Heather Stemas is an artist who knows how to harness the power of UV rays to create fabric art that's sun-kissed.
We're all well acquainted with creating textured art, and with using stencils in art. But have you ever combined the two?
Today's art inspiration comes from The Artist's Magazine, in which artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson is featured for her mixed-media techniques that result in the colorful collage work you'll see here.
Our team recently launched Mixed Media Workshop TV—a series that brings art lessons to you, wherever you choose to learn. As you'll see from Paige Martin's behind-the-scenes report, the fun of creating just flows from the team.
"You are all amazing sparks of divine love with the unlimited potential to shine bright in this world. You have a style and a presence that is truly unique to you." -Tracy Verdugo. Wow! Take a moment and read that quote again; let it sink in and then take a breath. I'm writing this blog and you're reading it for a reason.
Today's guest is mixed-media artist Gina Lee Kim, who has an article on mark-making with pens and watercolors in the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors (May/June). She shares with us her story of how she was called to art after losing her mother, and how the circle of life has carried on as she now shares the beauty of creativity with her child. Though Mother's Day has passed, we were touched by Gina's sentiments and wanted to share them with you.
Like many other things, paper maps are slowly becoming obsolete, as GPS guides us through new cities and countries. I haven't used a paper map in several years, and so now more than ever they have a sentimental quality. Even if it's a map of somewhere I haven't been, it symbolizes adventure and exciting journeys. This is just one reason why maps are an attractive option to include in a journal.