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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.

Bloom Wildy main

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

Touch of Sushine main wm

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