Art Journaling Class goes LIVE on Creativebug TODAY!

How would you like to learn to add fluid vibrancy to your art journal pages with tea stain dyes? Not only that, in my Art Journaling: Mixed Media on Paper, you’ll learn how to draw everyday objects in a simplified form, document your day or record an observation, create focal points, and finish with doodled details and dimensional elements. Whether you’re new to art journaling or a seasoned mixed media artist, you’ll enjoy this playful and experimental way of approaching art.

This online workshop is about 40 minutes in length and divided into the following segments:

  • Overview

  • Materials

  • Creating backgrounds with dye

  • Observational drawing and mark-making

  • Other examples of mixed media

  • Adding collage and other embellishments

Not a Creativebug member? Wanna try it out? Follow this link!

New members will get their 1st month of Creativebug + 1 class to keep forever for just $1. They’ll also receive 30% off at Jo-Ann Fabric.

When you sign up through the link below you’ll receive a welcome email from Creativebug, then a second email with the coupon code to use either online or in-store at Jo-Ann Fabric.

How cool is that!

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Video Tutorial: Art Journaling with Coloring Pages

Did you know?

  • That you don’t always have to color within the lines on a coloring book page?

  • That you can use your coloring book pages in your art journals?

  • That you can print them in reduced sizes to fit your page needs?

I have included several such ideas and step-by-step instructions in my newest printable coloring book Farm Fresh.

And here’s a video tutorial to show you what I am talking about.

I hope you enjoy!

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Flipping through old journals

I started out planning to do some spring cleaning in the studio, sort of in an attempt to clear my mind. Then I found a pile of journals I had meant to put away and forgotten. And then I started flipping through the pages and saw this one. It made me smile! If I didn’t have art and crafts in my life, I’d be a perpetually frazzled person. ART SAVES SANITY.

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I made Top 5 Finalists list

So, on the 28th of September, I got a message from Creativebug. I had not actually entered the Next Creativebug Art Instructor contest. They liked my entries throughout September and wondered if I would be interested in entering their contest. How exciting! I went to their website and filled out my contest entry form. On Saturday October 1st, I got an email with the subject line Congratulations! Today, they announced their Top 5 Finalist list on Instagram and I can share my BIG NEWS!!! Congratulations to the other finalists! Each of us now will have to submit a few other things for the finals. Off to work!

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