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 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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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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I’ve created a new page on my website to highlight the three workshops I’ll be teaching at Art Is You Mixed Media Art Retreats in Stamford this fall. All the details are right here, including links to prior posts I’ve written about my experiences at Art is You as both a student and an instructor:…

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Sizzix dies on tag art - Enjoy the journey tag

Compendium Challenge Hello and welcome to our 3rd challenge from The Compendium of Curiosities Volume 3.  We were all amazed by the creative entries for Challenge #2 — thank you so much — winners will be announced on Tuesday!  This third challenge focuses on Faux Tea Roses  (pg 65 of Tim’s book). You’ll find all the information…

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Today the A Call to Art auction goes live in support of GirlRising (a global campaign for girls’ education) and #BringBackOurGirls.  Today marks once month since nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted in Nigeria.  I can’t imagine the anguish they and their families are experiencing.  There was a video released on Sunday showing at least 120 of…

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