All posts by Jeannine Stein

Studio Saturdays: A New Take on Photo Transfers

An image transfer is an image transfer is an image transfer, right? Nope. Not only are no two image transfers the same, but artists are always coming up with new ways to render transferred images and turn them into art. Case in point: the May 2017 Art Lesson, Layering with Photo Transfers. The techniques are…

Preparing cards in advance makes it easy to start your creative exercise whenever you need inspiration.

A Fun Creative Exercise That Works

When was the last time you wanted to make something, but inspiration was as scarce as clean underwear on laundry day? For me, it’s too often to admit. I want to work in my art journal, or practice lettering, but I just can’t. Get. Going. Lucky for you and me, the Jumpstart feature in the…

Studio Saturdays: Storytelling With Art

Storytelling with art is one of the most satisfying aspects of creating. Mixed-media artists reveal their narratives so many different ways–through collage, abstracts, portraits, assemblage, and textile art. I love telling stories through my artwork, and today I’m going to tell you about a great mixed-media storytelling project that you can be part of, starting…

Technique Tuesdays: Ink Techniques

Think ink, and so many different types come to mind: acrylic, India, stamping, printing, spray, and walnut. All are perfect for mixed media, since ink techniques encompass a range of looks and styles that work for art journaling, collage, lettering, and printing. Add lettering with a dip, fountain, or artist’s pen and calligraphy ink; stamp images…

Studio Saturdays: Doodle Art

The words “doodle” and “art” most definitely belong side-by-side–just check out the fantastic doodle art of Joanne Sharpe. She combines fanciful artwork, unique lettering, and vibrant color in such an incredible way that you can’t take your eyes away from her work. She has a new book, Doodle Art and Lettering With Joanne Sharpe, and it…

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Acrylic Painting: Captivating Color that Inspires

As a mixed-media artist, no doubt acrylic painting is a considerable part of your technique arsenal. Whether you use it to add ribbons of vivid shades to art journal pages, soft background washes to collage, or fanciful neon details to hand-painted letters, it’s your go-to color medium. Have you ever thought of what acrylic paint…

Nancy Reyner's Perfect Paintings Collection will take your artwork from good to great, and you’ll love the process.

Create Perfect Paintings and Become a Better Artist

You’re humming along in your mixed-media practice, when suddenly—boom!—you hit a wall. The artwork you used to love suddenly looks like it’s had the life sucked out of it. And you don’t know why. You feel like giving up. Don’t. We have what you need, and trust me—you need this in your life. Nancy Reyner’s…

A Story Circle is a wonderful way to tell a story, whether that rendering is abstract or realistic.

Personal Mandalas Watercolor Kit

I’m so excited to tell you about a new mixed-media art bundle that’s going to change your life. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the Personal Mandalas Watercolor Kit is special, and let me tell you why. The centerpiece of this kit is the new book Creating Personal Mandalas: Story Circle Techniques in…

Studio Saturdays: Tea Bag Art

Suddenly, I’m seeing tea bag art everywhere. My interest was piqued with Irene Rafael’s fantastic article in the March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine on painting portraits on tea bags. Yes. Portraits. On tea bags. If you haven’t seen it, go grab the issue now. Or download it. Irene’s miniature paintings on little…