You know how much I love taking my printable coloring book pages beyond the book! Here’s a video tutorial showing you how you can do it too. Plus, I walk you through a few pens that I’m enjoying using on my art journal pages at the moment. I hope you enjoy!
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:
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.
My first Creativebug class will go LIVE in just 24 days!!! I’m THRILLED!
We filmed three mixed media art journaling classes. The first one to go live is Art Journaling: Dye & Ink Backgrounds and Observational Drawings. I’ll post links as soon as they become available!
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!
May the April showers wash away all the worries and pain and difficulties…
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.
I leave for San Francisco in a few weeks to shoot my art journaling classes at Creativebug. But even before shootings begin, there’s always prep work. Creating samples, writing up instructions, making a supply list are just some pieces of that prep work puzzle. These are some of the mixed media pages I’ll be teaching. Okay, now back to work!
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!