Guest Posts

Have a few minutes to spare? Or need a little pick-me-up from your creative slump? Our guest post blogs are the perfect solution. These mixed media artists offer everything from advice on how to recover from art injuries -getting over those gallery rejection letters!- to helpful tutorials like Diana Trout’s watercolor painting techniques for your art journals! You can also find profile blogs about inspirational artists working around the world to share their art and empower others. Get ready for some amazing ideas!

Have a few minutes to spare? Or need a little pick-me-up from your creative slump? Our guest post blogs are the perfect solution. These mixed media artists offer everything from advice on how to recover from art injuries -getting over those gallery rejection letters!- to helpful tutorials like Diana Trout’s watercolor painting techniques for your art journals! You can also find profile blogs about inspirational artists working around the world to share their art and empower others. Get ready for some amazing ideas!

Explore Mixed Media Collage Week 2

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Have you had a chance to enjoy this new art journaling video series with artist Kristen Robinson? Using her new book, Explore Mixed Media Collage, that she co-authored with Ruth Rae as inspiration Kristen creates new art journal pages using …

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Art Journal Inspiration

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*A guest post by Carolyn Dube. What’s inspiring my play today? Sue Pelletier‘s new book, Collage, Paint, Draw! It is a happy and bright book loaded with projects, techniques, and most of all Sue’s encouraging style. How do I use …

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Explore Mixed Media Collage Week 1

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Artist Kristen Robinson has started a new tutorial video series using her new book, Explore Mixed Media Collage, that she co-authored with Ruth Rae as inspiration for new art journal pages! Each week Kristen creates new art journal pages using …

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American Cheesesteak Photography

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*A guest post by David Hayes. A piece of America…  Several years ago my wife and I were visiting Traverse City, Michigan just before their annual Cherry Festival. Much to our disappointment we were leaving the day it opened…so on …

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Mixed Media Morning Pages

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*Guest post by Amanda Judd. This is the first of a three part series in which I will write about ways to encourage your daily art journaling practice. To begin we’ll talk about showing up for yourself as an artist. …

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Trash to Treasure Ideas Demonstration

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*A guest post by Carolyn Dube. Things don’t always start for me, they emerge. They show up when they are ready, not when planned. This art piece started when I was cleaning off brushes and painty fingers. It was a …

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Enlight: Light On Light

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*A guest blog post by David Hayes using the Enlight app. Source Image: This month I’d like to show you how I had some fun with a new app, Enlight, using a fairly straightforward still life as my source image! …

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Painting a Fairy Journal Cover

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*A guest post by Art Journal Kickstarter contributor Marianne Goodell. There are several techniques I like to use when painting journal covers. One of my favorites combines using prisma colored pencils as an underpainting and glazes of acrylic paints for …

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How to Paint and Stencil a Dress

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Are you ready to go off of the beaten path of mixed media and learn how to collage, paint and draw in one all-encompassing swoop? Then look no further than Sue Pelletier’s book: Collage Paint Draw! It’s got everything you’re …

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Creative Heroes In All Art Forms

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*A guest blog post by Melanie Rothschild. You would be in very safe territory to assume that I’ve never, ever, written anything having to do with sports – until today. My inspiration? Chris Borland, who at age 24, after one …

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