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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Using stencils in your art journal (Marjie Kemper)

Do you ever take a break in your journal, when you really should be doing something else? I have quite a few things I should be doing today, but my journal was calling… and not even one of my small journals, this great big 9X 12 one.  I also decided to do a 2-page spread. …

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I hope this washi tape backgrounds tutorial will give you some ideas for using up your stash of decorative tapes.  You can use this background idea on tags, scrapbooks and greeting cards, too. Note: This post contains affiliate links. I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase products through my links. It won’t affect your…

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Mixed Media Collage Tag (Marjie Kemper)

Hi, friends. I’m back today with a jumbo “Brothers” collage tag using another Etcetera tag as my base.  These are the sturdy extra large chipboard tags Tim Holtz released in January.  This one is a bit smaller than the Nelson Mandela collage tag I made in March. Jumbo Brothers Collage Tag Today’s tag measures 6…

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Masking tutorial using Distress Inks

Welcome! Today I’m sharing how I made one of the Artsy Index Cards for this year’s 100 Day Project.  This is my second year participating in the daily project going on over on Instagram. Masking Tutorial I used a simple masking technique to create a speckled background for this card. I started out using a…

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Combining stamps, stencils and paints in your art journal (tutorial)

Today I’m combining ink & paint in one of my small art journals. Thanks for stopping by! This book measures 6″ X 8″, so it is 12″ wide as shown. The pages are colored with Distress Inks and a bit of paint. Any highlighted links are affiliate links that can be used at no cost…

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