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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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Making and Using Homemade Masks

I got this idea from Dina Wakely who  is a well known mixed media artist and teacher. For this page I used a homemade mask. To make a mask, look for a picture of a person (or anything else you like) from a magazine or from a printout. Then take packing tape and cover both sides […]

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Using cleaners tickets as an ephemera background

So do you even know what an ephemera background is? What a word right?Ephemera means as seen in Wikipedia “written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day”. These include any junk mail, receipts, old letters, lists, tickets, posters, letters […]

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Stencilled Doodles

This idea is a great combination for those of you that love to doodle but, need more of a structure for it. The image below is what it looked like before the doodles. I got this idea from Mary Beth Shaw of Stencil Girl Products. I picked 2 analogous colors (that are next to each […]

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Paint, stamp, cut & paste

This idea was taken from the book Paint Mojo by Tracy Verdugo. Below is what it looked liked before the pieces were cut up and mounted. Its very similar to the piece I did in paint, stamp cut and paste where you just play with materials and when you’re done you create something beautiful. I […]

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Make a mess & paint around it

I got this idea from a video I saw done with Dina Wakely. I first did this using the simple shape of a flower as seen below but, after it was done I liked the idea so much I decided to use a bit more of an elaborate image to paint around. The idea of […]

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Collage it on newspaper

This idea for this piece (which was my first sold piece)came from a handout from a cloth paper scissors download from Jenny Cochran Lee. I liked the quote and I decided that using glasses for this particular technique would go with the quote. You can use any type of object to collage onto. I used […]

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