Mixed-Media Journal Projects

March 20th, 2014

mixed-media journal projects

We’ve collected a variety of mixed-media journal projects, and we’re showing you how to recreate each of these fresh ideas at The Studio. Here are five of our top picks (listed clockwise from top to bottom) that we hope will jumpstart your creativity, so you can soar to new heights in your next piece.

Mixed-Media Journal Projects:

  1. Soar Journal Project: created with Pam Carriker’s I Will Soar Cling Mount Stamps and one of my favorite blank canvases: a large, Kraft-colored Moleskine
  2. Personalize your journal by stenciling a monogram on a piece of vintage fabric that has been sewn onto its cover in this free journal project idea.
  3. Create pages that you can journal on AND that will hold all of your sentimental treasures and ephemera with the help of this Baggy Book journal project.
  4. Mixed-Media Birds Journal Project: highlights Dina Wakley’s new cling stamps and Roben-Marie’s fantastic line of Art Pops products
  5. Stamp “soar” on a canvas sheet, then adhere it to the cover of your art journal to inspire your free-flowing thoughts each and every time you open it.

Francoise Journal

Visit The Studio, to explore more than 140 mini books and journal projects, featuring innovative techniques and creative ways to alter covers and inner pages.

Pictured at left: Francoise Journal Page Project by Anna Dabrowska

 

 

Cast Your Vote by Commenting Below! What kind of free project would you like to see [On the Blog] in the month of May?

a) Jewelry making
b) Stamping
c) Organization and home décor
d) Something stitched

 



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We’ve collected a variety of mixed-media journal projects, and we’re showing you how to recreate each of these fresh ideas at The Studio. Here are five of our top picks (listed clockwise from top to bottom) that we hope will jumpstart your creativity, so you can soar to new heights in your next piece. Mixed-Media […]

Homemade Bath and Body Products: Inside the Premiere Issue of Willow and Sage

March 17th, 2014

 

Homemade Bath and Body Products

Willow and Sage is a brand-new publication filled with more than 35 unique recipes for homemade bath and body products. Readers can also find beautiful packaging ideas, paired alongside stunning, Somerset-style photography.

In the premiere issue, you’ll get:

  • a creative look inside a military family’s farm, where goats’ milk is molded into artisan soap
  • to discover how to make homemade mascara and foundation that are free of chemicals
  • to learn how to create beeswax paper for packaging your handmade goods, make teabags to steep in the bathtub, and craft quick and easy spa gifts to give to all your friends

Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

Receive free U.S. shipping and $2 off the cover price when you pre-order Volume 1.

Click here to reserve your copy, and peek inside the premiere issue! Special discount expires on March 25, 2014.

Willow & Sage: Homemade Bath and Body Products is Available May 1st

Artwork by Stephanie Rose, Louise Sanders, Anjanee Szczupak, and Erika Ferguson.
 


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  Willow and Sage is a brand-new publication filled with more than 35 unique recipes for homemade bath and body products. Readers can also find beautiful packaging ideas, paired alongside stunning, Somerset-style photography. In the premiere issue, you’ll get: a creative look inside a military family’s farm, where goats’ milk is molded into artisan soap […]

Free Ephemera Download: Damsels in Dresses

March 13th, 2014

Free Ephemera Download

From checkered and buttoned to lavish and refined, these ladies have donned their best dresses and are awaiting to make an appearance in your next art project. Circa early 1900s, use this vintage ephemera in its entirety or cut out as separate pieces to paint a picture in your paper crafting, art journaling, card making, or digital artwork.

Click here to download this image (at full size), and save it to your computer. This free download will expire 30 days from today. To incorporate more vintage ephemera and digitally altered pieces into your artwork, visit e-Crafting.com.

Did you know that we also give away free ephemera downloads in our e-newsletters? If you’d like to receive more downloadable inspiration, be sure to sign-up today!



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From checkered and buttoned to lavish and refined, these ladies have donned their best dresses and are awaiting to make an appearance in your next art project. Circa early 1900s, use this vintage ephemera in its entirety or cut out as separate pieces to paint a picture in your paper crafting, art journaling, card making, […]

Studio Project: Housewarming Cards

March 10th, 2014

House Warming Cards Project

Moving into a new home is a big and exciting step in anyone’s life. Say “congratulations” to that special someone with a personalized card to show how much you care.

 

Housewarming Cards Project Tutorial:

Kraft cards are all the rave right now, and we’ve got an eco-friendly and wallet friendly way to make your own.  Vanessa simply cut down old Kraft file folders into card sizes to use for this project. Feel free to customize/cut the cards to whatever size you need; Vanessa’s are approximately 4 x 5″. On each card, stamp the three different house backgrounds from Susan Pagnucci’s Neighborhood Stamp Line using white gesso or white acrylic paint and then allow them to dry.

Using various colors of StazOn Ink, stamp the outlined Neighborhood stamps over the house backgrounds. The shapes were designed to coordinate together, and layering the backgrounds with the regular houses in different colors of ink will really make them “pop.”

Stamp part of the housewarming sayings with Cavallini Mini Lowercase Alphabet stamps and then add some chitchat word stickers to complete the sayings and quotes.

Pair your handmade cards with baked goods or another fun, housewarming gift to delight friends and family when they move.

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Materials Used:

 

Somerset HomePerfect to accompany your cards: The newest issue of Somerset Home promises to deliver endless home décor ideas and awe-inspiring ways to creatively renovate living spaces.

Click here to peek inside.

A big thank you to Vanessa Spencer for stopping by Somerset Place to share this easy housewarming card DIY with us!

 

Click here to find more inspiring home décor projects.


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Moving into a new home is a big and exciting step in anyone’s life. Say “congratulations” to that special someone with a personalized card to show how much you care.   Housewarming Cards Project Tutorial: Kraft cards are all the rave right now, and we’ve got an eco-friendly and wallet friendly way to make your […]

Pretty Prims: The Delight is in the Detail

March 6th, 2014

Prims Detail

“Tiny stitches, a steady hand, and meticulous work are the elements that bring fabric to life – I love that these primitive pieces pay special attention to the finest of details.”

– Stampington & Company Publisher, Kellene Giloff

From petite feet to polka-dotted legs and hand-sewn embellishments, it’s no secret that the smallest details make a big impact on the eyes when it comes to art. Join us today as we uncover techniques and tips that focus on the detail in doll making.

 

Tips from the Pros:

Pendleton

“These animals have painted details giving them their defining characteristics.” – Cathy Pendleton

Sliwka

“Nothing goes to waste – every little textile scrap is reworked again and again.” – Viv Sliwka

Zacchino

“It’s so important to use colors and textures that you are drawn to. Have fun mixing up colors and patterns. I never try to match anything – the fun is the crazy mix!” – Catherine Zacchino

Barb Moore

“All these thoughts were running through my mind as I was creating these rabbits. Right then and there, I knew I was creating these treasured memories from my past. Each stitch I made now had a purpose – three generations of women knit tightly together.” – Barb Moore

 

Petite Prim Feet

“Used clothing stores, thrift shops, and antique stores are a treasure trove for fabric. You can always change the color or antique the fabric with fabric dye, tea, or coffee.” – Candice Wirth

Prims Bunnies

 

“…I decided to dabble in papier-mâché. I love how the gel medium gives a whole new life to my little friends.” – Colleen Moody

Prims Detail Feet

“To give dolls a slightly grungy look, lightly rub the doll’s body, as well as the clothes, with coffee. You can choose how grungy you want the doll by simply adding more or less coffee.” – Cheryl Foster

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Prims Winter 2014Are you new to primitive doll making, or are you completely devoted to the craft? No matter your level, glimpse inside the new issue of Prims, for tons of inspiration. We’ve got tattered, weathered, and worn dolls and lovely clay and cloth creations – there’s no secret that this issue’s art will warm your heart and inspire your own creativity.

Whether you art journal, stitch and sew, or solder jewelry, how do you add detail to your artwork? Comment below:



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“Tiny stitches, a steady hand, and meticulous work are the elements that bring fabric to life – I love that these primitive pieces pay special attention to the finest of details.” – Stampington & Company Publisher, Kellene Giloff From petite feet to polka-dotted legs and hand-sewn embellishments, it’s no secret that the smallest details make a […]