One thing that keeps me enamored with mixed-media art is texture. I love all the roughness, bumps, patina, and grit that give artwork depth. Visual texture has the same effect—there’s nothing I like more than lingering over a piece, taking in the layers of color, pattern, and shape. Texture is so much a part of mixed…
These days we all have hundreds of pictures hidden in plain sight in our smart phones. Despite the ease with which we can take and store these photos, we are actually less likely to interact with them than in the past. This was one of the reasons I developed my in-person workshops Photo Op and…
Learn how to make mixed-media collages! In this free mini-lesson, you’ll discover Restructured Paper for collage art, as well as tips for making it.
While stamp carving takes practice, you’ll see that once you have the basics down, you’ll be creating all kinds of stamps in no time.
Have fun with mark making when you learn how to use a dip pen to add patterns and visual texture to your mixed-media art!
Free advice from “Jewelry That Inspires,” a feature article on mixed-media jewelry and metal stamping by Kate Richbourg.
Creative lettering is a beautiful expression of what we love about life. It gives us room to expand on words that move us. Find inspiration here!
I am an unapologetic sappy romantic, and I love Valentine’s Day. I’ll use any excuse to let my friends and family know how much they mean to me, and I especially like to show them by giving handmade gifts. This year I made a tangle-inspired Valentine with paper clay, using a tangle design from my sketchbook. I…
Learn how to draw doodle art that honors your family in “Doodled Heirlooms,” an article by Angharad Edwards.
With this printmaking technique, each layer is printed by carving away more of the design, allowing you to lay down multiple colors and produce a one-of-a-kind print.