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!

Storytelling With Art: Inside Incite

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*A guest post by Laurie O’Reilly. My technique is based on a desire to extend my narrative. After painting acrylic figurative pieces for years I wanted to develop a way to build deeper stories using the works that I had …

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Inside Incite: Inspirational Quotes

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*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” …

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The Art of Visual Storytelling!

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*A guest post by Lisa L. Cyr (www.cyrstudio.com). 23″ x 26 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ Mixed media Masonite with wooden framework Much of my work has a spiritual, mythological or psychological relevance where metaphors, symbolism and allegory are used to …

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Painting in Oils with Pastel and Charcoal

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* A guest post by Yael Maimon When painting in oils with mixed media, I feel I have more freedom to experiment, play and use more imagination and intuition. At the end of the day, this expands my painting horizon. …

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Stenciling and Masking Techniques

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*A guest post by Martice Smith II. Experiment with unusual techniques for bold impact in your art work. I was inspired by Art Journal Courage to create a journal page that explores positive self-image and incorporating various stenciling techniques. Layering …

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Finding Beauty in Art With Ordinary Things

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*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. Don’t you love September? The sun begins dipping a little lower in the sky and the weather gets a little bit cooler. Sun-kissed summer days are now becoming a distant memory. Capturing moments …

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How to Make a Mandala: Add A Hand-Carved Rubber Stamp

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*A guest post by Mandy Russell. I’ve been intrigued by mandalas lately; they are seemingly everywhere and very often Zen Doodled. Usually they are highly detailed, and colored or shaded (or both). In their ever-increasing popularity, I decided to give …

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Daily Mixed Media Art Practice

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*A guest post by Lisa Cyr. If you are feeling creatively blocked or stagnant, I highly encourage the daily practice of working in mixed-media sketchbooks and journals. When you allow yourself to play with paint and drawing materials or write …

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Junk Journal Oopsies

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*Guest post by Carolyn Dube. I had a big problem. I was frozen and unable to decide where to start on a pristine white page in a brand new journal.  I so wanted to play but just couldn’t bring myself …

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How to Get SMART With Mixed Media

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*A guest post by Art Journal Kickstarter contributor Amanda Judd. This is the third 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 …

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