Inside: how to make altered matchboxes and easily recycle them into a drawer vanity.   I don’t like to throw things away. I’m not a hoarder but when I throw some things away, especially boxes of all types it always seems like a waste. I always think to myself there must be something to do with them instead of throwing them away.     Usually I end up throwing them into the recycling bin, but every now and then I get a really creative idea – altered matchboxes! This time I took all my empty matchboxes and made them into a miniature drawer vanity.   WHAT IS ALTERED ART   Altered art is the transformation or alteration of ordinary, everyday objects into decorative pieces using a wide variety of different techniques and materials, for example, rubber stamps, fabric, paper, paint and fibres. It’s a broad term that includes many artistic styles or genres, but at its most basic describes …


  Inside: how to make a mixed media collage on a canvas   I have a drawer full of items that I don’t even know how to call them. In this drawer you can find cogwheels and gears, metal parts and junk, chipboard and wooden pieces and all kind of miscellaneous objects. I call it my drawer of treasures because it’s full of amazing things I can use for mixed media collage, canvases and other projects.       WHAT IS MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE   In visual art, mixed media describes artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, wood and found objects.   HOW TO MAKE A MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE   A mixed media collage can be created in many different ways. However there are a few fundamentals to every project: Start with …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Rain

Sometimes I think I should have been born in another country. Not because I don’t love my country but because I don’t like the weather! Most of the year it’s hot and the summers are the worst. I love the cold, the rain and the snow…So I thought maybe if I created a stormy art journal page the rain will be here sooner than later… This art journal page was really fun to create and very easy. The background is all Gelatos with color spray that have a double role – wet the Gelatos and add color. I just layered color on color until I was happy with the way it looked. Then I added texture with stencils, dimensional paint and gesso. I did it in a cool technique called double stenciling. it gives a great effect of two tone shapes. Finally it was time to create the dripage effect. I wanted drop of water running down the page like …

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