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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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Heart Shaped Art Journal

Hello all,

I found these inexpensive canvas covered heart shaped panels at JoAnns and thought that they would make a cool art journal cover.

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Heart shaped Journal 1

They really worked out well!  For the inside pages, I used a combination of mixed media paper, watercolor paper, as well as paper back burlap.  I thought it would be nice to have a journal with a variety of papers to create with.  On the cover I used they Chevy 1 digital download.  I love this image created by Carri Sue.

Lori’s Cards & Creations Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Deco Art DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Premium White Gesso
  • TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collage Paper
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Stickers
  • Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics
  • Little Makers – Heart Canvases
  • Artist’s Loft Watercolor Paper
  • Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
  • Recollections Vintage Country Signature Paper pad.
  • Stampers Anonymous ,Tim Hotlz Collection 0 Stencil THS051
  • Stampers Anonymous ,Tim Hotlz Collection – Ledger Script CMS241

Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the Step by Steps:

It’s another weekend on lock down so I hope you have plans for crafting.  I know it is on my agenda.

Happy Day,

L

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Hearts on Our Doors – COVID-19

Hello all,

The Mixed Media Heart below is a project that I created in response to the Hearts on Our Doors Facebook page.   I would invite you to go to the Facebook page and check it out, it is really a wonderful gesture in support of others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hearts on Our Door

Heart for the Door.door sq wm

Hope you are finding ways to keep active and busy during this period of isolation.  My weekend will be be full of crafting and organizing.

Stay safe and healthy out there!

Happy day,

L

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Changes lead to challenges…

Hello all,

Well, life is little scary and unsettling right now with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Staying home is something we must do right now and it sure isn’t easy on anyone.   I have been encouraged by the positive stories about how people are coping and helping others.  It is truly inspiring!

With several art festivals already being cancelled for this summer,  I thought I would explore selling my art work on line.  So, I have finally got my Original Art Work page up and running on the Lori’s Cards & Creations Website.

Here are the 3 new pieces that I just uploaded for sale. 

Orignal ARt for sale 3.31.20

Chevy

Mixed Media Chevy 2.28.20

Spring Collage

Mxed Media 3.30.20

Guide Me

Mixed Media Guide Me 2.28.20

You might recognize the “Chevy” in the first photo, it is the “Chevy” digital download, (art work by Carri Sue).  Also, available on the website.

Chevy 1 digi

I find that keeping my mind busy with projects is comforting during times of stress and uncertainty.   Sometimes I can be creative and other times I just need busy work.  Do you know what I mean?

Hoping that you and your family are keeping safe and healthy.

Happy day,

L

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