Field Notes: A Mixed Media Blog

As the editors at Create Mixed Media, we continually try to provide you with creative art ideas, the latest and greatest mixed media art techniques, reviews of books we personally find inspiring and reviews of a wide range of mixed media art supplies. We want to connect with you in all aspects of a creative life, from celebrations, to creative art retreat journeys to experiments from food photography, hand-printed letterforms, dabblings in digital art and more. You never know what we’re going to try next, but we always report back here!

As the editors at Create Mixed Media, we continually try to provide you with creative art ideas, the latest and greatest mixed media art techniques, reviews of books we personally find inspiring and reviews of a wide range of mixed media art supplies. We want to connect with you in all aspects of a creative life, from celebrations, to creative art retreat journeys to experiments from food photography, hand-printed letterforms, dabblings in digital art and more. You never know what we’re going to try next, but we always report back here!

How to Make a Plexiglas Journal

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Tonia shares how you, too, can make your own book or journal with Plexiglas covers and tabbed pages.

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Setting Intentions for the New Year – Abundance Wall Hanging

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Looking for a tactile and creative way for setting intentions for the new year? Here’s an idea for a wall hanging to remind you of your intentions throughout the year.

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More Fun With Digital Expressions

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See how easy it is to add rounded corners to your digital photos. Susan Tuttle offers us instructions for this free technique.

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Desire to Inspire: Inspiration Deck

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Tonia is excited about participating in an Inspiration Deck art swap and she wants you to join in the fun as well.

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Collographs from Creative Foundations: A Moving Experience

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Hear how a free download technique from Creative Foundations allowed Tonia to get some creative mileage from her stack of cardboard moving boxes.

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Jeweler’s Saw Joy

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See how Tonia used one of her favorite tools—the jewelers saw—to make a special tree ornament.

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Gratitude Calendar

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Looking for a new tradition to mix things up this year? Create a Gratitude Calendar!

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Hand-Printed Letterforms

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Do you love playing with letterforms? Tonia shares her latest experiment with getting her hands messy.

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Good Enough to Eat: Learning Food Photography

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Many of us love to share photos with others of the things we cook or eat. Hear about Tonia’s experience taking a class with a professional food photographer—Hélène Dujardin.

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My Brush With Acceptance

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Tonia shares in-depth about her experience in Alena Hennessy’s class, The Joy of Intention at Squam Art Workshops and how she learned the value of acceptance.

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