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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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Mystical Dragonfly Mask & Event updates

Hello all,

Happy New Year!  It is hard to believe that we have put another year behind us.  My Creative Schedule is already pretty full and that makes me happy.   Creativation is only a few weeks away!   You can catch me demo’ing at the Imagine® booth.  I am so excited!

Creativation 2020

Next on the agenda is teaching a workshop at the Idaho Scrapbook Show on Friday, January 31st.  I will be teaching a Mixed Media Workshop; creating on a mini-canvas.

idaho scrapbook show

To round off the early 2020 schedule, is the Utah Arts Festival Unmasked Event (open to the public from 2/7/2020 through 2/21/2020).  I am creating a couple of masks to be auctioned off at this event.  The first Mask that I have created is shown below, Mystical Dragonfly Mask.  The mask features Dew Drops for The Robin’s Nest.   Creating the wings were pretty challenging, but fun!  I hope that it will do well at the auction.  Mystical Dragon fly Mask.badge final wm

My busy Creative Schedule in addition to my full-time day job has proved to be a challenge!  I have had to rely heavily on my organization skills to meet my project deadlines.  Being busy does make me happy so, all is good (Especially when I can keep it all together. lol)

Happy day!

L

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Create monochromatic watercolor with Mboss Powder and VersaMagic

Hello all,

Today I am over on the Imagine Crafts Blog with a card that focuses on the use of monochromatic color. It’s a great technique with a lovely outcome; especially when framed with White MBoss Embossing powder. 

 

Imagine Supplies:

Creative Artist Medium – Clear

StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black

Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Sparkle

Fireworks! – Cottage Ivy

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne, Rain Forest

MBoss Embossing Powder – White

MEMENTO – Northern Pine, Pistachio, London Fog

Other Supplies:

Joy Clair – Hugs and Smiles

Cardstock – white

Kaiser Craft Adhesive Pearls _ Ice Green

More details are available on the Imagine Craft Blog, including a Quick Tips Mixed Media video.

I hope you will go check it out!

Happy Day,

Lori

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Build and Embellish a Poinsettia – The Robin’s Nest

Hello all,

I am over on the Chattering Robins blog today with an awesome technique on how to build and embellish a Poinsettia with a Lori’s Cards & Creations digital downloadGrafix Dura-Lar Clear Film, and The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops and Archival Seeds.

Poisietta photo 1

The Build a Poinsettia digital stamp set used on this card can be found at the Lori’s Cards and Creations website.

Build a Poinsettia set on LC&C template

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Thank you for checking out my blog post today.  If you would like more details about this project, just click on the link below.

Click here to see this card and the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video on the Chattering Robin’s Blog

 

Happy day!

L

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Craft Room Decor – Create

Hello all,

It’s Friday, another week down.  The summer seems to be flying by, doesn’t it?  This week, I wanted to make something pretty to go into my craft room.  I found the word “Create” (done in wood) as well as a Chip Decor Arrow at my local craft store and thought that this would be a great place to start.  I then added some paint, texture and flowers to finish up this decor piece.  Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media Video below for the step by steps!

Create main wm

Supplies:

  • Prima products:
    • Flowers
    • Gypsy Cord
    • Stencil – Tile
  • Paper Studio Chip Décor – Arrow
  • Woodpile Fun – Create, Bird & Branches
  • TCW Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • Faber-Castell Artist PITT pens
  • The Robins Nest Dew Drops
  • Acrylic Paint

 

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video

 

Hope you enjoyed this project!

Happy day!

L

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Create Mixed Media Art Panel with Patina Frame

Hello all,

Posting today to share with you a Mixed Media Art Panel made with lots of bits and pieces paired with great texture and layers.  The frame was painted with home made patina mediums (made with acrylic paint, texture powder and sand).  Of course, you could always use a Patina kit, rather than making your own mediums.  Kits are a great option and decreases the tension of trying something new!  Be sure to check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below for the step by steps.

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Supplies:

  • Prima Flowers
  • Prima Junkyard Findings
  • Prima Stencil – Tile
  • Prima Glass Beads
  • Brea Reese Texture Powder & Sand
  • Bead Landing – gears
  • Metal wings & feather
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Small Talk Stickers, Roses & Mini Framed Panel
  • TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics – Sugared Peach, Light Lime, Zinc, Lamp (ebony) Black, Desert Turquoise,
  • DecoArt Americana Premium White Gesso
  • DecoArt Americana Premium Texture Medium
  • Deco Art Americana DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics – Worn Penny

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope you enjoyed learning about this Mixed Media creation.  Comment below if you have any questions about this project or even suggestions for an upcoming project.

Happy Day!

Lori

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Mixed Media 4 from 1 Project

Hello all,

We all love getting the biggest bang for our buck, right?  This project is designed to give you just that, 4 projects from 1 Mixed Media Collage Panel.  You will get 1 card panel, 2 ATCs and a book mark.  How cool is that?  We will also be using 4 digital images from Lori’s Cards & Creations that were printed on tissue paper.  And, of course, there is a step by step Mixed Media Quick Tips video below to walk you through the process.

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Sketchy Cone Flower, Sketchy Flower, Sketchy Daisy, Sketchy Daffodil – printed on tissue paper.

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Lori’s Cards & Creations Digital Downloads:

Sketchy Daffodil set wm  Sketchy Daisy Flower shop digi file

Sketchy Flower digi shop image file  sketchy cone flower stamp package for marketing w overlay for web

Other Supplies:

  • Collage papers
  • Mixed Media paper
  • StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black
  • DecoArt Americana – Vintage Pink Acrylic Paint, White Gesso
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Yellow Green Light, Diarylide Yellow
  • DecoArtDuraClear Matte Varnish

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Happy day!

L

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