Friday, February 23, 2018

Cone Flower - Our Mixed Media Moods 2/18

Hallo friends! February's Mood Board from Our Mixed Media Moods is aaaaaaaaaaaaall ready for you!


Jenn and I have been loving having fun with you. We adore sharing our experiences & knowledge with the world so when we had this idea it seemed perfect.. and IT IS!
Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Occasionally we'll have some giveaways, prizes and guest artists joining us.. so please join our facebook group to see all the happenings! AND sign up for our newsletter for emails delivered directly to your inbox!

I worked up the mood board this month.. full of grays & blues!


This month I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried to push myself towards something I don't NORMALLY do... while still maintaining DeeDee :) . I ramble a lot in this video.. be warned!


What do you think? Next up, said windy video, followed by close up shots & supplies list! The very bottom will have your link up :) 










Supplies:
Birch Board : http://amzn.to/2FqtO3n
Liquitex Gesso : http://amzn.to/2FUdyaC
Lyra Water Soluble Graphite : http://amzn.to/2FlvRWf
Paint Brushes
Amsterdam Acrylics : Gray (http://amzn.to/2FnPT2m) & Greyish Blue (http://amzn.to/2HEOBAE)
Blick Light Blue Permanent : https://www.dickblick.com/items/01637-5430/
#2 Pencil
Stabilo Marks All (12 pk) : http://amzn.to/2FpJZOk
Archival Ink Pad : http://amzn.to/2GEfkfz
Date Stamp : http://amzn.to/2oiFg9F
Golden Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black : http://amzn.to/2HBWI0S
Golden Airbrush Medium : http://amzn.to/2GBJZKo
20 Gauge Fineline Bottle : http://amzn.to/2EIEFbH
Palette Knife : http://amzn.to/2FnL9Kf
Ranger Heat Tool : http://amzn.to/2GDPzfs
White Sharpie Paint Pen : http://amzn.to/2ELBLmt
Sari Ribbon (COMING SOON TO UWS)
Golden Heavy Gel Medium : http://amzn.to/2HFp8aa



Monday, February 5, 2018

Art Journaling : Out Of My Comfort Zone

Yesterday was Art Journaling Class! I love getting together with my local girls & trying new stuff... new layers, new techniques, new supplies... well I used this last week as a time to get out of my comfort zone. I default to acrylic paint pretty regularly... and I just got a whole slew of acrylic inks.. so I worked up this page in mostly inks :) I also subbed in some oil pastel, which gave my page a great warm fuzzy feeling! You may notice.. the color palette is also out of my norm.

Makes me happy looking at it again :) :)




Video (followed by closeups & supply list) :











Supplies:
Canson Water Color Paper : http://amzn.to/2D8eiaU
Liquitex Gesso : http://amzn.to/2FUdyaC
Ranger Heat Tool : http://amzn.to/2Em2KnP
Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists Ink Fluorescent Pink : http://amzn.to/2GPxqw0
Daler Rowney Acrylic Artists Ink Lake Purple : http://amzn.to/2FNf514
Viva Las VegaStamps! Carved X stamp : https://vlvstamps.com/carved-xs-1-1-4-x-2-1-2.html
DIY Pad : http://amzn.to/2E4FlDO
Ranger Ink Archival Black Soot : http://amzn.to/2E78yOx
Sakura of America Cray-Pas Oil Pastels : http://amzn.to/2E3e0Sw
Stabilo Marks All BLACK (12 pk) : http://amzn.to/2DsPgH3
Golden Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black : http://amzn.to/2FLIYyU Golden Airbrush Medium :
http://amzn.to/2nL08Fz
Water based Sharpie Paint Pen : http://amzn.to/2FLNfSV
Blending Stump : http://amzn.to/2EGWe8C
Coming SOON to UmWowStudio >>> A NEW WATER BOTTLE!
Hard pencil, paintbrushes, water, plain cardstock

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Brush Strokes Origin - Our Mixed Media Moods

Welcome to OUR MIXED MEDIA MOODS!!!! We are SO GLAD to be back with you... shake off some cobwebs & get to work at our desks.



Jenn and I have been loving having fun with you. We adore sharing our experiences & knowledge with the world so when we had this idea it seemed perfect.. and IT IS!
Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Occasionally we'll have some giveaways, prizes and guest artists joining us.. so please join our facebook group to see all the happenings! AND sign up for our newsletter for emails delivered directly to your inbox!


Jenn has worked up this incredible monochromatic mood board for us & of course I couldn't wait to get started!


OOOOOIE! I love this project! I really REALLY do! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do :)

Here is the VIDEO, followed by closeup shots, supply list, & Link up!
After you're done here on my blog, don't forget to pop on over to see Jenn's Post.









Supplies:
Plain Cardstock Uhu Adhesive (6 pk) : http://amzn.to/2FX6HwW Vintage Ephemera of all sorts Liquitex Gesso : http://amzn.to/2FUdyaC Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Fluid Acrylic : http://amzn.to/2FYAPYM Stabilo Marks All BLACK (12 pk) : http://amzn.to/2DsPgH3 Golden Fluid Matte Medium : http://amzn.to/2G08ktF (SOON TO COME DIGITALS TO UMWOWSTUDIO) Tandy Leather Needles : http://amzn.to/2Dm3Ko7 Snow White DMC Thread (12 pk) : http://amzn.to/2DT957v Singer Sewing Machine : http://amzn.to/2EZJWY7 Black & White Thread : http://amzn.to/2Dm8mKZ


Link UP :




Monday, January 8, 2018

WISH --- Art Journal Page

yesterday was the first art journaling class of 2018 :)

I worked up this page before hand as a sample.




It's my take on the use of your junk drawer / left over / scraps cups! It really is a fun and super diverse technique that seems to have taken the industry by storm. My take is a bit more subdued than the way some of the other artists use it. Anyways!! watch the video, followed by closeup shots & my remade during class. :)











Supplies:
Canson Water Color Paper : http://amzn.to/2D8eiaU
DryWall tape : http://amzn.to/2CTwM1q
Paper doilies 4" : http://amzn.to/2CRj131
Golden Heavy Gel Medium : http://amzn.to/2FfYEek
Finnabair mini art stones : http://amzn.to/2CTB8FA
UmWowStudio Star Confetti : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/confetti/100042.html
MISC : buttons, paperclips, metal arrows, wires
Liquitex gesso : http://amzn.to/2D7PiAL
Dina Wakley Turquoise : http://amzn.to/2Fd9NwB
Amsterdam Acrylics Prussian Blue : http://amzn.to/2FebzgX
Vintage book Text
UHU (12 pack) : http://amzn.to/2CFvm73





& then I decided to just have fun and layer things up >>> try a different combo etc in the remake during class. I love the color combo & am playing with the idea of adding in some black and a metallic for a more victorian/steampunk feel :




Some different sized paper clips, a grommet, a ruined needle threader... I love how the drywall tape looks & i'm a HUGE fan of the chunky chevron and those brads that act as a design element between the valleys of the chevron.



Always loads of stars for me... i LOVE stars. anything celestial makes me happy. & the hanging bulb was really fun to throw into the mix, too.



One of my FAVORITE parts is tucking doilies & flatter texture pieces on the bottom layer... then when the colors are spread all over it, the shadows become prominent & the highlights are accented.. YUM!




These little circles between the triangles are pieces of lego! hahaha... my friend Shelly brought them to class and was sharing :) The triangle pieces come out of the Penny Farthing's wheel.


Supplies:
Canson Water Color Paper : http://amzn.to/2D8eiaU
DryWall tape : http://amzn.to/2CTwM1q
Paper doilies 12" : http://amzn.to/2m6Ukp9
Golden Heavy Gel Medium : http://amzn.to/2FfYEek
UmWowStudio Star Confetti : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/confetti/100042.html
UmWowStudio Layered Stars : http://umwowstudio.com/100006.html
UmWowStudio Doodle MASH : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/100569.html
UmWowStudio Penny Farthing : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/100328.html
UmWowStudio Hanging Bulbs : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/100566.html
MISC : buttons, paperclips, legos, brads, pop tabs, old wooden letters
Liquitex gesso : http://amzn.to/2D7PiAL
Amsterdam Acrylics Venetian Rose : http://amzn.to/2D9WoEV
Amsterdam Acrylics Caput Mortum Violet : http://amzn.to/2FhwUpQ

Monday, September 25, 2017

September's Mood Board > Our Mixed Media Moods

Hellloooooooo -- WELCOME to the cooler months of the year :) FINALLY. September is almost over and that means we need to reveal a NEW MOOD BOARD. 

There's a slight delay in this month's reveal >>> Jenn and I will reveal our videos for your shortly! We thought you could spend a day or two mulling over the mood board in your own creative juices before we share our own with you. 



Jenn and I have been loving having fun with you. We adore sharing our experiences & knowledge with the world so when we had this idea it seemed perfect.. and IT IS!
Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Occasionally we'll have some giveaways, prizes and guest artists joining us.. so please join our facebook group to see all the happenings! AND sign up for our newsletter for emails delivered directly to your inbox!



AHHHH!!! Black, Gray, White, STRIPES, Birds, SCRIBBLES, Rose Gold, Copper, Shimmer, Marble, Flowers, Lights, the Human Form, Hearts, Vintage Baubles, Pinks, Glitter, Peach YUM! JUST YUM!

Can't wait to share my project with you! 

Here is the linkup: 



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Siren --- A Mixed Media Tag {Our Mixed Media Moods}

AAAAAAAAAAUGUST is here for Our Mixed Media Moods witches!




Jenn and I have been loving having fun with you. We adore sharing our experiences & knowledge with the world so when we had this idea it seemed perfect.. and IT IS!

Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Occasionally we'll have some giveaways, prizes and guest artists joining us.. so please join our facebook group to see all the happenings! AND sign up for our newsletter for emails delivered directly to your inbox!

Whew... man I am so excited you guys! Should we dive into this month's mood board? 




Isn't it WONDERFUL?! 



















Friday, August 11, 2017

Turn & Face the Strange - a Mixed Media Pamphlet for AALL & Create

so.. I am beyond excited to share with you my newest creation.

It's a 3 page pamphlet built from the bottom up.. with uber layers of goodness. It was created for the AALL & Create International Tournament of Art & Craft where we're bringing together the entire Arts & Crafts community - so if you're visiting during that time definitely pop on over and check it out. There are challenges, prizes, and comradery! PLUS you won't believe the inspiration coming from the International Team to inspire you!

Check out ALL THE DETAILS like supplies used, a FULL HOW TO video & what my other teamies are upto by visiting AALL & Create!












--THE OUTSIDE--



--THE INSIDE--