Saturday, January 20, 2018

Brush Strokes Origin - Our Mixed Media Moods

Welcome to OUR MIXED MEDIA MOODS!!!! We are SO GLAD to be back with you... shake off some cobwebs & get to work at our desks.



Jenn and I have been loving having fun with you. We adore sharing our experiences & knowledge with the world so when we had this idea it seemed perfect.. and IT IS!
Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Occasionally we'll have some giveaways, prizes and guest artists joining us.. so please join our facebook group to see all the happenings! AND sign up for our newsletter for emails delivered directly to your inbox!


Jenn has worked up this incredible monochromatic mood board for us & of course I couldn't wait to get started!


OOOOOIE! I love this project! I really REALLY do! I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do :)

Here is the VIDEO, followed by closeup shots, supply list, & Link up!
After you're done here on my blog, don't forget to pop on over to see Jenn's Post.









Supplies:
Plain Cardstock Uhu Adhesive (6 pk) : http://amzn.to/2FX6HwW Vintage Ephemera of all sorts Liquitex Gesso : http://amzn.to/2FUdyaC Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Fluid Acrylic : http://amzn.to/2FYAPYM Stabilo Marks All BLACK (12 pk) : http://amzn.to/2DsPgH3 Golden Fluid Matte Medium : http://amzn.to/2G08ktF (SOON TO COME DIGITALS TO UMWOWSTUDIO) Tandy Leather Needles : http://amzn.to/2Dm3Ko7 Snow White DMC Thread (12 pk) : http://amzn.to/2DT957v Singer Sewing Machine : http://amzn.to/2EZJWY7 Black & White Thread : http://amzn.to/2Dm8mKZ


Link UP :




Monday, January 8, 2018

WISH --- Art Journal Page

yesterday was the first art journaling class of 2018 :)

I worked up this page before hand as a sample.




It's my take on the use of your junk drawer / left over / scraps cups! It really is a fun and super diverse technique that seems to have taken the industry by storm. My take is a bit more subdued than the way some of the other artists use it. Anyways!! watch the video, followed by closeup shots & my remade during class. :)











Supplies:
Canson Water Color Paper : http://amzn.to/2D8eiaU
DryWall tape : http://amzn.to/2CTwM1q
Paper doilies 4" : http://amzn.to/2CRj131
Golden Heavy Gel Medium : http://amzn.to/2FfYEek
Finnabair mini art stones : http://amzn.to/2CTB8FA
UmWowStudio Star Confetti : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/confetti/100042.html
MISC : buttons, paperclips, metal arrows, wires
Liquitex gesso : http://amzn.to/2D7PiAL
Dina Wakley Turquoise : http://amzn.to/2Fd9NwB
Amsterdam Acrylics Prussian Blue : http://amzn.to/2FebzgX
Vintage book Text
UHU (12 pack) : http://amzn.to/2CFvm73





& then I decided to just have fun and layer things up >>> try a different combo etc in the remake during class. I love the color combo & am playing with the idea of adding in some black and a metallic for a more victorian/steampunk feel :




Some different sized paper clips, a grommet, a ruined needle threader... I love how the drywall tape looks & i'm a HUGE fan of the chunky chevron and those brads that act as a design element between the valleys of the chevron.



Always loads of stars for me... i LOVE stars. anything celestial makes me happy. & the hanging bulb was really fun to throw into the mix, too.



One of my FAVORITE parts is tucking doilies & flatter texture pieces on the bottom layer... then when the colors are spread all over it, the shadows become prominent & the highlights are accented.. YUM!




These little circles between the triangles are pieces of lego! hahaha... my friend Shelly brought them to class and was sharing :) The triangle pieces come out of the Penny Farthing's wheel.


Supplies:
Canson Water Color Paper : http://amzn.to/2D8eiaU
DryWall tape : http://amzn.to/2CTwM1q
Paper doilies 12" : http://amzn.to/2m6Ukp9
Golden Heavy Gel Medium : http://amzn.to/2FfYEek
UmWowStudio Star Confetti : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/confetti/100042.html
UmWowStudio Layered Stars : http://umwowstudio.com/100006.html
UmWowStudio Doodle MASH : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/100569.html
UmWowStudio Penny Farthing : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/100328.html
UmWowStudio Hanging Bulbs : http://umwowstudio.com/chipboard/100566.html
MISC : buttons, paperclips, legos, brads, pop tabs, old wooden letters
Liquitex gesso : http://amzn.to/2D7PiAL
Amsterdam Acrylics Venetian Rose : http://amzn.to/2D9WoEV
Amsterdam Acrylics Caput Mortum Violet : http://amzn.to/2FhwUpQ

Monday, September 25, 2017

September's Mood Board > Our Mixed Media Moods

Hellloooooooo -- WELCOME to the cooler months of the year :) FINALLY. September is almost over and that means we need to reveal a NEW MOOD BOARD. 

There's a slight delay in this month's reveal >>> Jenn and I will reveal our videos for your shortly! We thought you could spend a day or two mulling over the mood board in your own creative juices before we share our own with you. 



Jenn and I have been loving having fun with you. We adore sharing our experiences & knowledge with the world so when we had this idea it seemed perfect.. and IT IS!
Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Occasionally we'll have some giveaways, prizes and guest artists joining us.. so please join our facebook group to see all the happenings! AND sign up for our newsletter for emails delivered directly to your inbox!



AHHHH!!! Black, Gray, White, STRIPES, Birds, SCRIBBLES, Rose Gold, Copper, Shimmer, Marble, Flowers, Lights, the Human Form, Hearts, Vintage Baubles, Pinks, Glitter, Peach YUM! JUST YUM!

Can't wait to share my project with you! 

Here is the linkup: 



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Siren --- A Mixed Media Tag {Our Mixed Media Moods}

AAAAAAAAAAUGUST is here for Our Mixed Media Moods witches!




Jenn and I have been loving having fun with you. We adore sharing our experiences & knowledge with the world so when we had this idea it seemed perfect.. and IT IS!

Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Occasionally we'll have some giveaways, prizes and guest artists joining us.. so please join our facebook group to see all the happenings! AND sign up for our newsletter for emails delivered directly to your inbox!

Whew... man I am so excited you guys! Should we dive into this month's mood board? 




Isn't it WONDERFUL?! 



















Friday, August 11, 2017

Turn & Face the Strange - a Mixed Media Pamphlet for AALL & Create

so.. I am beyond excited to share with you my newest creation.

It's a 3 page pamphlet built from the bottom up.. with uber layers of goodness. It was created for the AALL & Create International Tournament of Art & Craft where we're bringing together the entire Arts & Crafts community - so if you're visiting during that time definitely pop on over and check it out. There are challenges, prizes, and comradery! PLUS you won't believe the inspiration coming from the International Team to inspire you!

Check out ALL THE DETAILS like supplies used, a FULL HOW TO video & what my other teamies are upto by visiting AALL & Create!












--THE OUTSIDE--



--THE INSIDE--

    

Thursday, August 10, 2017

MOODIVERSARY Linkup Week 4

This is it --- the LAST week for our linkup! We have a couple winners to announce and will do that ASAP >>> plus we'll have a winner for week FOUR & then all entries will go into a hat for the GRAND FINALE PRIZE EXTRAVAGANZA SHENANIGANS! 



Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Here's the low down:
First of all > Jenn & and I are SO honored that you have taken part in the Our Mixed Media Moods journey... we really just started off wanting to provide high quality in depth tutorials that could help other mixed media artists.. never did we really think it could EXPLODE like it has.

Since you've been such a huge part of making OMMM so awesome... we wanted to celebrate with you. All 2000 of you!  ^_^ HELLO! 2k friends... it's so cool to say out loud! haha.

We are starting this MOODIVERSARY with a giant over the top deliciously summer inspired Mood Board. It focuses around 5 colors and tons of summer graphics.


We even have some SPECIFICS for you of supplies (and color names) that we'll be using.

5 colors of paint: Martha Stewart Pollen & Granny Smith, DecoArt Americana Desert Turquoise & Royal Fuchsia, Folk Art Pink Melon
5 colors of DMC: Yellow : 972, Green : 166, Turquoise : 3848, Fuschia : 917, Melon : 3706
5 colors of thread: Coats and Clark Dual Purpose : Yellow : 7360, Green : 6920, Turquoise : 5280, Fuschia : 3040, Melon : 1470

If you can believe it... Jenn & I are aiming to share a new project with you EVERY. SINGLE. DAY of this month's mood board. e.v.e.r.y.s.i.n.g.l.e.d.a.y.! with TONS of videos!
In addition we have some INSANE prizes to offer. And it will work like this:

There are four weeks, each week will have an awesome prize for THAT week's entries. At the end of the month ALL entries from EACH week will go into a giant pot for a chance at an UBER prize. like.. UBER. The more entries, the more likely you are to win! 1 per day please. Linkups close WEEKLY instead of Monthly... so be sure to get your projects linked up ASAP.

Week 1 : July 20th - July 26th.
PRIZE : One of Jenn's BEAUTIFUL handmade art journals!
Link up here : https://deedeecatron.blogspot.com/2017/07/moodaversary-week-1.html

Week 2 : July 27th - August 2nd.
PRIZE : One of DeeDee's BEAUTIFUL handmade art journals!
Link up here : https://deedeecatron.blogspot.com/2017/07/moodaversary-week-2.html

Week 3 : August 3rd - August 9th
PRIZE : A Jenn Engle ORIGINAL.
Link up here : https://deedeecatron.blogspot.com/2017/08/moodiversary-linkup-week-three.html


Week 4 : August 10th - August 16th.
PRIZE : A DeeDee Catron ORIGINAL.
Link up here : https://deedeecatron.blogspot.com/2017/08/moodiversary-linkup-week-4.html


The grand prize... oh.my.gosh! Jenn & I have gathered up a TON of our favorite supplies to share with you!
-The five paints we've used in our month's projects
-The five DMCs we've used in our month's projects
-Stabilo Marks All BLACK
-Sharpie Paint Pen (White water based)
-Big Fat UHU glue stick
-2 Donna Downey Stencils
-5 tubes of Dina Wakley paint
-Dina Wakley Mixed Media JOURNAL
-1 set of Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
-Dina Wakley Paint Brushes
-1 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes Collection Pack
-1 7x9" Plate of Art Marks stamps by DeeDee / Viva Las VegaStamps
-A bundle of UmWowStudio Chipboard & Stencils
-Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
-Ranger Texture Paste
-Set of Palette knives
-Set of stencils (Heidi Swapp & Dylusions)
-Pad of Bristol Smooth Cardstock
-Tim Holtz Alpha Parts
-Tim Holtz Journal
-A tub of Blick Art Materials Artist's Gesso


So welcome to week 4! Please link up all projects done in the next week below, if you missed the first two weeks NO WORRIES! we have TONS more coming up :)

GOOD LUCK! 




Thursday, August 3, 2017

MOODIVERSARY Linkup Week THREE

Whoop!! We are HALF WAY through our month of CELEBRATION! Link up for week THREE'S prizes at the bottom of this post!



Our Mixed Media Moods is a monthly collaboration between myself & Mixed Media Jenn where we pump up our youtube channels with high quality mixed media videos. Then.. we invite YOU to join us and link up below so we can visit your amazing responses! 


Here's the low down:
First of all > Jenn & and I are SO honored that you have taken part in the Our Mixed Media Moods journey... we really just started off wanting to provide high quality in depth tutorials that could help other mixed media artists.. never did we really think it could EXPLODE like it has.

Since you've been such a huge part of making OMMM so awesome... we wanted to celebrate with you. All 2000 of you!  ^_^ HELLO! 2k friends... it's so cool to say out loud! haha.

We are starting this MOODIVERSARY with a giant over the top deliciously summer inspired Mood Board. It focuses around 5 colors and tons of summer graphics.


We even have some SPECIFICS for you of supplies (and color names) that we'll be using.

5 colors of paint: Martha Stewart Pollen & Granny Smith, DecoArt Americana Desert Turquoise & Royal Fuchsia, Folk Art Pink Melon
5 colors of DMC: Yellow : 972, Green : 166, Turquoise : 3848, Fuschia : 917, Melon : 3706
5 colors of thread: Coats and Clark Dual Purpose : Yellow : 7360, Green : 6920, Turquoise : 5280, Fuschia : 3040, Melon : 1470

If you can believe it... Jenn & I are aiming to share a new project with you EVERY. SINGLE. DAY of this month's mood board. e.v.e.r.y.s.i.n.g.l.e.d.a.y.! with TONS of videos!
In addition we have some INSANE prizes to offer. And it will work like this:

There are four weeks, each week will have an awesome prize for THAT week's entries. At the end of the month ALL entries from EACH week will go into a giant pot for a chance at an UBER prize. like.. UBER. The more entries, the more likely you are to win! 1 per day please. Linkups close WEEKLY instead of Monthly... so be sure to get your projects linked up ASAP.

Week 1 : July 20th - July 26th.
PRIZE : One of Jenn's BEAUTIFUL handmade art journals!
Link up here : https://deedeecatron.blogspot.com/2017/07/moodaversary-week-1.html

Week 2 : July 27th - August 2nd.
PRIZE : One of DeeDee's BEAUTIFUL handmade art journals!
Link up here : https://deedeecatron.blogspot.com/2017/07/moodaversary-week-2.html

Week 3 : August 3rd - August 9th
PRIZE : A Jenn Engle ORIGINAL.
Link up here : https://deedeecatron.blogspot.com/2017/08/moodiversary-linkup-week-three.html


Week 4 : August 10th - August 16th.
PRIZE : A DeeDee Catron ORIGINAL.
Link up here : TBD

The grand prize... oh.my.gosh! Jenn & I have gathered up a TON of our favorite supplies to share with you!
-The five paints we've used in our month's projects
-The five DMCs we've used in our month's projects
-Stabilo Marks All BLACK
-Sharpie Paint Pen (White water based)
-Big Fat UHU glue stick
-2 Donna Downey Stencils
-5 tubes of Dina Wakley paint
-Dina Wakley Mixed Media JOURNAL
-1 set of Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
-Dina Wakley Paint Brushes
-1 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes Collection Pack
-1 7x9" Plate of Art Marks stamps by DeeDee / Viva Las VegaStamps
-A bundle of UmWowStudio Chipboard & Stencils
-Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
-Ranger Texture Paste
-Set of Palette knives
-Set of stencils (Heidi Swapp & Dylusions)
-Pad of Bristol Smooth Cardstock
-Tim Holtz Alpha Parts
-Tim Holtz Journal
-A tub of Blick Art Materials Artist's Gesso


So welcome to week 3! Please link up all projects done in the next week below, if you missed the first two weeks NO WORRIES! we have TONS more coming up :)

GOOD LUCK!