Tuesday, September 28, 2010

September Wrap-Up for Mixed Media Art

As September is drawing to a close, I wanted to remind you of the fun we have had at Mixed Media Arts this month.

Wendy Whipple shared her Altered Book Art Journal with us, showing her colourful layouts.

Creating stencils from photos was our topic for Mixed Media Art Technique sheet 06 - I had such fun putting this layout together. I hope you have had a chance to play with stencils you have cut from photos.

And we looked at tips and tricks for making LOTS of ATCs if you are heading off to a craft show or class. It is great to have small pieces of art to swap. It allows us to share our contact details and our work, both in one go.

I am also working on a piece of sample art to show what I can do with the ephemera kits we have for sale over at Etsy. If you haven't checked out the Mixed Media Art Etsy shop yet, come and have a look. This is the first lot of ephemera kits, which we had fun putting together and we will have more out soon, so you can stock up on ephemera before the pre-Christmas rush starts. Our aim is to provide kits at reasonable prices to make them as accessible to everyone as possible - and the price includes postage too!

Happy Creating everyone!

Michelle and the Mixed Media Arts Team

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Article: How creative geniuses think.

How creative geniuses think.

As it turns out, creative geniuses have a good number of ideas floating through their head at any given time. But so do you. The difference between an average thinker and a creative genius, is that the genius knows when to pursue an idea and when to drop it (after recording it in a notebook for reference, of course).

An intetesting read - how many of you keep a notebook or sketchbook handy? Sounds like it may be the key to creativity...

Mixed Media Art Team

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Another Stencil-from-photo Photo

For those of you that had fun with the tree stencil, I have found this great wing shape; perfect for printing out and turning into a stencil. Happy creating,

Mixed Media Art Team

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Seattle: Artfest Annex Open House

Mixed-Media artist Teesha Moore has announced the Artfest Annex Open House

I... wanted to invite anyone from the greater seattle area to Pioneer Square next Sunday, Sept. 26th from 1:00-4:00 for an open house of our new Artfest Annex.  This new venture will include classes and monthly meetings (topics include lomography, sewing, journaling, first thursdays, etc.).  We want to introduce you to all the stuff we have planned.  So, come on over and say hi if you're in the area.  It's located at 89 Yesler #201.

So if you are in the Seatlle area (or can get yourself there) then check it out - and report back!


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Article: Tips and Tricks for Better Mixed Media Art Composition

Tips and Tricks for Better Collage Art Composition

With collage and mixed media artworks there is often a tendency to want to include all the wonderful elements that have been gathered, so learning to recognize which elements are essential to include and which are extraneous is the one of the major keys to creating professional looking compositions whether in collage or other types of artwork.

Interesting article,

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Monday, September 13, 2010

MMAT06 Out this week!

For those on our mailing list, Mixed Media Art Technique Sheet 06 will be out this week. If you haven't signed up yet, what are you waiting for!?! It's free and you will have inspiration delivered directly to your Inbox.

Come and visit Mixed Media Art to sign up...

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Article: Artist Trading Card Ideas for Miniature Collectible Artwork

Artist Trading Card Ideas for Miniature Collectible Artwork

Artist trading cards (ATCs) are small, original pieces of art that are traded from one person to the next. If you would like to start making your own artist trading cards, or you need some inspiration for you next batch, here are some artist trading card ideas to get your creative juices pumping.

Give these a try - they don't need to take a lot of time. Just get creating. Mixed Media Art Team

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mixed-media artist Nina Bagley is coming Down Under..

Mixed Media Art is very excited to announce that Nina Bagley is heading to New Zealand and Australia to teach at the Glenorchy Art Retreat. It will be held over 4 days in July 2011. 

Spend  four glorious days in beautiful Glenorchy, in the South Island of New Zealand, or in lovely Dwellingup, Perth, Australia,  learning a wide variety of different “framing” techniques to create shallow shadowboxes on vintage book covers from such everyday items as dowel rods, box tops, matchboxes, and mica. 

For all the details, see the Glenorchy Art Retreat website.

Happy creating!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gorgeous "Studio Garden" blog...

Michelle at Mixed Media Art has stumbled across the lovely blog of Christine Adolph - "The Studio Garden". It includes her new releases of papers and such, as well as her inspiring artwork.... so come and check it out!

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