Mixed Media Mayhem Workshop

Interested in learning how I create my inky file folder backgrounds; the ones I use in my mail art and art journaling?  Mixed Media Mayhem will appeal to seasoned mixed media artists and beginners.  Watch every step and hear my thoughts and creative process for each stage which is very encouraging for beginners; no mistakes and everything is fixable. And it doesn't end there!  Once we create all that inky goodness, we will create several projects including mail art and a fabulous art journal.  The same techniques will be applied to canvas to create a gorgeous journal cover in which to house our painted file folders!

What do you get?

•Unlimited access to the class workshop site.  This class is a self-paced and all materials are available to you.  Join in when you want and finish on your schedule!
•An organized and easy to navigate workshop site, featuring forum and chat options.
•Twenty-one instructional videos* chock full of the "good, the bad and the ugly" in that you will see me work in real time with everything left in.  This "real" work approach allows you to see the creative process when things go right and even when the oops moments happen!

•Approximately 10 hours of video instruction.
•Bonus: mini digital kit of printables that can be used in the mail art projects.
•E-mail access to instructor for any questions or concerns that arise.

•Step-by-step video technique instructions for inking and painting file folders with stencils, doodles and more; creating mail art and a gorgeous, canvas covered journal. 

What skills do you need?

•Basic computer skills in order to access and log in to workshop site, send and receive e-mail, and download supplies list.
•A willingness to get your fingers inky!

What do you need to get started?

•High speed connection will make for a more pleasant video-watching experience!



Open Registration - Take the workshop anytime!  There is no close date!

This class is self-paced and all materials are available to you.  Join in when you want and finish on your schedule! 

A private site has been set up for all class attendees.  Videos are not available for download.

Please  note:  Once payment has been  received and processed, registrants will  have immediate access to all workshop videos.

The tuition is non-refundable once access has been given to registrants.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions!!! :)   

What Students are Saying: 

"Wanted   you to know............I enrolled in four other workshops within days of enrolling in yours and I have completed three of the four.  I  enrolled in two other workshops prior to yours within the past month.   I   wanted to tell you that yours had much more content, I have learned  more technique and completed more projects.  I have mixed feelings.  I'm   looking forward to completing your workshop, however, that means it  will be over.  Yours was definitely the best investment!  Thank you!" -Terry B.

"This   class is a kick! I've watched all the videos once and I love the way  you take us through each step; even your mistakes. I've just started to paint and feel totally competent to complete these projects with  fabulous results! Thanks!" -Debra D.


"I love the freedom in which you work. I love the way you are not worried to make a mark you do not like, you just use more gesso and will play with the images later. This   is just great to see. I hope I will achieve this more. Thank you!" -Laura  L.

"I  have absolutely no doubt that I can now go into the craft room and make  an awesome journal. Your instructions were clear and concise and never  once did I wonder what you were trying to say.  I think you did an  amazing job and the class rocks!  The content is inspiring and complete -   a step-by-step of the projects and your process.  I also felt I got a great peek into you, your process and what inspires and excites you and I  always value that as a bonus in a class.  You do not get that unless   there is video and the instructor is real rather than professorial.   Your blend of teacher/artist was perfect!" -Sandi K.

How does the Art Journal Conversion Workshop differ from the Mixed Media Mayhem Workshop?


Art Journal Conversion Workshop:  In this workshop I walk you through the step-by-step process of creating finished journal pages. This workshop is more advanced than the Mixed Media Mayhem workshop. Once pages are completed, I show how I create my mixed media journals from them.
This workshop features 19 videos with approximately 4.5 hours of instruction.

Mixed Media Mayhem Workshop: This workshop is geared toward the beginner. I show a variety of basic techniques to get your journal pages "started." We do not complete the layering process in this workshop, but give you a base from which to finish your pages. I show two completed projects: file folder mixed media piece and a mail art piece. The third project is a painted canvas cover into which we sew all the painted file folders.
There is also a bonus mail art video.
This workshop features 21 videos with approximately 10 hours of instruction.


Supplies List* 

*Once you sign up for the class a more detailed supplies list will be made available with specific paint and ink colors.

Inexpensive paint brushes, paper towels, ruler, pencil, scissors, heat gun, binder clips or large paper clips, small paint cups, water, water cup for brushes, gesso, letter size file folders {approximately 10}, stencils, cardstock, brayer, 2-3 small spray bottles, and Walnut Ink.

Fabric & Stuff
•1/2 yard of Muslin
•1/2 yard Duck Cloth/Canvas
•Sewing Machine & Thread

•Newsprint Paper
{I use 24’x 19}
•Scrap Paper: ledger, music, text, etc.

•Matte Medium or PVA
•Glue Stick


Writing Tools
•Black Sharpie Pen or other permanent pen.
•Sharpie Poster-Paint Pen in white or black. (optional)

Inks & Paints
Adirondack Color Wash Inks by Ranger
 Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink
Acrylic Paint  
Liquid Watercolor by Colorations*
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist*

-Invisible Care {a barrier cream for the hands}**
-For the mail art projects gather some letter & number rub-ons, labels and scrap papers.
-For one of the mail art projects I use a small Tyvek envelope but a regular catalog envelope can be substituted.