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Mixed your Mediums – Imagine Blog

Hello all,

I am over on the Imagine Blog today with a cool mixed media project using a variety of mediums to decorate a chipboard box.  The tutorial will walk you through each layer and use of product to create an awesome outcome.  So, hop on over the the Image Blog to get the step by step details.

Final photo square

Imagine Supplies:

  • StazOn Pigment – Snowflake
  • Creative Medium – Clear Artist’s Medium
  • Goodebumps – Clear Texture Spray
  • Fireworks! – New Sprout, Bahama Blue, Lulu Lavender

Other Supplies:

    • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
    • Stamper’s Anonymous Stencil – Tim Holtz Collection
    • The Crafter’s Workshop – Cookie Stencil TCW5002
    • The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW816 Bird and Butterflies
    • Chipboard box
    • Faber Castell Artist PITT Pen

 

 

Hope you have enjoyed this project and will give a few of these techniques a try.

Happy day!

Lori

 

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Check out “Possibilities” over on The Chattering Robin’s blog

Hello all,

I am over on The Chattering Robin’s Blog today with a brightly colored mixed media home decor piece.  For this project, I used a variety of paper flowers, wood embellishments and dew drops to create a nice collage.  It’s a great way to use the bits and pieces left over from other projects as the original colors are neutralized with a coat of white gesso.  Be sure to check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below for the steps by steps for this project.

The Robins Nest

  Other Supplies:

  • Little Birdie Embellishments – Pretty bows
  • American Crafts – paper flowers
  • Recollections – paper flowers
  • Prima Marketing – flowers
  • Heidi Swapp – Wood Veneer Arrows
  • Art-C Embellishments – ruler
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology – Quote Chips, Collage Paper
  • Beacon – 3-in-1 Adhesive
  • Fireworks spray – Dandelion, Lulu Lavender, Angel Pink
  • Walnut Ink – Cornflower
  • StazOn Pigment – Piano Black
  • Club Scrap Ins. – Nice to See you
  • DecoArt Americana – White Gesso, Slate Gray, DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Faber Castelle Artist Pitt Pens
  • Wood panel with easel

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Happy day!

Lori

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Rolling with the Changes…

Hello all,

If you follow me on Facebook then you will have likely have seen the announcement below:

***Important Announcement***

With a heavy heart and a sting to my never give up attitude, I announce the closure of the Loriscardsandcreations.com retail website. The cost just outweighs the benefits of running the site. So, if you are interested in any of the digital designs that are available, the site will be open until the end of July for purchases.

The good news is that my blog Confessionsofastampoholic.blog will remain active and I will move and update that site with some of the information from the Loriscardsandcreations.com site. I will also be posting my original artwork and clear polymer stamps for sale over at my old Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LorisCardsCreations). However, the digital images will not be available on Etsy as the fees for posting this type of product are just too high.

Thank you to all who have supported my endeavor to open and run the Loriscardsandcreations.com retail site. I hope you will continue to follow me on my other social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube as well as Etsy and WordPress blog @ Confessionsofastampoholic.blog).

Ever the optimist, I remind myself that as one door closes another door usually opens. So, we will see what the future holds for me as I keep an eye out for new opportunities.
Happy day to you,
Lori
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Although the reality of this closure was very tough to me to come to terms with, I am doing my best to continue down my crafty path.  Maybe, the retail site just wasn’t the right direction for me and maybe there is something greater waiting for me right around the corner.  So, I am moving on and exploring my options.

The closing of my retail site was really the 2nd blow to my crafting world this Summer as COVID-19 pretty much shut down all of the art festivals and local markets.  I am sure that many of you are dealing with similar, if not more serious and scary, issues involving COVID-19.  My heart goes out to all who have been stricken down by this awful virus as well as to the friends and families who have lost loved ones.   I do realize that in the larger scheme of things, I am very lucky to have my family and my health.

With that all being said, I move on to the additional goings on my in crafty life.  As in, I am re-opening my Etsy site (as mentioned in my Facebook post) to post a sell my original artwork and clear polymer stamps.  In fact, the Mixed Media collage below, “Bloom Wildly, should be up on the Etsy site by the end of the day.

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Another step I have taken to help me through the difficult time of COVID closers and isolation, was to focus on something new.  Focusing on learning something new really helps to keep me grounded.  So. I have started exploring the use of herbs, essential oils and crystals for bath, body and medicinal purposes.  I am really enjoying researching and creating hand made products.  I am learning so much!

I have made a few products and posted them under Lori’s Cards & Creations  however, I have decided to post information about this new direction under the name “Varity Bloom“.  Thought it would be less confusing to post my traditional Mixed Media work under Lori’s Cards and my new adventures into herbalism ect…under the name “Varity Bloom“.  So, you will start to see posts from me this new title soon.

Varity Bloom Logo 3

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I hope his post find you enjoying your Sunday doing something that you love to do.  Be safe and stay healthy other there!

Happy day,

Lori

 

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A different kind of Mixed Media…

Hello all,

I have been exploring a different kind of art and craft lately using my essential oils and herbs.  It is all a part of my plan to use more natural products and limit unhealthy ingredients that I consume (internally and externally).

This post is walking you through my recipe for a “Touch of Sunshine” liquid hand soap.  This recipe was inspired by DIY Liquid Handsoap Pinterest pin by Happy Mothering.  My recipe has been tweeked a bit as I wanted to make mine more bright, cheery and full of sunshine!

Ok, so I maybe it’s a bit corny, but the root of this recipe is the infusion of sunshine.  Infusion of what?!? Yes, sunshine.  By placing my water into a jar and setting in the sunshine, I get the spirit of sunshine into my recipe.  Hey, it works for me!   And…I hope it works for you too.

Check out the recipe card as well as the Quick Tips “A different kind of Mixed Media” video below for the step by steps.

Touch of Sushine mian

touch of sunshine printed recipe

Quick Tips “A different kind of Mixed Media” video

So, what craft things have you been up to lately?  Leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!

Happy day!

L

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Stamp a muslin bag and fill with hand made bath salts.

Hello all,

Spring is so refreshing and new, it puts me in the mood to try new things and/or start something new.  It’s those feelings of renewal that got me finding recipes to mix up some wonderful bath salts and soaks.  There is something very satisfying about mixing and creating something for yourself.  Even more so, when you get to share your new discoveries with others.

Below you will find links to two Pinterest recipes that I tried, followed by a photo of my finished product.  Plus, as an added bonus, below you will find a stamped muslin bag project (to store your lovely scented bath salts in).  Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps!

Lavender Chamomile Bath Soak

I love this beautifully scented recipe that is perfect for the calming soak in the tub, right before bed!

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Moonlight Lavender Rose Chamomile Bath Salts

This dreamy scented recipe creates a relaxing and indulged bath experience.  I found it absolutely fantastic!

Midnight Lavender Rose chamomile bath salts

Muslin Stamped bag – filled with bath salts

Muslin bag sq

Supplies:

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

https://youtu.be/TBJKG_wqMZI

I hope this inspires you to try something new!

Happy day!

Lori

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Quick Mixed Media project featuring Dew Drops.

Hello all,

I am over on the Chattering Robin’s Blog today featuring Dew Drops on a mixed media project.  Its quick and easy piece using a wood banner plaque, metallic paint and Dew Drops (for that instant addition of another layer).  Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps!

Rose Plaque 1

Rose Plaque 2

The Robins Nest Supplies:

Belgian Chocolate Dew Drops

River Bed Tear Drops 

Mini Purple Dew Drops

Other Supplies: 

Wood Banner Plaque

TCWLight & Fluffy Modeling Paste

Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz Collection Stencil, THMS075

DecoArt Black Gesso

DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Festive Green, Amethyst, Purple Pearl, Ice Blue

DecoArt DuraClear Galaxy Varnish

Beacon – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

String

 

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

For more great uses for Dew Drops, check out the Chattering Robin’s Blog and will try using Dew Drops (for that added dimension) on your next mixed media project.

Happy day!

L

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Card for Baby – Gnome Baby Girl

Hello all,

I am over on the Chattering Robin’s Blog today with an adorable card for baby embellished with Dew Drops and featuring the Baby Girl Gnome image designed by Carri Sue and available at the Lori’s Cards & Creations website.

Be sure to check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below for the step by steps.

The Robin’s Nest Supplies:

Pink Punch Dew Drops

Petunia Dew Drops

Pink Coral Mini Dew Drops

Candy Amaryllis Dew Diamonds

  

  

Other Supplies: 

BoBunny  – Distressed Textures Stamp

Lori’s Card & Creations – Designs by Carri Sue, Gnome Baby Girl

TsukinekoStazOn Pigment Ink, Pink Cosmos

Beacon – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Cardstock

Spectrum Noir – AquaBlend Watercolor-pencils

Boy.Girl Gnomes digi wm

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Happy day!

Lori

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Catch up & Original Art Work 4/26/2020

Hello all,

Thought I would touch base and let you know about some of the crafty things that I have been up to.  With the “Stay at Home” orders right now, I have had more crafting time than usual.  One good thing, at least!  The other good thing, taking advantage of Micheals’ order and pick up service.  It has been nice to keep the basics in good supply.  Especially, since I ran out of glue on Saturday.

Original Art work:

So, with all this extra crafting time, I have completed a few new pieces on Mixed Media Art work.  These new pieces have been loaded onto the website are are ready for sale.  I hope you will check them out.  Right now the website is set up for shipping within the US only however, if you live outside of the U.S. and are interested in purchasing original art work, please contact me and I will see if something special can be worked out.

Original Art Work for Sale

Card Making:

Card making wise, I was in kind of a rut so I started building collage backgrounds and setting them aside for later.  This worked out well as, after a few days, I pulled these backgrounds out later and started creating cards.  I have included  a picture one of these cards below.

Collage backgrounds      Butterflies 4.25.20

Earth day 2020:

Did you know that April 22nd was Earth Day?  SLCC had a call for art in celebration of Earth day.  The theme was Climate Change and each participant explained how there piece was created with the theme in mind.  Below is my submission.  Go to their website for more details.

UPDATE:  I won 2nd Place in this Art Contest!  Woot Woot!! 

Inspired by Nature – Earth Day 2022

Creative recycle

Well, that is it for me.  Hope you all are staying safe and healthy.  I am uplifted by a bit of nice weather in my area.  It is lovely to see spring popping out where ever I look.  Bright, green, warm and wonderful!  So looking to Summer!

Happy day!

L

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Rose Canvas with Dew Drops

Hello all,

I’m over on the Chattering Robin’s Blog with a project to help inspire you to create with The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops.  It’s a mixed media cnvas full of texture, color and, of course, dew drops.

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The step by step details can be found on today’s Chattering Robin’s Blog post

 

The Robin’s Nest:
   
Other Supplies:
  • DecoARt White Gesso
  • DecoArt DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic
  • Tsukineko StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black
  • 4″ x 4″ Flat Panel Canvas
  • Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue
  • The Crafter’s Workshop Modeling Paste
  • Lori’s Cards & Creations – Skethy Rose Stamp
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Collage Paper
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers
  • Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection Stencil
  • Faber Castelle Artist Pitt Pens
Packaging template

 

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Happy day!

L

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Auction – Mixed Media Wishes with Emerald Creek

Hello all,

I am very pleased to announce that I am working with Emerald Creek  to bring you an original Mixed Media art piece that will be auctioned off as part of their program to help artist while also giving to charity.  It is really a wonderful initiative from a great company.

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Emerald Creek sells a variety of embossing powders, stamps and other craft supplies at their website.

The charity I chose to support is the Clever Octopus.

Clever Octopus 2

Clever Octopus 3

To bid on the original Mixed Media Art piece

shown below, go to the:

Emerald Creek  Artist Gallery

Mixed Media wishes sq collage wm

Mixed Media wishes home setting

Emerald Creek:

Lori’s Cards and Creations:

Other Supplies:

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics
  • DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
  • Relcaimed redwood block
  • Canvas
  • String
  • Unfinished Wood Finial
  • Unfinished Wood Candle Stick
  • Collage materials

Mixed Media Introduction to the Art – Video

I hope you will consider bidding on this original Mixed Media art piece.  It would be a wonderful addition to your home decor and you would be supporting a great charity.

Happy day!

L

 

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