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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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DecoArt, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

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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Mixed Media, Uncategorized

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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Imagine Crafts, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Create the perfect background with Kaleidacolor and Creative Medium

Hello all,

I am over on the Imagine Blog today with a Mixed Media card showing you how to create a background with layers of Kaleidacolor Ink and Shimmer Creative Medium. This bright background perfectly showcases a simply stamped focal point.

The Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below will provide you with the step by steps.

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Imagine Supplies:

Creative Medium – Shimmer Artist Medium
Kaleidacolor – Melon Melody
VersaFine CLAIR – Nocturne
Memento –Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout

 

 

Other Supplies:

Sizzix Stamp Set – Happy Easter
Sizzix Stencil, Tim Holtz Collection THMM3
We R Memory Keepers – Nesting Dies Circles
String

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Hope you have enjoyed this project and will try out this technique.

Happy day!

L

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Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Craft in Weekend with Reuse Materials

Hello all,

How are you spending your “stay at home” time this weekend?  Since I can’t spend my time with my family and grandkids,  I plan on having a marathon crafting weekend.  Hoping it will keep me from going stir crazy.

The project below was done with reuse and recycled materials from Creative Octopus, my local creative reuse and recycle center.  I purchased a couple of collage kits (from their online order and curb pick up service) and challenged myself to create something using these reuse materials.

Check out the step by steps in the Mixed Media Quick Tips Video below.

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Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

My friends, I hope that you are all safe and staying healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Take care!

L

 

DecoArt, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Altered Art – Avon Bottle Haynes-Apperson 1902

Hello all,

Bringing you a twist to the altered bottle trend that is going strong right now.  This is an altered Avon bottle of a Haynes-Apperson 1902   Haynes-Apperson was a car manufacturer in Indiana that produced cars between 1896 to 1905.  Isn’t this bottle so cool?!?

I have a few more of these vintage Avon bottles that I am looking forward to altering.  I love how well this one Steampunk’d up!  For the step by steps, check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below (edited by Carri Sue).

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Altered Avon Bottle

Final side view 2

Products & Materials:

 

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Hope you enjoyed this project.  If so, let me know below.  If you would like to see something different, let me know that too!

Happy day!

L

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Mixed Media Art Journaling with Inks – Imagine Crafts Blog

Hello all,

I am over on the Imagine Blog today with an Art Journal project featuring Tsukineko Inks and Creative Medium.   It’s a fun project and a great introduction to art journaling with inks.

Spring Mini Art Journal

Supplies

Imagine

• Creative Medium – Clear
• irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Gold, Bamboo Leaves
• StazOn Pigment – Snowflake, Piano Black
• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Angel Pink
• Sheer Shimmer Stix – Rose Gold
• IrRESISTible Texture Spray – Gold, Wedding Gown
• Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Gold
• Fabrico Dual Markers – Lemon Yellow, Lipstick Pink, Spring Green
• Neon Amplify! – White
• On Point Glue

Other

• TCW Stencil – Spring Medallion
• Faber Castell PITT artist pens – Warm Grey, Cold Grey I, Cold Grey VI
• DecoArt DuraClear Varnish – Matte
• Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk stickers
• Tissue paper
• Decorative Napkin

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

 

Happy Day!

L

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Upcycled Arts & Crafts

Hello all,

This weekend I finally made my way over to the new location of theClever Octopus’ Creative Reuse Center now located at 2250 S West Temple Salt Lake City, UT.  This company is a nonprofit company with a wonderful vision and great practices.  I love using recycled and reclaimed materials in my art work and the Clever Octopus is one of my favorite places to get it.

Even the oddest thing can be turned around into art work, like these square plastic graduation tags.  I thought these would make great little embellishments of cards, art journaling and mixed media.

For the examples below, I covered them in gesso, applied texture paste through a stencil and then painted with metallic paints.   It is a great little technique to upcycle these reclaimed tags.

Recycled art - plastic tags

  Another treasure I found were these 3.5″ x 6.5″ tags.

Tag Art Journal Upcycle project

I think these will make a great Mixed Media Tag Art Journal.  I have so many of them that it will be perfect for a workshop.  I am thinking that maybe a two day workshop where we make everything from the cover to pages.

Well,  that is it for me today.  I hope you will try using reclaimed and reuse items on your next mixed media project.  Not only is it just plain fun, it is a great way to help the environment as well!

Happy day!

Lori

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Create a Valentine’s Day Treat Box with VersaColor and StazOn Pigment — Imagine Blog

by Lori Warren Treat a special friend with a hand stamped Valentine’s day box this year, filled with their favorite treat. Gift giving is the greatest part of Valentine’s day! Skill: Intermediate Time: 20 minutes Directions Supplies Imagine VersaColor – Cardinal, Charcoal StazOn Pigment – Piano Black Other Simon Says Stamp Set – Valentine’s Day […]

via Create a Valentine’s Day Treat Box with VersaColor and StazOn Pigment — Imagine Blog

Imagine Crafts, Uncategorized

Sunday at play – StazOn Studio Glaze

Hello all,

Today has been a nice relaxing Sunday with some much needed time in the craft room.  I wanted to do some experimenting with Tsukineko StazOn Studio Glaze on tile.   I worked with some 2″ x 2″ Porcelain Glazed tiles (that I had laying around) and 3 different Studio Glaze colors (Cotton White, Spiced Chai, Gold).  In the end, I also added a bit of White Radiant Neon Amplify.   

I was delighted in the different textures that I could create just by spreading the glaze onto the tile with different brush strokes (used a Modge Podge Brush).  The result ranged from a nice smooth texture to a very granular texture.  Be sure to scroll down to find the step by step photos and instructions.

StazOn Studio Glaze tiles wm

Materials used:

Instructions:

Step 1: Apply StazOn Studio Glaze and Neon Amplify directly to porcelain tiles.

Step 2: Spread glaze with glue safe brush. Achieve fine texture by moving the glaze across the tile with smooth brush strokes or more texture by using a stippling motion.  Allow to dry or use heat tool.

Step 3: Continue to apply glaze in layers until you are satisfied with the results.  Remember to dry between layers.

Step 4: When the glaze is dry and the tile is cool, stamp image with StazOn Pigment Ink.

 

Try creating different textures.  The 2″ x 2″ tiles are the perfect size for experimentation!

photo strip

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Has it inspired you to try StazOn Studio Glaze on tile?  Please comment below.

Happy day!

L

 

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