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!

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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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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