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A day of reflection.

Being the last day of 2021, I find myself reflecting back on the year. The good, the bad, the what the heck happened to another year! It’s been a tough few years on all of us, for sure.

Did I accomplish what I wanted to in 2021? Well, no and I really only have myself to blame. It is so easy to let the unavoidable events in life throw us off course. It’s an expected reality. I think that the trick to being successful is not letting those events derail us for too long. That is what I intend to improve on this next year.

My 2022 goal is to address life’s challenges with a bit more grace. I am going to deal with problems quickly to allow myself to stay on track. That’s it, that is my only solid goal for 2022. Life is to unpredictable. Yes, I have a good plan on what I what to accomplish. But, I am going to be flexible on how I get there.

Happy New Year, everyone! May your 2022 be filling with hope, health and happiness!

Happy day!

Lori

DecoArt, Mixed Media, steampunk

After holiday creating

Hello all,

I love the holiday season and all of the crafty projects that I like to immerse myself in. I start in October and run crazy through December 25th. After that, though, I am ready to move on. The jingle bells and glitter are put away for another year and I break out my mixed media stash.

As a warm up to bigger and better mixed media projects, I created this 6″x8″ mixed media art piece on a flat panel canvas. I didn’t really have a solid direction, was just enjoying the whole process. Hence, the title for the piece below is “No Direction”.

A little collage, a little assemblage, a little steampunk and lots of paint. Yes, it is a familiar and happy place! Now I need to start thinking about what I am going to create for the Utah Arts Festival, Unmasked event!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Now lets move our craftsy selves onto the next project!

Happy day!

L

Emerald Creek, Imagine Crafts, Lori's Cards & Creations Stamps, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Build a Poinsettia Ornament

Hello all,

I hope your Holiday Season has been a happy one, mine sure has been! I think I over-extended myself with make hand-made gifts and almost didn’t get them all done. Needless to say, my blogging has taken a back seat. So, today I am catching you up on a project I made feature my own stamp line and other products by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.

It has been wonderful to see my stamp line available to all through Emerald Creek Craft Supplies! Right now, you can purchase my winter 2021 stamp and stencil products and there will be more to come. Yeah!! A big shout out to Emerald Creek for all of the hard work to make this happen! It is really a dream come true!

Be sure to check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps for this project.

Build a Poinsettia Stamp Set
Snowfall Stencil
Snow Stamp Set

Emerald Craft Supplies:
Lori’s Cards and Creations
Build A Poinsettia
Snow Set
Snowfall Stencil
Eileen Hull Designs
Molten Dimension- Seashell Ivory
Modern Gilding Powders – Dragon Berry, American Pink
Artisan Flux – Hot Tamales
Other Supplies:
Wooden ornament
Ribbon
Tag or Tag Punch Board
Tsukineko – Memento, VersaMark , VersaFine ink
Imagine Craft, – Walnut Ink
Stylus and mat
Ranger Archival Ink
Color Pencils
Marvy Blending pen

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Happy Holidays to you and yours! May your day be Merry and the New Year bring health and happiness.

Happy day!

L

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Grafix Chipboard Journal – Vintage Butterfly

Hello all,

Lori here, with a Vintage Butterfly journal project featuring the Grafix Mixed Media Chipboard Journal.  This is a great versatile product with easy to remove pages that hold up to mixed media techniques very well.  I love how I can remove a page(s) from this disc bound journal to work on an individual project and then just pop the page back into the journal when finished.  Check out the step by step instructions and the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for all of the details.

Grafix Products:

  • Mixed Media Journal – 6” x 9”

Other materials:

  • DecoArt Americana Premium – White Gesso
  • Beacon – 3-in-1 glue
  • Ranger – Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink – Tea Dye
  • Vintage dictionary book print
  • Windsor Newton – Gouache, Permanent White, Magenta, Neutral Grey
  • Master’s Touch – Gouache, Yellow Ochre
  • Lami Li Decorative Paper – Venetian Mask
  • Lost Coast Designs – Carmen Veranda Butterly Square stamp
  • Vintage Lace Ribbon
  • DecoArt Dura Clear Ultra Matte Varnish
  • Ranger – Archival ink, Jet Black
  • String 
  • Metal corners and charms

Finished journal

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you have enjoyed this art journal project featuring the Grafix Mixed Media Journal and will try it out for yourself.  I think you will be pleased with its sturdiness and versatility. 

Happy Day,

Lori Warren

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Artesprix Guest Designer – Bag Tag

Hello all,

Today I am a Guest Designer over on the Artesprix with a blog with a great bag tag project using Artesprix “Iron on Ink”. 

What is Sublimation ink (iron on ink)? It is an interesting and fun product that allows you to create a design on standard copy paper that can then be heat transferred onto surfaces with polyester in them or with a polyester coating.  How fun is that?`

For this bag tag project, I wanted to create a soft dreamy watercolor effect in the background.. After some experimentation, I found that using a piece of acetate to apply and work the color prior to transferring the ink to paper was the key to making this technique work.  Step by steps are included below as well as a Quick Tips Video walking you through this process.

Materials:

Artesprix Products:

Protective Project Mat

Sublimation Ink Pad – Black

Sublimation Stamp Ink Refill

Bag Tags – Maple, Metal

Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Stamps – Hand Letter Basics

Sublimation MarkersBlack, Original, Pastel, Gnomie

Other Products:

Grafix – Acetate

Computer Paper

Oprol – Heat Plate

Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz, Stamp Platform

Lori’s Cards and Creations – Background Script, Sketchy Flower, Charka, Tall Snowman, Snowflakes

Instructions:

Quik Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you enjoyed this project and will give Artesprix Sublimation products a try.  Project options are endless and will allow for hours of creative fun!

Happy Day!

Lori

DecoArt, The Robin's Nest

A little “Peace” at The Robin’s Nest

 Hello all,

Lori here, back as a guest designer over on the Chattering Robin blog to share a fun mixed media project featuring Dew Drops.  I came up with the idea for this project while sitting in my booth at The Utah Arts Festival.  Isn’t it funny how things just pop into your head?  I met a lot of lovely people while at the show and I think this is what inspired me to create this mini piece of art. Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media video below for the step by steps as well as checking out the Chatter Robin Blog post.

The Robin’s Nest Products:

Other materials:

  • The Crafter’s Workshop stencil – TCW5007
  • Ranger – Texture Paste
  • Craft Smart – Mandala Painting Round Canvas Panels
  • Decorative Napkin
  • DecoArt Dura Clear Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint – Charcoal Grey, Indian Turquoise, Lemonade
  • Tombo – Multi Mono Liquid Glue
  • DecoArt Americana Premium White Gesso

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that this project gave you inspiration to create a mixed media project of your own using Dew Drops.

Happy Day!

Lori

A Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

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Busy Creating – Upcoming Art Show

Hello all,

I have been busily working on creating new Art for the upcoming Utah Arts Festival. Its the largest Art Festival that I will have participated in, so far. The Festival will be held on August 27th, 28th and 29th. Which means that I have just a few more weeks to get ready. It has been slow going as I have been questioning everything that I am doing. Ugh! Sure hope that I can pull this off. lol

Here are a few of my latest pieces.

24″x16″ framed canvas is titled “Beautiful Junk”

“Pretty Business” – a 8″x10″ framed canvas

Mini 4″x4″ Mixed Media Canvas, “High”.

Mixed Media/Steampunk piece “Recovery” 8″x10″ framed canvas.

If you are at the show, stop by and see me at Booth #87.

The 2021 Utah Arts Festival
Friday, August 27 – Saturday, August 28, 2021, noon to 11pm
Sunday, August 29, 2021, noon to 9pm

LIBRARY AND WASHINGTON SQUARES IN DOWNTOWN SALT LAKE CITY
(200 EAST 400 SOUTH, SALT LAKE CITY)

Happy day!

L

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Auction – Mixed Media Wishes with Emerald Creek

Hello all,

I am very pleased to announce that I am working with Emerald Creek  to bring you an original Mixed Media art piece that will be auctioned off, on April 24th and 25th, as part of their program to help artist while also giving to charity.  It is really a wonderful initiative from a great company.

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Emerald Creek sells a variety of embossing powders, stamps and other craft supplies at their website.

The charity I chose to support is the Clever Octopus.

Clever Octopus 2

Clever Octopus 3

To bid on the original Mixed Media Art piece

shown below, go to the:

Emerald Creek  Artist Gallery

Mixed Media wishes sq collage wm

Mixed Media wishes home setting

Emerald Creek:

Lori’s Cards and Creations:

Other Supplies:

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics
  • DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
  • Relcaimed redwood block
  • Canvas
  • String
  • Unfinished Wood Finial
  • Unfinished Wood Candle Stick
  • Collage materials

Mixed Media Introduction to the Art – Video

I hope you will consider bidding on this original Mixed Media art piece.  It would be a wonderful addition to your home decor and you would be supporting a great charity.

Happy day!

L

COMPANIES THAT I AM AFFILIATED WITH AND/OR DESIGN FOR MAY HAVE PROVIDED ME WITH SOME PRODUCT TO CREATE THIS PROJECT. THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE SOLELY MY OWN.
DecoArt, Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Mixed Media

A new way to Art Journal

Hello all,

I love finding new ways to Art Journal and I have a great new suggestion for you to play with today. How about an Art Journal Card deck? 26 cards full of your art and inspiration. For my deck, I chose a swirl pattern for the backs of the card (that I painted with chalk paint over a stencil). Each front will be a unique design and will include an inspirational saying.

Thinking about doing a video series that will focus on my progression through this deck. What do you think?

Art Journal Card Size 2.75″ x 3.75″ (rounded corners, water color paper)

Materials:
Lori’s Cards & Creations – Mini Sketchy Flower Set
TCW stencil TCW5003
Art Journal Card 2.75 x 4.75
Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black
DecoArt – White Gesso
DecoArt Americana Acrylic – Reindeer Moss Green, Shoreline, Lamp (Ebony) Black
Deco Art Chalk Ink – Refreshing DecoArt – Dura Clear Matte Varnish

Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
Scrapbook.com

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

There will sure to be more to come on this project!

Hope you have a great day!

L