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Craft foam: NOT just for crafts

craft foam

Craft foam is a classic material usually used in craft kids projects. However, it has a number of uses for the mixed media,  art world too and here are some ways to use it.Craft foam is sold in a few sizes and in either  peel and stick foam or plain type.​Homemade foam stamps One of the […]

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How to use shimmery, shiny pigment powders (like Pearl Ex)

stacks of pearl ex pigment

I must admit  that I don’t alway buy art materials because I NEED them. I love shimmery and shiny things and these Pear Ex pigment powders are certainly that. So they caught my eye and of course, using my Michaels coupons I had to have a set.BUT…they sat in my closet for a really long […]

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10 things to do with gelatos(or watercolor crayons)


Gelatos are water soluble crayons or watercolor crayons. I have a couple of packs of them, but also own a pack of distress crayons and 2 packs of recollections watercolor crayons.  I use them all but, I decided to do this post on Gelatos because I think they are the best known watercolor crayons. (and […]

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7 Acrylic Ink Ideas

Daler rowney inks

Acrylic inks are gorgeous.  I’ve been buying them in Michael’s with 60% off coupons, bringing them home and storing them in my supplies cabinet. The ones I have are the Daeler Rowney inks and   the metallic liquitex inks. There are many shades and colors in both companies and they vary in price based on the type.These acrylic […]

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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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Quotes in Mixed Media: Putting it all Together

old book pages background with quote and stencils

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

quote wit stenciled tree and punched leaves

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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