PanPastels and matte medium can work together with careful brushwork. PanPastels are pigment in a powdered form pressed into round plastic container. The PanPastels website has a lot of tutorials and tips on their website for you to try. Because they are basically pastels, they also can smudge. That is why I combined the PanPastels and matte […]
One of my favorite things to make are mixed media portraits. I work in several art journals at once. I brought one of my Moleskine journals to the Mixed-Media Art Journaling workshop that I teach and I started the page in class and finished it at home. This mixed media portrait is made with gesso, acrylic […]
One of my favorite substrates is an altered book. I have been working with this book for a while. Books with images already in place act as collage elements without having to add them yourself. When you work around the images, it’s as if you are in collaboration with another person. I previously prepared the page […]
A detailed look at a spread in one of my altered book art journals. The kids’ encyclopedia was purchased at a thrift shop and converted into a mixed-media art journal. On this page spread, I integrated the fish and ocean theme.
Do you believe in fortune telling? I don’t know about you, but I used to have a Magic 8 Ball®. I loved playing with it. The idea was that it would magically tell your fortune when you shook the ball and looked in the window for the answer. Mostly I used it in elementary school […]