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

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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

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Upcycled Arts & Crafts

Hello all,

This weekend I finally made my way over to the new location of theClever Octopus’ Creative Reuse Center now located at 2250 S West Temple Salt Lake City, UT.  This company is a nonprofit company with a wonderful vision and great practices.  I love using recycled and reclaimed materials in my art work and the Clever Octopus is one of my favorite places to get it.

Even the oddest thing can be turned around into art work, like these square plastic graduation tags.  I thought these would make great little embellishments of cards, art journaling and mixed media.

For the examples below, I covered them in gesso, applied texture paste through a stencil and then painted with metallic paints.   It is a great little technique to upcycle these reclaimed tags.

Recycled art - plastic tags

  Another treasure I found were these 3.5″ x 6.5″ tags.

Tag Art Journal Upcycle project

I think these will make a great Mixed Media Tag Art Journal.  I have so many of them that it will be perfect for a workshop.  I am thinking that maybe a two day workshop where we make everything from the cover to pages.

Well,  that is it for me today.  I hope you will try using reclaimed and reuse items on your next mixed media project.  Not only is it just plain fun, it is a great way to help the environment as well!

Happy day!

Lori

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Mixed Media, The Robin's Nest, Uncategorized

Mystical Dragonfly Mask & Event updates

Hello all,

Happy New Year!  It is hard to believe that we have put another year behind us.  My Creative Schedule is already pretty full and that makes me happy.   Creativation is only a few weeks away!   You can catch me demo’ing at the Imagine® booth.  I am so excited!

Creativation 2020

Next on the agenda is teaching a workshop at the Idaho Scrapbook Show on Friday, January 31st.  I will be teaching a Mixed Media Workshop; creating on a mini-canvas.

idaho scrapbook show

To round off the early 2020 schedule, is the Utah Arts Festival Unmasked Event (open to the public from 2/7/2020 through 2/21/2020).  I am creating a couple of masks to be auctioned off at this event.  The first Mask that I have created is shown below, Mystical Dragonfly Mask.  The mask features Dew Drops for The Robin’s Nest.   Creating the wings were pretty challenging, but fun!  I hope that it will do well at the auction.  Mystical Dragon fly Mask.badge final wm

My busy Creative Schedule in addition to my full-time day job has proved to be a challenge!  I have had to rely heavily on my organization skills to meet my project deadlines.  Being busy does make me happy so, all is good (Especially when I can keep it all together. lol)

Happy day!

L

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Create monochromatic watercolor with Mboss Powder and VersaMagic

Hello all,

Today I am over on the Imagine Crafts Blog with a card that focuses on the use of monochromatic color. It’s a great technique with a lovely outcome; especially when framed with White MBoss Embossing powder. 

 

Imagine Supplies:

Creative Artist Medium – Clear

StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black

Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Sparkle

Fireworks! – Cottage Ivy

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne, Rain Forest

MBoss Embossing Powder – White

MEMENTO – Northern Pine, Pistachio, London Fog

Other Supplies:

Joy Clair – Hugs and Smiles

Cardstock – white

Kaiser Craft Adhesive Pearls _ Ice Green

More details are available on the Imagine Craft Blog, including a Quick Tips Mixed Media video.

I hope you will go check it out!

Happy Day,

Lori

L

Mixed Media, The Robin's Nest, Uncategorized

Build and Embellish a Poinsettia – The Robin’s Nest

Hello all,

I am over on the Chattering Robins blog today with an awesome technique on how to build and embellish a Poinsettia with a Lori’s Cards & Creations digital downloadGrafix Dura-Lar Clear Film, and The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops and Archival Seeds.

Poisietta photo 1

The Build a Poinsettia digital stamp set used on this card can be found at the Lori’s Cards and Creations website.

Build a Poinsettia set on LC&C template

The Robin’s Nest:

  
Other products:

 

Thank you for checking out my blog post today.  If you would like more details about this project, just click on the link below.

Click here to see this card and the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video on the Chattering Robin’s Blog

 

Happy day!

L

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Mixed Media, The Robin's Nest, Uncategorized

Craft Room Decor – Create

Hello all,

It’s Friday, another week down.  The summer seems to be flying by, doesn’t it?  This week, I wanted to make something pretty to go into my craft room.  I found the word “Create” (done in wood) as well as a Chip Decor Arrow at my local craft store and thought that this would be a great place to start.  I then added some paint, texture and flowers to finish up this decor piece.  Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps!

Create main wm

Supplies:

  • Prima products:
    • Flowers
    • Gypsy Cord
    • Stencil – Tile
  • Paper Studio Chip Décor – Arrow
  • Woodpile Fun – Create, Bird & Branches
  • TCW Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • Faber-Castell Artist PITT pens
  • The Robins Nest Dew Drops
  • Acrylic Paint

 

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

 

Hope you enjoyed this project!

Happy day!

L

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Create Mixed Media Art Panel with Patina Frame

Hello all,

Posting today to share with you a Mixed Media Art Panel made with lots of bits and pieces paired with great texture and layers.  The frame was painted with home made patina mediums (made with acrylic paint, texture powder and sand).  Of course, you could always use a Patina kit, rather than making your own mediums.  Kits are a great option and decreases the tension of trying something new!  Be sure to check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below for the step by steps.

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Supplies:

  • Prima Flowers
  • Prima Junkyard Findings
  • Prima Stencil – Tile
  • Prima Glass Beads
  • Brea Reese Texture Powder & Sand
  • Bead Landing – gears
  • Metal wings & feather
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers, Roses & Mini Framed Panel
  • TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics – Sugared Peach, Light Lime, Zinc, Lamp (ebony) Black, Desert Turquoise,
  • DecoArt Americana Premium White Gesso
  • DecoArt Americana Premium Texture Medium
  • Deco Art Americana DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Worn Penny

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope you enjoyed learning about this Mixed Media creation.  Comment below if you have any questions about this project or even suggestions for an upcoming project.

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.