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Inspired by Mary Beth Shaw

Mary Beth Shaw is one of the first artists I watched online when diving into mixed media so she has a special place in my heart.Her work is very abstract and I’m not sure if in the beginning of my journey that I could have allowed myself to go create freely through the process without […]

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Inspired by Jimmy Leslie

flower picture using modeling paste

This was an interesting inspiration because the what inspired me here was the use of a material. Jimmy Leslie did not create a piece from start to finish but, just encouraged us to use certain materials. One of them was modeling past, pushing it through stencils and I decided to go with that idea.I started […]

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Inspired by Mystele Kirkeeng

painted lady with hat behind fence

This is my second piece done from inspiration from Creative Jumpstart 2017. The artist was Mystele Kirkeeng and her style is a folk art mashup. She basically collaged all kinds of materials onto her background and them painted over them  using a face as a focal point. She instructed us to see what we can […]

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Inspired by Marsha Valk

black painted background with space like paintings on top

This was a REAL jumpstart for me.I joined Creativity Jumpstart 2017 for the first time. It is a paid course with 24 artists presenting each day. All of us who joined are encouraged to create based on inspiration from the artist of that particular video/day.Today was the first day and I enjoyed watching the video […]

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Free at last

mixed media free at last

This piece took me a couple of weeks to create. I actually got this assignment from a magazine that my husband works for with the title to be Free at Last. (In the ​final piece I took the words off) It was to be a mixed media piece.I thought long and hard about what I wanted to […]

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Birds by the wall

mixed media wall with stencil birds on vellum

I started this piece without any idea of what I was going to do. All I knew was that I had this cool piece from an old dishwasher rack that I saved from the trash wanted to use.  I lay that piece on my background and dabbed a grayish paint through the holesIt didn’t come […]

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How to Store Your Stencils

stencils on stencil rack

I’m pretty sure I saw this idea for stencil storage in a video by Carolyn Dube. I think it’s pure genius. The best thing about it is that you have a place to put your stencils after using them when they are wet. They used to get stuck to each other or on the table and […]

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How to Make Your Own Adult Coloring Pages

coloring page

Coloring pages for adults are all the rage. All you have to do is walk into any Michael’s or even Walmart’s to see the plethora of coloring books for adults that are available.I did a post on adult coloring ​a few months back with many ideas for coloring but, this post is just a bit […]

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How to make an image transfer with packing tape

image transfer of jelly fish

I’ve always thought of image transfers as being a complicated process and they can be depending on what technique you use. I once tried it will gel medium and it took quite a while as I had to  let layers of gel  dry in between coats. So it was with great delight that I discovered […]

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How to make rubbing stamping activites more efficient

rubber stamps of flowers

I don’t know how many stamps you have but, my collection has been growing and I never seem to remember what I have in which drawer. (I keep them in a movable  plastic cabinet with 3 drawers). When I noticed the idea somewhere of how to keep a record of your stamps I thought it […]

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