculous meanings. I love finding out about an interesting words’ origin or weird definition-related facts. For instance, did you …

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