All posts by Jeannine Stein

Discover Mixed-Media Abstract Art in our March/April Issue!

Are you a trend follower? I’m a little obsessed when it comes to keeping up with trends in mixed-media art, and I consider it one of the most fun aspects of my job. I see trends as more than just mindless fads; there’s usually something interesting behind a shift toward one thing or another. For…

5 Ways to Get Out of Your Creative Comfort Zone

Living in your comfort zone is nice, isn’t it? Feels great. But after a while, that cozy place can get a little stifling. Something inside you says you need to see what else is out there, even if finding your way around can be challenging. There are great rewards to be had if you break…

Free Valentine’s Day Downloads from Rae Missigman

Valentine’s Day is all about love, and in that spirit we’ve got some free Valentine-themed downloads created just for you by mixed-media artist Rae Missigman. We are enamored with Rae’s vibrant, layered style, and these images are perfect for this special day, and beyond. Included in the collection are a heart, a pair of wings,…

Exploring Color: Unlocking the Secrets

Color is such a significant part of mixed-media art that I sometimes take it for granted. But while making a collage recently my attitude toward color changed, thanks to two different color resources—a book and video—that played a major role. Both helped me create a piece in which exploring color played a huge part, taking…

4 Ideas for Starting an Art Journal Page

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this blog post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site,  ArtistsNetwork! ~ Jeannine We can all agree that when it comes to art journaling, we loathe the blank page, yes? Starting an art journal page with a few ideas ready to go is…

Watercolor Lettering that Brings Your Words to Life

Show me a cool hand lettering technique that’s easy, looks amazing, and has lots of applications, and I’m all over it. Currently, I’m all over Danielle Donaldson’s amazing watercolor lettering technique that she shows in her video Watercolor Words, part of our Whimsical Watercolor Digital Collection. This beautiful, loose, dreamy, artful method of painting words is…

10 Creative Things to do During the Big Game

Just because today is the biggest football game of the year doesn’t mean your passion for mixed media has to get pushed aside. Au contraire, creative friends! We think this grand event is the perfect opportunity for taking on a few artistic projects and feeling a sense of accomplishment, which will be a nice counterpoint…

Tutorial: Recycled Envelope Journal

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this blog post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site, ArtistsNetwork! ~ Jeannine As mixed-media artists, we don’t take a cookie cutter approach to creating art—we always make it our own. In that spirit, I was inspired by Seth Apter’s Inspiration Journal featured…

Marketing Your Art, Creatively

Most of us think of handmade cards as ones that incorporate our favorite mixed-media techniques. But have you ever thought about marketing your art through handmade cards? You don’t have to be a professional artist to do this, and you can use your artwork, supplies, and even your favorite collections to get your creative voice…

5 Art Lessons that Made Me a Believer

Our Art Lessons are awesome, and I say that as a completely objective spectator. Insert winky emoji. Seriously, these digital downloads that are packed with step-by-step photos are a great way to get up close and personal with incredible techniques and projects that will up your mixed-media game. Lessons with companion videos let you see…