Tag: Painting

Creating Layers for Mixed Media with Seth Apter

I’m thrilled to let you know that Seth Apter has two brand new Creative Workshop videos: 10 Techniques for Mixed Media Artists, and 10 Techniques for Painting Layers. If you’ve seen Seth’s incredible artwork, you know that he’s an expert at creating layers for mixed media with tons of depth and texture. Wonder no longer…

“Blue Vase” by Carrie Schmitt

The Key to Finding Your Individual Style by Carrie Schmitt

Finding your individual style as an artist isn’t difficult; in fact, it’s as easy as following your intuition. This guest post from artist Carrie Schmitt shows how easy it is to take a risk and discover what talents and passions lie within. Read on for Carrie’s terrific insight, and learn more about her fantastic videos,…

Painting with watercolor isn’t as scary as I thought!

Painting with Watercolor

Painting with watercolor is very popular right now among mixed-media artists, and although it can be a bit intimidating, I just love the look. In No Excuses Watercolor, Painting Techniques for Sketching and Journaling author Gina Rossi Armfield, Gina shows how to take control and get the results you want with watercolor paint—even beginners will…

Adventures in Artist Trading Cards

In my new book, Artful Adventures in Mixed Media, I show different ways that observations and experiences can be turned into works of art. Wherever I go, one of the things I am always on the lookout for is texture. When I was in Chile last year I went to Valparaíso, a city that is…

Studio Saturdays: Tea Bag Art

Suddenly, I’m seeing tea bag art everywhere. My interest was piqued with Irene Rafael’s fantastic article in the March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine on painting portraits on tea bags. Yes. Portraits. On tea bags. If you haven’t seen it, go grab the issue now. Or download it. Irene’s miniature paintings on little…

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12 X 12 canvas, vintage magazine clippings, acrylic paint, Dr. Martin's Bombay India ink, and iridescent medium

90% Ikea mixed media craft room

This table is also from Ikea. The top can actually be tilted like an architects but I have NEVER been able to do that as there's always way too much stuff on top of it. It has two trestle's under it and each of those has a shelf on it so I have more stuff…

3 Crock Pot for Encaustic

Found this great 3 crock pot warmer for keeping my different waxes melted when painting encaustic in my studio. One pot has white beeswax, one has yellow beeswax, and the third has encaustic medium. I wrote on the brush handles so I know which one goes with what pot. Really helps when working on larger…