Mixed Media World Guest Designer

Guest Designer at Mixed Media World

It’s a pleasure to be the Guest Designer at Mixed Media World this month. This new monthly challenge blog is managed by a group of talented artists including Ingrid Kristina V.  You may recall Ingrid was featured on Tuesday’s Texture Week 17 back in September with a stunning dragonfly/fern canvas.)

Guest Designer at Mixed Media World - Marjie Kemper - Art journal with Distress Inks

Bright Colors Theme

I am thrilled this month’s theme is “Bright Colors.” I jumped right on the band wagon and created this art journal spread with Distress Inks.  I used a combination of distress colors (Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, and Mustard Seed) and some of my favorite stencils.  The gentleman riding a bicycle is a stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps.

Distress inks and stencils - Marjie Kemper

It’s amazing how much depth and interest you can achieve when layering different colors with stencils. Be sure to use a heat tool to set the colors between layers, or allow ample air drying time if a heat tool isn’t available.  Once your bright colors are dry, add your focal images with a permanent black ink such as Jet Black Archival or Stazon.

Wander art journal page with Distress Inks - Marjie Kemper

Online Class – Distress Inks, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Stains & More

Would you like to learn more about the techniques I use working with Distress Inks? It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects.  Here’s a 2-minute preview video:


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  1. Wow – what a rainbow explosion – this is so amazing. Congrats on your GD spot for Ingrid’s fab new challenge.
    Alison xx

  2. Wonderful bright journal pages Marjie, I have got to take your Craftsy course because I’d never have enough courage to use those wonderful colours!

  3. Ah your page is a pleasure to look at for me, so colourful and vibrant! Going to have a look at the link!

  4. What a gorgeous, bright page!

  5. Jackie P Neal says:

    Awesome Marjie!! Who wouldn’t want you to be a guest designer!! “)

  6. What a gorgeous page Marjie!! You really used some beautiful bold colours and everything is blended so perfectly! Your stencil work is just incredible!! What a treat to see you at Mixed Media World!! big hugs 🙂

  7. CONGRATS on the GDT!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the image!!!!!!!!

  8. I just can’t get enough of your wonderful creations right now Marjie. This is well… it is just….INCREDIBLE. It’s makes me think of when I was a kid riding my bike. It was rather like you message here… as the breeze blew through my hair – the world sped by me in bright colors and designs. When I was on my bike I felt like I was on a great adventure to wander and explore the unknown!!! These colors and patterns are just sooooooooooooooooooo wonderful. Seeing this was the best part of my day! j.

  9. Well they certainly asked the right person for their GDT spot – the colours are gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Love, love these colours !
    corrie x

  11. Fabulous Marjie and they could not have had a better guest for their chosen theme!

  12. I love those colors Marjie! How do you get them to blend together so well?

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Thank you Peggy. It’s all about the ink blending tool and using a gentle circular motion as you move the colors from the craft sheet to your paper.