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Abstract painting class

Abstract Painting Earlier this month I had the pleasure of taking art classes at Art & Soul Retreat in Virginia.  It was delightful, and I thought I’d share one of my paintings today. I made this in a class taught by Jacqueline Sullivan.   Out of respect for her, I won’t share the technique.  I’ll just…

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Mixed Media Canvas Collage Tutorial

Mixed Media Canvas Tutorial Hello!  Thanks for the visit.  This post was originally published in 2016.  Here is how I made this canvas which measures 18″ square and 2″ deep: Base Layer My base was some torn patterned tissue paper (Rebekah Meier) adhered with matte medium. I enjoyed this slow process very much. It took…

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Nelson Mandela Quote Collage

Steampunk Distressed Sizzix Gears (Marjie Kemper)

Nelson Mandela Quote Collage I had such a good time creating this project using a powerful Nelson Mandela quote on a very large heavy duty tag. These giant Etcetera Thickboard tags come in three sizes and I used the largest, which measures 8.5″ wide X 14″ long. Tim Holtz released them with Stampers Anonymous at…

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Mixed Media Panel ~ Darkroom Door

Mixed media panel with Distress Inks on Film Strips

Mixed Media Panel I was so pleased when Rachel at Darkroom Door asked if I’d make a few projects this month. This film strip border stamp is actually a foot long!  It’s perfect for my big art journal, but as you can see in this project, it’s also pretty neat when cut to any length…

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Art Is You Recap (2016)

This year’s Fall Art Is You Mixed Media Art Retreat has come and gone! I’ve blogged about this event many times over the years.  It’s truly an extraordinary event filled with laughter, creativity and friendship. I’ve never been to a more welcoming group. Click here if you’d like to read about prior events. This was my…

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Video Tutorial: Modeling Paste Frame

mixed media frame video tutorial

Hello! Today I’m sharing a quick and easy frame made with DecoArt’s Misters + Modeling Paste.  You can watch this 3-minute video on YouTube or by clicking on the picture below. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to receive notice of future videos.   Thanks so much for the visit! If we’re not already connected, please…

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