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Entries in mixed media (74)

Saturday
Jul192014

Art Journal Love - Bold...

Saturday
Jun282014

I'm Working On This...

I was inspired this past weekend by a post on the Journal Girl blog!  Kira arrived at the studio to find a note left for her by an artist friend. It was on her art table and simply asked: "What are you working on?"  I am responding to that with this post.  I don't often "show" myself working in the studio deep in the process of creating. I am back to working more faithfully in my art journals.  It gives me a place to design and develop ideas for future projects and this day was a good day.  So, some insight...the things that aren't so obvious:

•I watched/listened to the maraton run of The Librarian while I worked.

•It was pouring rain all day and I felt super cozy inside the studio.

•I ate boiled peanut hummus for a snack.

 

What are you working on right now?

Wednesday
Jun042014

The Documented Life Project Weekly Planner Pages...

The Documented Life Project - Week 22 Planner Pages

 

SUPPLIES USED & CREDITS

Art Pops™ Circle Stickers by Roben-Marie Smith;  Date Stamps by Pam Garrison; Arrow from Life in Color Cards digi/print elements kit called by CD Muckosky; American Craft Chalkboard Banner Stickers and Chalkboard Die Cut Frames and handstamped "art" stamp by Sandi Keene.

Artsy postcard (far right) by Samantha Kira Harding and handwritten note (middle page) by Sophia Marie Missigman.  Thanks so much ladies!!

 

 

Sunday
Jun012014

Journal Bound Workshop is Live...

Showcase your gathered mail art stash within two uniquely styled and bound journals. Get those mailed treasures out of your bins and into an artful display - journal style.

Together we will travel a step by step approach to creating a colorful grungy cover in my signature messy style. Then we will bind our art-filled journals using a simple and creative system that once quickly learned can be used repeatedly to create handmade art journals from here forward.

Don’t have a mail art collection? I will demonstrate an alternative using found papers. Beginners are welcome and encouraged in this workshop as each process is fully demonstrated to accommodate all skill levels. I even include downloads of my designs for your use.

So many possibilities, so much creativity. Pack your bags, we are Journal Bound!

See more details, including photos and the supplies list HERE!

 

 

 

For details on how to register for my on-line workshops see details HERE!

 

Thanks to the following amazing ladies for the beautiful mail art that I have received and saved for such a time as this!!!  Sandi Keene, Sophie DeCorte, Samantha Kira Harding, Lynn Scott, Renee Plains, Susan Gallitto, Rae Missigman, Kristin Peterson, Jane Bain and Coral Lee.

NOTE: The mail art pieces used in this class are not created in the class. They are part of my stash and used along with other bits and pieces.

 

Saturday
May312014

The Documented Life Project - 5/31 (Week 23)...

The Documented Life Project

May 31, 2014 - Week 23 Challenge - Practice gratitude - write what you are grateful for each day this week.

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration. 

I know we normally finish our challenge pages before the week starts but for this one I have created my page and will add to it daily per the challenge. 

Supplies: Wait for Me Art Pops™ Cards and Stickers; Karen Foster Designs Funky Alphabet Stickers; Balzer Designs Weekly Circle Stamps; Simple Stories DIY Boutique Stickers, DIY Label Stickers and DIY Alphabet Typeset Stickers.

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Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene
Barbara Moore

Wednesday
May282014

The Documented Life Project Weekly Planner Pages...

The Documented Life Project - Week 21 Planner Pages

SUPPLIES USED

Art Pops™ Circle Stickers by Roben-Marie Smith; Bold Flower rubber stamp by me available at Paperbag Studios; Wait For Me Art Pops™ Cards; With You Cards and Journal Junkie Season of Joy digi/print elements by CD Muckosky and Daydreamer Pockets with Inserts from America Crafts by Dear Lizzy.

 

 

Monday
May262014

Dina Wakley Media Blog Hop...

 

HAPPY FEELING Art Journal Page: Lemon, Sky, Lime, Tangerine, Umber, Magenta, Ruby, Lapis and Night.

 

Dina's new paints are very vibrant and creamy...a great combination!!

 Mail Art Envelope with Scalloped Flap: Lemon, Sky, Lime, Tangerine, Umber, Magenta, Turquoise, Blackberry Violet, Lapis and Night. Stencil by StencilGirl Mimosa.

 

Be sure to visit Dina's Blog for a fabulous giveaway of her new products and check out all the Blog Hop participants!

Dina Wakley
Dyan Reaveley
Mystele Kirkeeng
Dawn Sokol
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
Nathalie Kalbach
Kirsten Varga
Traci Bautista

 

I LOVE the round brushes in Dina's Media Brushes set!!

 

Don't miss Dina's new book Art Journal Courage coming November 2104!

 

Saturday
May242014

The Documented Life Project - 5/24 (Week 22)...

The Documented Life Project

May 24, 2014 - Week 22 Challenge - Draw, paint or sketch a house.

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration. 

 

For this week's challenge I chose to work on a file folder flap instead of a full piece of paper.  I cut my houses from vintage handwritten letters.  I added layers of paint, doodles and marks.  I thought the fortune was perfect for this challenge.

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You can find us HERE:

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Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs
Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene
Barbara Moore

Monday
May192014

Blog Rewind...

This page was originally posted on July 10, 2007 and is one of my favorites.

 

"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."
~Anthony Robbins

What Was in Our Hearts art journal page.


Journal Page Elements:
stencils, collage papers, watercolor inks, acrylics, black pen and gesso.

Thursday
May082014

Art Journal Love - Clouded...

Thursday
Mar272014

For Me @ Twenty-One...

Hello!

If you could tell yourself something at twenty-one what would it be? What advice would you give? What knowledge would you share?  I was asked to do just that for an on-going project.  Be sure to check out A Journey in Hindsight: At Twenty-One for more details.

I also want to thank everyone who joined me at 21 Secrets Live last night while I created this page. It was fun and I appreciate your questions and kind words!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

SUPPLIES USED

 Golden Raw Umber Fluid Acrylic Paint
Golden Titanium White Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Golden Titanium White Fluid Acrylic
Martha Stewart craft paint - Marmalade
Amsterdam Acrylic paint - Sky Blue Light
Amsterdam Acrylic paint - Olive Green Light
Golden Fluorescent Pink Acrylic Paint
Kabnet Wax Deli Paper
Newsprint Paper
Aha Arts Clear Stamps - Geometric Borders
GelliArts Plate and Brayer
Journal Impressions Rubber Art Stamps
India Ink Black Dye Pad
Signo Uni-ball Pen - White
UHU Glue Stick
Palette Knife
Masking Tape - 1/4”
Assorted Papers
Vellum Stickers - Basic Grey
Washi Tape
Art Pops™ Cards - Lo’s Serendipity
Art Pops™ Sticker Tape
Art Pops™ Sticker Shapes
TRESemme Hair Spray
Bic Wite-Out Shake ’n Squeeze Pen
Assorted Watercolor Pencils
ShinHan Premium Artist Watercolors
Fude Ball 1.5 Black Pen
Graphgear 1000 Pentel Pencil
Caran d’Ache water-soluble wax pastels
Stabilo All Pencil - Black
Bob Ross R6340 Wildlife Eye Paint Brush - My favorite
Dylusions Creative Journal

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Saturday
Mar222014

The Documented Life Project - 8/22 (Week Thirteen)...

The Documented Life Project

March 22 - Challenge (Week Thirteen) -  Ask someone else to draw on your page - finish it!

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration.

 

I took a different twist on this challenge.  Instead of having someone actually draw in my planner, I took a doodle drawing sent to me by Susan DaSilva Gallitto and added it to my planner page.  I added some of my Art Pops™ Stickers, acrylic paint, pencil marks and a photo to finish off my page.

 

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You can find us HERE:

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Flickr
Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs
Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene
Barbara Moore

Sunday
Mar162014

Snap & Share Workshop Now Open for Registration...

Snap & Share Workshop

From Phone or Camera to Project - this video-based class gets those lovely photos off your camera roll and onto FOUR artsy mixed media photo projects perfect for display or gifting.  I will share with you the process I use to prepare my photos to send off to my local printer or print at home and/or my favorite online sources.

Step-by-step video tutorials take you through the process of creating these four artful projects. Follow along in my style or in your own - your choice. These projects are especially designed for any skill level. Beginners will be comfortable while advanced students can take off and make these as detailed as they desire. This class is for everyone, yes, YOU!

As we all love a good sale, for a limited time, this workshop will be offered at a special price of $24 (regular price $27)!  Sale ends Sunday, March 23 at 8:00AM EST.


For details on how to register for my workshops see details HERE!

 

 

Q: Will you show me how to use my camera, give me recommendations for the perfect camera or teach HOW to take photos?

A: No, this workshop does not cover a review of cameras or how to shoot your photos. 

This workshop is about getting those photos off of your camera or cell phone and into a format that can be used to create artsy projects.  I show you how "I" do it and then we create the projects using the photos.  Lots of techniques thrown in and ideas that can be used with or without photos.

 

Q: Will you show me how to use photo editing software other than Photoshop?

A: No, I am going to show how I prepare my photos for printing using Photoshop on a Mac.  Once you see the basics, they can be adapted to any photo editing software.  I am sorry I can't offer assistance with other software or computers.

 

 

Saturday
Mar152014

The Documented Life Project - 3/15 (Week Twelve)...

The Documented Life Project

March 15 - Challenge (Week Twelve) -  Cut up a magazine - add!

Visit the Art to the 5th blog for more inspiration.

I decided to use an Anthropologie catalog for my take on the challenge.

I cut out circles from the catalog and glued them randomly on the page. I finished my page with acrylic paint, colored pencils and crayons, black pen and lead pencil.

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You can find us HERE:

Facebook

Flickr
Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs
Lorraine Bell
Rae Missigman
Sandi Keene
Barbara Moore

Thursday
Feb132014

Art to the 5th New Digi Art Kit...

As a member of Art to the 5th, I am excited to announce the release of our first digital/printable art kit.

Check out the details HERE!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie