MMM Hop: She Dreams in Color

I’m so excited that YOU loved the first Mixed Media Mania hop so much that you asked for another. And, it’s back…. and….at the risk of sounding too cliche, it’s bigger and better! We have new artists and new sponsors (and returning artists and returning sponsors). The art is incredible and the sponsors, well, they are so generous! (So generous that all the participating artists wish they could enter!!)

In my previous post I mentioned that Red Lead sent me some supplies for the hop. It’s always a challenge to use supplies that I haven’t picked out, and on top of that always a bit nerve-wrecking when I’m using a product a company sent me to use!

However, this is probably one of my favorite art journal spreads to date…are artists allowed to have favorites? If you’ve watched my tutorial above (or when you watch it!), you know that I admitted that I scribbled on my pages “I hope these pages are not ugly!” At that point the pages were ugly…sometimes those first layers aren’t dynamic or exciting until the next layers begin to compliment them.

I loved making this double page spread in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. Red Lead sent me so many amazing supplies that I had to include a tip-in to use some, which ended up being one of my favorite parts. I also just love how each element on the pages come together: ephemera, acrylic paint, stencils, stamps, india ink, stabilo pencils, collage sheets, and more.

I hope my canvas encourages and inspires you to create in your art journal.

Be sure to look at the info box on YouTube for the directions on how you can win one of the amazing sponsored prizes. And, hop through all the videos. Most of the artists are also giving away prizes (me included!).

Enjoy scrolling through the little gallery below to see some pics of my project!


Red Lead Paperworks Unboxing

We have some incredible sponsors who gave amazingly generous prizes for the fall 2018 Mixed Media Mania YouTube hop! Some of the sponsors even sent artists products to use in their videos.

Red Lead Paperworks sent me this package with way more supplies than I could fit in my project. I brainstormed several ideas that I wanted to explore and play with these stencils, stamps, and collage sheets…so stay tuned to my channel to see how else I use them!

This was my first time using their products.The stencils are a perfect size for art journaling. The stamps, well, stamp wonderfully crisp and clear! I love that they are unmounted red-rubber for easy storage. And, the collage sheets held up to my mixed media layers.

Thank you so much, Red Lead, for the package!

If you aren’t already on their mailing list, hop over to their website to subscribe. They send out a beautiful email that will make you add more items to your wish list (mine is getting long!) and, follow them on instagram for lots of inspiration.

AGT: The Scary First Page

My 8th tutorial is up for Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang!

This week I’m using Donna’s create truth stencil to tackle that scary first page in my art journal! My idea behind this page was to use all the colors, marks, mediums, images, ephemera, and techniques that were speaking to me, or creating truth on my art journey.

Check out the entire post on her blog here.

Mixed Media Mania Fall 2018 Edition!

I’m so excited that the Mixed Media Mania YouTube hop is back! We have some new artists and some new sponsors!

Mark your calendar and hop with us Oct 5-11…. because besides the amazing art, there are amazingly generous sponsored prizes!!

  • Ranger – Prize Pack
  • Blitsy – $50 Gift Card
  • Marabu – $50 Prize Pack
  • DecoArt – Mixed Media Set
  • Thermoweb – $25 Gift Card
  • Joggles – $25 Gift Card
  • Shawn Petite – 10 winners will win 2 stencils
  • Viva Las VegaStamps! – Grab Bag at Every Stop
  • UmWowStudio – Digital Downloads at Every Stop
  • 7 Dots Studio – $35 Prize Pack
  • Finnabair
  • Amazing Casting Products – Modling Putty & Casting Resin
  • Gelli Arts – $50 Gift Certificate
  • Mixed UP – Subscription worth 80 Euro
  • AALL & Create – 2 winners $35 Prize Packs
  • Red Lead Paperworks- 3 Prize Packages (containing 2 stencils & 3 stamps)
  • ArtFoamies – 1 Grand Prize $100 Coupon Code plus 5 additional winners of $30 Coupon Codes
  • Amy Tangerine – Signed copy of her book “Craft a Life You Love” plus scrapbooking supplies
  • Brush Magazine – 5 Digital Copies of 9/28 Issue
  • iStencils – 4 winners $25 gift Cards
  • Funkie Junkie Boutique – $25 Gift Certificate

SPCT: Trust Your Wings

Hello! I’m so excited to post my first tutorial for Shawn Petite’s Creative Team!

This 6×6 canvas literally fell into my lap when I was cleaning….and the rest is recorded in the video above.

Visit my post on her blog to learn more about this canvas, the meaning behind it, and a list of supplies.

What message is falling into your lap these days? Comment below, I’d love to know!