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Did school squash your creativity?

Could your education have affected your creativity?Do you feel uncreative? Are you scared to do anything creative without someone giving you exact, step by step directions? Are you  scared to mess up?It may help you to go back in time to remember what  your education was like? Do you think it may have had anything […]

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Quotes in Mixed Media: Putting it all Together

This post is the last in a series of basic mixed media techniques. I wanted to do a post that pulls together all of the other posts in this series. I started with art journaling and have posts on stamping, stenciling, printmaking, collage and lettering which are all the ingredients you need to make a mixed […]

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Adding Lettering to your Artwork

Lettering is an art form onto its own. However, adding words, sentences or whole quotes to your art is  a great way to tie it together and is a well know practice in mixed media art.There are books, websites, YouTube videos  and whole courses dedicated to lettering to help you learn any style you want […]

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22 Adult Coloring and Doodling Activities

Doodle designs and coloring books for adults…what’s the difference? Coloring books for adults are all the rage in case you haven’t noticed. Wherever I go I see more and more adult colouring books. Even though doodling & doodle designs is also very popular it has not spawned the type of industry adult coloring has  along with […]

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Printmaking made easy

Have you ever experienced printmaking? Are you even clear what it is? If we put aside technical terms like etching, woodcuts, lithographs, screen printing, engraving, first editions and limited editions  we can talk about my definition of printmaking and how it translates to simple, fun printmaking activities you can do to have fun and make […]

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No Art Inspiration? Make Backgrounds

13 fun, intuitive, relaxing activities to make backgrounds and collage material  You want to do art but, you’re not inspired OR you just don’t know where to start. Especially when you don’t think that you are creative. Making backgrounds is the ideal way to really loosen up and have some fun. It will help you […]

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Creative Collage Ideas

Your content here… Collage ideas are everywhere. That’s if you understand what a collage is. To define collage we can say that a collage is a  piece of artwork made by gluing bits of paper and fabrics to some kind of background like paper, cardboard or canvas. They can be abstract or very realistic.Collage can […]

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Stamping in mixed media

Rubber stamping is not necessarily what is always meant when we talk about stamping in art.There are many ways to stamp and as an elementary school art teacher I’ve tried lots of them. We’ve used natural objects like bubble wrap, corks and pieces of cardboard. We’ve made our own stamps with peel and stick craft […]

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Stencil Art: Using Stencils in Mixed Media

Stencil art? Aren’t stencils those uncreative things that allows you to make the same image over and over again by painting or coloring through them? Yup! That’s what stencils are and for a very  long time I could not imagine that  you could really use stencils for art.  As a matter of fact you couldn’t pay […]

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Art Journal: What’s That?

What is an art journalAn art journal is not the same as a regular traditional journal. That’s why it took me a while to start using one. I thought an art journal meant that I  had to keep a record of my thoughts, ideas and dreams like people do in a regular journal using art. Since I […]

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