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.
Mixed Media Journal – 6” x 9”
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
Metal corners and charms
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.
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.
Emerald Creek sells a variety of embossing powders, stamps and other craft supplies at their website.
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)
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
StazOn Pigment –Piano Black
StazOn – Cherry Blosson, Caribbian Green, Saddle Brown
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!
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.