It has been just over one year since I was named online editor for Cloth Paper Scissors and, looking back, it’s amazing how many things I’ve learned from the wonderfully talented artists we feature, as well as from enthusiastic readers like you. It was around this time last year that I was introduced to Gina Lee Kim, who wrote a beautiful Mother’s Day guest blog post for us. I liked her immediately, not to mention her gorgeous and colorful artwork.
|Gina Lee Kim’s Art Lessons include a variety of techniques, plus video instruction.|
For a limited time, the Interweave store is offering an exclusive kit that includes Gina’s Art Lessons along with a print signed by Gina. How cool is that? In honor of the Gina Lee Kim 4-Color Value Pack, I’d like to share with you some mixed-media art ideas that I’ve learned from Gina.
|Note the adorable knitting needles made from toothpicks in
Moonlight Sew-nata 1 (mixed media, 9.75 x 9.75 on birch panel)
by Gina Lee Kim.
4 Things I’ve Learned from Gina Lee Kim
1. Dip a paintbrush into white gouache, then flick it lightly onto a dark background to create the appearance of stars.
2. Buy traditional rubber or foam stamps, then use a hot knife to modify them to your liking.
3. Incorporate origami paper to add unique texture in a mixed-media art piece.
4. To capture the most natural shades of green, mix your own green from yellow and blue paint.
And the list goes on! Gina is full of information and inspiration for artists of all levels. For a limited time, get Gina’s 4-Color Value Pack, and enjoy all of her 2015 Art Lessons (The Serenity of Green, The Versatility of Blue, The Power of Red, and the newest, The Energy of Yellow), and a colorful signed print for just $35.96. This is an amazing offer, and I know you’ll love having Gina’s art hanging in your home or studio for daily inspiration.