Tag: Art Journaling

How to Make a Color Journal

I started keeping a color journal a few years ago to record favorite colors and palettes. Little did I know how profoundly it would influence and inform my artwork, and change the way I perceive color and the world around me. No matter what type of mixed-media art you love, color is a powerful key…

Where You Gonna Go? Stashbusters!

Looking for new ideas and techniques to use up some of your mixed-media supplies (and buy more)? Our Stashbusters Sale has you covered! However you like to learn, you’re sure to find what you need. Looking to spread my wings a bit and try something new and exciting, I decided to take another look at…

Sewing Paper is Your New Favorite Technique

Any excuse I can find for adding stitching to a mixed-media project, you know I’m all over it. When I saw Danielle Donaldson’s method of sewing paper to create Inspiration Blocks, I was really all over it. Her technique, featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, is such an eye-opener that…

Who Wants to Start an Art Journal?

I’d like to give a special shout out today to all the fantastic art journal newbies out there. This blog post is for everyone of course, but especially for those of you who have hesitated opening up an art journal and just starting. Today we’re going to create an art journal spread, and you are…

10 Art Journaling Supplies You Need in Your Life

A common misconception about art journaling is that you need a ton of supplies to get started. You don’t—you can use whatever you have on hand. But trying new art journaling supplies is a reason for getting up in the morning, so I thought I’d tell you about a few special materials that will add…

Travel Journaling: The 10 Best Tips

Hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner, which means it’s almost travel season, which means great opportunities for travel journaling. If you’re going to be on the road, we’ve got lots of ideas for creating great journal pages, easy ways to make your own journals, supply recommendations, and ideas for where to…

Drawing Composition Techniques You Need Today

My favorite part of the art process has to be the “ah-ha” moment, when ideas suddenly coalesce, techniques make sense, and you experience that breakthrough. I had that creative epiphany the other day while trying Barbara Roth’s drawing composition techniques from her article “Mixed-Media Drawing Buffet” in the March/April 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors…

Make a Deck of Art Cards

Spring is a great time for a studio recharge, and one of my favorite tasks is creating a deck of art cards. This is one of those projects that you can take in a million different directions, and I’ll give you some fun ideas for different types of decks. Today we’ll make a deck of…

Hand Painted Papers: Stash Building

The other day I was looking for some hand painted papers for a collage project, and was dismayed that my stash was down to next to nothing. Every once in a while it’s a good idea to create a collection of decorated papers; they’re an essential part of your mixed-media art supplies. Nothing comes close…

Daily Hand Lettering Tips

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this blog post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site, ArtistsNetwork.com! ~ Jeannine I am a reformed hand letterer. My ill-fated attempts at calligraphy made me fear and dread hand lettering to the point of being terrified at having to address an envelope.…