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

DecoArt, Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

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.

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Clever Octopus 3

To bid on the original Mixed Media Art piece

shown below, go to the:

Emerald Creek  Artist Gallery

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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

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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
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Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

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

Hope you have a great day!

L

Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Sketchy Rose Stamp Set

Hello all,

Featuring the Sketchy Rose Stamp Set in today’s post. Go to Lori’s Cards and Creations to find a the Digital Stamp set as well as a Traditional Red Rubber option for the Sketchy Rose.

This is a great stamp/digi-stamp set to brighten up your spring crafting projects. There are two options on the Lori’s Cards and Creations website for this image: digi-stamp or traditional red rubber. I hope that you will check out this image as well as the other great images on the website.

Happy day to you!

L

Mixed Media

Sublimation Ink, Hand-stamped tote

Hello all,

One of the products that really caught my eye this year at Creativation was the sublimation products by artesprix. This Iron-on-Ink is so cool and will heat set onto polyester products (like totes, cups etc…). I located a polyester tote at my local craft store and thought that would be a perfect substrate to start on. Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps.

Materials:

Lori’s Cards & Creations – Art Nouveau Butterfly, Be You Collage Script

TCW stencil TCW5005

Artesprix Sublimation Markers & Inkpad

Imagine Reusable Polyester Tote

Oprol Heat Press

Quick tips Mixed Media Video

I am so excited about this products, the creative possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to find more substrates to try this out on.

Happy day!

L

DecoArt, Lori's Cards & Creations Digital Downloads, Mixed Media, TCW Design Team

Sketchy Daisy Flower – Journal Cover

Hello all,

Back again today with a new project using digi-stamps. I love this Sketchy Daisy Flower image, so bright and cheery. It made for a lovely addition to this journal cover. Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media video below for the step by steps.

Materials:
Lori’s Cards & Creations – Sketchy Daisy Digital Stamp
DecoArt Premium White Gesso
TCW stencil – Linked Tiles by Rebekah Meier
Ranger – Texture Paste
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Rich Expresso
Tissue
Collage Papers
Metal Key
String

The Crafter’s Workshop – 6 x 6 Doodling Templates – Linked Tiles
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Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – 4 Ounces
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Sketchy Daisy Flower- Journal Cover

I hope you enjoyed this project and will hop on over to the Lori’s Cards & Creations website to check out the all the digi-images we have available.

Happy day!

L

Imagine Crafts, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

New Imagine Blog Fall Projects

Hello all,

I have a couple of projects to share with you that have been featured on the Imagine Blog this month.

Fancy Pumpkins

The first project is a quick and easy way to fancy up plain white plastic pumpkins and features Fireworks! metallic sprays. Check out the quick tips video below for the step by steps!

Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays add color and shimmer to any paper-crafting project. Their unique water-based formulation allows Fireworks! inks to be highly visible on both light and dark cardstock—something no dye ink spray can claim! Fireworks! are available in a wide range of colors complementary to our Memento dye ink line of inkpads and markers, so no matter how you want to color, the Memento family has you covered.
Add color with metallic sparkle and shimmer to your artwork
Fast drying on most paper surfaces
Acid free

See How to Transform Plain Pumpkins to Fancy Shimmery Metallic Pumpkins

Imagine Supplies:
Fireworks – Tangelo, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy
Walnut Ink: Cornflower Blue
VersaFine: Onyx Black

Other Supplies:
Hobby Lobby Packaged Pumpkins/Gourds
Twine
White card stock
Hot glue gun

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Let’s Hear it for Fall

The next project is a more intensive Mixed Media project featuring Creative Medium along other other Imagine products. There are a lot of steps to this project but each step is easy to do and combined result is a stunning fall decor piece. The Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below walks you through each step so, be sure to check it out!

Creative Medium in clear-drying Original, sparkly Shimmer and sepia-toned Vintage are quick drying mediums that can be used for collage and more.Creative Medium Metallic & Iridescent, in bold colors, are creamy pastes that can be stenciled, spread or dabbed on for gorgeous texture and color.

Imagine Supplies:
StazOn – Piano Black, Metallic Gold
Creative Medium – Clear Artist Medium
VersaFine – Onyx Black
Memento – Sweet Plum, Rich Cocoa, Potter’s Clay, Desert Sand
GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish
Large Daubers
Stencil Brush

Other Supplies:
Art Minds – Wood sign
Fall Florals
Sheer Ribbon
TCW Stencil – TCW5002
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Pumpkin
The Paper Studio Ribbon – Vintage Small Rosette
DecoArt Enchanted – Ultra Black Basecoat, Gold & Magenta iridescent Top Coat
Art C Stamp & Cut – pumpkin
Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz collection – Skulls & Cobwebs
Hero Arts – Stamps & frame cuts
DCWV – Burlap Printed paper
Cardmaking & Paper crafts – Autumn Wonder leaf embossing plate

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

Tsukineko – StazOn – Pigment Ink Pad – Piano Black
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Tsukineko – VersaFine – Instant Dry Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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Tsukineko – Memento – Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad – Rich Cocoa
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Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Halloween – Mini Pumpkins
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Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Halloween – Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set – Skulls and Cobwebs
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Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray 2 oz bottles in Desert Sand, New Sprout, Rose Bud, Danube Blue, Dandelion, Bahama Blue and Tuxedo Black.

I hope you will visit these other truly inspiring projects over on the Imagine Blog or YouTube page. There is a lot of wonderful material out there!

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.

Imagine Crafts, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Stamping a face mask with StazOn

Hello all,

I am over on the Imagine Blog with a project tutorial on how to stamp on fabric with StazOn ink to create your own unique face mask.  If you are going to have to wear a mask, you might as well create a fabulous one!   Watch the full Mixed Media Tutorial below to get all of the details.

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Imagine Supplies:

StazOn Pigment –Piano Black

StazOn – Cherry Blosson, Caribbian Green, Saddle Brown

GlazOn – Slight Gloss Finish

 

 

Other Supplies:

Fabric, thread & elastic

Face mask pattern

Club Scrap In Stamp set

Mixed Media Tutorial Video

Hope you have enjoyed this project and will check out the wonderful world of StazOn Ink.  It is such a fun and versatile ink!

Wishing you all safety and health!

Happy day,

Lori

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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.

Imagine Crafts, Mixed Media

Stamp a muslin bag and fill with hand made bath salts.

Hello all,

Spring is so refreshing and new, it puts me in the mood to try new things and/or start something new.  It’s those feelings of renewal that got me finding recipes to mix up some wonderful bath salts and soaks.  There is something very satisfying about mixing and creating something for yourself.  Even more so, when you get to share your new discoveries with others.

Below you will find links to two Pinterest recipes that I tried, followed by a photo of my finished product.  Plus, as an added bonus, below you will find a stamped muslin bag project (to store your lovely scented bath salts in).  Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps!

Lavender Chamomile Bath Soak

I love this beautifully scented recipe that is perfect for the calming soak in the tub, right before bed!

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Moonlight Lavender Rose Chamomile Bath Salts

This dreamy scented recipe creates a relaxing and indulged bath experience.  I found it absolutely fantastic!

Midnight Lavender Rose chamomile bath salts

Muslin Stamped bag – filled with bath salts

Muslin bag sq

Supplies:

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

https://youtu.be/TBJKG_wqMZI

I hope this inspires you to try something new!

Happy day!

Lori

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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.

 

 

DecoArt, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Hearts on Our Doors – COVID-19

Hello all,

The Mixed Media Heart below is a project that I created in response to the Hearts on Our Doors Facebook page.   I would invite you to go to the Facebook page and check it out, it is really a wonderful gesture in support of others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hearts on Our Door

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Hope you are finding ways to keep active and busy during this period of isolation.  My weekend will be be full of crafting and organizing.

Stay safe and healthy out there!

Happy day,

L

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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.