Hello, everyone! Please welcome our June Guest Designer, Natasha Davies (Tasha). Tasha is one of our Certified Educators and also the moderator for the AECP Family FB group. When she is not taking care of the group, she is busy hosting her informative crafty workshops!
Get to know Tasha
It’s Tasha from @HandmadeByTasha13, and I am here today sharing some inspiration and encouragement to explore what mixed media really means.
Today, I’m working on a double-page spread in my art journal, and I will be using a variety of techniques & mediums to create a visual diary entry.
I have never given much thought to what my favorite color is, but recently I’ve begun to realize that I so often gravitate to blues & teals, as I did again here. To balance the color palette and make that blue pop even more, I added touches of vibrant pink, and I love the combination of these together.
I made a promise to myself that I will never take a page out of this journal, so I always remind myself that if I don’t like what I have made on there, it’s because it just isn’t finished yet.
So what does Mixed Media even mean?
It just means that you have used more than one medium in your creation.
It doesn’t have to be messy; it doesn’t have to be anything that you don’t want it to. Once you think of it in these terms, then the prospect of exploring doesn’t seem so far out of reach.
So, you stamp some images and color them with your Artist Markers or watercolor pan sets; that is mixed media. Add some embossing on your sentiment and you are doing pretty great!
In this tutorial video, I explore:
- Using Altenew Crisp Dye Re-inkers to get custom colored Gouache or Acrylic paint and embossing paste.
- Using my stencils and stamps to add texture to the page.
- Using the Metallic Watercolor Pan Set to paint die-cuts in a variety of metallic colors that suit my designs.
- Using a label maker to print custom sentiments, quotes, or even lyrics. Anything that I feel works for the visual diary entry I am creating.
You can check out the process video HERE on my YouTube Channel!
Thank you so much for sharing your time with me. I hope that you enjoyed my tutorial and it inspires you to get creative.
If you have any questions or just want to drop me a comment below, then I would love to see you there!
You can check out more of my work on any of my social media channels, so do drop by and say hi!
WOW, Tasha! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent with us! What a colorful spread! And an absolutely fantastic quote to boot! Thank you for being our guest designer for the month of June! We cannot wait to have you on here again.