Collage & Mixed Media Art

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Saving Images for Your Art Journaling and Mixed Media Collages

Are you art journaling? Do you struggle to collect and organize collage photos, papers and ephemera? I’ve found a system that works well for me. It might help you, too. Art journaling – and mixed-media collage – can require lots of images. And, to remain “in flow” as you’re creating a new journal entry (or …

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Composition Book Artists Journals

  A composition book art journal is any journal that’s kept in a composition book. Those are generally school-type, saddle-sewn (along the crease) notebooks with cardboard covers… similar to exam/test booklets, but a little more permanent. Composition books are inexpensive, so many people like them especially for informal journaling. It feels less intimidating to use a …

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Foam Brush Notes

Paintbrushes are important for many artists.  I have jars & jars of them for all purposes. Foam brushes are useful in almost every kind of art I create. When I’m creating collages, especially torn-paper collages in my artist’s journals, I apply the gel medium — as an adhesive as well as a sealer — with …

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Alley Hauldren’s Journey to Winchester, TN

After arriving in Tennessee from Arkansas, it was time to continue Alley’s journey. During the final phase of Alley’s adventures, she reached Winchester, Tennessee.  That part of her trip inspired the next two pages in this round robin artists’ journal. This transformed this journal into a true mixed-media artists’ journal, as Alley included actual cotton …

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