Expressive Mixed Media Painting Workshops

Learn about the acrylic painting techniques featured in the Mixed Media Painting Workshop videos by Annie O’Brien Gonzales!

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Inside Incite: Birds in Art

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*A guest post by Jenny Moed-Korpela. I am always on the lookout for the perfect background for my birds, and mixing different mediums is a great way to experiment and find that special “thing” or atmosphere that speaks to me. …

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Intuitive, Abstract Painting and a Magical Garden

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*Guest post by Martice Smith II. I was inspired by Painted Blossoms to create my own surprise garden…in FULL color! My process is intuitive-based and free-spirited while learning how to master layered stencils and resist techniques. I enjoy using these …

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Make Your Mark: Self Discovery Series

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Make Your Mark Though a lot of us try to break away from our everyday jobs when we finally relax at home and start creating art, it’s important to remember that what we do as a career is just as …

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How to Make a Gelli Plate Print

*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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Creative Kickstart: Art Journal Fun!

*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 Ideas to Silence Your Inner Art Critic

A guest post by Carolyn Dube   Start Somewhere With Your Art Ideas I stood in my studio looking around like a deer in the headlights. Couldn’t make a decision on what to create. Art journal page? Canvas? Card? Tag? …

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An Art Class Can Be A Dangerous Place

A guest post by Melanie Rothschild. I’d been making my living as a self-taught artist for nearly ten years when I decided it was time to take a proper art class. I figured I owed it to all the people …

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Playful Painting Techniques in Mixed Media

Mixed-media artist, Mandy Russell, joins for a new series of guest blogs offering fun and playful painting techniques for art journals and other mixed-media projects!

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